Category Archives: Art

The First Online Animation Program

In 1989, there was already a graphic design program before the Internet came into being. So it’s not surprising that it was also the first program animators used for designing and creating. ‘When we introduced CorelDRAW in 1989, we knew … Continue reading

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Cartoon Network Seeks Filipino 3D Artists

In 1993 when 3D animation isn’t popular yet, Walt Disney subcontracts our office Tokyo Animation in Manila. Lion King was just one of the movies we created scenes of. ‘Silas Hickey, Cartoon Network’s creative director for animation development in Asia … Continue reading

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Musician Copland’s Brilliant View on Writing

Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion “The main thing is to be satisfied with your work yourself. It’s useless to have an audience happy if you are not … Continue reading

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Art is All About Harmonization

Do you appreciate art, listen to music, or read a story that is all without harmony? Wassily Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists “To harmonize the whole is the task of art.” ‘Bemoaning … Continue reading

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This Copyright Dispute Helped Give America Rock ‘n’ Roll

And isn’t it ironic that presently, copyright lawsuits are still being used against famous musicians? ‘…The boycott lasted for almost a year. In late 1941, ASCAP signed an agreement with radio stations at terms less generous than it had before … Continue reading

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Blood Moon 2014

photo by NASA Imagine if the moon is that close to us and which we can travel to in one day.

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Definition of Literature

Study these 3 definitions: merriam-webster writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest Collins English Dictionary written material such as poetry, novels, essays, etc, esp works of imagination characterized by excellence of style … Continue reading

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Is Google a Friend of Artists?

By Kurt Sutter ‘…As a guy with more than a few exes, I have to tell you, Marv, the most insidious ex is the one who hides the truth, steals your money, and lies to all your friends. That’s what … Continue reading

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Unpublished Book an Amazon Best-Seller

‘It’ll be six months before it’s even released. Yet it’s already become Amazon’s #2 best-selling book! It’s by the cartoonist who draws the popular online comic strip XKCD. And ironically, this book is titled “What If?” ‘It’s like a surreal … Continue reading

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‘Crooked House’ Review

I was astonished to learn that the most shocking crime/mystery was not written by AC Doyle but by Agatha Christie. It wasn’t hard-boiled though since the murderer used poison. How was that? The main protagonist was a 12-year-old girl who … Continue reading

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