I talk about some of the reasons why I love copying other artists work, like how you don’t really see something until you try to draw it, how other artists work can inspire and motivate, and how by studying other artists work, you not only find out who they are, but also who you are too.
The following examples are the three sketches I talk about on the podcast –
GREETINGS, by Artist Miles Johnston
original on the left, my copy on the right
Find out more about Miles Johnston • miles-johnston.tumblr.com
This week also sees the introduction of a new weekly feature, lil ART TIPS :)
This weeks lil ART TIP is “ALWAYS CARRY A SKETCHBOOK WITH YOU :)”
Hope you enjoy this one. If you have thoughts about copying other artists work, or any questions/topics you’d like discussed on the show, please get in touch. You can message me down the bottom of this page, or by sending me an email
This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Yohji Yamamoto
“START COPYING WHAT YOU LOVE.
COPY COPY COPY COPY.
AT THE END OF THE COPY, YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF.“
– Yohji Yamamoto
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE
LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• ImagineFX Sketchbooks Vol 3 – This is the sketchbook I flick through on the podcast and sketched the three sketches above from …, well, I have vol 4, but I believe they are all pretty much the same just different covers :) This is only £5 with free UK Postage … absolute bargain. I highly recommend it; full of so many inspiring sketches.
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including Sophie’s lil Art tips and some of my Pencil Drawings :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post stuff on here sometimes … not at the moment though lol
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“THAT’S THE MAIN THING, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE’RE DOING IS FUN.“
– Sophie Lawson
‘What are you currently Struggling with?’, is this weeks random topic … and it ends up being an episode about the Struggles of trying to Curate and Focus an Instagram feed: How do you decide what to focus on, when multiple Passions seem right? Do you even need to curate an Instagram Feed? Why is Focus so bleeding hard? lol This one’s a bit like being a pinball bouncing around inside my brain as I try to work out what to do. Hope you like this one :)
This weeks lil episode could be the last one before they put me in a Mental Asylum lol It starts out talking about how I think I need to go back to basics with my Art, before I bounce all over the place asking questions like: What are we Doing here? Are Introverts Aliens? What is Rest? Is the Subconscious an External Source? Are some Thoughts other Peoples Feelings? … I also talk about AI, Virtual Reality and Out of Body Experiences, as well as this weeks lil Art Tip, which is how to Grid a Pencil Drawing without putting any lines on your paper. This one is a lil all over the place, but hopefully you enjoy it :)
Death. On this one I talk about Why I think it’s good to think about Death from Time to Time, How it can Help You Appreciate People in your Life More, How it can Help You Face Fears, Achieve Goals and Lead to you becoming a Better Artist and Human Being. I also ask, Are we Dead already?, What Happens during the Death Process? and Are Dreams Linked to the Death Realm? Hope you like this one :)
I think this is the most out there lil episode I’ve done so far lol Something that’s always bothered me, is Why are some people born Transgender? I came up with a Theory this morning after a Lucid Dream, and it made me wonder, What if we’re inside of a Dream right now, and what if that’s got something to do with why some people are born Transgender. There’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about the fun of trying new things … and there’s even a bonus lil Art Challenge for you to do this week too :) Woohoo!
This lil episode’s all about planning, something I’ve been doing a lot of lately with my Passion Planner and Wunderlist App. I talk about some of the stuff that seems to be working, and tings that aren’t going quite according to plan. There’s also a new feature this episode, called the Fascinating Fact … where I share a fascinating fact about something to do with Art, Spirituality, Transitioning and Stuff like that. Hope you like this one :)
‘ Talk About Psychedelics ‘ was this weeks random topic, and it ends up being a right trippy episode talking about, Lucid Dreaming, Mushrooms vs Technology and how Fear appears to be Controlling Society. I also wonder, Are Our Memories Really Dreams?, Are Mushrooms Creating Our Dreams?, and Are Psychedelics Bad, or have we been lied to? I also talk about Why Sketching in Crappy Sketchbooks is a good idea, a Lucid Dreaming Stabilisation Technique Steve Job and I Created within a Lucid Dream lol, how Lucid Dreaming is like a Fear Playground, and there’s a bit about the Fear of Success. Hope you enjoy :)
This lil episode is all about Crap Drawings, well, part of it is … this is my Spontaneous A to Z of Art, where I run through the alphabet and say the first art related word that springs to mind and talk about it. We have C is for Crap Drawings, B is for Boring Exercises, O is for Orange and I is for Inspiration, at one point K was for King Kong lol this one gets a bit nutty at times :)
This weeks lil podcast is all about Trees; I think everyone should get themselves a little tree friend, they’re like a pack of smarties … they always have the answers :) I talk about my wise Tree Friend, Lucid Dreaming and do a bit of sketching outside at Saltrum, before my lead runs out.
This one’s about Iterating in Public, and how I’m going to try a new format for the show. I also talk a lil about my time at a recent Life Drawing class with the amazing Ian Barlow, and a few other bits and bobs. Hope you enjoy it :)
This lil one’s all about Gesture Drawing; I talk about why it’s my most fun drawing exercise, how online resources QuickPoses.com and Croquis Cafe can help improve your Gesture Drawing skills, and there’s this weeks lil Art Tip, which is Gesture Drawing related. We also have a new feature this week in Book Book Time :) where I’ll be looking at a different book each episode, and this weeks Book Book changed my life, it’s Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How To Lose Your Mind And Create A New One, by Dr Joe Dispenza. Hope you like this one :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”