Iâ€™m reading the autobiography that Norman Rockwell dictated to his son. Here is one of the passages that I highlighted regarding the effort required for greatness: I wanted to be a great illustrator. I was so dedicated and solemn that the other students called me â€œThe Deacon.â€ The lunchroom crowd, students who wore beards and [...]
Archive for June, 2008
Matt Archambault recently introduced me to illustrator Alphonse Mucha (1860-1930). Mucha was an amazing artist that Iâ€™m very surprised to have never heard of before. I recognized his influence, though, in comics today â€” most notably in the work of Adam Hughes. Apparently Muchaâ€™s talent didnâ€™t completely surface early in his life. Here is a [...]
The first days of my algebra 2 class in high school were easy. I remember Mrs. Davis up at the board going over the lessons, and thinking, "when do we get to the interesting stuff?" Then I went to sleep. A semester or two later I woke up, looked up at the board and thought, [...]
Almost by definition, if you set an example worth following, you are leading. You donâ€™t need to be in charge to set a good example. Nor do you need to hold a high position in an organization to set a good example. You simply have to understand what a good example would be and become [...]
I picked the wrong mascot for the picture when I drew this in pencil. Turner Hilliker colored this in and added the text.