Hey there, thanks for stopping by! Here's the latest cinematic track my brother Thomas has composed. Give it a listen & if inclined leave him a comment on the song. :)
Last year, Thomas Bailey, my brother also composed the cinematic score for the Jubilee award winning documentary Crying Wolf. Thomas has also done work for various short trailers & online cermercials, including the Kickstarter promotional trailer for the upcoming film, Axed: The End of Green.
ART - It's everywhere, isn't it?! Some art is good, some is bad. I think good art is a work that truly captures what excites people, a drawing or painting that holds memory, an adventure! I saw this poster & had to share it. You can never sketch enough. Draw everything & keep your curiosity fresh. Ya never know when inspiration will strike you! Sometimes I'll be driving & have had to pull off the road to do a quick sketch, or take a photo to reference later. Seek out beautiful places. I almost always have my handy-dandy moleskine journal with a few pencils, eraser & ink pen buried somewhere in the depths of my pocketbook. We all should draw (& paint) more often. I sure know I need to! Make time for yourself. We need to see the beautiful creation God has made for us. Sketching is fun, & exciting. It's a way to truly capture a moment, an experience that can't be repeated. It creates something special. A little memory that will last.
- When you draw something you spend more time looking at the raw beauty of the object.
- Open your eyes!
- Observe the small things.
- Create a journal with your drawings that says "Been there, drawn that!"
- A sketch captures a moment, an experience that can never be repeated.
- In taking the time to see, look & create (instead of taking a photograph) a sketch has the ability to bring back stronger memories.
- A good sketch has the ability to elevate even the least picturesque location into something worth looking at & reflection upon.
- Draw what you see & not what you think you see!
- Drawings tell stories of our surroundings, where we travel & where we live.
- Always have direct observation. Get out in the streets, explore your world.
- Urban sketching is a raw & pure form of art that requires drawing from life.
- Life! It is everywhere, draw it, rather then drawing something from a photograph or imagination.
- When sketching your skills will become shaper, you will notice your surroundings with a new appreciation.
- Drawing something forces you to really look at it.
- Capture relationships!
- Drawing a building or place isn't just capturing in on paper, its about getting to know it, to feel it, to make it your own.
- There is always movement everywhere. Draw what you want and dismiss the rest.
- Be selective.
- Be creative.
- Think outside the box.
- Translate what you see into something that communicates to you & teaches you about yourself & your reasons for creating art.
- Draw what you witness firsthand, see what is around you.
- Find the beauty in the ordinary.
- Don't draw it if it's boring.
- Sometimes vagueness of details & usage of lines adds depth to a drawing or painting.
- People love to watch you draw, most of the them secretly want to be drawn.
- Lightly plan out the entire drawing, before diving in & getting caught up in the details.
- Keep it simple.
- Start shading with the darkest places first.
- Dramatize things.
- Always date your sketch.
- And have fun!