Years ago, I did an introduction to art and design as a precursor to design school (which I later did). It included assignments such as, draw what the inside of your mouth feels like, or create a sculpture using only found objects. I found it really helpful in inspiring me. Where can I get similar briefs as prompts for creating art today? Ideally they will be actual assignments from art institutes and point me in different directions for making interesting things. I've had little luck so far finding similar things for college students online.
Looking for practical advice and anecdotes on actively looking for a creative partner when life does not grant you one "naturally" like best friends who share a hobby etc. More specifically how do writers find other writers or comic book artists. I've gone to a few writers meetups and they were fun and useful, but ultimately not fruitful (yet). I know there are probably a lot of online communities I could join (how should I approach this approach to finding someone?)
In my heart, I love literature, I love art, I love music...but I think my emotions are sabotaging me from enjoying them? [more inside]
What should my writing/creative resume look like? [more inside]
I've always wondered how cartoonist create their strips. But I've started to notice that many of them choose simple body shapes and repeat expressions or only use a few settings or locations. Where can I read a straightforward explanation about the how and why of the creative process for making cartoons?
How can an artist/creative/designer self-promote without sounding like a sleazy car salesman? [more inside]
House of Leaves and Haunted are works in two different mediums (book and album) by two different artists that deliberately accompany each other. What other examples of this are there? [more inside]
Seeking your ideas for free or inexpensive crafts for adults that can be completed within 2-3 hours with very little instruction required. Striving for a fun process and a pleasing end product. No worthless, ugly or junky, please. [more inside]
How creative is instructional design? [more inside]
What's the name of the website where artists can have an idea that they don't have time to do themselves? I forgot to bookmark it. Ie. I have a really good band name idea, but don't have time to do the work so I donate the right for someone to use the idea for a year.
Where can I find resources on the web or in print for great art-making and unique crafty ideas for adults? [more inside]
Last winter, our small-town nonprofit arts organization decided it wanted to do something during our long dark winters to bring people together to be creative in its gallery space. Thus was born free weekly drop-in adult creative time. Problem is, people don't go. How do we change this? [more inside]
What kind of art/creative director should I be, and how can I get there? [more inside]
I like to think that I'm pretty good at web/graphic design, programming, motion graphics, and a lot of other new media type things..but I'm a left-brained guy. How do I put together a portfolio (or otherwise market my skills) to show what I'm good at, even though I'm not the type of person to sit around and make art? [more inside]
My partner has a hobby/interest that is important to him--similar to music or art, it's something that he occasionally shares the labors of his love with the public. The problem? I'm not crazy about these particular creative fruits. Am I just being too snobby? [more inside]
What kind of mischievious situations could a paper butterfly find himself in? Ideas requested for a photo shoot. [more inside]
Hey artists and creative types! How do you get back at it when you've been out of the studio for a long time? [more inside]
Help me devise an Edward Tufte-approved visual system for tracking my life/health/happiness! Portable, layered, colorful, graph-like but illustrated... [more inside]
Is the theory of sublimation—the idea of channeling sexual energy into creative or physical output—still considered valid? Is there evidence that it "works"? [more inside]
What icon represents 'Graphic Design?' [more inside]
I feel the need to be creative, but can't figure out what sort of outlet is the best to get my ideas out. How do I figure out what sort of creativity I have? [more inside]
Art Filter: MeFites, can you help me compile a list of outstanding artists, any medium, that destroy their work as part of the process? [more inside]
I'm taking a letterpress class and need inspiration for things to print. [more inside]
Best way to manage sketchbooks? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions which will help me develop a more disciplined attitude toward my creative endeavors. [more inside]
Where can I go to get involved with regular creative workshops and/or discussion in London? A little bit [more inside]
What is a creative way for me (male, 22) to propose to my girlfriend (female, 21) in the area of Atlanta, GA or somewhere in NW GA? I do not want to do something that has been overdone (megatron @ ballgame). I want it to be romantic, semi-private (not drawing huge attention if is out in public), and memorable. She loves art and nature (not this damn heat). I am drawing a blank and need help ASAP!
For reasons I cannot fathom, I just bought an iGuy. I want to paint him. Artists please help? [more inside]
There's a new art exhibition in London showing works of art taken from people's workplaces, for example, sketches by particle physicists. Unfortunately I can't remember what it's called or anything else about it. Can anyone shed light on this, and if so, have you been to it?
Artfilter - seeking cross-medium (music/literature/art/film) creativity. More inside. Of course. [more inside]
A site I designed was recently described as "competent but uninspired," while this stung, it matches what I feel about it. My question to the community: are any designers here willing to take a look and offer me some constructive criticism? I'd really appreciate it, as this site is for an artist friend and I'd like the design to be both professional and "inspired" without obscuring the art. [Link Inside] [more inside]