I talk about how the past few years I’ve been stuck in a cycle of Accepting, and than pushing away, videogames in my life. Feeling Guilty for playing Videogames was my main issue, but I think I may have worked something out … I was Fed a Lie in my Childhood; I was made to believe videogames were bad, and it’s been stuck deep inside of my subconscious ever since.
So Are Videogames Bad? Depends if you want to believe the lies of not :)
There’s also this weeks lil Art Tip which is :
lil ART TIP TIME
TAKE YOUR TIME WHEN DRAWING REALISTIC HAIR
Lee Hammond said a really nice quote in her book, How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From photographs, where she said something along the lines of, When you think you’re finished rendering hair, you’re probably only a third of the way there.
Drawing Realistic Hair that has Volume, Depth and looks Full and Fluffy, is all about Taking your Time and Building it up in Layers. I feel with hair, you can never have too many Layers; the More the Merrier :)
To finish off, there’s a slice of Lucid Dreaming talk too, and a very odd experience I had last week, of Five False Awakenings in a Row. It got a little bit unsettling towards the end, but fascinating at the same time lol I also talk a bit about How Lucid Dreaming is helping improve my Waking Life.
Hope you like this one :)
If you have any tips or questions about Videogames, 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 Koi Fresco
” BALANCE IS THE KEY TO EVERYTHING, WHAT WE DO, THINK, SAY, EAT, FEEL … THEY ALL REQUIRE AWARENESS AND THROUGH THIS AWAREMESS, WE CAN GROW. “
– Koi Fresco
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Inktober Days 20 to 26 Video – This is the video I talk about on the podcast where I quickly show drawing hair with Ink :)
• LucidAdvice.com – Official Site of Lucid Dreaming Expert Robert Waggoner.
• Lee Hammond – Lee Hammond is the Artist who taught me the importance of taking your time when drawing Realistic Hair.
• 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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” YOU NEED OTHER THINGS IN YOUR LIFE, IN ORDER TO INSPIRE YOUR ART. “
– Sophie Lawson
This weeks lil podcast is all about Trees; I think everyone should get themselves a little tree friend, they’re like a pack of smarties … they always have the answers :) I talk about my wise Tree Friend, Lucid Dreaming and do a bit of sketching outside at Saltrum, before my lead runs out.
A few days ago I had my first Lucid Dream … since than, my mind’s gone deep into the Lucid Dreaming Rabbit Hole. I’ve started asking myself: Is it possible to Manifest a Painting while Dreaming, than create it for real when you Wake up? Sounds Bonkers, but turns out there’s proof it can be done :)
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 :)
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 :)
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
‘Talk about your Families Reaction to you being Transgender’ was this weeks random topic. I talk about my experience of Coming Out As Transgender with my Mum, Dad, Niece, Nephew, and Sister; even ringing my Sister up at the end to talk about how she feels about me being Transgender. 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 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 :)
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 :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”