Workflow Keyword: Capture

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Capturing is the act of representing something complicated using a simplified version.

The Eiffel tower is made of 18,038 iron pieces, but can be captured quite clearly with just a few lines. 

You can capture anything – an object, a feeling, an abstract thought. The medium doesn’t matter either- you can capture something with lines, words, musical notes, clay or anything else. You can also capture with a combination of mediums.

In the book, I explain why this seemingly mundane skill (which most of us  don’t even think of as a skill at all) is the basic building block of all creative work – the creative atom, if you will.

Author: Doron Mayer

Director, Animator, Writer, Designer. Author of "Workflow: The practical Guide to the Creative Process".

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