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Inspirational art making interviews with artists, makers, manufacturers, and retailers of art supplies.Discussion Forumhttp://forum.artsupia.org

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Urban sketching with Liz Steel

By love this song from him. CAN i - Nov 17 2018
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Loved the interview with Liz Steel. Have more interviews with sketchers please!! Thanks

Fun!

By noodlebell - Oct 27 2016
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Love to geek out and learn about all the fun new art supplies!

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38 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Urban sketching with Liz Steel

By love this song from him. CAN i - Nov 17 2018
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Loved the interview with Liz Steel. Have more interviews with sketchers please!! Thanks

Fun!

By noodlebell - Oct 27 2016
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Love to geek out and learn about all the fun new art supplies!

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48: The Brad Finale 🎉

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We interview Brad Dowdy of the Pen Addict and say goodbye to Art Supply Posse.

Jul 12 2017

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32: Printmaking 101 📜

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This week, Heather and Kathy talk about pen pals, listener submitted creative spaces, and making signs for the Womens March.

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Note: Product links are provided for convenience and to provide accurate product information and descriptions. We recommend that you shop around for best prices and purchase from your favorite vendors. When possible, we encourage you to support your local, independent art supply and stationery stores.

Feb 01 2017

1hr 3mins

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65: Alcohol-Based Inks and Yupo Paper with Katy Smeets

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Learn about using alcohol-based inks on Yupo paper with Katy Smeets.

Katy uses inks to create abstract patterns. She uses these as textures for digital art, such as her animal series. No two patterns are the same.

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Art supplies mentioned by Katy

  • Piñata alcohol inks by Jaquard

  • Copic refill inks

  • Yupo "paper". Yupo is synthetic, non-porous paper invented in Japan. It's basically plastic, consisting of polypropylene. It's also made by paper manufacturers in other countries.

  • Posca pens

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May 21 2019

26mins

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34: Disney Movies and Heart Beats 💗

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Kathy and Heather chat about pink Apple watches, share their heart beats with each other, and discuss the tools and processes used in early Disney animation.

Note: Product links are provided for convenience and to provide accurate product information and descriptions. We recommend that you shop around for best prices and purchase from your favorite vendors. When possible, we encourage you to support your local, independent art supply and stationery stores.

Feb 15 2017

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71: Art Education with Kevin Murphy

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Kevin Murphy has created artwork for Game of Thrones, the Rolling Stones, and hundreds of book covers; specializing in science fiction and fantasy. Today, Kevin challenges how art is taught – or not taught?

Kevin's art courses can be found at

http://evolveartist.com

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Aug 13 2019

1hr 18mins

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69: Whimsical Art with Holly St Clair

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Holly St Claire is a freelance illustrator known for her whimsical drawings. Holly tells us how she realised that she needed art in her life and how she could earn a living from illustration. There are a range of topics in this chat. From art and mental health, the serious stuff behind the whimsy, being a tourist attraction in a department store window, and of course Holly's favourite art supplies.

Holly's Website

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Jul 09 2019

41mins

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52: Urban Sketching with Liz Steel 🏘

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Liz Steel episode

​​Liz Steel talks about becoming an urban sketcher, journalling her life, and teaching art.

​​Liz’s Online sketching courses

​​Liz Steel’s website and blog

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​​Danny Gregory

​​Urban Sketchers

Liz Steel talks about becoming an art teacher who journals her life by sketching with ink and watercolour . Liz says “I’m doing it because it’s a very honest response to what I see and where I am and what I do”.​​

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##Referenced Art Supply Posse Episodes

​​Episode 2 on watercolours

Episode 4 on fineliners

Episode 18 on fountain pens for drawing
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​​Comparison to photography

​​Kim compares urban sketching to photography, how they both record a fleeting moment, and Liz explains how sketching has replaced photography for her. She used to take photos and print and bind photo books, but now her sketchbooks serve the same purpose. Liz compares herself to other travel sketchers and describes how she wants to document everywhere she’s been, not just one sketch a day. Sometimes she does up to 20 sketches a day.

​​Move from architecture

​​In architecture, it’s important to keep a kind of “idea book” where you keep sketches of buildings and ideas. Liz says she knew it was important, but just never sketched, until she found Danny Gregory. His work opened up sketching for her to include other subjects and mediums. This also opened up an obsession to document her life which got her into sketching.

