STUDYING

216 • WACOM WIZARDRY WITH JONNY DUDDLE : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE

216 • WACOM WIZARDRY WITH JONNY DUDDLE : AN IMAGINEFX ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an article entitled ‘Wacom Wizardry with Jonny Duddle’, from issue 3 of the ImagineFX art magazine.

Co-host lilDENNiS had fun with this one, as we talked about stuff like:

The Wacom Cintiq 21UX,
Procreate Painting,
Keyboard Shortcuts,
Does anyone actually use the Stylus Pen Eraser?,
Trying Different Wacom Nibs,
Planning Your Physical Environment,
Buying Cheap Old Graphics Tablets,
Experimenting with your Wacom Setup,
and I sing a lil Jonny Duddle song!

Thumbnail for this episode shows Jonny Duddle’s monkey character from the article.

Hope you had fun with this one :)

213 • GOING BACK TO ART CLASS AND LIFE DRAWING

213 • GOING BACK TO ART CLASS AND LIFE DRAWING

In this one I talk about Going Back To Art Class, after I returned this week to Life Drawing with the Plymouth Arts Club.

Co-host lilDENNiS was here with me for this one, as we talk about stuff like:

Social Anxiety,
Life Drawing Skills,
Getting Back into Art,
Facing Fears,
Art Tools,
Using Cheap Art Supplies,
Viewing Other Artist’s Work,
Male vs Female Form,
Synchronicities,
Multiple Pencil Cases,
What’s In My Art Bag?,
Judging Proportions,
Quick vs Long Poses,
and Drawing on the Floor.

Hope you have fun with this one :)

209 • SOD THIS, WHAT DO I WANT?

209 • SOD THIS, WHAT DO I WANT?

This Attack of the Cows ‘About The Tings’ episode is a Walk and Talk around Saltrum, the local woods, where I ask What Do I want?, and talk about the Struggles of Finding Focus.

It was so cold and windy today that co-host lilDENNiS stayed at home in the warm, but some of the topics I talked about include:

Asking What Do I want?,
The Art of Loving book by Erich Fromm,
Family Issues,
Caring With Other People Think,
Atlantis and The Golden Age,
Is Making Videos a Distraction?,
Being Unable to Focus on Studying,
The Day Job,
Ducks,
My Birthday,
and a bunch of Cows Sing Us A Song while having a poo :)

Hope you enjoy this one, and sorry if the wind got a bit mental at times.

207 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTAL LIGHT? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

207 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTAL LIGHT? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at the Art Fundamental Light, which is the first of 7 from an ickle article entitled ‘Why Learn The Art Fundamentals’, from the art book Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered on this one include:

How Relationships Are Everywhere In Art,
The Interconnectedness of Lights and Darks,
Light and Illusions,
Learning To See As An Artist,
Shading Spheres Drawing Exercise,
Ambient Lighting,
Drawing From Life vs Drawing From Imagination,
Light Source Types,
and I wonder … Are We Surrounded by Spirits? :)

Thumbnail for this episode shows Devin Korwin’s Point Light Source Image from the Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing art book.

Hope you like this episode.

205 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTALS? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

205 • WHY LEARN THE ART FUNDAMENTALS? : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an ickle article entitled ‘Why Learn The Art Fundamentals’, from the art book Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered on this one include:

Why Learn the Art Fundamentals?,
What Are the Art Fundamentals?,
Realistic Drawing vs Drawing From Your Imagination,
Limitations of the Mind,
Balancing What To Learn,
Making Studying Fun,
Gesture Drawing,
Learning Composition Naturally,
The Fear of Learning Anatomy,
Feeling Overwhelmed,
Learning to See as an Artist,
and I need a Drink :)

Thumbnail for this episode shows the Art Fundamentals: Theory in Practice, by 3dtotal publishing art book cover.

Hope you had like this episode.

203 • OPEN AND CLOSED POSES WITH VICTORIA KOSHELEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

203 • OPEN AND CLOSED POSES WITH VICTORIA KOSHELEVA : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an article entitled ‘Open and Closed Poses with Victoria Kosheleva’, from issue 6 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered during this beautiful article include:

The Importance of Pose,
Balancing Opposites,
Body Language,
Open and Closed Poses,
Asking Questions,
Facial Features,
The Power of Props,
Lines, Shapes, and Colours,
and Victoria Kosheleva’s Fun Character Designs.

Thumbnail for this episode shows the fox character, by Victoria Kosheleva.

Co-host lilDENNiS enjoyed this one, hope you do too :)

191 • THE PERSONALITY TEST WITH ILSE HARTING : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

191 • THE PERSONALITY TEST WITH ILSE HARTING : A CDQ ART-ICKLE

In this one I look at an article entitled ‘The Personality Test with Ilse Harting’, from issue 18 of the Character Design Quarterly magazine, by 3dtotal publishing.

Some of the topics covered on this one include:

The Importance of Lines and Shapes,
Planning Your Colours,
Limiting Being Overwhelmed,
Seeing Your Characters as Actors,
Asking Questions,
The Circular Relationship Between Writing and Drawing,
Using Online Clothes Shops for Reference,
How Static Poses can still have Energy and Personality,
The Power of Props,
and How It Always Comes Back to Drawing.

Thumbnail for this episode shows the first gamer girl character, by Ilse Harting.

I love Ilse’s characters, they’re so full of fun … hope you had fun with this one too :)

183 • DUMP AND DOODLE

183 • DUMP AND DOODLE

This ‘About The Tings’ episode is a Dump and Doodle … where I do some Doodling, while Brain Dumping on various topics.

Co-host lilDENNiS was here with us, as we talk about stuff like:

Nature and Balance,
Feeling Energy,
Tree Friends,
Sketching,
Glass Water Bottles,
Lucid Dreaming,
Our Higher Self,
Are we Dreaming?,
Death,
Alan Watts,
Balancing Opposites,
Day Jobs,
Time Lines,
Psychedelics,
and Magnetic Energy in Your Fingers.

Hope you enjoy.

180 • YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING

180 • YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING

This ‘Walk and Talk’ is about how You Can’t Do Everything … well, at least I can’t :)

Some of the topics on this one include:

The Value of Money,
Using Your Intuition,
The Fun of Reselling,
Art as a Passion,
Art as Your Day Job,
My Relationship with Money,
Lies of the Mind,
Car Boot Sales,
Nothing Is Ever Wasted,
My Video Game Knowledge,
Studying,
Everything is a Skill that Can Be Learnt,
and a Squirrel Bouncing around in the Trees.

Hope you like it.