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
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’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 :)
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 it all comes down to finding balance and your beliefs. There’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about Taking Your Time when Drawing Realistic Hair, and there’s a slice of Lucid Dreaming talk too: False Awakenings and how Lucid Dreaming is improving my Waking Life. Hope you like it :)
It’s that time of year again … when the sun comes out to play, so do the drawing pencils :) It’s time to start sketching people in public, something I was terrified to do at first, but it’s one of the most fun ways to improve, and loosen up, both your drawing, and the mind :)
This one’s a lil bit different and more about the tings, as I share a Holotropic Breathwork experience, which leads into: Ancient Civilisations, Aliens, Time Travel and Remote Viewing the War in Heaven … fascinating stuff. I highly recommend trying out Holotropic Breathwork for yourself. The Fascinating Fact is related, as it’s to do with Breathing, the lil Art Tip is all about the colour of your art tools and the Book Book is one of my favourites, Sophie’s World. As always, hope you like this one :)
On this episode I talk about Lucid Dreaming again … Lucid Dreaming and Art seems like it could be a powerful combination. I had a crazy idea of trying to meet lilSOPHIE, one of my custom characters, inside of a lucid dream. I talk about my first attempt on this episode … I think it might be possible, having already experienced holding her lil hands :) I talk about some of the fun things I’d love for us to do together, like Posing, Sketching, listening to her lil Stories and getting to know who lilSOPHIE really is, so I can pop back into reality and bring her to life :)
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 episode I talk about Self Doubt, and how I’m starting to realise, with the help of Lucid Dreaming and Automatic Writing, that Self Doubt is a fear that shouldn’t be something to run away from, but instead embraced, with the Loving arms of Action.
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 :)
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 :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”