Liz didn’t make a clean break with architecture but instead, about five years ago, she took 6 months off work. The reasons were many and she wanted to see if she could do something with her art. Things started moving, and Liz got to do both illustration projects and teaching. Liz felt she had more of a role to fill as an architect turned sketcher than as a pure architect. She enjoyed having more creative freedom than her profession allowed.

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​​Becoming a full-time artist and creating online courses

​​The traditional advice for people wanting to work with their creative passion is to balance the time between a “day job” and their passion and transition gradually. Liz did nothing of that, hers was more of a sabbatical turned transition as the demands at her day job were too much to be able to handle a side business too. Liz struggled with gaining recognition locally in the beginning. She was getting more recognition online in the international scene. She also realised she was less into client work and more interested in creating a product, which in her case developed into online courses.

​​Urban sketching in Australia

​​When Liz started out urban sketching, there were just a handful of people in Australia who even knew what it was, but it has definitely grown now. There are groups all over, for example in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Tasmania, South Australia and Perth.
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​​Mediums

​​Liz primarily uses fountain pens with ink and watercolor for her urban sketching. She had been using fountain pens and ink for a long time, but watercolor was her “light bulb moment” and she says “This is what I’ve been looking for all my life”. With watercolor she was able to mix all the colors she wanted.

​​Drawing from observation

​​Liz says she was confident about drawing from her head already, due to her background in architecture, but drawing from observation was trickier. She had to go back to basics and relearn how to apply concepts, like for example perspective, to what she saw and wanted to draw.

Teaching urban sketching

​​Liz didn’t start out wanting to teach, but as she was getting more into the urban sketching community she was encouraged to teach. She now teaches online courses but also do workshops in urban sketching.
​​“The major barrier to art is to change the way your brain thinks, to start thinking visually.”

​​Liz focuses on teaching concepts in her courses, in contrast to “demonstrate and copy”. The concepts can be “how to see edges” or “how to see shapes”, for example. The concepts are followed by exercises to practice and understand these concepts, so you can then continue using them in your own art.

​​Newcomer tips

To get started in urban sketching, all you need is really paper and a pen or pencil, because the most important thing to learn is how to observe and translate that onto paper. Adding too many supplies can distract from that learning. However, if you want to do ink and wash, which is a very common from of urban sketching, Liz recommends getting a permanent fineliner and a watercolor kit.
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​​Don’t worry too much over materials and supplies though, she says, it’s better to just get started. It is a journey and you will figure out what suits you and your art. It will change over time, and starting out with a lot of research on materials will likely just overwhelm you.

Making art regularly

One common problem to making art is to actually make time for it, to show up. Liz describes that as she was starting out, she dedicated some time after dinner every day to do a sketch. She also recommends to go along with an Urban Sketchers group nearby, and joining them sketching. Liz describes how she wants to create a kind of visual diary, a record of what she did that week, so that motivates her to keep sketching even in busy times.

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Oct 09 2018

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37: Paintbrushes 101 🖌️

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Kathy and Heather review critical follow up on weather and cats. ⛈ 😺 Also, Kathy gives a 101 lesson in the history of paintbrush manufacturing and a review of all their modern shapes and sizes.

Mar 15 2017

59mins

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36: Cats and Weather 😺

Mar 08 2017

57mins

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16: Lettering 101

Sep 21 2016

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56: Combing Analogue and Digital Art in Procreate with Brooke Glaser

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A talk about combining analogue and digital art, using the Procreate app, with Brooke Glaser.

Have you ever scanned your analog artwork, only to be disappointed because the textures and imperfections that made it special have disappeared or been smoothed out?

Have you tried to create textured backgrounds, like watercolours, with software? This is particularly true for hand lettering imported to vector apps, which tend to make everything look the same.

Brooke is an illustrator, surface designer, and art teacher. She tells us how particularly the Procreate app has changed the way she creates illustrations, and compares it to the “olden days“ using Photoshop.

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Procreate is currently only available for the iPad, where it has become the most popular drawing application among professionals. It’s so affordable though at $10 currently that anyone who can afford an iPad can also afford the app. Photoshop costs more than that per month.

Brooke has several classes, currently on Skillshare. She has an excellent beginners introduction to Procreate, and a class showing how to combine analogue with digital art in Procreate.

