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  • 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 (www.creativityatwork.com/2014/…, 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?
Statuses? What do I do with it...? Hm? Ask them about what? Oh.
How are you guys today? :D
Electric Light Orchestra logo redesigned by EspnB
Electric Light Orchestra logo redesigned
Playing around with the Electric Light Orchestra logo. For those who haven't heard this band, I recommend to listen to some of their songs when you have the time and motivation :)

Made in Adobe Illustrator.
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  • 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 (www.creativityatwork.com/2014/…, 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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EspnB
Espen
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
Norway
25 years old. Grew up in Kongsberg. Living in Kristiansand. Bachelor degree in film. Been drawing for as long as I can remember. Left handed. Prefer pen (markers) and paper. Experiments with acrylic paint, watercolours and Adobe Illustrator.

Ambitions: living off of drawing.

Art philosophy: I'm impressed by artists who manages to draw objects and humans just as they are, making their drawings look like photographies. But with all due respect, that approach makes it all predictable in the end.
The art I love the most is simplifying objects and especially humans to almost an abstract level while keeping it/them recognisable. Why draw something a photography can show us, when you can display the inside of your head - your ideas, thoughts, views, perspective and feelings - onto a piece of paper? "Less is more."

"You shall not paint things as you see it, but things as you saw it." - paraphrased quote from Edvard Munch, who took an expressionistic approach when painting his memories.
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for the llama!
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Terraspirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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EspnB Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
My pleasure :)
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Packittoo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav dude!
You have a nice gallery, great style bro, keep it up!
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EspnB Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
My pleasure, you have done great work!
And thank you very much :bow: 
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dmax666 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Thanks for the fave :D
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EspnB Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
My pleasure :)
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Youme-K Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thanks for the fav :D
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EspnB Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
Well deserved :D
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Maccyjoe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tusen takk for Llama'en! Kult galleri du har.
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