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
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE
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
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
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!
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 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 :)
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On this lil episode I talk about minimalism … how getting rid of all my tings and having more space, appears to bring with it a feeling of peace, and hopefully in time, an increase in balance and focus :)
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 :)
This lil episode is about how Making Art should be Fun, and a time to Play. I realised something this week, I don’t enjoy realistic pencil drawings as much as I used to, which scared me at first until I realised, if you’re not having fun, stop doing it :) I also share another Lucid Dream experience, and this weeks lil Art Tip is about avoiding eye strain while Digitally Painting :)
On this lil tiny episode, I talk about a strange experience I had last night while meditating with my eyes open for the first time. I saw something that sent shivers down my whole body … I saw the light bulb on my ceiling flash on and off. No idea what happened there, but it left me in a strange conflicting state of awe and argh … oh, and I also briefly talk about my time with clip studio paint pro, drawing on the Surface Pro 2 :)
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 :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”