This lil episode it’s all about copying … not the naughty kind, but the one that’s a good drawing exercise to adopt, because Copying Other Artists Work is a Fun way to Play and Learn at the same time; stick some music on, and you can get lost for hours :)
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
On this episode I talk about Self Awareness and Art … Learning how to Draw is all about Self Awareness, such as being aware of Negative Spaces, but it doesn’t have to stop with the Art. This same Self Awareness can be used to start tackling mental issues like OCD, Social Anxiety and even heal suppressed emotional situations from our life. Art is powerful, it always seems to lead to Self Awareness, which seems key to self healing.
Boo :) Time for another episode … this one was recorded down the park, and it’s storytime :) I share a short story I wrote the other night in bed, and a theory I’ve been thinking about to do with consciousness, death and how we could all be blobs of paint on a canvas :)
What’s the Best Drawing Paper for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? and Realistic Pencil Drawing? Join me for episode One of the So Free Art Podcast, to find out :)
In this lil episode I share some stories from my brief time throwing paint around, while trying Abstract Painting for the first time. As someone whose really only done pencil drawings before, this was a totally different experience … I found to be Fantastically Freeing, and Massively Messy :)
This lil podcast’s about saying Thank You when things aren’t going so well, a new Fun 8 Minute Drawing Challenge I’ve found, and Sausages … this weeks lil Art Tip is actually a lil Sausage Tip :) There’s also the BOOK BOOK, which is a book called Feeling is the Secret, by Neville Goddard. Hope you like this sausage lol
This lil episode comes to you live from the astral planes lol I talk about Out Of Body Experiences on this one, and a theory I have where I wonder if the Earth is a school for us babies, created by the creator, with the ultimate goal of growing new creators; are we destined to be a Creator … aka, a God? There’s also the lil art tip, which this week is about how a craft knife can be used to fix inking errors. Hope you like this one :)
In this lil episode we take a peek inside the how to draw book, Keys to Drawing with Imagination, by Bert Dodson; an incredibly fun book, packed with tons of: sketches, exercises and wise words from the master that is, Bert Dodson :)
Drawing Erasers are not just for erasing mistakes, they can be just as much a drawing tool as a pencil :) Join me for episode Four of the So Free Art Podcast, where I talk about my Best Drawing Erasers for Realistic Pencil Drawing. Including my favourite: Plastic Eraser, Kneaded Eraser, Battery Operated Eraser and the Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen :)
This weeks lil podcast is all about Pencil vs Ink, and what I’ve noticed so far after 20 days of Inktober 2018. I talk about the Paradox of Inks, how they’re both similar and totally different to Pencils at the same time, there’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about Nipping Tings in the Bud, and there’s a teeny bit about Reality Checks and Lucid Dreaming at the end too. Hope you like this one :)
In this weeks lil episode, I ask the question, Are Videogames Bad For You? You can replace Videogames with any hobby really, as I think it all comes down to finding balance and your beliefs. There’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about Taking Your Time when Drawing Realistic Hair, and there’s a slice of Lucid Dreaming talk too: False Awakenings and how Lucid Dreaming is improving my Waking Life. Hope you like it :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”