Archive for the ‘General stuff’ Category

Easy Art Pro picture quiz begins…

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

 Richard Allport Image Quiz 1

This picture was taken recently and looked so strange we thought it fitting to launch a regular quiz to see if anyone can guess what the picture is of. We look forward to receiving your emails to with what your ideas are!

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Richard Allport Biog…

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Richard Allport eyes peeled

In answer to recent requests for a downloadable and printable version of my written biog here you go!

Click here to download Richard Allport’s biog

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A blast from the creative past…

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

 Richard Allport Danielle Gearing winning image

Having been asked recently about the amazing photographic results that emerged from the “Searching for Creativity” workshops at Q3 Academy last year, I thought it fitting to upload some higher resolution files of some of the images created by the students.

Click here to see a full size selection of the finished images

Click here to see a full size image of the winning picture by Danielle Gearing

(Please be aware that these images are the property of Q3 Academy and are not for reproduction without permission)

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Richard Allport Artist Q&A second round questions…

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

 Richard Allport Artist round 2 questions

Q1: What are the training DVD’s about specifically?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Because there is only so much you can put into a workshop or even a series of workshops I had always planned to do a large-scale set of DVD tutorials that encapsulated everything I’d learned “on the job” so to speak.

The natural way to do this was as a set of step-by-step guides that demystified the creativity process from beginning to end. When you work long enough in the creative industries you learn that you can use techniques and methods to get very good results very fast, if you know what buttons to press and what gives you the most impact for the level of effort you put in. You can achieve amazing results in a surprisingly short amount of time; all you have to do is have the want to give it a go.

So the DVD set will totally break the creative process down and reform it in a very easy to understand and instinctive way, but also in a new and unique way never presented within the education system before. You don’t even need to be able to draw!

Q2: Do you have a CV or Biog that you can put up on here so people can read what you’ve done?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes, give me a couple of days and I’ll upload it in its own post.

Q3: Do you have any new workshops planned? If so can you describe what they’re about?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes loads. Without wanting to spoil the surprises there are themes including mythical creatures, how shockingly suggestible we all are, understanding confusion (!) and a crazy one called “How to cheat and lie!”

Q4: Do you provide private tuition for individuals or groups?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes absolutely! Each one is bespoke for that person or organisation so if you want any details on this at any level please get in touch directly.

Q5: How is the dragon puppet going and can we see some more development pictures?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Its about to emerge from the moulding process. It had a slight delay due to work commitments and then I had lovely bronchitis! I will post pictures of the silicone skins as they emerge from the moulds soon!

Q6: How many of the new Creativity Break interviews are planned?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Quite a few, it’s taking a while to type them all up in-between doing everything else but several are done and will be posted on here in the near future.

Q7: Can you say more about the weird events that you’ve described happening at schools in several of your posts? My son saw one and hasn’t stopped talking about it since!

A: Richard Allport Artist: Only that if you’re at a local school keep your eyes peeled and don’t blink or you’ll miss them!

Q8: Can you upload any videos of the model making processes you use?

A: Richard Allport Artist: There are several “making of” videos being edited at the moment that will be uploaded to our video channel that you can watch and download for free. Check back soon to check them out!

Q9: Do you work with recommended suppliers of the hardware and software you teach and use?

A: Richard Allport Artist: Yes. We’re currently in talks with the lovely people at PC World about a national deal for schools so we can supply the best hardware and software at the best price and with the best after sales service. More news of this and what decision we come to will follow…

Q 10:  Can you say any more about the potential large project with Q3 Academy mentioned in earlier posts?

A: Richard Allport Artist: ………………………………………….no………….shhh!

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Sir James Dyson’s (Expensive) Bladeless Fan……..

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Take a look and see what you think…I think its around £200 GBP. Binary opposites are an interesting way to develop creativity!

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Blinding film clip sequence by Stink film…the best CGI ever or real?

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Uber cool visual effects sequence from Stink Film……amazing cgi or real? watch the movie above then watch the making of below…


Check out their micro site at

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Bob Keen interview

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

A recent interview with Director and Special Effects maestro Bob Keen.

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New Blogger account added!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Richard Allport Blogger

Having been asked so much to start an open forum, I’ve started a Blog on Google’s Blogger. Come and join in and talk about all things creative. Any and all questions “artwise” welcomed!

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Free Screensavers

Monday, August 9th, 2010

So many people have asked if they can use any of my images as screensavers. My usual answer is ”No!!!”…but as so many talks have gone by and I’ve met so many nice people (even some nice children!) I decided to start relesing some of the images at 1024×768 so you can use them as inspiring computer backdrops. Please remember they are subject to copyright but are available for any non profit making purposes so long as the web address is clearly visible on the picture.

Here’s a sample few to get you going, click on them for the full size versions then right click and save as…now stop asking! I thankyou…

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Amazing maize mazes!!!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Richard Allport giant-maze

(Click image to enlarge and scramble your brain at how big this is!)

I just got off the phone to a friend who told me about these incredible “Maize Mazes”. As the name suggests they’re mazes made from maize! So instead of me waffling on about how they’re created, visit the link below and go pay them a visit!

Click here to visit the official Maize-maze Association website.

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