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23 Habits for Artists – Draftsmen S1E14

September 3, 20190 Comments

This is a good one… We go through and discuss a list of 23 important art habits that every artist should consider. A tattoo artist gets advice about composition and Marshall finally roasts me. Woo!

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Building Art Communities, Picture Clarity, and Finding Art Mentors – Draftsmen S1E13

August 26, 20190 Comments

For the first time, we dedicate the entire episode to voicemail questions. We discuss building healthy art communities, how to have clarity in your illustrations, and how to find art mentors. Stan does a book review on The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, listing some of the golden nuggets he learned from the book about reaching mastery.

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Tips on Breaking into the Art Industry – Asking Pros

August 22, 20190 Comments

Learn what tips and strategies pros recommend using for breaking into the art industry. You’ll also hear some of their personal backstories sharing how they were able to jumpstart their art careers.

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Robot Art Teachers (There Goes My Job) – Draftsmen S1E12

August 20, 20190 Comments

Technology and art collide as Stan talks about the exciting new AI tools he’s developing for students. Why should we have AI art teachers? Stan explains the strengths of human teachers and AI teachers. Marshall expresses concerns about the Terminator killing us all!

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What’s the Hardest Thing about Being a Pro? – Asking Pros

August 15, 20190 Comments

I ask artists at Comic Con what the hardest part of being a professional is. We’ve got 6 more episodes of asking pros coming soon so be sure to subscribe and hit that bell notification to stay in the loop!

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Letter From a Frustrated Artist – Draftsmen S1E11

August 13, 20190 Comments

Stan gets an email from a frustrated student and forwards it to Marshall. Marshall gets obsessed with it spending days and days pondering the issue! This leads to discussions on mastery, overcoming frustration, and how having a negative attitude hurts your progression. A listener makes the draftsmen choose between technical prowess or art that evokes emotion.

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Struggling with Motivation as an Artist – Asking Pros

August 8, 20190 Comments

Asking Pros is back with Season 2! In this episode, I went to Comic Con to ask 20 professional artists if they ever struggle with motivation, and if so, how they deal with it. I have 7 more episodes coming, so stay tuned 🙂

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How to Learn Anatomy – Draftsmen S1E10

August 5, 20190 Comments

The most common mistakes students make when studying anatomy and practical advice on how to study it correctly. An in-depth discussion on our favorite anatomy books for artists. Stories about surreal experiences visiting the Body Worlds exhibit. And the premiere of Marshall’s highly requested hit single, Anatomical Skull song!

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Learning Gesture with Tim Gula – Part 3

August 2, 20190 Comments

Learn how to draw Reilly method style gesture with Tim Gula! You’ll see several longer examples of him drawing from a live model while he explains his process step by step. Make sure to check out Tim’s other life drawing videos if you haven’t seen them yet!

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Portfolio Advice for Artists – Draftsmen S1E09

July 30, 20190 Comments

Advice on how you can put together your portfolio to increase your chances of being hired. How networking, personal behavior, and social media habits impact your career. A caller from India wants to know our dieting habits which leads to conversations about intermittent fasting and caffeine addiction… yay!

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