Brooke’s website:
https://www.brookeglaser.com/

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfjFIaQtd514PWnPzfj8xg

Instagram:
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Credits

Interview by Kim Cofield.
Audio editing and show notes by Marcus Clearspring.

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Jan 22 2019

33mins

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61: Being a Working Artist with Painter and Surfer Drew Brophy 🏄‍♂️

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This interview with Drew Brophy is full of wise and inspiring insights from someone who has been working as an artist for 30 years.

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Find the people who like your art

Drew discusses how he was discouraged from making his art for several years, simply because it was different to what people knew. He persevered and figured out how to travel the world and get paid to paint surfboards.

Posca Pens

Drew has been using Posca paint markers since the late 1980s. He would import the pens himself and give them away to other artists.

Art & Business

In the final part of the interview Drew talks about how bad the "tortured artist" and "starving artist" myths are. He gives examples of all the different types of commercial artists earning a good income from their art. There is more about Drew’s journey and early years in his book painting surfboards and chasing waves.

Drew’s Links

Drew’s Website

Instagram

Facebook

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Mar 26 2019

1hr 7mins

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57: Find Your People with Naomi Bulger

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This interview with letter writing enthusiast, and all round creative person Naomi Bulger, is a realist’s take on becoming an artist. It’s very refreshing and inspiring. Give it a listen!

Audio note: this interview was recorded via Skype, before we were able to improve our audio quality.

Naomi Bulger is a writer, illustrator and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. Her love for illustration started with reading illustrated children’s books. However, that kind of art was discouraged during her school days. It took a long time for her to find her way back to illustration.

Naomi has worked in journalism and copywriting, and continues with creative writing in different forms. Mail art is what finally got her back into illustrating. It was a creative outlet during a stressful time. In this interview she tells her story, and shares her thoughts on making your creative pursuits a career. She describes some “dos and don’ts” about creative work and how to get started as an illustrator.

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##Topics

  • Naomi’s start as an illustrator

  • Other creative outlets before illustration

  • Going from journalism to illustration and freelancing

  • The positive impact of the Internet

  • Making your creativity a career

  • Pressure and creativity

  • Making time for creativity in everyday life

  • What teaching gives back

  • Preferred mediums

  • Mail art

  • How to get started in illustration

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Links

Naomi’s website

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Elizabeth Gilbert — Big Magic

Big Magic Review by The Art History Babes — starts at 14:12

Art Supply Posse Mail Art Episode

InCoWriMo

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Jan 30 2019

37mins

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17: Falling for Joey Feldman

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47: Unicorn Origin Story 🦄

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Kathy shares her origin story and generously turns off her air conditioner for the recording.

Jun 21 2017

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41: Heather's Art Supplies are Moving 📦

Apr 26 2017

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55: All the Colours and Beyond - Tetrachromacy with Concetta Antico 🌈

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​​All the Colours and Beyond - Tetrachromacy with Concetta Antico

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Kim Interviews Concetta Antico. Artist, art teacher and true tetrachromat. Concetta can see up to 100 million more colours than almost anyone else in the world. Concetta’s abilities have been verified scientifically, and researched for six years, at the time of this interview.

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Concetta has been using her unique gift for 25 years to teach others how to see more colours and to paint in oils.

Most people have three colour receptors. We are generally trichromats. Tetrachromacy is a genetic mutation, resulting in a fourth colour receptor. However, having the fourth colour receptor does not make someone a true tetrachromat. Among the very few tetrachromats there are differences as to how many colours each person perceives. Concetta also has an extraordinarily high luminance factor, meaning she sees a lot more light. She sees more colours in low light, or semi darkness.

The physical ability is only the beginning. As Concetta explains, most of her extraordinary colour perception results from her environment and “visual training” as an artist. She has been painting continuously since the age of six.

Originally from Australia, Concetta shares her time between San Diego, California and Australia. Concetta mainly works in oils because she finds she can mix greater nuances of colour with oil paints.

Concetta didn’t discover her tetrachromacy until her daughter started reporting signs of colour deficiency. Tetrachromats can genetically pass on their fourth colour receptor, as Concetta’s mother presumably did to Concetta and her sister, but it can also result in colour deficiency, as with Concetta ‘s daughter. Concetta tells the fascinating story of how she started realising she might not be like everyone else and how that lead to university research studies being done today. Kim and Concetta also discuss how tetrachromacy is part genetics, part learned and environmental.

