SKETCHING

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

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.

129 • SKETCHES VS FINISHED DRAWINGS
THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

129 • SKETCHES VS FINISHED DRAWINGS

Sketches are almost always more fun and exciting than finished drawings, which is the topic for this weeks episode, as lilDENNiS and I talk about Sketches vs Finished Drawings.

Topics include:

Gesture is Key,
How to Study,
How Sketches Connect with the Spirit of the Artist,
Mind Attacks during Drawing,
Finding Balance between Feeling and Structure,
Traditional vs Digital,
Confident Lines,
Dean Yeagle and Simone Grünewald,
Tips to Maintain the Feeling,
How Art is Spiritual,
and Kitties got some Titties :)

Hope you find this one interesting.

118 • GRAPHITE MAGAZINE ARTICLE ‘CREATING CREATURES, WITH BRYNN METHENEY’
THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

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 :)

92 – DRAWING EVERY DAY
THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

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.

69 – STUDYING CREATURES
THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

69 – STUDYING CREATURES

Being with Nature Creates Memorable Experiences, and on this podcast, I talk about a few of the recent ones I’ve had Studying Creatures while Urban Sketching. Some of the tings I talk about include, How I’ve started to Fall in Love with the Simple Shapes of Boats, How Nature creates Perfect Shapes, and questions like, Would a Butterfly by Beautiful without Wings?, Why do we Find Spiders Scary?, Do Seagulls have Telepathic Abilities?, What’s life like for a Snail?, and Do Dragonflies look like Helicopters or do Helicopters look like Dragonflies? Studying Creatures is Super Fun, hope you find this Podcast Fun too :)

66 – 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE – WHAT I LEARNT FROM CATS OF JUNE
THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

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 :)

48 – AUTOMATIC DRAWING
THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

48 – AUTOMATIC DRAWING

On this lil episode, I start by sharing an embarrassing story, before jumping into the main topic of the drawing exercise Automatic Drawing. I also revisit a book I read in 2017 called Feel The Fear and Do It Away, by Susan Jeffers, talk about the subconscious and how 95% of the time we don’t even know we’re doing, and finally … the lil art tip looks at the benefits of taking a break :) Hope you like this one.