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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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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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84 – BURNING MY 20,000 GESTURE DRAWINGS

The Drawing exercise Gesture Drawing and Letting Go of Art are the main topics for this one, as I attempt to burn my 20,000 Gesture Drawings; Five years worth of Gesture Drawing go up in smoke, or do they? Dun dun dun lol

I cover a lot of tings on this one,

Gesture Drawing resources – QuickPoses and Croquis Cafe,
Traditional vs Digital,
The KOH-I-NOOR Clutch Pencil with Magic Coloured Leads,
Proko’s Figure Drawing Course,
Practicing Bad Habits,
Should you start your Gestures with the Head?,
Facing Fears,
and How the Mind is a Nobhead!

You’ll hear Fireworks exploding in the background at times, as I recorded this one spur of the moment on Halloween night, KA-BOOM! Think it adds a bit of ambiance to the episode :)

I had an aha! Moment during this one … I realised Gesture Drawing isn’t about collecting your Drawings, it’s about showing up to do the Drawing Exercise.

*sniff sniff*

Can you smell burning? I know I can lol

Hope you have fun with this one :)

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25 – SPONTANEOUS A TO Z OF ART

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 for Crap Drawings,
B for Boring Exercises,
O for Orange and
I for Inspiration, at one point K was for King Kong lol this one gets a bit nutty at times :)

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24 – COPYING OTHER ARTISTS WORK

This lil episode is all about copying other artists work, not the naughty kind of copying, but the drawing exercise that’s a fun way to play and learn at the same time :)

We also have a new ‘lil art tips’ feature joining the podcast this week, woohoo lol