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Going All In on Art, Breaking Rules to Create Style, How to Ask Good Questions – Draftsmen S2E12

July 7, 20200 Comments

Marshall and Stan answer questions about networking, cross training, royalties, breaking rules to create a unique art style, going all in vs having a backup, and studying multiple things at once. Also, Marshall gives advice on how to ask good questions!

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How to Learn by Teaching – Draftsmen S2E11

June 30, 20200 Comments

Stan and Marshall talk about how and why years of teaching helped them learn to draw. Stan breaks down the process of how he creates educational videos and how teaching anatomy has strengthened his understanding of anatomy.

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Life Drawing, Carpal Tunnel, and Social Life – Draftsmen S2E10

June 23, 20200 Comments

Marshall and Stan devote an episode to answering voicemail questions! They answer hot topics like whether or not it makes sense for an artist to finish a drawing that has mistakes in it, can you make it as an artist without sacrificing your social life, and is ballpoint pen a viable tool.

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If You’re Going to Art School Listen to This – Draftsmen S2E09

June 16, 20200 Comments

After wrapping up the DIY art school series, we cap things off with an episode entirely devoted to getting the most value if you decide to attend a traditional art school. Marshall and I cover how to choose an art school that’s worth your time and money, how big of a workload you should take on, the mentality you should have when attending class, personal life stories and insights from our time attending art schools, and what you can expect after graduating (post grad depression/debt-pression).

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DIY Art School Part 5 (Workspace and Equipment) – Draftsmen S2E08

June 9, 20200 Comments

Recreating art school from home ends with a discussion about how much equipment an art student needs and the importance of a productive workspace. Stan and Marshall talk about starting digital painting with $65, how a little discomfort can be beneficial, how limitations can improve or hurt creativity, and separating work from home.

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DIY Art School Part 4 (Community) – Draftsmen S2E07

May 26, 20200 Comments

A good community makes learning enjoyable and can have a huge impact on your development, but how do you create one? Draftsmen continues its recreating art school series by teaching you the elements that make a community beneficial to learning. That includes how to overcome the problem of not being in the physical proximity of a community, the attitude you should adopt when participating in one and stories of individuals who have crafted and benefited from them.

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DIY Art School Part 3 (Mentorship) – Draftsmen S2E06

May 19, 20200 Comments

A big benefit to attending traditional art school is having access to teachers that will mentor you. In this part of the Recreating Artschool series, Stan and Marshall discuss the best ways to find a mentor, what it might cost, how to make yourself attractive to mentorship and some of the future features that will use to make online mentorship more accessible for students around the world.

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Advice on Quicksketch, Pencil Control, Bargue, Style, and Teaching – Draftsmen S2E05

May 12, 20203 Comments

Marshall and Stan take a break from recreating art school to answer some of your voicemails! There’s advice on practicing quicksketch, pencil control, the value of the Bargue method, caring about what people think of your work, changing styles, and advice to aspiring teachers.

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DIY Art School Part 2 (Structure) – Draftsmen S2E04

May 5, 20202 Comments

When you go to art school, they provide you with projects, assignments, deadlines, and a schedule. They provide you with structure. In this episode we talk about how to create structure for yourself when you’re learning from home. Marshall gives his perspective from being a classroom teacher and how it can be applied to online education, while Stan explains how you can’t rely on discipline when forming new habits. Based on psychology, there are more effective ways to form new habits as you’re trying to set up your own structure. Stan also shares how he created projects for himself that got him excited to learn the technical skills.

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DIY Art School Part 1 (Knowledge) – Draftsmen S2E03

April 28, 20200 Comments

This is the first of several episodes dedicated to recreating art school from home. Marshall and Stan talk about what makes a good teacher that you’d want to learn from online, how looking at art school curriculum can help structure your education, figuring out a roadmap for studying smart, reengineering career goals and building a community. The first pillar of many that you’ll need for your DIY art education.

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