April 15, 2019
In today’s episode we talk about ways of conveying a message or a story through your art.
This can be anything from saying something you feel the need to say without having to actually say it; in other words a way of expressing a message or your feelings. To creating a piece that tells its own story. And everything in between.
April 1, 2019
We recently asked on social media what topics you would like to cover and Nea Edmans was interested in advice on selling art. So this week our guest is Cory Huff from theabundantartist.com. Cory has a unique blend of expertise in the creative industry along with experience of working in online marketing. He now helps artists to market and sell their art offering advice through his blog, podcast, courses book and coaching.
March 18, 2019
In today’s episode, we talk about ways that you can improve your drawing. And of course, with everything the key to improvement is practice, but there are things you can do to help speed up your progress. We share some of our ideas, and also some of your suggestions. Different things will also work for work for different people.
March 4, 2019
Today’s guest is Stewart Hil, an ex-army officer who in 2009 suffered a traumatic brain injury during a second tour in Afghanistan. Along with perforated eardrums, a loss of his sense of smell and taste, Stewart’s ability to process and organise information were also affected. Since then Stewart has found a new purpose in art, initially using it as a way to help him focus. He is now a professional award-winning artist and he is also an inspirational speaker.
February 18, 2019
In today's episode, we talk about sketching in public places and how to do that with more confidence.
After our sketching trip to London late last year, we thought now would be the perfect time to talk about the topic.
Obviously, our number one tip would be to get yourself an incognito disguise like a furry hat and moustache or horses head mask. Failing that, we do have a few other suggestions from ourselves and the advice you all shared on social media (thank you).
February 4, 2019
This week’s guest is Will Terry. Will has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. After finishing his BFA project at BYU he began working for magazines and newspapers not far from where he grew up in Washington D.C. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, Wall Street Journal and Mastercard. He has illustrated around 30 children's books for many of the top publishers including Random House Scholastic and Penguin. He has created several indie ebooks that have sold tens of thousands of copies. He also co-owns www.svslearn.com - online illustration classes for children's book illustrators selling in over 80 countries.
January 21, 2019
In today’s episode we talk about whether you’re ever too old to start making art….
And the answer to that question is NO.
So that’s it for today, we’ll see you next time!!
No, but seriously… It’s a question you hear from older people, wondering if they’ve left it too late to learn. In fact Sandra wondered it too as she didn't take art seriously until she was in her 30s.
January 7, 2019
Happy New Year (that sounds so weird when I’m writing this in December)
Today’s episode is a round-up of the arty things we’ve loved and what we learned in 2018, plus a look at what we’ve got coming up for 2019.
We want to start by saying that having great art materials does not make you a great artist. Any pencil or pen will do, but they are blooming lovely and collecting them is a hobby in itself.
December 10, 2018
Today’s episode is all about New Years Resolutions. Don’t you just love them?
Why is it that after chugging down a load of wine and eating too much chocolate we feel that we need to make a resolution? Oh yeah, maybe it’s just that we’ve chugged down a load of wine and eaten too much chocolate.
Anyway, allow yourself to breathe and let that top button pop open, as we don’t think you should be making resolutions. However, we do think there are better ways we can make positive changes and build those creative habits too. One of your resolutions was going to be to be more creative or draw more, wasn’t it? And to listen to more podcasts?
November 26, 2018
Today’s episode is all about why too much social media can kill your creative confidence. Of course, social media can be a great place to share your work and meet like-minded people. However, along with the good side of social media, scrolling through too much of it can be a sure way of feeling inferior and it can even end up destroying your confidence.
Some of the social media creative confidence issues we discuss
- How easy it is to feel intimidated by other artists on social media
- Why you shouldn’t take everything at face value (retouched eye bags)
- How we can use social media for inspiration and encouragement
- How timelapse can distort our view on the ease of creation
- How we can curb our social media addiction
- How we should compare our own work with our past work rather than anyone else's