Steal Like an Artist

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One of my favorite recent reads is Steal Like an Artist - 10 things nobody told you about being creative.

One of the quotes in the book is by Salavador Dali: "Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing."

Here is another good one from the book, this one by Pablo Picasso: "Art is Theft."

I think we can all learn by copying the art of others. Plus, it's fun!

Today I had some fun playing (stealing) with Topaz Adjust 5 while working on one of my Africa images. I used the Dark Sketch Charcoal filter in the Stylized Collection to create an image that reminded me of my first Santana album (still one of my favorites).

Topaz and other plug-ins are a great way to awaken the artist within. All the plug-ins I use are listed on my Save on Plug-ins page. Re Topaz: Save 15% with my code: rsammon.

Explore the light,
Rick

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