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Episode Topics

  • Oil painting
  • Oil paints and tetrachromacy
  • Tetrachromacy, life, and science
  • Discovering tetrachromacy
  • Early support
  • Teaching colour based on light values
  • Teaching, art shows, and press
  • Seeing tetrachromacy in other artists' work
  • Artistic “style” versus actually seeing colours differently
  • Could trichromats ("normal people") learn to use colour like a true tetrachromat?
  • How living in both US and Australia has affected her art
  • Advice to new oil painters
  • Contact information and final words

Website

https://concettaantico.com/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ConcettaKAntico/

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/concettaantico/

Scientific information on tetrachromacy

The mystery of tetrachromacy

Credits

Interview by Kim Cofield.
Audio editing, show notes and intro by Marcus Clearspring
Show notes by Ylva Staberg

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Dec 28 2018

43mins

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63: The Business of Art with Maria Brophy 💰

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Learn how to get paid as an artist in this Art Supply Posse chat with art business consultant Maria Brophy.

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Most of us are told you can't earn money with art. This episode is a step towards debunking that myth. The movie and a video game industries are huge, and most of the people working on them have creative professions. But even when you know that you can earn money with art, that doesn't make it easy.

Let's face it, most artists are not good at selling their work. Maria specialises in teaching artists about the business of art so they can earn a living making art full time.

Sign up for Maria's 11 week email-coaching course

Maria's book Art, Money, Success

Maria's website

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Apr 23 2019

53mins

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79: Kami Paper

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Kim took part in a sumi-e ink painting workshop and interviewed the founder of Kami Paper in Melbourne, Australia. Kami specialise in handmade papers. They stock over 1,000 different papers, mainly from Asia and Europe.

Kami also hold workshops taught by artists on topics such as origami, sumi-e painting, and other paper related arts and crafts. Kami also bind their own journals by hand with papers you can custom select. You can also learn how to make the albums and journals yourself. Around 700 of their papers are available from their online shop.

Kami Paper Website

Kami Paper Instagram

Kami Paper Facebook

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Dec 03 2019

40mins

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78: Socially Conscious Art with Noah Scalin

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Noah Scalin is an artist best known for his Skull-A-Day project which continues the tradition of memento mori in art. Julia Skott returns as guest host of Art Supply Posse to interview Noah Scalin about his socially conscious art.

Images of Noah's artworks are embedded inside this podcast file. You can view the images as chapters inside the Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and Pocket Casts apps on Android and iOS.

Noah Scalin's website

Noah's podcast is where he interviews other full-time artists about their process.

Julia Skott co-hosts the makedo podcast with Tiff Arment where they talk about their range of mixed emotions as artists and creative people.

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 7mins

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77: The Artist’s Role in Society with The Art History Babes

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What has been the role of the artist in history? Corrie of The Art History Babes discusses some of the roles artists have played, and how their art has influenced society.

You can find The Art History Babes podcast in your player of choice, or on the web.

Art History Babes Links

Website

Instagram

Youtube

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Nov 05 2019

1hr 2mins

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76: Discovering Unused Art Supplies with Alan Trautmann

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Art Supply Posse is starting a new series where anyone can talk about their favourite or unused art supplies. Please contact us if you would like to be on the podcast and talk about your own favourites or unpack supplies that have been lingering unused on a shelf.

Alan Trautman is the first person to step forward and to go through his old toolbox containing mainly unused art supplies. Alan rummages through his old tool box containing unused art supplies. He discusses those supplies and the kind of art he makes.

[Alan's Instagram](https://instagram.com/miathet13)

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Oct 22 2019

46mins

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75: Abstracts and Old Books with Sara Schroeder

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Sara Schroeder talks about creating abstract art, teaching art, and her "Old Book Revival Project" which encourages people to create artwork in old books that are no longer being read.

Although abstract, you will recognise elements of the Art Deco style typical to Miami, where Sara lives.

Sara talks about getting over your fears of creating art by not taking it too seriously in the beginning and just making marks.

