Re: Mike Lin Handout
on 01-19-2005 10:20 PM
-Why you cannot draw well - 1.No confidence, 2.No drawing skill, 3.Want perfect, 4.Want good GPA or promotion, 5.Like to compare and compete, 6.Don't like to be criticized.
-Do > Mistakes > Improvement > Success > Confidence. There is no perfect drawing, so just do it.
-Graphics is a process and not a product like art. Therefore, you don't need to draw well, and you will never get worse. Never admit you've ruined a drawing; instead, say, "I like it", and turn the mistakes into part of the drawing.
-A good designer or drawer is knowing how to copy (get inspired from) somebody else's projects and nobody can tell. Don't compare, try only to be the best designer or drawer in your family.
-4 Excuses not drawing well - 1.I am not done yet, 2.I am a designer, 4.Timed sketches, 4.Say I like it.
-Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot draw, because you can! You are the only one who can stop yourself from drawing well.
-You never fail until you stop trying. Learn from your mistakes. Do not allow yourself to become dicouraged. The more time you spend on a drawing, the more chance you risk of ruining it.
-To be talented in drawing - 1.Work hard. 2.Know graphic tricks. 3.Trace other people's drawings.
-To be talented in design - 1.Work hard. 2.Know design tricks. 3.Inspired by other people's design.
-To be employed - 1.Good attitude. 2.Draw well. 3.Be energetic.
-To be successful - 1.Set up goals. 2.Know how. 3.Just do it.
-Six levels of success - 1.Bitch others. 2.Hate yourself. 3.Like yourself. 4.Like others. 5.Help others. 6.Help enemies.
-Seven levels of people - 1.Jerk. 2.Asshole. 3.Anal 4.Tight 5.Loose but Cocky. 6.Loose and sharing. 7.Loose, sharing, loyal, and humble.
-There is success in loyalty. Be humble to be ahead. Be able to take criticism and have a sense of humor.
-Success is measured by: 1.Enjoy what you do. 2.Financially Independent.
-When you teach somebody else, you practice twice. A sharing attitude is the right attitude. You will not lose what you share, but you will gain what people share with you.
-Students - Poor but have time to travel, go to Europe. Professionals - have money, make time to enjoy life. Then be happy and have no regrets when you are old.
-Don't let trouble troubles you until it troubles you. Life is about quality, not quantity and it is too short to worry too much. Work hard and play hard. Be loose or you will lose it.
-When you see something nice, go for it. Go for the best, not the second best, so you only buy once. money is not yours until you spent it. You must spend it to make money.
-Everyone dies eventually, yesterday is too late, tommorow is not yours, and today is a "Present". Before you leave the world, you have one responsibility to yourself - enjoy your life, so have fun.
That image took forever to load for me (on 28k for the night), so I typed it all out.