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
HAVE A COMMENT OR TOPIC FOR THE SHOW?
Send me a message, using the form below, and I’ll see what I can do :)
” I ALWAYS SEEM TO GO TO EXTREMES, BEFORE FINDING THE BALANCE POINT IN THE MIDDLE. “
– Sophie Lawson
On this episode I talk about Finding Focus … or at least I try to, it’s funny, this podcast is about focus, yet it’s the most unfocused one I’ve done yet lol Thoughts are everywhere, but hopefully you can find some bits of wisdom in here somewhere. I’m more talking to myself during this episode, about how I’m struggling to focus on my Art at the moment, ways I’m trying to create new habits and a little bit about discipline, plus there’s a bit of spirituality thrown in for good measure too; this is weird one :)
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 :)
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 :)
Inking, Sketching, Watercolouring and Digital Painting; I talk about all the tings I learnt from the Cats of June 30 Day Art Challenge. There was so much, like how Confidence really shows in your Lines when Inking, how Digital Painting leaves me Exhausted, and how Sketching is a great way to Study other Artists work. I recorded this one down Saltrum, the local woods, and not only were quite a few people were out walking their lil doggies which makes for some fun social moments, but I found a lil pebble which said “You Are Enough” … which is fitting for this episode, as I had all my camera settings wrong, so it’s not the prettiest episode to watch, but I hope you like it :)
In this lil episode I talk about an experience I had on the bus today that was both funny, and awkward at the same time … but it made me realise how Social Anxiety, Fears and everything in life can be viewed either positively or negatively. I share some Art, Transgender and even Lucid Dreaming experiences too, that prove we really are in control of our thoughts.
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 :)
This is the first unedited podcast I’ve ever done … well, there was a 5 second clip I cut out when I burped lol but apart from that, this was all done in one take. You know what, it felt Liberating :) I talk about Podcasting, Goals and a lil bit about Loneliness. The book book is Journeys Out of the Body by Robert Monroe, and the lil Art Tip is how 30 minutes of practice before bed, can lead to big improvements over time. I hope you like this episode … one of my goals from now on, is to do all future podcasts live, with no editing :) Woohoo! Happy 2019 :)
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.
‘Talk About Sacrifice’ was this weeks lil topic, not the human kind, but the every day sort of sacrifice :) It ends up going all over the place talking about the Struggles of Pursuing a Passion, while still getting the Bills Paid, what tings you Should and Shouldn’t be Sacrificing, how Transitioning is maybe a Distraction, and how sometimes I feel like Life before Art was so much Simpler… hope you find it interesting :)
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 :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”