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132 • 366 DAYS OF DRAWING? THE DRAW EVER DAY FOR A YEAR ART CHALLENGE

I did it! I finished the Draw Every Day for a Year Art Challenge, which saw me showing up to draw for 366 days in a row. How was it? What did I learn? What did I like? What did I struggle with? Time to find out, in this episode which goes all over the place :)

So many tings are covered on this one, and I still have tons to say, but some of the topics include:

The Importance of Routine, Discipline, and Focus,
Drawing Exercises,
Using Reference,
Inktober,
Being ok with Imperfect Work,
Where do Ideas come from?
Drawing Characters Consistency,
Not Sketching Enough,
Having Limited Time,
Drawing from Imagination does not mean Ignoring Reference,
Adding Story to your Characters,
The Higher Self and Sketching when half asleep,
Realistic Pencil Drawing,
Needing a Rest,
How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed,
The Struggles of an Art Challenge,
How an Art Challenge helps you find out what you do and don’t like doing,
Creating Characters,
Video Games and Inspiration,
Balance between Creating and Consuming,
and I think Kitty’s pregnant lol

Hope you enjoy this one.

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FISHY DRAWINGS : DRAW EVERYDAY FOR A YEAR ART CHALLENGE

I never planned to start drawing Fishys, it just sort of happened.

Bob Ross calls these happy lil accidents, and I love it was that happens.

The day one drawing, on October 6th 2019, was a Fishy because of it’s Simple Sexy Shape, and before I knew it, the Fishys took over and every drawing for the 26 days of October 2019 became lil Fishys :)

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92 – DRAWING EVERY DAY

This one’s about what I’ve Learnt, and Struggled with, after 90 days of a Daily Drawing Art Challenge where you have to do a Drawing Ever Day for a Year.

I talk about a lot of tings on this one, like:

The Importance of Keeping Routines,
Habits,
Creativity,
Playing it Safe vs. Going out of your Comfort Zone,
Using Reference Images,
The Playfulness of Sketchbooks,
Perspective Struggles,
and the Power of Awareness.

If you’re watching on YouTube, you’ll get to meet Bobby too, whose the new Hand Puppet in town :)

Hope you enjoy.

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85 – ART SOUNDOFF : ART JOURNALING MICRO PODCAST CHALLENGE

This one’s about the Art Soundoff Challenge, which is an Art Journaling Micro Podcast Challenge run by the Lean into Art Podcast.

I decided to try and do all 30 prompts in one sitting, with only 30 seconds to Journal each one; I really enjoyed this episode.

My Sister’s away on holiday at the moment, and I’m dog sitting, so you may hear random noises and stuff…I didn’t have my microphone, so recorded it using the camcorders built in microphone.

Hopefully it’s good enough, but lots of stuff was covered on this one, like: Art Tools, Awareness, Journaling, Mooji, Videogames, and we have a return of the Negative Thoughts.

If you’re watching on YouTube, you’ll even get to see lil Dennis meeting a real dog for the first time too :)

Hope you like it.

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80 – THE CHALLENGE OF ART CHALLENGES

This one’s all about the Art Challenges, and how I deal with some of the various Challenges that come along with doing an Art Challenge.

Minimising Overwhelm,
Simplifying the Art Challenge,
and Overcoming Perfectionism

Are some of the tings I talk about, as well as the difference between a Monthly Art Challenge like Inktober, and a Yearly Art Challenge like Draw Everyday.

…ohh, and I also bring up the topic of Negative Thoughts, because during the episode a lil Demon creeps into my head and starts trying to put me off by saying Negative Stuff.

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66 – 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE – WHAT I LEARNT FROM CATS OF JUNE

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 :)

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61 – DOING AN ART CHALLENGE

‘Read one of your Blog Posts – 30 in 30 Painting Challenge’ was this weeks random topic, and it ends up being a talk about how Fun, Freeing and Messy Painting Is, How Art Challenges help make you more adaptable, confident and less of a Perfectionist, and how Writing while doing an Art Challenge is a good way to learn more about your art and yourself. Hope you like this one :)

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60 – WHY DO HATERS HATE?

Dennis had a week off this week, so instead of a random topic, I talk about Haters. Why do Haters Hate? It’s a nice lil discussion that comes full circle at the end, when I start talking about Lucid Dreaming and how you can use them to start facing your fears. I also share a fun way of turning Haters into something positive, that I’m calling the Ice Cream Haters 10, and there’s a lil bit about a new Art Challenge called the Cats of June 2019. As always, hope you enjoy it :)

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34 – PENCIL VS INK

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 :)