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Oct 08 2019

44mins

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74: Learn Fountain Pen Ink Art with Nick Stewart

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Nick Stewart returns to discuss his course on using fountain pen ink as a unique art medium. Nick's project pushes the boundaries in which fountain pen ink is used in art. Away from a pure sketching ink, to an art medium akin to paint, with unique properties such as shading, sheening and reaction to bleach.

Nick first talked about this project on episode 51 of Art Supply Posse. Since then, Nick has released a course on Udemy where he teaches his techniques for creating art using the unique properties of fountain pen inks and bleach.

Free videos on YouTube introducing Nick's fountain pen ink art course

Nick Stewart Ink Art - An Introduction

Tutorial 6 - Fountain Pen Ink Art - Landscape Two.

Tutorial 12 - Fountain Pen Ink Art - Bleach, Blending and Metals

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Sep 24 2019

1hr 4mins

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73: Fashion Illustration with Mokshini

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Mokshini's style is influenced by fashion illustration where she began her career. However, she frequently contradicts traditional fashion norms by painting women of all shapes and sizes in relatable, and often whimsical, every day situations.

Mokshini does everything from painting to fabric design and live drawing. She uses a wide range of media including watercolour and acrylics, but also has a penchant for gouache.
Her art is primarily analogue. It has a very painterly feel, visible in the heavy textures of the paper, canvas, and brushstrokes.

Mokshini's Links

Mokshini's Website

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Sep 10 2019

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72: Enjoy the Process with Enon Avital of Dapper Notes

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Enon Avital of Dapper Notes talks in detail about making things by hand, using his own unique pocket notebook business Dapper Notes as an example. This side business he runs is more than making paper notebooks, it is a form of "process art" itself. To fully understand that, watch the Dapper Notes process videos and listen to Enon's explanation in the episode.

Enon emphasises how important the process is when we make things. It's not sustainable to be feeding social media algorithms through likes and follower counts. It's only when you can enjoy the process of making things that you can continue over time.

Enon's website

Dapper Notes website

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Aug 27 2019

1hr 7mins

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71: Art Education with Kevin Murphy

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Kevin Murphy has created artwork for Game of Thrones, the Rolling Stones, and hundreds of book covers; specializing in science fiction and fantasy. Today, Kevin challenges how art is taught – or not taught?

Kevin's art courses can be found at

http://evolveartist.com

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Aug 13 2019

1hr 18mins

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70: Zines, Streams, Space Art with Jane Mills

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Jane Mills creates space art, zines, comics and plays music in several bands.

Jane talks about her space art, the Indianapolis Zine Fest, and live streaming on twitch.

Art supplies mentioned:

Ohto Graphic Liner Needle Point Drawing Pens

Indianapolis Zine Fest

Jane Mills Art, Comics, Zines Website

Jane's Instagram

Jane's Links

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Jul 30 2019

42mins

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69: Whimsical Art with Holly St Clair

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Holly St Claire is a freelance illustrator known for her whimsical drawings. Holly tells us how she realised that she needed art in her life and how she could earn a living from illustration. There are a range of topics in this chat. From art and mental health, the serious stuff behind the whimsy, being a tourist attraction in a department store window, and of course Holly's favourite art supplies.

Holly's Website

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Jul 09 2019

41mins

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68: Art Therapy with Gosia Orlinska

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Gosia Orlinska chats about her work as an art therapist working with children, living together with another creative person, and good art supplies that are affordable.

Art supplies discussed

Arteza gouache US site

Arteza gouache UK site

Also, Arteza markers/brush pens and other supplies

Gosia's Instagram

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Jul 02 2019

1hr 9mins

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67: Freelance Illustration with Chris Rowland

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Enjoy a lively chat with professional illustrator Chris Rowland. Everything from favourite pencils to dealing with family life and clients as a freelance graphic artist.

Chris works mainly in pen and ink, beginning analogue then digitising. He also does purely digital artwork.

Art Supplies Mentioned:

Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen

Kuretake Disposable Pocket Brush Pen, Extra Fine

Pentel mechanical pencil

Staedtler chunky pencil

Favourite pencil grade: F

Pentel pocket brush pen

Daler Rowney Graduate sketchbooks

Upcoming

Chris Rowland's partner Gosia Orlinska is an art therapist working with children. We have also interviewed Gosia for Art Supply Posse.

