A Quick and Simple Guide to Drawing Feet+ Notes From Book


Chapters 9 (Notes)

  • Why try to understand comics?
    • Nobody can understand how one feels.
    • Unable to communicate from mind to mind.
    • Every medium of communication serves as a bridge between the minds
  • In comics, the order follows:
    • mind to hand
    • paper to eye and then to the mind.
    • In ideal situations, the artists “message” will be unaffected.
  • Very rarely do producers of media actually see their entire vision successfully converted into a physical medium.
    • Mastering a medium can actually increase the chances of this happening successfully.
  • The barrier of ignorance that shields us from seeing one another clearly can only be breached by communication.
    • This is only effective when we understand the forms that communication could take.
    • To do this successfully, we must first start from scratch and  then clear our minds of all preconceived notions about comics.
      • This means learning how to separate the form of comics from its rather inconsistent contents.
  • There are a lot of ancient comics in existence!
    • By studying these, we can see the limitless potential of comics as an art form and also the attitudes that were to obscure that potential.
    • These attitudes have allowed for some of modern comics most promising artists to be separated from their counterparts.
  • Comics are a sight based medium.
    • Range from realistic styles to simplistic, the abstract, and  the invisible world of symbols and language.
  • Throughout history, comics have gained the ability of cartoons.
    • commands viewers involvement and identification.
    • Uses realism to capture the beauty and complexity of the world.
  • The dance of the visible and invisible is at the very center of comics through the power of closure.
    • Creators and readers are partners in the invisible creating something from nothing time after time.
  • Art is a great balancing act.
    •  An art as subtractive as it is additive and a baffling two-step of time and space.
  • The balance between visible and invisible is no more conspicuous any where else but in words and pictures.
  • Today comics do their dance with the invisible  better then ever, while the language continues to evolve as all continue to do.  This is because embedded in all of the words of the visible world are the seeds of the invisible.
  • Evolution is a very tricky thing as it can be heavily influenced by climate.  For instance, in Japan comics developed in relative isolation, creating a host of unique ways of developing comics.
  • As comics continue to grow, artists will aspire to many higher goals rather than appealing to the “lowest common denominator.”
  • While ignorance and short-sighted business practices will no doubt hinder the possibilities of comics.  The truth will undoubtedly shine through.
  • The possibilities for comics are endless.  They offer great resources to artists such as: fait fulness, control, a chance to be across a great distance with no fear of compromise.
  • It offers great range and versatility with all of the potential imagery of film and painting.  Plus the intimacy of the written word.
  • All that is needed is the desire to be heard, the will to learn, and the ability to see.

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Summary A few sentences long. Should include: Who are you? What is your focus/? What do you aspire to? Whatwill be found in this portfolio (in broad strokes)? Check for spelling, grammar, capitalization, etc. Spend some time refining this. Should NOT include: Information not relevant to this portfolio (“I have a brother named Steve, and a fish named Jimmy”) Informal language (“im TOTES into teh database programming!!1!”) ‘shout outs’ (“Hey Jimmy! Say hi to mom for me!”) Think about the tone you want to present publicly and to your faculty. After your summary, list the following categories: Software expertise [list all software in which you are proficient] Related Work [Work or internships related to DMA. What was your job title? Where? When?] Exhibitions [Any time your work has exhibited- public screenings, gallery shows, etc. What? When? Where?] Publications [Any of your images or writing that has been published. What? When? Where?] Conferences [Any conferences you’ve attended. What? When? Where? If you presented, also post the title of the presentation. Organizations [Off-campus organizations you are a member of. Do you hold a special position? President, Treasurer, etc?] Clubs [Campus clubs you are a part of. Do you hold a special position? President, Treasurer, etc?] Volunteering [Any community service or volunteer events you’ve been involved with] List all of these categories, even if some of them are blank for now. Make it your goal to fill out something in each category.
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