This weeks lil podcast is all about PENCIL VS INK, and what I’ve noticed so far after 20 days of Inktober 2018. Inking is like a Paradox, where it’s both similar and totally different to Pencils at the same time.
I also talk about how Pencils seem to be a lot more Playful, Drawing from the Elbow and how I can tell Inks could be really Satisfying once you feel Confident with them.
There’s also this weeks lil Art Tip which is :
lil ART TIP TIME
NIP TINGS IN THE BUD
This is based off something Leslie Saeta said, on one of her podcasts. . “If you sit down to draw and somethings bothering you, like a wobbly table leg, stop what you’re doing and sort it out.” I’ll never forget that, because it’s so true. If you leave it, it will distract you while drawing and stop you really getting into it.
Half the time it will only take 5 seconds to fix, but it will allow for a much freer mind while producing Art.
It’s a bit like what the Buddhist Monks say, “If there’s something you can do about it, do something about it. If there’s nothing you can do about, you can’t do anything about it.” :)
There’s also a teeny bit at the end about Reality Checks and Lucid Dreaming too … hope you like it :)
If you have any tips or questions about Pencil Vs Ink, this weeks lil Art Tip, Lucid Dreaming, or any questions/topics you’d like discussed on 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 Andy Stanley
” PENCIL IN YOUR PLANS, BUT WRITE YOUR VISIONS IN INK. “
– Andy Stanley
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Inktober Days 13 to 19 Video – The video I talk about on the podcast that has a look at the x-acto Retractable Knife :)
• Artists Helping Artists Podcast – This is where I heard about this weeks lil Art Tip, from Leslie Seata, who hosts the show.
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including lil Art Tips, episodes of this Podcast, Inspirational Artists and some of my 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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” INKING IS VERY MUCH A MINDSET THING, WHEREBY, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE CONFIDENCE AND THE BELIEF THAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO A NICE LINE… AND THAN YOU WILL. “
– Sophie Lawson
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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 :)
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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 :)
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“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”