I had a crack at making a hand-painted shirt. I've put my designs on shirts before and even made hand-drawn shirts using paint markers, but today I tried something different. I heard of the idea of using screenprinting ink to paint withfrom Melbourne artist Christian Vine Insta: @soleveins Materials I used: black screen printing ink, art paint brush, water, cardboard Have a go and if you have any suggestions for doing hand painted style, let us know below/
OK sort of SERIOUS VIDEO this time: For those starting out in drawing there are some things which hold you back from consistently improving, in this video I offer 8 tips (well 7 plus a bonus at the end). Some of these aren't about the act of drawing itself, but rather the mindset behind drawing and some simple things that beginners might overlook or think 'aren't' allowed, which you can totally do. # Resources link: http://www.sammfshields.com/resources
In this cringeworthy and long video fellow artist Shlives joins me as we go through our some old 'art' we dug up and take a look at what made it good and what also makes it completely wack. Most of it is wack. But entertaining! Enjoy. Follow Shlives on instagram: http://instagram.com/shlives
In this tutorial style video I quickly run through 4 exercises that you can do daily to improve your drawing skill. These exercises are really useful for getting the correct physical motion while drawing. Just like an athlete trains by exercising, running, lifting weights etc. Illustrators and artists can develop their skill by doing exercises like the ones outlined in this video. PLEASE NOTE: These techniques aren't top secret, they are commonly practiced by many many illustrators because they work!
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Zines are awesome and I've been collecting them for years now. They are a great way of showcasing your ideas and promoting your work. They can be made really easily and quickly and have that handcrafted DIY feel that makes them feel great to hold in your hand and read. In this video I roll through how i make them and sell them and the kind of money you can make by putting them up for sale on bigcartel and promoting through your social media channels.
Zines featured: Mike Watt - Super Ugly Sam Bloor Sheryo & Yok - Joining Forces like Voltron Sam Shields - Lunch edition
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I'm still learning this talking to camera thing so I was a bit nervous and stumble around a bit but I have faith that I will improve my delivery so bare with me!! :) Please leave a comment with your thoughts below! When you are pursing the career of a professional creative/artist, one of your biggest enemies in the process is your own brain. Filled with negative ideas which are birthed from family and/or societal pressures, the inner critic and lazy procrastinator is determined to put success as far away from you as possible.
The truth is if you can trick your brain to avoid falling into these hurdles and instead sprint and jump right over them, it becomes easier over time. Changing your perspective is the first step and in this video I offer a different way of looking at 3 mental hurdles we encounter as artists.
1. Waiting for your skills to be 'good enough' before making work and putting it out there.
2. Worrying about if people will like your art to the point where you change your vision so much that you don't enjoy doing art.
3. Making excuses as to why you aren't working towards your goal.
I have since deleted the Vero app as I think its rubbish, but here is a video with my thoughts on it:
Here's a video I made recently when I was hyped about finding out this technique!
Don't you hate it when you have a take which you think is RUINED by a pesky background noise that is beyond your control? This nifty technique gives you the control you need to preserve the audio you want from your video, but remove the bad sound. I run through using the paintbrush selection tool in Audition and how you can use it to clean up your audio. Soooo... Unwanted background NOISE in your footage? Improve your video in Premiere Pro by using this Awesome Adobe Audition feature! my website: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com