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30 Days Challenge

How to be creative? Do you know?

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I’m creative

Kani Poly personality

I’m very embarrassed to say “I’m creative” but I must believe it and I can see it on my personality test. I don’t have an independent mind, because I always listen to the ideas of others, but I can be proud of myself that I always try to find out the solutions, think different way.

So what is the creativity?

You absolutely have a lot of questions about the creativity.

  • How can be more creative?
  • Is it difficult to be creative?
  • If I can’t not be creative, what can I do?
  • I feel stuck, I have no idea.

I have these questions, too. I always wonder if we have a formula, it’s very great, it creates new values not only for personal life, but also for all the world. Science, economy, art, technology…

Creativity = Novelty + Useful

the more you use the more you have

The way to be creative

You know the definition of the creativity, you will know how to be creative, just use the formula. Great, right?

31 ways how to be creative infographic

What I do in order to be creative

I’m a designer, I start 30 days design challenge. It’s not only about the creativity, but also improve my skill a lot. I think everyone can start their own challenge, not only design, how’s about photos, draw, write blogs… It’s very interesting. And you have your own way how to be creative.

At this time, I have a challenge, not only myself, a challenge with my friend. I feel very happy when I have a companion, who try with me everyday, when I want to give up, this person forces me to do what I need to to, and I also the trainer, too. When I finish this challenge, I’ll publish it. Today is day 14 of the challenge so I’ll publish it soon.

My plan:

  • Publish Do it together – Another design challenge – 26-Mar-2015
  • Write a series about Visual Communication
  • Write about Infographic

Some exercises or resources that you can you use to apply in your life – How to be creative?

  1. Write a story in 6 words. That you know Hemingway Really wrote His Famous SixWord Story: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
  2. Join a class. Ignite your everyday creativity is a good choice. It’s free and very useful, I’m learning this course now.

 

 

30 days design challenge – Part 3 – Final

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Yeahhhhh!!! Finally I finish this Challenge. It took me a lot of time and energy, but it’s very fun and I feel I level up, as a Super Saiya. Just kidding, but you know this feeling:

A genius is only a normal person knows how to become a Super Saiya.

You can see 2 previous parts of 30 days design challenge here:

Now, let see my daily challenge from day 21 to day 30

Day 21: Cosmic Abstract with Kani Poly Logo

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Day 22: Dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

It’s my photo. I’m Super Saiya :v

Create dynamic art using glows and lighting effects

Day 23: I don’t know what I should call it :'(. My photo again.

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Day 24: A crab

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Day 25: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Day 26: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

I do it along a tutorial of Diana Toma

Tomato Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Day 27: Portrait Painting

Portrait Photo Into a Painting

Day 28: Fantasy Miniature World in Photoshop

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Day 29: My Vector Portrait in Illustrator

Donut  Kani Poly

Day 30: Vector Painting – Robin – Finalllll <3

 

Robin Vector Painting

I also record the process I draw it. You can see here

Speed vector painting – Robin

 

 

30 days design challenge – Part 2

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The beginning

As you know, I set up a 30 days design challenge for myself and it’s very easy at the beginning. I’m curious and enthusiastic, everyday I design with my heart and T want to make it a good habit – design new thing everyday – train my brand, my eyes and my hands. It’s going well till about the day 15, I had a trip to take pre-wedding photos with my friends (Tung&Tao’s Pre-Wedding ) and I could not design at this day, then 2 days more, I was so tired and lazy. And then day 24, I also miss the deadline… But now I must keep on doing to finish my challenge. And next part, I will write more about what I design everyday, not only show an image – a result, but also the process.

Day 11: I use Brush to create the trees, from trunk, boughs and leaves

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Day 12: Draw text Kani Poly with Watermelon effect

I do it along a tutorial, and it’s very easy but the result is beautiful.

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Day 13: Text POLY with 3d effect

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 Day 14: A logo with a deer

It’s quite simple. If I do it again, I will add more details .

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 Day 15: Turn a photo to oil painting effect

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 Day 16: Money effect

I plan to make a Kani’s Dollar, but it takes a lot of time, and I don’t want to use the American Dollar, so I decide to just make money effect. If I have a chance, I will make Kani’s Dollar.

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Day 17: Use some new effects with photos

They are all my photos. It’s very fun to make new effects with romantic colors like that.

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Day 18: A crab with old effect.

I use bumper and grunge to make this effect. Like a old tattoo.

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Day 19: Retouch my photo

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Day 20: Retouch a photo, movie effect

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30 days design challenge – Part 1

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Phew, at this time, I’m busy as a bee, a stupid bee. And I hate it so much. What I need to do now is focusing on important things, big stones – not small stones or rubbles.

I start 30 days design challenge to create new things everyday, learn and train my design skill.

Day 1: Myself

Use Photoshop to do some manip. Actually, it’s not successful as I hope but I have learn some new adjustment skill in Photoshop.

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Day 2: Text effect

I want the bluer light , this pic is so yellow. Quite interesting when you can create something like that.

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Day 3: Universe

It’s a strange experience. I’ve never done this style before, and it’s quite complicated, symetry, colorful.
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Day4: A pet

I use a reference photo of a pub and create vector on Illustrator.

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Day 5 : Magic is believing in your self. If you can do that, you can make everything happen.

I do a tutorial and change the quote I want.

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Day 6: Happy new delicious year!

Another text effect.

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Day 7: Text effect – Christmas Cake

I think I’ll do it again and make a template or mockup to use it with another shape, logo,.. etc.

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Day 8: A cupcake

It’s like digital painting . My cupcake is not similar as a real cupcake but it’s fabulous, right?

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Day 9: I don’t know how to call it

But it’s a new experience, again, so interesting, although this texture is not good enough.

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Day 10: Lighting and cloud

Hummm, quite hard.

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