16 Questions with Marc Taro Holmes

Superfoods Illustration for BlendTec

Does God Google?

Great Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop

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Friday, April 18, 2014

How to Manage Stress with Selfishness in 6 easy Steps



Through all of my researching and experimenting with so-called healthy lifestyles I have come to the conclusion that if any diet is to be had, it should be to reduce stress, not my waistline.  If I leave it unchecked, it'll continue to undo much of anything good that healthy eating and living has promised me.

Maybe you can relate. The root of my stress seems to be from my inability to make time for things that are essential to me - essential to the spiritual, life emanating me. This means my personal creative practices. Specific projects, yes, like the two novels I'm trying to write, but also a need to be regularly sketching and making visual art just to unleash my imagination, to let myself lose touch with reality for awhile.

I tell people I'm awful at saying no to things. But really, I say no all of the time. Constantly, in fact. To myself. I tell myself it's for good reason, my priorities are as they should be. I'm a mother, after all. I'm invested in my children and in my community, and who cares if I don't get to those revisions just yet, or I let a week or two pass by without so much as picking up a pencil. 

Apparently my body cares. It's starting to react. The under-rumblings of stress, which, by the way, I never know is there until it erupts in some kind of painful physical manifestation and forces me to take note.  It's not really the way I want to live my life - from stress to stress. The last thing I want is to be selfish, but isn't there room for that in this world? A little selfishness?  Come on wasn't that what the 80s gave us? A little self indulgence? And questionable hairstyles? And look at us now. More stressed than ever. Hmmm. 80s style self indulgence, maybe not so productive.

But we're in the here and now. We've learned from the past (and left the mullets and sonar dish bangs to die as they should have).

What are some helpful things we can do to be more selfish, you know, in a good way?

Selfishness for Less Stress: my top recommendations

 
Step One
Breathe. Duh. 
Deeply, and for an extended amount of time.
Don't pass out.
Focus on your breath. In. Out.
Try this before getting out of bed, while waiting at a traffic light, or before falling asleep at night. 


 
Step Two
Exercise.
You don't have to go ape-shit crazy. In fact it's probably better that you don't. Over exercising will cause a stress response from your body, too. And besides, busy homeschooling mom here. Most of my exercise comes from walking the dog and the kids to the park, or biking, or ice skating, or short jogs before hubby heads off to work. 
So, go for a walk or a jog, or whatever helps you feel alive, and not like you are dying (ie,"oh lord, why did I sign up for this 10k?") 


 
Step Three
Or, Combine steps 1 and 2 and just do Yoga. 
Boom!
How efficient are you!?
Just start at home before bed at night. Do a few sun salutations, some downward dogs, and whatever else you can remember off the top of your head. No need to sign up to a class (if that feels like a barrier), just find a time and do it. You don't even have to be good at it or do it for that long. It'll still help.


 
Step Four
Be consistent. And consistently forgive yourself for not being consistent. Look at yourself in the mirror and say "hey girl (or boy), you're doing alright." Winky face and pistol hands. Jazz hands, if you want to switch it up a bit. 


Step Five
Find a healthy comfort food/drink.
For me, it's smoothies. Hands down. I typically go for something with cocoa powder in it. This girl likes chocolate. And mint. Usually together.




Step Six
If things get really tense, just go ahead and scream into a pillow. I'm not going to lie, I've done it once or twice. It's pretty great. Alternatively, if you drive alone, roll up your windows and then scream at the top of your lungs. Pay attention to the road, though. It's surprisingly freeing. I'm sure I'm sounding like a crazed lunatic, but I'm not. Just a mother. Try it. 

I would want to add that you should try and find time to do something just for you - take pottery class, go rock climbing, read a damn book in the tub. But, really, my goal is to help you though the load you already have, whilst trying to find a balance to make room for that extra something for you whenever you are ready. Sometimes, you have to roll with the crazies before you can shift gears. Call these six steps, then, some precursors to proper selfishness. I have hope that I will get to that awesome mountaintop of selfish pleasures - like having a shower without having to decipher what child #3 is yelling at me from the other side of the door. And I wish the most excellent selfishnesses (it's a thing) for you too.

For other stress or anxiety management tips check out this post on Elephant Journal, that, I kid you not, just now made it's way down my Facebook feed.  Annnnd, I just found out April is Stress Awareness Month. How on the ball am I?

Until next time ....




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Friday, April 11, 2014

16 Questions with Concept Artist Marc Taro Holmes



Marc graduated with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1995 and enjoyed a 12 year career Art Directing video games. He's now living and working in Montreal, doing concept art and illustration for games, books and films.
Past projects include Dragon Age, Halo Wars, Age of Empires 3, Lord of the Rings Online, Neverwinter Nights, and Baldur’s Gate.


1. How did you first get involved with Urban Sketchers? Tell us a bit about what it is.

Urban Sketchers is an international, grass roots drawing movement.
We call our artist/writers correspondents. We have people in every country, and most major cities. Artists go out on location, sketch from life, then share their drawings online, usually with some writing to tell the story.  Some people post daily, some just as ‘often as possible’. It tends to be on a blog or sometimes a flickr stream, or lately on the facebooks and the twitters. My own blog is at: http://citizensketcher.wordpress.com/
We have one international blog with 100 handpicked artists in (very) slow rotation (http://www.urbansketchers.org/), and hundreds of  city-focused groups. Google any major city and you’ll find someone doing urban sketching. Here’s the global directory: http://www.urbansketchers.org/p/global-sketchers-directory.html).
We’re known for meeting and drawing with anyone who wants to come out. All skill levels, no special materials required. One of our basic goals is building visual literacy. Introducing people to drawing as a communication skill they can add to any part of life.
We also have a workshop program - some are local events, but once a year hundreds of people gather in one city. This summer it’s in August, in Paraty Brazil (short bus trip from Rio or Sao Paulo). Registration for that just opened: http://paraty2014.urbansketchers.org/
How I got involved:
I was living in San Francisco, drawing for Sega at the time, and later for Disney. An animator at Pixar (Enrico Casarosa) had started a Bay Area drawing flashmob he called World Wide Sketchcrawl. (It's still going on today, they are a great group, based on a web-forum rather than individual blogs).
I was going to their events, along with all the other social drawing I was doing, and found it a great way to experience this new city. Only problem was they only held meet ups quarterly - so when I heard about Urban Sketchers (a chance to do it 'every day', not just every so often) I jumped on board! I had already been blogging my drawing activity (is a common thing in the games industry – blogs come out of programmer culture), so it was a natural thing for me.
Turns out, I like writing as much as I like drawing, so I’ve kept at it for years.


2. Do you find yourself being more vulnerable with your drawings on location than in the studio? Do you think this affects the overall truthfulness of your drawing in terms of the emotions it evokes or the overall feeling of the place/person?

"More vulnerable" - hmmmm - I don't think so - in the sense that drawing on location is a rush of activity for me. It's intensely focused, no time for any stray thoughts - I get deep in the zone. I feel a bit euphoric when a drawing is going well. And just irritable when it isn't. So I don't think I'd describe it as a vulnerable feeling. I've never been shy about working in front of people if that’s what you mean.
Drawing in the studio on the other hand is more leisurely, and I generally have higher expectations, so I have more time for perfectionism and anxiety about results. That's why I much prefer working on location.
"Truthfulness" is one aspect of the Urban Sketchers manifesto that I never fully understood. Does that have some implication that one can make a false drawing? If I drew it, then that's how I translated reality through my eye to brain to hand coordination. It's automatically true to my understanding in the moment, even if it's nothing like the actual scene. (If you go back to where I stood and compare, I’m not actually a very accurate sketcher. I’m after an impression, not a reproduction).
I feel like you can't make a false drawing. Unlike a painting, where you can work in a labored style, a drawing is direct - unfiltered. Ok, I guess I mean an ink drawing. I suppose I can make a rendered pencil drawing that’s so perfect it's devoid of personality - but when I draw directly in ink, especially with a brush, I feel more like a conduit than a filter.


