I wrote a more detailed blog post about Inktober Days 1 to 5, which also includes Drawings, a Video and various links to some of the Inspirational Artists I’ve found so far, but this episode also covers a couple other topics, like the lil art tip, which is
lil ART TIP TIME
A SCRAP PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE USED TO CHECK YOUR PROPORTIONS WHEN DRAWING :)
When rendering a realistic drawing freehand, without any grid lines, I find it handy to keep a lil Scrap Piece of Paper by my side, so I can check my measurements and proportions from time to time.
Say I’m drawing an eye and I think, hmm, something doesn’t look right here. I can pick up the Scrap Paper, place it onto my Reference Photo, and mark off two dots along the edge of the paper, one at the start of the eye, the other at the end.
I than move the scrap paper onto my drawing, to see if the eye I’ve drawn syncs up with the dots.
The fun thing is, when they sync up first time, it creates a nice warm fuzzy feeling inside :) Sometimes they don’t, but this is good too, because you start learning where you’re going wrong, and slowly, over time, your accuracy when drawing will improve :)
I also throw in a lil consciousness theory at the end, which I thought about after watching an interview Elon Musk did with Joe Rogan, which made me have this strange feeling that the Future could be the Past!
Hope you like this one.
If you have any tips or questions about Inktober 2018, this weeks lil Art Tip, 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
This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Genevieve FT
” YOU NEED TO SHOW YOUR CREATION TO THE WORLD. “
– Genevieve FT
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Tombow Mono Eraser Pen – I’ve found this to be a great Art Tool for Erasing the pencil lines once I’ve finished Inking :)
• Inktober Day 1 to 5 Blog Post – Includes the Drawings I talk about on the podcast and a bit more detail about the first five days of Inktober 2018.
• Inktober Days 1 to 5 Video – A lil video where I talk about the drawings I did, look at the Artists who inspired me with their Drawings and show the Photoshop filter trick I talk about on the podcast.
• Derwent Graphik Line Markers – These are the Fineliners I’ve been using … so far only the 0.1, which I think is beautiful!
• Elon Musk Video on YouTube – This is the video I refer to at the end of the episode, where Elton Musk talks about AI.
• Day 1 Artist: Marcos Mateu-Mestre @MMateuMestre
• Day 2 Artist: Miles Johnston @Miles_Art
• Day 3 Artist: Mingjue Helen Chen @MingJueChen
• Day 4 Artist: Genevieve FT @GenevieveFT
• Day 5 Artist: Cameron Stewart @CameronMStewart
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including lil Art Tips, episodes of this Podcast, Inspirational Artists and some of my Pencil Drawings / Artwork :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post me 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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” I ALREADY KNEW I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING, BUT I DIDN’T REALISE HOW MUCH I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING. “
– Sophie Lawson
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 is all about something I got hit with recently … Overwhelm. I talk about how I think I need videogames in my life for balance, how Transitioning takes up a lot of time, remembering why I started Drawing in the First place, Floatation Tanks, Swimming, Reiki Healing … I even talk about turning my Willy into a Fanny on this one lol
On this episode I talk about Thoughts … where do thoughts come from? How comes while I’m drawing thoughts sometimes try to put me off? How comes thoughts have the power to either negatively or positively impact reality? .., I have a theory that thoughts could be linked to the Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser Experiment, this one’s a bit bonkers :)
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 :)
This lil episode is one of them brain dump ones, where I just talk about tings currently on my mind, like: Dealing with Burnout, Finding Balance, Playing Videogames, the link between Spirituality and Art, Meditation, Dreaming, Social Anxiety … I also talk about a couple of books, one called Discover Your Psychic Powers by Tara Ward and another called Daily Rituals by Mason Curry. Hope you like this one :)
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 :)
On this episode I talk about Lucid Dreaming again … Lucid Dreaming and Art seems like it could be a powerful combination. I had a crazy idea of trying to meet lilSOPHIE, one of my custom characters, inside of a lucid dream. I talk about my first attempt on this episode … I think it might be possible, having already experienced holding her lil hands :) I talk about some of the fun things I’d love for us to do together, like Posing, Sketching, listening to her lil Stories and getting to know who lilSOPHIE really is, so I can pop back into reality and bring her to life :)
On this episode I talk about Self Doubt, and how I’m starting to realise, with the help of Lucid Dreaming and Automatic Writing, that Self Doubt is a fear that shouldn’t be something to run away from, but instead embraced, with the Loving arms of Action.
This is the first unedited podcast I’ve ever done … well, there was a 5 second clip I cut out when I burped lol but apart from that, this was all done in one take. You know what, it felt Liberating :) I talk about Podcasting, Goals and a lil bit about Loneliness. The book book is Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe, and the lil Art Tip is how 30 minutes of practice before bed, can lead to big improvements over time. I hope you like this episode … one of my goals from now on, is to do all future podcasts live, with no editing :) Woohoo! Happy 2019 :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”