Bastards of Art: Too polished for folk art, too punk for fine art.
Bastards of Art is a podcast to reach out to lowbrow artist. We are helping artist to come together with a message of positivity and ambition. It can feel very lonely spending hours in the studio. We are here to help erase self doubt and cultivate the artist inside you.
New workflow can be awkward and painful. If you don’t mix it up with some newness in your life, you will repeat the same thing for infinity. I don’t think this is helpful to a long career. No-one wants to look up after 20 years and wonder why everything looks the same. Trying something…Read More
Plan for the unexpected. They say success is opportunity meeting preperation. (Or something like that) I recently filmed a commercial. What impressed me was how prepared the crew was onset. They had the day planned to the minute. The were ready to move and grove but even with their high expectations, the crew also rolled…Read More
Get Loud! Matt answers some questions about moving to a new market in a different city. It is always scary to get a fresh start in a new town. Matt’s advice is to get loud! Start an Art Show! Get in the local publications. Meet everyone on your new circle. Do not sheepishly enter a…Read More
Understanding Money. As artists we work with abstract thinking. We see the world slightly different. When it comes to money, we have a hard time understanding the abstract nature of a dollar. What is it worth? What does it represent? Why can’t I keep more? Most people say “Time is Money”. In this podcast, Matt…Read More
A joke is only funny if the other person laughs. Drawing for others is how most artists are going to make a living. Removing yourself from your art and listening to the client is important. Helping someone to tell story with visual literacy is fun. In this episode, Matt talks about being confronted with the…Read More
Lead the Eye Making the eye go where you want it to go in a composition is a huge part of visual story telling. How your optic nerve and your brain work together is very clever. Understanding that relation ship is how we can get the viewer to read our images. In this episode of…Read More
Mix It UP!!! Getting stuck with your progression can make art feel like a task. Creating art should be an adventure. Exploring different mediums is a great way to push though a developmental block. By trying art mediums outside your comfort zone, you will be forced to see art differently. Enjoy Matt Hodel’s Monday…Read More
Sharing is Caring. “There was a Farmer who grew excellent corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford…Read More