3. I love the idea of sketching as a form of journalism or documentary. Do you feel a sense of citizen-of-the-world duty when you are out commenting on the world around you with lines and washes of colour?

I am starting to think a lot about this. Initially I drew simply to get better at drawing. These days I'm thinking a lot more about what I'd like to be capturing. It's tricky, cuz you can't always be where you want to be on any given day. There's pesky problems with time and money. So yes, I'm much more conscious now of planning my locations.

When you look back through your sketchbooks, can you associate an emotion or flash of memory from when you initially sketched the image? (Much like one does when feeling nostalgic from hearing music that represented a certain time in one’s life.)
Definitely. Drawings recall for me all sorts of abstract feelings. That music analogy would be perfect if I was a big music fan :) Looking at a drawing I remember what I was feeling about a place, if it was inspiring (like Angkor Wat), or shocking like Havana, grungy or annoying like some of New York City :)  I always recall the physical experience (the weather, the food, the effort of drawing), At least I think I'm remembering it - it's possible I'm remembering it the way I wanted to. I know I edit, romanticize - give my version of a place. So I'm probably writing down the memory the way I want to recall it. That’s why it’s a journal, rather than a documentary.


4. Sketching seems to have become part of your daily life - as though your sketchbook and pen/brush have become extensions of your arms. In thinking about that, what would you say is the most important aspect or process of what you do that makes you want to wake up and do it again the next day?

Drawing from observation has really changed my view on life.
I used to work entirely from reference and imagination. I was a big reader and gamer, and later a game designer professionally. I'd often say, I don't care where I am, everything important is in my head.
I come from a small city in northern Alberta, so this might have been self-defense :)
At some point it completely flipped. I realized what I really wanted was to be out in the world, experiencing things first hand. Drawing on location is a way of absorbing the world. It's a lifestyle where you're constantly seeking new things. Living in permanent composition mode - just walking to the grocery store I'm seeing paintings in the making all around. It's a really satisfying way to move through life. Being receptive to things, finding the art in everything.


5. Is boredom a motivator, or inspiration generator, for your creative process? Do you allow yourself to grow bored? I ask only because of something I read once about boredom being a possible key to creativity. Or do you see it a different way?

I'm very easily bored - that is, if I don't have pen and paper.  (Or my phone. I write and draw on the phone all the time).
As long as I can be drawing, I'm good. So I would agree with that. Sketching is a defense against ADD or ennui or what have you. I’m sure I’m very annoying to people – drawing while talking to them. Like going out to dinner with people – unless my wife physically stops me, the instant I’m done eating I’ll pick up a sketchbook and start to use the ‘down time’ at the table. Very anti-social really. I like to think I can talk while I draw, but I bet it doesn’t make for good conversation for others.  I like to hang out with artists, as we tend to understand the impulse to get together and not talk. I’m probably part way down the autism spectrum in this respect.



6. Do you think that living a creative life is a calling, or more of a determined choice? Some feel like they couldn’t escape it if they tried, but I wonder if it could be more mechanical than that, as well, or simply a matter of forming a disciplined habit. Perhaps it’s all of the above. What are your thoughts?

It seems to be a calling, for which you need to make determined choices.
I often think, "What do people do with themselves if they're not artists?". It seems like you'd have so much empty space in your life. Then I also think, "Man, look at all those easy jobs. You could just work somewhere. People just give you money to talk to other people. What a concept!" So I don't understand what goes on outside of the artist life, but sometimes I have a "greener grass" reaction.
I think art is not actually an important or responsible life-choice.
Nobody needs-needs it, it's self-indulgent, it’s the ultimate luxury. Society's need for art sits way down the hierarchy of food and shelter, and for most people, further still below entertainment and distraction. So it's a hard way to make a living. It's both difficult to do, immensely time consuming, and not tangibly valuable. Not a smart life choice. Unless you’re getting something from it that can't found any other way.


