- 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
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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 :)
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 :)
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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“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”