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Drawing for Happiness with @jiranarong

For more photos and videos of Jiranarong’s illustrations, follow @jiranarong on Instagram.

“I use a lot of drawing techniques, but right now I especially love watercolor and ink,” says Bangkok art director and illustrator Jiranarong Wongsoontorn (@jiranarong). While Jiranarong uses various online channels to share his daily snaps, Instagram has become a place for him to showcase photos and “making-of” videos of his artwork.

Jiranarong’s favorite themes to draw are things that make him feel joyous and peaceful, such as children, flowers and cats. “The main concept of my work is happiness, which means that the photos and videos I share are also made from my happiness,” he explains. When capturing his artistic expressions, he also uses natural light to show the texture of his paper and bring out extra liveliness in his illustrations.

Through Instagram, Jiranarong feels that he is sharing more than just images of his drawings: “I’m very glad to know that many of my followers can feel the same happiness through my work—I am often inspired and learning new things from the people I’m following as well.”

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“Picking up a paper this morning, it suddenly struck me that Napoleon (whose 193rd birthday falls today) must be one of the few people who actually experienced that age-old question: ‘If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you read?’”
This week’s staff picks, including the worst video game ever made, Napoleon’s desert island reads, and Salinger’s Ring Lardner.

theparisreview:

“Picking up a paper this morning, it suddenly struck me that Napoleon (whose 193rd birthday falls today) must be one of the few people who actually experienced that age-old question: ‘If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you read?’”

This week’s staff picks, including the worst video game ever made, Napoleon’s desert island reads, and Salinger’s Ring Lardner.

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1. Take a quarterly vacation
2. Hold a “retrospective” after projects
3. Write every day
4. Create an “interesting people fund”
5. Keep “tear sheets” to get inspired
6. Nap every day
7. Envision what you will be remembered for
8. Brainstorm at the bar
9. Get out of the building
10. Engage in “morphological synthesis”

99U culls 10 creative habits you should steal from worthy models like Cheryl Strayed, James Victore, and Ze Frank – details on each at the link.

Pair with the daily routines of famous writers and 99U's field guide to honing your creative routine, then revisit William James on the importance of habit.

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The Art Assignment - 11. Under The Influence

So for this I chose my friend in my art class, and I’m just annoyed that I’ve no pictures of her work. But basically, my friend’s chosen medium of art is painting, while mine is more photography. She tends to do this kind of silhouette work - painting a coloured background then adding a black subject in the foreground. She also goes for this kind of a casual look for her paintings, preferring paper to canvas.

To work in this style I ripped a page from an old notebook, and worked from the inspiration of one of our favourite songs; Coldplay’s Yellow (and yes, I’m aware I can’t write in straight lines, I’m left-handed).I’m not muchof a painter so I didn’t work with any difficult subjects like people or even skylines like my friend does, just a basic tree and then I added some stars.

This was fun and seeing as I’ve only painted like twice in my life I’m pretty proud of the result, but I think I’ll stick to photography and leave the painting to my friend.

- Aoife Lannon (16)