My Goal for 2014

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Simple, Vector Blazer and Tie

Introducing: The Creativity 365 Challenge, 2014 Edition!

My goal for every day of this year is to create or finish something creative.  Be it a sketch, a painting, an illustration, a video, or a website, or be it a poem, a fan fiction, a blog post, or a novel, I will make something new and creative every day this year!  Much if this will end up here for you all to enjoy, alongside any helpful tutorials or whatnot I manage to whip up in my revival!

Consider this vector blazer icon my work for Day 1 of 365 – Jan. 1, 2014!

 

Created with Adobe Illustrator.

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A Fully Operational So Powered Productions – Tutorials Coming

At last, thanks to Joomla! and a lovely template courtesy of Joomlage.com, my website is beginning to reach its potential.  Already there’s much more on here than there was before, and I’m pretty sure it’s only the beginning.  This place really is the place to go for the latest information on Technically Heroic now that I have my trusty CMS at my command.

If you like what I’ve got, I can put CMS at your command as well.  I’m gearing up to do a tutorial series here on Joomla!, so if you would like to learn how to make your website cool like mine, check out my website, http://sopoweredproductions.com to get a sense of how powerful Content Management Systems can be (also, visit http://legacy.sopoweredproductions.com to compare and contrast with the old site).  Then watch for my tutorials!  You could even subscribe to the blog so when a new tutorial comes out, you’ll get notified!  Stay tuned.

Visualizing Your Story

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Technically Heroic - The Hunter

Sometimes it’s good to just take a break from typing out your novel.  Just because you’re breaking, though, does not mean you must mentally abandon the story which is probably starting to rule your life (and your dreams even).  When you’re writing, it may be a good idea to get out a sketch pad and pencil and just sketch elements of your story, whether they’re characters, vehicles, or locations.  This is especially true when it comes to fantasy and sci-fi.

Now, don’t worry if your artistic skills are somewhat limited. Mine aren’t by any means perfect. It doesn’t really matter, as long as you can get an idea down on paper. You can always develop the idea further, which will give you great visualization help when daydreaming and writing.   In some cases it is very helpful to get on the web and look for inspiration.  This is especially useful if you’re trying to visualize scenery and landscapes, and may help greatly when it comes to designing weapons and tech.

I often enjoyed drawing stuff from my stories, and sometimes I would draw something before I actually put it in the story.  Maybe this idea will help your creative process.  You never know, so why not try?