From patterns to personality: how creativity helps you find your own unique voice

PhotoSparks is a weekly feature from YourStory, with photographs that celebrate the spirit of creativity and innovation. In the earlier 335 posts, we featured an art festival, cartoon gallery. world music festivaltelecom expomillets fair, climate change expo, wildlife conference, startup festival, Diwali rangoli, and jazz festival.

As explained in books like The Creative Curve and Creative Confidence, the value of creativity is at a premium in a globalised, digitally connected world, where change and disruption are the new normal. It’s not just the number of ideas you have, but their quality, originality and customer or community value that are important.

Creativity can be cultivated by keenly observing patterns and connections in the world around us, engaging with audiences, and iterating ideas and prototypes. Engaging with the field and getting regular feedback helps build creative confidence and overcome fears about risk and mistakes.

In a chat with YourStory, insights on such creative patterns were shared by Satish Pujari,

Senior 3D Animator, Technicolor. Satish is also an artist, and his works are being showcased at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat in Bengaluru. He graduated from Vijay Mahantesh Lalitakala Mahavidyalay in Hubballi, and was also team lead at Tata Elxsi’s Visual Computing Lab.

In this photo essay, we feature some of Satish’s works, along with samples of the other exhibiting artists: Sanjay Chapolkar, Nilanjan Guha, Vidhu Pillai, Ravindra Mahale, Nagabhushan, Satish Biradar, Vittal Kulkarni, H Sheshechala, and Ram Mohan.

Satish has been in the animation field for over 15 years, but has also created a range of unique paintings that feature bonsai trees. As shown in this photo essay, some of the bonsai trees also seem to have elements of animals, birds and human characters – such as eagles, peacocks, snails, and even a pregnant woman.

“Making a connection between patterns and finishing a work of art is itself an act of success,” Satish explains. He also sees success for himself as an artist in making a deep connect with audiences.

His art works are priced in the range Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. “If someone shows an obvious liking to my painting but says he is unable to pay the full price, I don’t mind giving a discount. What matters is seeing that the art work gives him happiness,” Satish says, though he jokes that other artists may not see things his way.

The message he wishes to convey through his art is respect for nature, both plant and animal life – hence the duality of both forms in his works. “Imagine if all Indian citizens had to plant a tree in order to get an Aadhar card, and if the government then gave you benefits for planting the tree – how green India would be,” Satish explains philosophically.

He also offers advice for aspiring artists. “Observe the style of other artists, but don’t imitate them. Learn from them but don’t copy them – focus instead on developing your own unique style, based on your technique and the connections and meaning you see in the world,” he explains.

“Develop your own talent. Don’t constrain your creativity,” Satish signs off.

Now, what have you done today to pause in your busy schedule and see how to build impactful connections with the shifting trends around you?

Satish Pujari

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Nintendo Announces New Gaming Console With a Unique Mobile Twist (Watch)

Nintendo just unveiled some major details about its newest console, slated for a release date of March 3. The Nintendo Switch is unlike anything you’ve seen from other gaming companies before — because it lets users play games both on their TVs and on the go.

Costing about $300, the console can hook up to your TV like a traditional gaming device. But then there’s a detachable mobile screen that you can take with you and play the same games using a touch screen. And the mobile version has between 2.5 and 6 hours of battery life, depending on how you use it.

Customer Expectations Driving the Latest Gaming Industry Trends

This release is part of a major shift in the gaming industry, and in the business world as a whole. Everything is going mobile. But consumers don’t just want a lesser version of their games or other activities. They want full-featured experiences that they can take with them.

The Nintendo Switch is still over a month away from its scheduled release date. So it remains to be seen whether or not the actual experience is going to be satisfactory for an increasingly mobile base of customers. But the idea is innovative and in keeping with the changing business landscape.

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Netflix broadcasts Its First unique Indian collection, based on ‘Sacred video games’

Netflix Announces Its First Original Indian Series, Based on 'Sacred Games'

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Netflix has partnered Phantom films to make its first Indian authentic collection.
Sacred video games is one of the bestseller books by Vikram Chandra.
The series is shot in India, says Netflix.
digital streaming provider Netflix has introduced its first India-set series, based totally on Vikram Chandra’s critically-acclaimed novel Sacred games.

The Hindi-English series can be produced through Netflix in partnership with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom films.

Set in Mumbai, Sacred video games delves into the town‘s intricate web of organised crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie underneath India’s monetary renaissance.

“Over the last few years, i’ve watched with tremendous excitement and pleasure as Netflix has convertednarrative television with its floor-breaking, style-bending suggests. i am assured that all the shade andvitality and tune of the fictional international i have lived with for goodbye will come fully alive at thebig-scale canvas provided by using Netflix. i’m pleased to be operating with Netflix and Phantommovies,” Chandra stated in a declaration.

we are very glad to begin this adventure with Netflix by way of producing Vikram’s exceptional story, set in Mumbai,” stated Madhu Mantena of Phantom movies. “And we’re extraordinarily confident that,collectively we will create some interesting and ground-breaking television content material from hereon.”

we are extremely joyful to accomplice with innovative powerhouse, Phantom movies, to bring Vikram Chandra’s epic novel to lifestyles with the fine Indian and international movie expertise to be hadnowadays,” said Erik Barmack, vp of worldwide unique collection at Netflix. “Sacred video gamesreinforces our commitment to convey the authenticity of local memories to Netflix individuals across one hundred ninety countries global.”

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