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Artist | Student | Film & Animation
26 years old, Norway.

Instagram: Espenandpaper


Florence Welch by EspnB
Florence Welch
Done in watercolours.

Looking a bit shadowy because I don't have a big enough scanner for A3 sheets, and therefore had to take a picture of the painting.

As seen on Instagram and Tumblr: Espenandpaper
Red Hot - Social Medicine album cover by EspnB
Red Hot - Social Medicine album cover
Norwegian band Red Hot released their debut album today - with a cover made by me.
They've got some great, swingin' music!
Please do check them out on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal or WiMP! :D
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Signals by Eva & The Heartmaker
  • Reading: Textbook in philosophy
  • Watching: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Playing: Candy Crush
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: water
This summer, I was at a concert with a friend of mine. She's drawing portraits too, but not in a caricature way. Just portraits - just as if it were photographies.
When we talked about drawing and art, she referred to us both as "creative people". I've got that sentence stuck to my head for the past weeks.

I've searched up the definition of creativity. Creativity is, of course, to create something.
According to this website (…), creativity is "the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. If you have ideas, but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative."

So can you call yourself creative if you're making anything, no matter what combination or meaning?

Don't misunderstand me, I think it's impressive when people draw things so lifelike it looks like a photography. A few of my friends are excellent at this. But if they were to exhibit their work, you've really seen every drawing when you've seen one, haven't you?

I mean
- So that's my portrait of Barack Obama. If you'll all follow me around this corner, you can see my drawing of Lady Gaga
- ...yeah, never mind, I've seen music videos and pictures of her, so I know how she looks like.

So the big question is - is this really creativity? Is the old, traditional painted portraits really creativity?
Or can creativity be graded from one to ten, where these traditional portraits are a one?

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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
DianaAgata Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Hello, Espen. :)

Thanks for the compliment. :sun:
You`re welcome.
I like your newest works  very much
and hope to see more of it in future.
May you have a wonderful weekend!
Yours sincerely,
EspnB Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
Vielen dank für der kommentar, Diana! I appreciate such a lovely and personal message on my wall, and I'm looking forward to see your work in the future too. :hug: 
Have a wonderful week!
- Espen :)
DianaAgata Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016
Thank you, Espen. :)
You`re welcome.
Your feedback meens a lot to me,
because now I see, that people can
appreciate personal messages like that...
And I appreciate your message too. Hug
Let us enjoy our time and be creative. :)
Kind regards,
LaceyCheshireGrin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
THX 4 THE LLAMA!! :woohoo: :hug: :iconiamhappyplz:
EspnB Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Filmographer
My pleasure! :)
GothDicax Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
EspnB Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! :bow: 
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the llama!
Terraspirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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