I awoke from a dream this morning with the concept of building out a nodal based comic of sorts. It’s interesting how it forces you into a complete state of flow when you enter the domain of story telling in this fashion. Going to push on this direction a lot more over the coming weeks.
The golden rule toward bringing the dream forward:
. Allow yourself to dream of anything
. Capture these moments as scribbles, sketches, notes and discussions
. Once you’ve captured the dreams group them in an organized fashion in Evernote
. During your weekly review look upon these dreams for inspiration and time permitting (desired or calendar) create a series of steps to accomplish the first part of the dream
. Establish a schedule to track and target deliverables
. Feed the dream to keep it alive and on track
. Fill your day with support and allies to keep the dream moving forward
. Visualize and document what the dream materializing looks like in the world in order to give it more power and purpose
. Become obsessed with bringing this dream to life and keep your heart, mind and gut in the game to bring it forth
. Do the weekly review
. Pin up reminders of the dream around you so it’s always top of mind
. Get sleep
. Work out
. Entrain your mind
concepts, flow, GTD
Spent some good quality time tonight with ArtRage and the SurfacePro. Loving it!
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A handful of sketches from the past week. Getting back into daily sketching as much as I can.
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Finally had an opportunity to really sit and explore AR4 on the SurfacePro. This is going to be a great experience drawing digitally.
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Just picked up a SurfacePro with the intent of using it for illustration work and so far I’m really loving it. I’ll keep posting my progress and experience with the device.
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A lone figure floating in space sitting in meditation upon an asteroid.
Deep in contemplation and peace when from the darkness of space a sun bursts before him showering him in light.
He does not feign nor fret but slowly opens his eyes to see before him the sun like burst of light assume the shape of a man.
The figure then transforms into an oceanic wave of water which encompasses the unwavering man on the rock in space.
He hears in his mind, “Though I assume the form of fire, I am also that of water…” the voice trails as the figure assumes the form of earth and mountain,”…I am also that of earth…” and it continues as it transforms into the deepest of blue skies and clouds,”…I am also all that you breathe in every breath…” and the transformation continues as the figure transforms into the darkness of space filled with the density of infinite stars and a final transmission is uttered,”…and though I am all of these things and more I am also within you,” and the figure transforms into a single dot of light which enters the meditating mans mind between his eyes.
The man on the rock floating in space smiles and slowly opens his eyes. He lets out a deep exhale and bursts into a cloud of particles which spread out at light speed in every direction throughout the universe. As the cloud dissipates and the blackness of space returns a small dot of light can be seen. As if by magic, the dot of light instantly transforms into a planet of water, earth and air teeming with life.
I open my eyes. Awake.
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Meaningless verse vaporized within hypocratic oaths taken in secret and without valor. The world wishes and pushes in instances of certainty as if heard from within whispers of hysteria.
Her eyes became the shadows of the sun, her arms outstretched to become the horizon of the infinite. Behold on this night of splendor the wonder and joy manifesting within.
Do not fear the beast
Do not the angels
Do not fear the doubt
Do not fear the certainty
For they all manifest
Manifest from the same source
Identical and fluid only requiring focus to transform into the illuminable manifestation of being.
Still her heart
Still his mind
within the silence of the whisper.
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A moment of inspiration after reading a few passages from The Red Book, by Carl Jung.
Wow. 17 days since I started this whole process of developing a new habit and here I am, a little over 2 weeks into it and what I saw as 3 unique habits have merged into a single über habit. Initially I wanted to develop my Conceptual Thinking, Drawing and Writing skills. Everything was going great and at around day 15 I had a breakthrough. My standard Lateral Thinking process of utilizing a trigger word to generate ideas was used to create a synopsis for a story which then in turn informed the comic strip process I was developing. Personally it was a huge mind opener for me. Anyway I could go on and on about all of this but I might be better served by just posting my results:
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