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Story Writing

Writing a story is like painting a picture on the head of a pin. Kick your writing in gear. Supercharge your writing with your own ideas. If you have good story writing skills, you would have too many story ideas. Creative writing is the practice of writing to express emotions, ideas and imagination.

A well written mediocre idea can be made into an award-winning story. A wide range of ideas is all around you with categories like Adventure, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Humour, Mystery, Romance, Sci-fi, Supernatural etc. The words you use to express your ideas are your raw material. You need to put these words together in a meaningful, entertaining and informative way to create a great story.

Drawing

Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual art. It increases visual literacy and develops children’s fine motor skills. Drawing provides confidence with fun and creativity. By developing the drawing skills, you gain a deeper understanding of your surroundings and learn a truly universal language. Sometimes it could be difficult to brainstorming unique ideas to sketch. Once you get started, you will find that one idea leads to another. The more you draw, the better you do it.

Pick up a pencil, crayon or an oil pastel and start an activity on a blank page with simple concepts. Work of ideas like landscape, portrait drawing, figure drawing, still life drawing, cartooning, doodling or freehand.

Photography

Photography, also means “drawing with light”, is never a waste of time. People have been asking the question, is photography science or art? We leave it to you to decide. In the modern world, digital photography has changed the way people take photos. Finding the subject for your photo is an important factor. Pay attention to your thoughts and emotions while you are shooting.

You don’t need the latest or greatest camera to make beautiful images. Exposure is the most basic element of photography. Avoid automatic function as it seriously limits your creative ability to make great photos. You need to equip yourself with the knowledge and techniques involved in exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO etc.

Comics

The term comics, in the English language, is derived from the humorous work. Usage of the term, comic, has become standard for non-humorous works as well. Comics has a different history in different cultures. Different terms are used in different languages to refer comics, like “Manga” for Japanese comics, “Bandes dessinées” for French comics and “Manhua” for the Chinese language.

The stories can be told in captions below the images, text inside the speech balloons and with the help of Onomatopoeia. Are you skilled enough to express your ideas by images combined with text? Are you good story writer with an obsession of sketching? If the answer is yes, you could be a good comic artist.

Selfies

We live in the age of selfie – a type of self-portraiture. Selfie is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or a webcam to share on the social network. Selfies, nearly always taken from within an arm’s length of the subject, have changed the landscape of imagery how the people communicate with each other. 

In 2013, Oxford Dictionary announced the word “selfie” as being the word of the year. Selfies are now popping up everywhere throughout the social media. Younger crowd seems to be especially more involved in the trend. Inexpensive cameras that make spherical images are opening a new era in photography and changing the way people share stories.

Murals

The word Mural originated from “murus”, a Latin word that means wall. Murals are with us as long as people are. In today’s world Murals have covered the interiors and exteriors of many buildings which may include but not limited to museums, libraries, churches, tombs etc. Artists utilise text to make a statement and draw out emotions.

Murals have grown up as a mighty visual communication tool of emancipation, freedom of expression, social activism and propaganda. They are also created with the purpose of advertising. In Mural painting, Fresco technique is used on wet lime plaster. Other materials used in Mural paintings are an oil painting, acrylic painting and tempera.

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