This weeks lil episode is another one of those brain dump ones, this time, about Social Media. I have a strange love hate relationship with social media; but talk about the Good and Bad, Curating Content and the Struggles of Focusing.
I give a brief overview of the main types of Social Media as an Artist too, where I feel like
- YouTube is a Social Search Engine
- Twitter a lil brain dump Journal type thing
- Instagram a collection of Finished Artwork
- Facebook is a place for Extroverts, and Twitter more for Introverts
- Pinterest is the best place for Finding and Collecting a bunch of Inspiration
- Tumblr seems like a sort of social Blog thing
- Dribbble seems professional and for people trying to put together an Online Portfolio
- DeviantArt is like a big massive Social Community for Artists
- ArtStation is another professional one, but it feels more like separate sites for each Artist instead of a community
There’s also the BOOK BOOK, which is another beautiful book called MOMENTARY, the Art of Ilya Kuvshinov, and than there’s the lil Art Tip, which is
lil ART TIP TIME
THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARPENING YOUR PENCIL
I had been using my Staedtler Mars Clutch Pencils for over four years without sharpening them, when last week I did…and WOW, it’s like I have a whole new bunch of pencils. Sharpening your pencils really can transform how they feel and behave.
WHY HAVE I NEVER SHARPENED THESE PENCILS BEFORE?
BOOK BOOK 3: Momentary, the Art of Ilya Kuvshinov
Each week I take a look at a book, and this weeks BOOK BOOK is another beautiful lil book called, Momentary, the Art of Ilya Kuvshinov.
This book is beautiful. If you love Videogame / Anime style female characters, you will adore this book. As I said on the episode, “This book is so tasty looking, I could actually eat it.” :)
The following is a video review I did of the book :)
There’s a bit of Lucid Dreaming at the end too, about how I’m being to see Lucid Dreaming as a Series of Fear Based Tests.
Hope you like this one.
If you have any tips or comments about Social Media, this weeks lil Art Tip, the Book Book, 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 Ilya Kuvshinov
” THE MOST IMPORTANT MOTOR FOR ME?
A GREAT STORY.
STORIES ARE EVERYWHERE: IN MOVIES, GAMES, COMICS, IN LIFE ITSELF … AND SOME GREAT STORIES CAN NOT ONLY INSPIRE, BUT TO CHANGE THE WHOLE MAN AND HIS EXISTENCE. “
– Ilya Kuvshinov
LISTEN TO THE EPISODE
LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Society of Visual Storytelling – Online Art Classes and Courses I spoke about on the show, which lead to me sharpening my pencil this week :)
• Staedtler MARS Clutch Pencil – This is the pencil that I talk about during this weeks lil Art Tip
• Momentary, The Art of Ilya Kuvshinov Book Review Video – This weeks Book Book in video :)
• Momentary, the Art of Ilya Kuvshinov BOOK on Amazon – Go buy it, seriously, it’s beautiful!
• 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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” I ALWAYS SEEM TO GO TO EXTREMES, BEFORE FINDING THE BALANCE POINT IN THE MIDDLE. “
– Sophie Lawson
This lil episode is all about copying other artists work, not the naughty kind of copying, but the drawing exercise that’s a fun way to play and learn at the same time :) We also have a new ‘lil art tips’ feature joining the podcast this week, woohoo lol
This lil episode is about how Making Art should be Fun, and a time to Play. I realised something this week, I don’t enjoy realistic pencil drawings as much as I used to, which scared me at first until I realised, if you’re not having fun, stop doing it :) I also share another Lucid Dream experience, and this weeks lil Art Tip is about avoiding eye strain while Digitally Painting :)
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 :)
I think this is the most out there lil episode I’ve done so far lol Something that’s always bothered me, is Why are some people born Transgender? I came up with a Theory this morning after a Lucid Dream, and it made me wonder, What if we’re inside of a Dream right now, and what if that’s got something to do with why some people are born Transgender. There’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about the fun of trying new things … and there’s even a bonus lil Art Challenge for you to do this week too :) Woohoo!
On this lil tiny episode, I talk about a strange experience I had last night while meditating with my eyes open for the first time. I saw something that sent shivers down my whole body … I saw the light bulb on my ceiling flash on and off. No idea what happened there, but it left me in a strange conflicting state of awe and argh … oh, and I also briefly talk about my time with clip studio paint pro, drawing on the Surface Pro 2 :)
This lil episode is all about Crap Drawings, well, part of it is … this is my Spontaneous A to Z of Art, where I run through the alphabet and say the first art related word that springs to mind and talk about it. We have C is for Crap Drawings, B is for Boring Exercises, O is for Orange and I is for Inspiration, at one point K was for King Kong lol this one gets a bit nutty at times :)
This weeks lil podcast is all about Art Challenges, and some of the reasons why I believe doing an Art Challenge could be one of the best tings you ever do … even if it does feel a lil bit scary at first :) We also have this weeks lil Art Tip, which is to not waste time focusing on the details, by remembering to ZOOM OUT while Drawing Digitally and STEPPING BACK while Drawing Traditionally :)
What’s the Best Drawing Paper for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? and Realistic Pencil Drawing? Join me for episode One of the So Free Art Podcast, to find out :)
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 :)
What are the Best Drawing Pencils for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? or Realistic Pencil Drawing? No idea lol but join me for episode Three of the So Free Art Podcast, to find what my personal favourite Drawing Pencils are, and why I prefer using Mechanical / Clutch pencils over traditional wooden pencils :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”