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I had a choice on Pottermore whether to be sorted into Hufflepuff or Slytherin. I choose Slytherin because duh. Slytherpuff is a more appropriate title. Now to draw a Slytherin character.
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Huge success on Kickstarter, now we wait. In the mean time, I go buy an ipad.
Sensu Brush delivers an authentic painting experience on your iPad. It's truly portable and includes a useful rubber stylus tip.
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Hey, folks! We're giving away a couple of ASUS Tranformer Primes with NVIDIA's help.

Two ways to enter. One is to circle us and share this post. That simple.

The other is to enter through this forum thread (http://goo.gl/QTzjW)

Entries will end at 8 a.m. PDT Monday morning. Good luck!
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Once you hear about Joseph Kony, you'll want to stop him with every fiber of your being. Let's make Joseph Kony famous so everyone will know his name and his crimes and demand his capture. Please watch the 24 minute film, or at least read the page, or at the VERY least share this post or the website or something. This monster needs to be stopped.
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Episode 100! Thoughts on Art School, Goals, and a Little Personal History http://www.ctrlpaint.com/home/2011/12/13/episode-100-thoughts-on-art-school-goals-and-a-little-person.html

Ctrl+Paint is a great resource for digital painting. This is fantastic video about goals, talent vs. skill, and where to put your focus to reach your goals.
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Just finished watching Sunshine. Its the perfect movie.
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One of my favorite "tips" from 99%

The three dumbest guys I can think of: Charles Lindbergh, Steve Jobs, Winston Churchill. Why? Because any smart person who understood how impossibly arduous were the tasks they had set themselves would have pulled the plug before he even began.


Ignorance and arrogance are the artist and entrepreneur’s indispensable allies. She must be clueless enough to have no idea how difficult her enterprise is going to be—and cocky enough to believe she can pull it off anyway.

How do we achieve this state of mind?

By staying stupid. By not allowing ourselves to think.

A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.

Don’t think. Act.

We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted. But we can accomplish nothing until we act.

Be Stubborn

Once we commit to action, the worst thing we can do is to stop.

What will keep us from stopping? Plain old stubbornness. I like the idea of stubbornness because it’s less lofty than “tenacity” or “perseverance.” We don’t have to be heroes to be stubborn. We can just be pains in the butt. When we’re stubborn, there’s no quit in us. We’re mean. We’re mulish. We’re ornery.

We’re in till the finish.

We will sink our junkyard-dog teeth into Resistance’s ass and not let go, no matter how hard he kicks.

Blind Faith

Is there a spiritual element to creativity? Hell, yes. Our mightiest ally (our indispensable ally) is belief in something we cannot see, hear, touch, taste, or feel.

Resistance wants to rattle that faith. Resistance wants to destroy it. There’s an exercise that Patricia Ryan Madson describes in her wonderful book, Improv Wisdom. (Ms. Madson taught improvisational theater at Stanford to standing-room only classes for twenty years.)

Here’s the exercise: Imagine a box with a lid. Hold the box in your hand. Now open it. What’s inside?

It might be a frog, a silk scarf, a gold coin of Persia. But here’s the trick: no matter how many times you open the box, there is always something in it.

Ask me my religion. That’s it. I believe with unshakeable faith that there will always be something in the box.

Passion

Picasso painted with passion, Mozart composed with it. A child plays with it all day long. You may think that you’ve lost your passion, or that you can’t identify it, or that you have so much of it, it threatens to overwhelm you. None of these is true. Fear saps passion. When we conquer our fears, we discover a boundless, bottomless, inexhaustible well of passion.

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This is an excerpt from Do The Work, the new title by Steven Pressfield, author of the classic title The War of Art. It is published by the Domino Project, Seth Godin’s new publishing venture with Amazon.
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Pretty epic 3D animation short set in a post-apocalyptic/Walking Dead-like environment.

Best to watch it in HD with decent headphones on — the sound quality is really well done!

More details here:

http://www.conceptruin.com/

You can also download the original score for free:

http://bit.ly/ABJ0PK

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Episode 100! Thoughts on Art School, Goals, and a Little Personal History http://www.ctrlpaint.com/home/2011/12/13/episode-100-thoughts-on-art-school-goals-and-a-little-person.html

Ctrl+Paint is a great resource for digital painting. This is fantastic video about goals, talent vs. skill, and where to put your focus to reach your goals.
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Episode 100! Thoughts on Art School, Goals, and a Little Personal History http://www.ctrlpaint.com/home/2011/12/13/episode-100-thoughts-on-art-school-goals-and-a-little-person.html

Ctrl+Paint is a great resource for digital painting. This is fantastic video about goals, talent vs. skill, and where to put your focus to reach your goals.
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Data liberation, lol
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