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Posts tagged "steal like an artist"

Sep 02, 2013
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I had studied Hemingway so closely and learned a lot, but I didn’t agree with his attitude about life, about himself. He took everything so seriously. Your style comes out of your attitude — what kind of a person you are, your personality, how you see things. Are you optimistic? Are you funny? Are you grim? What? This is all out of your attitude. And once I learned that then I had to find other writers to study and imitate.
Elmore Leonard on getting out from under the influence of Hemingway

Sep 01, 2013
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Everybody’s taking from the best and adding a part of themselves to it, but it’s a question of the flair with which you do it – the audacity with which you steal and what you make out of the component parts…

Aug 17, 2013
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Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it’s a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It’s only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I always have to feel that I’m bunking off from something.
Geoff Dyer is down with productive procrastination, something I wrote about in Steal Like An Artist

Aug 11, 2013
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Steal Like An Artist $1.99 eBook sale

Okay, so as of right now, my book is $1.99 on pretty much every e-reader:

Kindle

iTunes

Nook

.epub

If you like this blog, you’ll like the book!

(photo via @mmbrindley)

Steal Like An Artist $1.99 eBook sale

Okay, so as of right now, my book is $1.99 on pretty much every e-reader:

Kindle

iTunes

Nook

.epub

If you like this blog, you’ll like the book!

(photo via @mmbrindley)

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Heads up! Steal Like An Artist is $1.99 on the Kindle today.

UPDATE: And all the other major platforms: iTunes | Nook | .epub | Kindle

If you like this blog, you’ll like the book. Two. Dollars.

Thanks,

Austin

(via merrykwa)

Aug 07, 2013
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Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work

“If you think a man draws the type of hands that you want to draw, steal ‘em. Take those hands.”
—Jack Kirby

cf. Ivan Brunetti’s parody

Jul 23, 2013
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Email of the month. (I should put this on the book page.)

Jul 04, 2013
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Jun 28, 2013
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British album cover artist Roger Dean sues James Cameron over ‘Avatar’

A pretty ridiculous lawsuit:

Dean alleged that some Avatar production workers had studied and referenced Dean’s art as they worked on the movie. The lawsuit claimed the film copied “floating mountains,” “stone arches” and the antennae and markings on flying creatures.

With an equally ridiculous statement by Cameron’s lawyer:

Cameron lawyer Bert Fields called Cameron the “most original and creative person in the motion picture business today” and said he doesn’t need to copy from anyone.

Oh really? Here’s a big list of potential influences on Avatar. i09 has a gallery of Dean art that looks similar, along with an article about how many of the design elements were taken from cars, the ocean floor, and real-life mechanics.

(thx @nczeitgeist)

Jun 21, 2013
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xkcd: Prometheus


  “He who receives ideas from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.”
  — Thomas Jefferson


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xkcd: Prometheus

“He who receives ideas from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.”
Thomas Jefferson

Filed under: steal like an artist

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