In this weeks lil episode, I ask the question, Are Videogames Bad For You? You can replace Videogames with any hobby really, as I think anything is bad if the balance isn’t right. Artists seem to be drawn to the creative nature of Videogames, but Are Videogames Bad?
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 lil episode is another one of those Art Focused Therapy Session ones, where I just empty the contents of my head into the microphone about the topic of Focusing on One Passion. I talk about the conflict of knowing I need to focus on Art, but feeling like I’m not able to … eventhough I know I am. I also talk about another Lucid Dream experience, Mindset while Drawing, Finding Balance, and this weeks lil Art Tip is all about the importance of Keeping Your Old Drawings :)
This lil one is all about Inktober, and some of the tings I’ve learnt over the first 5 days. I talk about how Scary it can be to Commit to an Ink Line knowing you can’t Erase it, Some of my Smudging Struggles and how Pencil Drawing seems to be the most important Art skill. The lil Art Tip is how a scrap piece of paper can be used to help check your Proportions when Drawing, and I throw in a lil bit about Consciousness at the end, and how I think the future could be the past :)
This weeks lil episode is more about the tings, as I talk about Interpreting Dreams with Automatic Writing. There’s also the Book Book, which is Understanding Dreams by Keith Hearne and David Melbourne, and for a bit of arty tings, we have the lil Art Tip, which is a super easy way to create the effect of squinting when working digitally. Hope you like this one :)
This lil episode’s more like a therapy session about my struggles of finding balance between work and play. I talk about sacrificing Videogames, how the Discipline of saying no to chocolate bars is helping me say NO to bigger temptations, and how you need to work out what to stop completely vs cut down on; this ones all about Finding Balance … oh, and I also share another healing Lucid Dream I experienced during the week :)
This week I talk about my first time floating in a float tank … one of the strangest experiences I’ve ever have. I recorded this one down the park, and just as I was finishing up, the episode got gate crashed by a bloke called Nick playing a guitar … so this one gets very random at the end :)
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 :)
On this episode I dive into the topic of Spirituality … Automatic Writing is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with, what I like to call, the Universe. It’s life changing stuff, because in just two weeks I’ve managed to go from being scared of transitioning at the day job, to not only throwing away all my male clothes and being my true self at work, but also wearing a little swimsuit in public, and facing the fear of learning how to swim … I’m beginning to see a deep connection between Art and Spirituality.
This lil episode is for us sleepyheads out there :) Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I had to sacrifice my sleep this week … not cool. It’s been interesting though, seeing how sleep is key to everything. This weeks lil Art Tip is more of a mental one, about how never to assume when learning anything to do with Art, and that’s pretty much it for this one. Hope you like it, I’m gonna to go sleep now :)
In this lil episode we take a peek inside the how to draw book, Keys to Drawing with Imagination, by Bert Dodson; an incredibly fun book, packed with tons of: sketches, exercises and wise words from the master that is, Bert Dodson :)
There was supposed to be a new YouTube video this week, but it never happened because I wanted things to be perfect … so instead of putting something out that wasn’t perfect, I put nothing out :( This week I talk about something I find really hard to do … putting out imperfect work. and how it’s better to put something out that’s good enough, than nothing at all.
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”