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Drawing Connections #21
New Podcast with Dylan Sara and Etchr Course Update
Greetings Art Enthusiasts,
I hope you will find some room for creativity this week. I have a few pieces I am working on, and I am also working on the next few podcasts, which will also be available on YouTube!
Yes, I will include YouTube as a distribution channel. So if you want to see me and my guest as we explore their journey, you can find us there. Here’s a link to my YouTube Channel.
I will continue sharing the audio version across all current podcast platforms.
Recovery and Etchr Class move
I’ve had some recent health challenges, which I discussed during episode 106 of the podcast. I am doing much better now, but it does mean that the Etchr 6-week drawing course that was intended to be released this past week needs to be moved to March 2024. The course is Drawing Animals in Graphite. You can subscribe or enroll here. Thank you to Etchr for being so accommodating. There will be more on this course as we get closer to the launch date.
Episode 106: Drawn Together, Natural Pigments and the Many Faces of Dylan Sara
Art's material tells a story, and every hue holds a secret. In this podcast, we delve into the world of Dylan Sara, an artist who not only captures the essence of his subjects through portraiture but does so using the most organic and natural materials.
The Artist's Canvas: Dylan's artistic narrative began with childhood doodles at a kitchen table, a sacred space where imagination took flight. Our latest podcast episode peels back the layers of his early inspirations, revealing a home where creativity blossomed freely.
Sketching the Journey: Dylan's path was etched with a blend of fervor and foresight. Though he explored the structured world of architecture, his soul remained intertwined with the fluid grace of the human countenance. His academic pursuits in architecture were a brief interlude to his true calling.
A Portrait of Dedication: The conversation with Dylan uncovers a profound dedication to his art, a dedication that led him across Europe in search of inspiration, ultimately guiding him back to his first love—portraiture. Dylan speaks of each face as a narrative, one he interprets with strokes of natural inks and pigments he creates himself.
Nature's Own: Dylan's commitment to using natural materials is a focal point of our discussion. He shares his process of creating inks and pigments from the environment, a practice that not only gives his work a unique vibrancy but also forms a deeper connection between his art and the natural world.
The story of Dylan Sara is a vivid reminder of the beauty that can emerge when we blend our passions with the environment. His approach to portraiture using natural inks is a testament to the authenticity and depth that can be achieved when we harness the raw elements of nature in our creative pursuits.
Take care of yourself and each other, and keep drawing!