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,
Playing it Safe vs. Going out of your Comfort Zone,
Using Reference Images,
The Playfulness of Sketchbooks,
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.
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 :)
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 :)
I talk about Digital Painting, and how I maybe don’t like Staring at Screens… This was the final 6 days of the 2019 Cats of June Art Challenge :)
I talk about Creating Simple Shaped Cats in Watercolour, how Painting is Just like Lucid Dreaming, and ask, Is Paint Conscious? This was the third set of 8 days for the 2019 Cats of June Art Challenge :)
I talk about Sketching Other Artists Cats, how I don’t do enough Sketching, and how Poopy Sketchbooks make better Sketchbooks :) This was the second set of 8 days for the 2019 Cats of June Art Challenge :)
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.
It’s that time of year again … when the sun comes out to play, so do the drawing pencils :) It’s time to start sketching people in public, something I was terrified to do at first, but it’s one of the most fun ways to improve, and loosen up, both your drawing, and the mind :)
Drawing Erasers are not just for erasing mistakes, they can be just as much a drawing tool as a pencil :) Join me for episode Four of the So Free Art Podcast, where I talk about my Best Drawing Erasers for Realistic Pencil Drawing. Including my favourite: Plastic Eraser, Kneaded Eraser, Battery Operated Eraser and the Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen :)
What are the Best Drawing Pencils for Gesture Drawing? Sketching? or Realistic Pencil Drawing? No idea lol but join me for episode Three of the So Free Art Podcast, to find what my personal favourite Drawing Pencils are, and why I prefer using Mechanical / Clutch pencils over traditional wooden pencils :)