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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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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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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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Unsupportive Parents and Toxic Environments – Draftsmen S1E08

July 23, 20191 Comment

In this episode of the Draftsmen podcast Stan and Marshall talk about the toxic environments. How an artists family and/or school can create situations that hold an artist back and figuring out solutions on how to overcome them. A caller asks about creating an attractive portfolio for Disney and Stan actually forgot about this week’s “thang”.

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Pros and Cons of Studying Multiple Disciplines – Draftsmen S1E07

July 15, 20191 Comment

Marshall and Stan discuss the pros and cons of studying multiple disciplines and their effect on learning art. A caller wants to know if the overhand grip can be applied to drawing with a digital stylus. Both Draftsmen have “thangs” that help them stay physically fit and active.

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Finding Time to Draw – Draftsmen S1E06

July 9, 20191 Comment

This episode starts with a bang! Marshall adds onto last week’s episode about choosing *older* art parents. Stan talks about hyper-analyzing our schedule to identify blocks of time that we want to use differently. It’s amazing how much time can be created by using our time more efficiently. We can draw more every day if we know how to make time for it. Marshall discusses external structures and deadlines to force us to finish things and identifying the non-negotiables in our schedules. How do we balance personal life and work?

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Adopting Art Parents to Develop Your Style – Draftsmen S1E05

July 1, 20190 Comments

Stan and Marshall talk about adopting good “art parents” – the artists that inspire you and who will influence your style and technique. A caller asks how to establish a daily drawing routine that he can stick with. Marshall likes to Netflix and Chill with a good Coen Brothers film.

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What Are The Fundamentals? Draftsmen S1E04

June 25, 20193 Comments

Stan and Marshall talk about the fundamentals all artists need to learn to become talented draftsmen. The basic elements of picture making. Stan and Marshall show off their favorite art books. A caller wants to know how he can improve drawing from imagination and Stan’s “thang” is finally something that isn’t from his Amazon Wishlist! Huzzah!!!

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Our Biggest Art Mistakes – Draftsmen S1E03

June 18, 20192 Comments

In this episode of the Draftsmen podcast Marshall and Stan talk about the biggest art and career mistakes they’ve made. Stan accidentally draws a fetus. Marshall attempts to insult Stan. The caller of the week asks about the best drawing and painting apps for iPad.

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Boosting Productivity and Advice for Young Artists – Draftsmen S1E02

June 11, 20191 Comment

Stan gets a message on Instagram from a lazy artist. Stan and Marshall talk about the importance of focus, discipline, productivity, pushing past distractions, importance of environment, and mindful eating. Should you listen to music while you work? A young caller wants to know how get noticed as an artist.

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