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118 • GRAPHITE MAGAZINE ARTICLE ‘CREATING CREATURES, WITH BRYNN METHENEY’

An Art-Ickle from Graphite Magazine Issue 2, entitled ‘Creating Creatures: Sketching and Concept Development, with Brynn Metheney’ was the topic for this weeks episode, which saw me and lilDENNiS pick up a lot of lil art tips.

This Art-ickle was really fun, and all about Exploring ideas and designs when Creating Creatures. I came away form it thinking How The Drawing Process Never Stops!

Topics covered on this one include:

Combining Creatures,
Sketching Shapes,
Should You Keep or Throw Away Old Art Work?
Letting Go,
Taking Risks,
Imagination Vs Realistic,
Digital Vs Traditional,
and The Importance of Studying and Drawing Real life.

Hope you enjoy this raspberry blowing episode :)

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115 • IMAGINEFX ARTICLE ‘THE NATURE OF FAERIE ART WITH MARC POTTS’

An Art-Ickle from the ImagineFX Art Book Fantasy Creatures, entitled ‘The Nature of Faerie Art, with Marc Potts’ was the topic for this weeks episode, which saw me and lilDENNiS dive into the world of Fairies, and other strange creatures.

Topics covered on this one include:

Are Fairies Real?,
How Psychedelics seem to be linked to FAERIES,
Other Artists Faerie Art,
How to Fuel your Imagination,
Brian Froud’s Art Book,
Folklore,
Mythology,
Being With Nature,
Where to find Inspiration,
How Not Drawing can help your Drawing,
and the Conflicting feelings of Faerie Art.

I even wonder if some of the entities in my Lucid Dreams could be shape shifting Fairies?

Hope you have fun with this one :)

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114 • CDQ ARTICLE ‘DESIGNING A COVER WITH SARAH CONRADSEN’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 12 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘Behind The Cover Art – Designing The Cover, with Sarah Conradsen’ was the topic for this weeks episode; Found this one to be Super Fascinating and Fun.

Topics covered on this one include:

Mood Boards,
Coming up with Story Ideas,
Sketching,
Relationships between parts of the Creative Process,
The Power of Colour,
Light and Shadow,
How to Tell Stories Visually,
Questions to Ask when Designing a Cover,
The Power of Writing,
Being Fearless,
The Importance of Playing and Exploring Ideas,
and so much more.

There’s also a Bunny on a Carrot lol

Hope you enjoy this :)

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106 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘THE LANGUAGE OF SHAPES, WITH TOM HÄNNI’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska’ is the topic of this weeks episode; and it’s a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory.

This one covers stuff like

Thumbnailing,
Creating Characters Backstory,
Shapes,
Balance,
Colours,
Silhouettes,
and Katarzyna Olbromska’s Cool Characters.

Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)

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105 – COLOUR THERAPY

This one was fun. I dive into the book Colour Therapy by Sue Lilly, and talk about all the different colours, and how they affect us on an energy level.

There’s lil Art Tips too, like how Yellow and Brown are good colours to have around while Studying to help focus the mind!

Hope you enjoy this lil ramble about Colour Therapy, which covers stuff like:

The Power of Colour,
Society & Beliefs around Colour,
Feelings vs Colour Theory,
Balance,
Character Design,
Crystals,
Using Colour to Tell Stories,
Energy,
Chakras,
and Chocolate Cake :)

And that’s that lol

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101 – CDQ ARTICLE ‘A QUICK GUIDE TO COMPOSING CHARACTERS, WITH KATARZYNA OLBROMSKA’

An Art-Ickle in Issue 11 of the Character Design Quarterly Magazine, entitled ‘A Quick Guide To Composing Characters, with Katarzyna Olbromska’ is the topic of this weeks episode; and it’s a super fascinating one about the importance and power of a Characters Backstory.

This one covers stuff like

Thumbnailing,
Creating Characters Backstory,
Shapes,
Balance,
Colours,
Silhouettes,
and Katarzyna Olbromska’s Cool Characters.

Funny the cat joined us for this one and decided to sit on the computer during recording lol, but I do hope you enjoy this one :)

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98 – WHAT’S ON ME BOOKSHELF? PART TWO

Books! I love even more books in this episode, which is part two of looking at the Art and Spiritual Books currently on me bookshelf.

Part one covered mostly Spiritual Books, while this one is mostly Art Books.

Some of the Books and tings covered include:

Color And Light by James Gurney,
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield,
The Natural Way To Draw by Nicolaides,
Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre,
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R. Norling,
The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell,
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho,
Video Game Books,
My Perspective Struggles,
and Entities.

Hope you like it :)

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97 – WHAT’S ON ME BOOKSHELF? PART ONE

Books! I love books, and on this episode I take a look at the Art and Spiritual Books currently on me bookshelf waiting to be read.

This one ended up running longer than expected, so I split it into two parts. Part one covers mostly Spiritual Books, part two next week will be mostly Art Books.

Some of the Books and tings covered include:

Scrum by Jeff Sutherland,
Rebel Buddha by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche,
Daily Rituals by Mason Currey,
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle,
Lucid Dreaming,
and Anthony Peake.

Hope you enjoy :)

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89 – GRAPHITE MAGAZINE ARTICLE ‘ETHEREAL PORTRAITS, WITH SARA TEPES’

An Article in Graphite Magazine issue 9, entitled ‘Ethereal Portraits, with Sara Tepes’, is the topic of this weeks episode; I study how Sara Tepes walks through the process of drawing a Traditional Pencil Portrait from her Imagination.

The entire process, from Sketch to final Detailing is covered, including stuff like :

Art Tools,
Facial Feature Relationships,
Portrait Drawing Process,
Lee Hammond,
Art Paradoxes,
Realistic Pencil Drawing Skills,
Spirituality,
How Less is More,
and the Beautiful Portrait Drawings of Sara Tepes :)

Really hope you enjoy this one

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77 – KEEP GOING BY AUSTIN KLEON BOOK REVIEW

In this one I cover the third and final Playful lil Austin Kleon Art Book called, Keep Going by Austin Kleon. Just like the previous two books, this one’s incredible; So Inspiring, Motivating and Fun. Each book is amazing on it’s own, but put them all together and you have a family of three lil beauties. The bright blue cover of Keep Going is nice and Simple, but very Sexy, just like every single page of the book. If you’ve struggled with staying Motivated, Enjoying the Creative Process, or even Keeping a Balanced Life … this book has tons of Fun, Practical Advice and Exercises on how to keep going. Hope you love this one as much as I do :)