Chris' Website

Chris on Instagram

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Jun 18 2019

59mins

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66: Meditative Doodles with Candace Milner

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Candace Milner creates "meditative doodles". Colourful, repetitive patterns that anyone can create. Drawing them relaxes your mind because of their manual, repetitive nature. It's not only relaxing. The result looks good too.

You can use any writing instrument, analogue or digital. Candace loves fountain pens and inks. Her patterns have previously been used on pen cases by Rickshaw Bags.

Art supplies mentioned:

Tomoe River paper FP (52 gsm) (particularly for fountain pens use, hence "FP")

Platinum carbon black ink

Sakura poster powder

You can find Candace's work on Instagram under @pensivecandy

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Jun 04 2019

38mins

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65: Alcohol-Based Inks and Yupo Paper with Katy Smeets

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Learn about using alcohol-based inks on Yupo paper with Katy Smeets.

Katy uses inks to create abstract patterns. She uses these as textures for digital art, such as her animal series. No two patterns are the same.

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Art supplies mentioned by Katy

  • Piñata alcohol inks by Jaquard

  • Copic refill inks

  • Yupo "paper". Yupo is synthetic, non-porous paper invented in Japan. It's basically plastic, consisting of polypropylene. It's also made by paper manufacturers in other countries.

  • Posca pens

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May 21 2019

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64: Fiber Art with Victoria Lee Connors

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Victoria Lee Connors travels the world creating landscapes made of wool fiber.

Victoria's landscapes look like paintings from a distance, but are all made from dyed wool. Looking at pictures on the internet we have to imagine the fibrous texture of wool.

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Victoria creates these landscapes out in the open, en plein air. She attaches pieces of fiber to a canvas, resting on an easel, just as a landscape painter does.

Victoria's Website:
http://www.victoriaconnors.com/

A YouTube video which Victoria mentioned demonstrating fiber art

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May 07 2019

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63: The Business of Art with Maria Brophy 💰

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Learn how to get paid as an artist in this Art Supply Posse chat with art business consultant Maria Brophy.

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Most of us are told you can't earn money with art. This episode is a step towards debunking that myth. The movie and a video game industries are huge, and most of the people working on them have creative professions. But even when you know that you can earn money with art, that doesn't make it easy.

Let's face it, most artists are not good at selling their work. Maria specialises in teaching artists about the business of art so they can earn a living making art full time.

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Maria's book Art, Money, Success

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Apr 23 2019

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62: Pottery Artist Julia Skott 🏺

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Learn how ceramics are made with pottery artist Julia Skott.

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If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making your coffee mug, this chat with Julia will give you a good insight.

You can find Julia’s ceramics at Semi-Cool Ceramics.

To hear more art related talk from Julia, check out her podcast with Tiff Arment called Make Do.

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Apr 09 2019

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61: Being a Working Artist with Painter and Surfer Drew Brophy 🏄‍♂️

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This interview with Drew Brophy is full of wise and inspiring insights from someone who has been working as an artist for 30 years.

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Find the people who like your art

Drew discusses how he was discouraged from making his art for several years, simply because it was different to what people knew. He persevered and figured out how to travel the world and get paid to paint surfboards.

Posca Pens

Drew has been using Posca paint markers since the late 1980s. He would import the pens himself and give them away to other artists.

Art & Business

In the final part of the interview Drew talks about how bad the "tortured artist" and "starving artist" myths are. He gives examples of all the different types of commercial artists earning a good income from their art. There is more about Drew’s journey and early years in his book painting surfboards and chasing waves.

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Mar 26 2019

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60: Pebble Stationery and Tomoe River Paper

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Pebble Stationery make affordably priced notebooks with Tomoe River paper. This paper is particularly well suited to drawing and painting with inks. Especially fountain pen inks, because it shows off their full sheening and shading potentials.

Kim talks to co-founder Lois Ho about creating a stationery brand from scratch via Kickstarter, their matching pencils, and charity work.

Tomoe River paper is also used in the Hobonichi diaries/journals. Many people use them for combined art and bullet journalling because the paper handles inks well, many different pens, and even light watercolour.

However, it is very thin paper. There is a lot of show-through, and the paper will go wavy when wet. Fans of the ultra-thin 52 gsm paper like it for its crinkly feel.

Future Art Supply Posse guest Candace Milner uses Tomoe River paper for her pattern drawings.

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Mar 12 2019

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