How do you stay focused on your projects?
“…Leonard seemed to question everything in his environment, from religion to ways of living in general. Although he was liked by just about everyone, he apparently could not accept the “normal” world as others perceived it.
In fact, he seems to have had many brilliant ideas, but there is evidence that he could not, or at least did not, focus on any one thing long enough to bring it to completion!
- Leonardo possessed unequaled artistic skills, but he left fewer than two-dozen paintings, half of them not completed.
- Although there were many patrons from dukes, popes, and kings, to dictators who strived to get him to become a member of their governance, he never felt that he could be secure with them.
- As a result of his infinite curiosity, he was constantly observing, experimenting, theorizing, and inventing and he made great advances in the fields of anatomy, art, geology, engineering, physics, and physiology.
- Despite all of his studies, they had little influence on others during his existence.
- His lack of focus is revealed in that he left his notebooks in disorder and he never published his treatises that had the potential of modernizing science during his time.
- He seemed to be jumping around from one project to another without actually concluding any particular objective.” -davincifocus
❝ How did Adventure Time become better than most live-action TV shows?
❝ The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.
…Danny Simmons and Floyd Hughes present a richly illustrated graphic novel set in the gritty underworld of New York City circa 1985 — a time and place when street culture and the fine arts scene came together in strange and often predatory ways.
Floyd Hughes is my Sempai and taught me one of the most important thing an artist can learn and that’s how to look at things. Danny SImmons is a NYC art scene vet and brother of some other guy who started a hip hop record company or something and another guy who was in a small underground rap group.