I'm a writer who draws. Author of Newspaper Blackout and Steal Like An Artist.
Rinse and repeat.
Category: NOTES ON WRITING AND DRAWINGTags: art, art as collage, how to be an artist
LOL! Outstanding. Is this revelation from personal experience, or are you revealing a trade secret!
More of a trade secret. One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Einstein (but I think I’ve also seen it attributed to Picasso): “The secret to being creative is knowing how to hide your sources.”
Isn’t that what every good athlete/artist/team/company does? Look at the best parts, steal it, then make your self better by using it, while passing it off as your own.
I believe I just read a quote that says, “Stealing from one person is plagiarism; stealing from many is research.”
Cat: Of course, Picasso is also credited with saying, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
Justin: great quote!
I look at everything I do through the lens of collage. More on this later, and at some point I might post some scans of my scrapbook (the paper version, not the digital)
Ain’t it the truth.
[...] See also: “How To Look At Art:” [...]
[...] down to work, you have all that stuff at your fingertips. I drew a doodle one time called “How To Look At Art Like An Artist.” It had two steps: 1) figure out what’s worth stealing 2) move on to the next thing. [...]
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