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Video: Visual designer Peter Chan shares how artists can revitalize their creativity

December 12, 2017 | By Emma Kidwell

December 12, 2017 | By Emma Kidwell
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It's crucial for artists to be able to keep a steady flow of new ideas and inspirations in order to feed the desire to create, but what happens when real life gets in the way of those ambitions? 

In this 2014 GDC session, visual designer Peter Chan (Monkey Island 2, Grim Fandango) discusses how artists of all skill levels can rediscover their creative drive even in the face of adversity. 

Chan introduces a question which leads to the core of his talk: "What feeds your creativity? How do you produce art, how do you come up with original ideas and thoughts when you've got busy brain or you're running on empty?" 

Artists curious about how to maintain creativity through all sorts of challenges can now go back and watch the talk completely free via the official GDC Vault YouTube channel!

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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