We’re proud to showcase the winning illustrations from Duke TIP’s 2018 Writing and Illustration Contest. Each of these illustrations is based on the first-place story, which you can read here.[Read more…]
Have you ever committed—I mean really committed—to watching paint dry? Have you ever turned off your various Internet-enabled devices, cleared your calendar, put in some ear plugs, and plopped yourself down in front of a freshly painted wall on a lazy Sunday afternoon?
To liken something to watching paint dry, after all, is to dismiss it as dull, uninspiring, and predictable. Your mom might use the phrase to describe a particularly boring conference call at work, or your sports-averse friend might use it to describe the basketball game you made him watch last night.
But what might you gain from watching paint dry?
Patience, for sure. And maybe even a trance-like meditative state. But also an appreciation for color. And maybe even a roundabout interest in abstract art. [Read more…]
We all know TIPsters are incredibly talented people. And since we’re talking about colors this month, we thought the best thing we could do was talk to a TIPster about art.
Riley Stussie is a fourth grader from North Carolina who creates illustrations to go along with stories he writes. One of them even received an excellent rating at the ACSI Art Festival. Here’s what he had to say.
What’s your favorite subject, and how does art relate to the other things you study?
My favorite subject is math. Art intersects with my love to write. I write stories and then imagine images to go with the story. This helps bring the story to life. Some drawings do feel like they’re not at all the same thing [as the stories] but most do.[Read more…]
You see thousands of colors every day, and most of them were picked for a specific purpose. For example, would you pay as much attention to a McDonald’s sign, or even quickly recognize it as a McDonald’s sign, without the company’s signature bright red and bright yellow?[Read more…]