7. Do you find that there is a digestion process even after your work is “completed”? Describe what it’s like for you when it’s time to walk away from something you’ve been working on.

I've learned the hard way that I don't like overworked drawings. I think you can develop an instinct for "one more thing and I'm going to wish I'd stopped". I've heard other artists say that too. It's like a spider sense. “Mmmmmmm, better stop before I lose what I got”. Working on location, or from the model, enforces a time limit. I prefer it, being kept on a clock, knowing the pose or the light is fleeting.
I know if I do ten pieces a day, every day, one or two will be good, one a week will be really satisfying, and the rest were just part of the process. Sometimes I just keep the best few drawings a day and toss the rest.
The "digestion" process is an ongoing culling - curating what I came away. That's why I prefer drawing on loose paper to working in sketchbooks. Though, I do use books when I'm traveling - but I cut out pages or paste in new drawings. Whatever it takes to be satisfied. I'm quite a ruthless editor.


8. You used to direct art in the video games industry, now you work freelance. Do you feel the freedom you now have trumps the job security? Is it something you would recommend to others, given that they have the skill and fortitude to dig in and find contracts?

Hah! No, no, I couldn't recommend it to anyone. It's terribly insecure and doesn’t seem to give you a whole lot more creative freedom. Though it is exactly as advertised on the flexible schedule. That's nice. But overall, I couldn't honestly recommend it to people with any responsibilities.
I was ruined at an early age, directing my first projects right out of art school. It made me a terrible team player. I'm only suited for Independent production these days, or a limited type of design work where they want exactly what I do.
It is, as they say, quite a pickle! So the theory is, sticking with my own work will be worth it in the long run :)


9. Speaking of which, how do you find contracts? Do you think you would have gone freelance without first spending time in the industry that you did?

No, I couldn't have managed it without personal contacts. Everything I get seems to be via people I've worked with in the past.  My corner of the industry (historical and fantasy RPG games) is fairly small.


10. Describe a day in the life …

What's consistent is that it's not consistent. I'm working on those unannounced projects, keeping up with my blogging, I'm trying to build up a studio art practice at the same time, I’ve been teaching art part time to test out my theories on humans. Lots of long term projects, no set routine right now. Suffice to say any given day involves a few hours of drawing though. 


11. Who/what is your biggest influence?

Ooooo, that's hard. It’s a wide field. In the post-web era things are more diffused. From old master artists to comic book illustrators, to writers - it's never been one thread. I take a lot of inspiration from artists who did things their own way, became entrepreneurs - from Rembrandt to Steven King, from Sargent to Katsuhiro Otomo. I like what Audubon did, so I like Walton Ford. I'm a fan of Banksy, but I think he's a bit of a smarty pants.
I like painters that have visual guts – Jenny Saville, Alex Kanevsky. Illustrators that evolved in front of our eyes like Brad Holland. Or that cross over to fine art, like Phil Hale. I'm following this one guy Kent Williams - started in genre/comics art, branched out. James Jean is another like that. Tomer Hanuka, Jason Shawn Alexander are two more. Paul Pope for this too. I like this artist Jillian Tamaki, for her seeming ease crossing between editorial  illustration, comics and teaching in the establishment.
In other ways, I'm going to say the whole urban sketching phenomena is a huge inspiration. We've created a never ending lifestyle of art. Social media gives us a whole new spin on art movements. It's not just the Group of Seven any more (Canadian reference!).


12. Do you have any tips to help us be present and mindful in our environments?

For me, the answer is learn to break the pen and paper barrier quickly and often.
Have a book in your bag at all times. Never hesitate to make a five minute sketch. Push aside any judgment about quality. Judge yourself in page count not by the success of individual images. Become part of the conversation, get your work out to people. You'll be rewarded by the constant engagement with the world.


13. What has been your favorite project that youve done so far?

This is easy - whatever I'm doing at a given moment. Every drawing is my favorite when I’m doing it! So right now it's the latest book project I'm working on, - but unfortunately I can't talk you about yet, it would be a little premature. I’ll be able to make an announcement in a few months.
I'm fairly proud of my past video games, particularly Neverwinter Nights. It’s funny thinking about it now – it was a Dungeons and Dragons adventure RPG, but it kind of shared a lot of mindset with Urban Sketchers – in that it was a community driven, peer to peer phenomena based on free sharing of peoples’ stories.


