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 one :)
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• SeanWes.com – home of Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson, who first made me aware of Hofstadter’s Law, by saying stuff takes at least three times longer than you expect
• How To Draw Lifelike Portraits From Photographs Book Book – a lil piece I wrote about Lee Hammond’s book; someone else I mention on the episode, as she once said, when you think you’re finished with hair, you probably not even half way done :) Rendering hair takes longer than you think :)
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” REPETITION IS THE KEY TO LEARNING,
PRACTICE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS “
– Lee Hammond
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 :)
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 Self Awareness and Art … Learning how to Draw is all about Self Awareness, such as being aware of Negative Spaces, but it doesn’t have to stop with the Art. This same Self Awareness can be used to start tackling mental issues like OCD, Social Anxiety and even heal suppressed emotional situations from our life. Art is powerful, it always seems to lead to Self Awareness, which seems key to self healing.
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 :)
This one’s about Iterating in Public, and how I’m going to try a new format for the show. I also talk a lil about my time at a recent Life Drawing class with the amazing Ian Barlow, and a few other bits and bobs. Hope you enjoy it :)
The So Free Art Podcast is heading in a new direction, where it will be more Art and Tings, less Tings and Art :) This episode’s about Focus, Discipline, Studying, Embracing Fears, Awareness, and Internal Burps lol Moving forward each episode will look at Courses, Art Books and Articles I’ve studied that week, and in the process it may allow me to Learn that I haven’t Learnt what I’m Learning :) Lucid Dreaming and stuff will still be on the show, but they’ll be squeezed into a single episode called ‘About The Tings’ every 8 weeks or so, allowing for a more focused podcast. I also give details about how you can win the Sketch with Asia Art Book, and lil Dennis has some friends show up! Hope you enjoy this one, and like the new direction.
From Arsonist to Artist, this one’s all about Change … ‘ Read one of your Blog Posts ‘ was this weeks lil topic, until I decided naa, can’t be bothered lol and pulled out another one … ‘ Talk About Change ‘ is what came up, and it ends up being a very random episode where I Break the Rules, Nearly Set Fire to lil Dennis and talk about how I used to be an Arsonist but changed into an Artist :) I discuss how Drawing is like life, in that it’s constantly changing, and share another Lucid Dream, and a bit about this odd experiment which will make you question reality. Hope you enjoy this explosive episode :)
This be the first of the new format, where I have 15 minutes to talk about a random topic :) The subject for this episode was … ‘Talk About My SVSLearn Creative Composition Study Notes’; it ends up mostly being about: The Importance of Thumbnails, How Nature Uses Fractals to Create Tings, and How Designing is just as much Fun As Drawing :) Hope you like it.
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 :)
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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