- What are we Doing here?
- Are Introverts Aliens?
- What is Rest?
- Is the Subconscious an External Source?
- Are some Thoughts other Peoples Feelings?
- What happens if a Positive and Negative Particle Combine?
I go all over the place really, and I didn’t know what to title this episode, but I thought Conflict was a good word to describe what I’m currently feeling. Even Inktober was a conflict, I enjoyed every second of it, yet was so happy for it to be over.
So I hope you enjoy this episode, which also talks about AI, Virtual Reality and Quantum Physics. I love talking about stuff like this, and I do think it’s art related, because Art is all about being Creative, and Creativity seems to be half of what reality is about, the other half being Destruction; Reality is, the Ultimate Conflict.
There’s also this weeks lil Art Tip which is :
lil ART TIP TIME
HOW TO GRID A DRAWING, WITHOUT GETTING LINES ON YOUR PAPER
Lee Hammond introduced me to gridding in her book, How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From photographs, but having lines left behind on my paper was something that frustrated me when I first started experimenting with it. I would draw the grid lines on the paper very lightly, but still be unable to fully remove them once I finished the Realistic Pencil Drawing.
It really bothered me, until I tried out a lightbox; it worked perfectly. This weeks lil ART TIP, is to use a lightbox to shine the grid lines through your paper, meaning you never actually draw any lines on your paper. The following blog post shows The Whole gridding process Step by Step, together with links to handy resources, but I highly recommend investing in a lil lightbox :)
At the end I talk about an Out of Body Experience I had last week, and how I think There is a Way to tell if you’re in a Lucid Dream or an Out of Body Experience. It also made me think about how all of these things, Lucid Dreaming etc, they all seem to require you to face fears before becoming available to you … why is that?
Hope you like this one :)
If you have any tips or questions about Conflict, this weeks lil Art Tip, any of the Topics on this episode, 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 Stephen Covey
” IF WE KEEP DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING, WE’RE GOING TO KEEP GETTING WHAT WE’RE GETTING. “
– Stephen Covey
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Society of Visual Storytelling – I’ve recently signed up to this site / forum, and it seems like a really nice positive place to be :)
• How to Grid a Pencil Drawing – a lil step by step guide on gridding a pencil drawing, including a lightbox, which was this weeks lil Art Tip.
• How To Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs, by Lee Hammond – The Book I talk about on the episode by Lee Hammond, who introduced me to Gridding Pencil Drawings.
• Plain Graph Paper PDF Generator – a fantastically useful website for creating custom sized grids to print out for drawing :)
• What Happens when Positive and Negative Particles Combine – I asked this question on the podcast, and after reading this post, I’m still not 100% sure, but it seems they could either explode together or become something bigger. This following quote from the site sounds cool : “They are attracted to each other electromagnetically. If they are antiparticles, they will be annihilated when then meet, releasing a large amount of energy and other high speed particles if they were composite.”
• 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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” IF YOU’RE NOT DOING ANY DRAWING, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO IMPROVE YOUR DRAWING. “
– Sophie Lawson
In this lil episode, I share a theory that’s been on my mind for about a year now … has our Reality been Sabotaged? Are we inside a Virtual Reality? Is God really the Devil? I also talk about Remote Viewing, Precognitive Dreams and a few other tings. Hope you find this one interesting :)
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 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 :)
This was a weird one! I was trying to record a different episode talking about some of my Inspirational People, but it was taking so long I thought … let’s make this weeks topic about how stuff takes longer than you think :) Turns out there’s a name for it too, it’s called Hofstadter’s Law. Hope you enjoy this lil one :)
SVSLearn.com is the main topic for this weeks lil episode, as I talk about my experience studying with SVSLearn, the Society of Visual Storytelling. We also have the lil Art Tip, which is about creating Colour Palettes for Painting, the Book Book is Keys To Drawing by Bert Dodson, and the Fascinating Fact is about something called Distributed Practice, which drastically increases Knowledge Retention when learning. I also tell a lil story at the end about a Meditation that resulted in an Orgasm. 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 :)
This weeks lil episode could be the last one before they put me in a Mental Asylum lol It starts out talking about how I think I need to go back to basics with my Art, before I bounce all over the place asking questions like: What are we Doing here? Are Introverts Aliens? What is Rest? Is the Subconscious an External Source? Are some Thoughts other Peoples Feelings? … I also talk about AI, Virtual Reality and Out of Body Experiences, as well as this weeks lil Art Tip, which is how to Grid a Pencil Drawing without putting any lines on your paper. This one is a lil all over the place, but hopefully you enjoy it :)
This lil episode covers a lot of topics, but mainly it’s about my early experience of using Lucid Dreaming to help heal from Child Abuse … I also talk about Virtual Reality with PSVR, are Videogames bad for you?, a Reiki Healing ‘Healing crisis’, Following Your Bliss, Genital Reassignment Surgery and how I think from time to time we all have to stop and ask ourselves … What do I really want From Life?
On this lil episode, I start by sharing an embarrassing story, before jumping into the main topic of the drawing exercise Automatic Drawing. I also revisit a book I read in 2017 called Feel The Fear and Do It Away, by Susan Jeffers, talk about the subconscious and how 95% of the time we don’t even know we’re doing, and finally … the lil art tip looks at the benefits of taking a break :) Hope you like this one.
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 :)
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