14. Can you tell us what you are currently working on?

Whoops, like I said - actually I can't! It's not yet announced, but I hope to be able to talk about it soon.
Of course, there’s the work with Urban Sketchers, which is ongoing. We're making plans to expand the site and deepen the kind of reportage we're doing. There are regionals constantly forming. A big group in Hong Kong just launched the other day. So we're trying to stay ahead, building a useful infrastructure to keep inspiring the movement.
I'm also working on a small ebook venture to be completed this summer - kind of a mini sketching documentary, but that's in the early stages. I've been hinting at that for a while now, but now I'm actually working on it, so that's a start :) I'm still deciding if I'll take it to crowd funding for wider publication or leave it as a free download. Will see!


15. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received as an artist?

Draw every day. Pretty basic I suppose but that's my core belief.
I'm not big on taking advice - just not smart that way, but that one stuck. The 10 thousand hour rule and all that.
I like something Kanevsky said in an interview, to the effect of, act as if your work is earth shatteringly important, while at the same time hating everything you do. I think it's true, you need simultaneous complete confidence and a self-critical drive to do better. People who only have one of either of those get stuck for differing reasons.
Also, "Burn your boats". An artist who has some other choice as to their manner of making a living will probably end up doing that. It's easiest to stick with art if you leave yourself no other options.

              


16. When is the next meeting for Urban Sketchers Montreal?  How can people get involved?

USK:MTL meets the fourth Sunday of every month. We usually have the next meeting place up at the top of our blog here: http://urbansketchersmontreal.wordpress.com/
Anyone is welcome! Just show up with some kind of pen and paper, and a desire to draw.
We also have small, but growing flickr group up here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/uskmontreal/
So, people can get started posting there even if they can’t make it out to the Sunday Sketching events.
And thanks very much for having me over for a chat – virtually speaking :)

~marc

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Wow Marc! Thanks for indulging us. Now that spring is actually showing up in Montreal, I hope to get out there and sketch with you. 

Find Marc all over the inter-webs, including at Citizen Sketcher and Tarosan




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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

God Googles

My kids had wondered out loud the other day if God uses Google. It seems a quick search on Google will yield a few other articles posing questions of humanity treating Google as God. Is it really all-knowing?

One thing led to another, and this is what we decided really happened. In the beginning.



~Julie



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Monday, March 17, 2014

Food Illustrations for Blendtec

Earlier this year I was contacted by Blendtec to write a few blog posts, one of which includes illustrations.

If you know me at all, you know I love smoothies, so, naturally, I wrote about powerful super foods that you already have in your kitchen that make a great addition to your morning smoothie.


Check out the post and let me know in the comments, here, what you like to add to your smoothie.
Today, I shall make something icy with cocoa, coconut and mint. Maybe some avocado.

Blend on, my friends. 






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Thursday, March 13, 2014

TV Sketches - Watch and Draw



The kids go to bed, and my hubby and I get an hour or two of "time together". That will sometimes mean an after hours meal, but usually it means tv time. When we've both had long days, we, like so many others, melt into a static pile of goo in front of a couple of our favorite programs.

Sometimes being a pile of goo in front of the screen gets a little dull, though. Yesno? So, drawing while watching engages my brain just enough to keep me interested, but not so much that it's exhausting me after an already exhausting day.

Some samples from the last few nights:





I find though, even after a long stretch of being crazy busy with life, if I haven't had time to sketch, I feel like an empty hollow begins to form in my life. Okay, I know you're thinking, maybe it's the sitting in front of the tv that's giving you that hollow feeling.  You aren't wrong. Still, I can remain in front of the tele, and sketch along and feel a whole lot better about the direction of my sad existence.   In fact, if I'm not drawing while watching a show, I might be crocheting, or hand stitching something, or eating nachos.  It's difficult to just sit there and watch for too long. Heck, sometimes I even opt out and read one of those, what are they called? Oh, yeah! Books!

