ArchivePosted by Frederico Penteado Thu, January 16, 2014 06:06:40
After dull moments I finally got unstuck and figured out a succession of frames that allow me to carry on my animation. When work becomes a bore or it's simply painstaking is because it's taking the wrong direction. One must always keep that joyful, playful side of making in other to create a meaningful, valuable work. It is like children at play: it is not really the toy that matters but the enthusiasm and joy of playing that does. A child can find amusement and interest in the most simple things because everything is new, the world is new, like if it has been created afresh. The most simple things propel or trigger imagination, so should be the mind of the artist. But there is a substantial difference in the mind of the child and that of the artist. Like the child the artist is imaginative, however, the child does not possess "creativity" it is solely "imaginative". For creativity is a form of cunning, a way to arrange solutions, a faster way to get from A to B, and the child lacks the maturity and experience to be cunning. Creativity and imagination are different things, but often confused. Imagination is the pure faculty of fantasy, creating in the mind, abstracting from reality whilst creativity is the capability of solving, fixing, inventing. So is the difficult balance between imagination and creativity: without imagination the artist is but a craftsman and without creativity a dreaming child.