We do have a new lil ART TIP though, which is
lil ART TIP TIME
NEVER ASSUME WHEN LEARNING ANYTING TO DO WITH ART … Basically, give everything a try, because that one thing you assume you won’t like/need, may end up being the best ting you ever tried. :)
Hope you like this one. If you have any tips/ struggles about finding the balance between work, play and sleep, or if you have any questions/topics you’d like discussed in future episodes, please get in touch. You can message me down the bottom of this page, by leaving a comment on YouTube, or by SENDING AN EMAIL
Time to go get some sleep :)
This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to the Dalai Lama
“SLEEP IS THE BEST MEDITATION.“
– The Dalai Lama
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Wunderlist App – I use this to get ideas and stuff out of my head before they pop out of existence lol Its a really sexy app that works on pretty much any device, and it’s free :)
• lilSOPHIE Affirmations – I talk about these briefly on the show, these are where I get the most fun making art
• How To Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs, by Lee Hammond – I bring this book up briefly during the lil ART Tip
• How To Grid Realistic Pencil Drawings – This weeks lil Art Tip is about how not to Assume when Learning anyting to do with Art, and it was during my first time using a grid to draw realistically that I realised … I had to stop assuming I wouldn’t need/like something before even giving it a try. In this blog post, I show the step by step process of how I grid my realistic Pencil Drawings :)
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including Sophie’s lil Art tips, episodes of this Podcast and some of my Pencil Drawings :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post random stuff on here :)
• INSTAGRAM @Sophie.Lawson – Pop along to my lil INSTAGRAM feed, where I plop out images from time to time lol
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“EVERYTING IS LINKED TO SLEEP…“
– Sophie Lawson
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“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”