Is this something you experience? Time to mix it up. Try drawing along with your favorite prime time crime drama, or romcom. Doodle. Enjoy. Be free.








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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Watercolour Brushes for Photoshop


It's difficult to achieve a convincing watercolour effect in photoshop without these well crafted brushes by Kyle T. Webster.

I was recently turned onto them by an illustrator-friend, Christine Tripp, who raved about them and the low price of $7 - which, by the way, comes with updates, which I just received.

Kyle put together a short video to show off what his brushes can do.



You can purchase this brush set and others at http://kylebrush.com


 

I did a couple of quickies with the brush pack on dark and light backgrounds - still getting acquainted with them. I love their varied textures and the pressure sensitivity is super.  You can be sure I'll be using these frequently in my work.



Do you have a favorite photoshop brush pack? Share it with us in the comments. 




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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How to Eat Mini Wheats: An Illustrated Guide

I grew up eating Mini Wheats. My mom always kept the cereal cupboard stocked for me. When I went away to college, anytime she knew I was coming home, she bought a fresh box. I lurved them. Then I got older and started "eating sensibly." Mini Wheats and I broke up.  After more than a decade and a half of avoiding them (okay, sure, we had a few flings in there) I've decided to start seeing them again. I've matured, but I'm not sure they have, and I'm okay with that.

That said, as a kid, I had a very specific Mini Wheat eating process. My goal was to absorb enough milk without losing the satisfying crunch. Trust me, soggy Mini Wheats will make you run for the hills. The milk does not go in the bowl!!!




And I'm happy to say that I've passed this ritual on to my own children. When it's right, it's right. What can I say?  What's your favorite cereal? Does it involve a ritual?






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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Heaven and Lava Illustrated

heaven, lava, bootcamp

Back in 2011, my 6 year old son asked if people could get hurt in heaven. I told him I didn't think so.

"Oh good." He said. "What if we were in heaven and we all wore parachutes and jumped down to the earth over lava?"

This was during his morbid interest in volcanoes phase - trying to find ways to have fun with lava, I suppose, and, heck! Why not? Angels can be daredevils, right? Maybe it's the only way to truly earn their wings.





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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What Happens to All of Your Missing Socks



I've been getting a bit comicy lately. I think I can blame the pentel pocket brush for that. It's just fun. I played around with the sock-stealing fairies awhile ago, but decided to build more of a story around it, below, maybe to set the scene for a glimpse into their world. Basically, if it weren't for your missing socks, the fairies would all be naked. And that's just not fair. So, good riddance, I say to that missing stripey sock that forces me to wear it's mate with the only remaining dotted one. Mixing and matching is so in right now anyway, right? Or, it should be.
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Fairies can be sneaky little beggers. What else do they steal? Your car keys? All of the Tupperware lids?!  You know they do.




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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Postcard Shuffle



I've started doing industry mail-outs a couple times per year. This year, I aimed for Valentine's day because it's sweet and sugary and I just happened to have a killer cookie recipe that my mom used to make every Valentine's Day.  I like sending out illustrated recipes. I think it caters to the pragmatic side of my creativity.



I did a limited print run of 250 - and I saved 100 of them for you guys!  If you would like me to mail you one (so you can try out that yummy recipe - hint: it's Butter Cookies ... DIVINE) all you need to do is 2 simple things.


  1. Join my mailing list (do so in the sidebar where it says "Delivered to your inbox...") I typically post once or twice per week. I respect your time.
  2. email me with your snail mail address. I promise not to stalk you or sell your info. In fact, once I mail your postcard, I'll delete your address.  I respect your privacy. 
  3. Optional - for no other reason than if you want to - follow me on social media: facebook | twitter | pinterest |google+


That's it!

The first 100 responses will get one of the above limited edition postcards in the mail, and a Canadian stamp.

Feel free to share this with your friends, and thanks.




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