In today's podcast we’re going to talk about using your imagination in your art, even if you don’t think you have any. We can all use imagination in our art. The key to it is finding a way of unlocking that part of your brain. We all have it, it’s just a matter of finding out how to access it.
In today's podcast, we’re going to talk about the curse of perfectionism for artists. And one of the first things to consider is why you are striving for perfection. Are you striving for perfection because you enjoy the process of getting there? (That’s not a bad thing) Or are you just striving for perfection to prove to others, or yourself that you are ‘good enough?’
Today we are talking about the pros and cons of social media for artists of which there are many. I think at some point we will all have had some great experiences on social media, whether that is making new friends and contacts or a great comment. But of course it also has its downsides too.
Today we are talking about creating cartoon characters. Sandra received a message from Penny Henriksen who is in our Facebook Group saying “I would love for you to talk about your comic process. How did you develop Felicity Fizz (create her)? How do you come up with your ideas? How do you sketch her up (digital/other)? What tools do you use for her? She's been up for while now - we just need a Felicity Fizz. As both Sandra and I like creating characters and cartoons we thought it was a great topic for a podcast. We both have very different ways of coming up with them, so we’ll both talk about our own approaches.
Today we are talking about why artists shouldn’t be afraid to try Oils. Sandra speaks from experience, because she remembers feeling afraid to try them. She used to use watercolours because oils just looked so complicated. But about ten years ago an artist friend of hers said she should try them. The moment she tried them, she knew she had found the perfect medium to suit her style.
In today's podcast we’re going to talk about using your sketchbook to explore and have fun, rather than thinking of it as a portfolio. With the kind of sketchbook flip-throughs you see online, it’s easy to think a sketchbook should be a work of art in itself… but that’s not so! You wouldn’t expect an author's first draft or notes for a book to be perfect so why should we treat a sketchbook that way
In today’s podcast, we're talking about drawing and sketching people. It’s a subject a lot of people avoid because drawing people can be tricky, especially if they are moving. Drawing people is something that Sandra and I both enjoy and want to keep improving. There are lots of different ways to practice drawing people, whether that’s from life or photos and videos.
Happy new year and welcome to today's episode, the first of 2021! Today we are talking about our personal favourite art books… and not just tutorial books, but other inspirational books too. There are lots of obvious ones we could talk about, the Danny Gregory’s and the Austin Kleons, but we’re pretty sure that most of you will have heard of those, so we’re going to talk about the less obvious ones.
Today’s podcast is all about the art materials that we love the most as well as some of the ones our guests have mentioned to us along the way. We’d love you to share your favourites in the comments too. Everyone loves new art stuff don’t they!
Today's guest is Mike Brennan from MikeBrennan.me . Mike's childhood dream was to be a cartoon. When he realised that wasn’t possible he became the next best thing – an Artist. He loves sharing experiences and making connections through his art, and helping other artists and creatives establish a daily creative habit of their own.