Posts Tagged: calibration

Ability Calibration

GO TIME YOURSELF!  Try the worksheet that is designed to help new and aspiring artists gauge their ability to create within a period of time.

As an artist, it’s important to develop a strategy for increasing productivity. It’s a necessary evil. Artists are driven by emotion, right? How can a person like that be expected to adhere to a schedule? One with goals and deadlines?

George Lucas. John Lennon. Michelangelo. Alan Moore. JRR Tolkien. Creative geniuses often develop strategies to help them stay focused on their tasks. How do they do it?

Perhaps the more important question is: How did they start?

When I was a kid, I spent six years doing competitive, Olympic-style, archery. The thing that stuck with me more than anything else was the method for figuring out how to aim. The idea was basically this: