Posts by mlhodel

Bastards of Art : Episode 52

Helpful tips when Talking to a client for commissioned work: Inform the new client on how you operate.  Understand that your client has no idea what they want.  Be detailed.  Get on the same page as your client.  Don’t move forward until you have an agreement.  Have an approvals process. Itunes – Soundcloud – Contact –…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 51

Invention in Art. Whether it is technique or style, stretching the boundaries of your art career will reach out while you find your voice.  Struggling to be original for the sake of just being different may not always equal success. Our last two podcast (episode 49 and 50) discuss Imitation and Innovation. In this episode…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 50

Innovation. After social learning from imitation becomes futile, innovation starts to develop. As an artist you will start to problem solve with personality.  You ability to confidently find new answers for common problems will shine on you almost intuitively. Using the building block you learned from watching others your next step is innovation Matt Hodel…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 49

Imitation What is the difference between imitation and mimicking? When an artist copies someone else work, they have no interest in the intent of the original artist. They just want to to steal some glory. When you imitate art work, you are studying the original art. The process of dissecting someone else’s process in order…

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Bastards of Art Podcast : Episode 47

Sensory, Perception, Reasoning It is these 3 steps that challenge the viewer to understand what they are seeing.  Our eyes bring us information without prejudice. What we perceive from our eyes is not straight forward.  What we perceive from what we have seen should not be trusted.  It is the second part of the cognitive…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 46

Holy Moly! It is 2018 and you have already stopped making time for your projects? Don’t stop now! you have it in you to do great things. Matt Hodel is here to pick you up. Listen to Episode 46 and immediately revisit the promises you made to yourself. Itunes – Soundcloud – Contact – YouTube – Stitcher

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Bastrards of Art : Episode 44

Hello! I am very excited to introduce my friend Haram. I meet Haram last summer and she introduced herself as a person interested in learning tattooing.  It didn’t take much to convince me that she had the aptitude and commitment required for a true apprenticeship. Please take a listen to this special Bastards of Art…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 43

Happy New Year! 2018 brings us a clean slate to keep building on what we have accomplished.  Living in a world of art, I hear the words “do something different” quite bit. This is mentally hard to accomplish and there is a simple reason why. Logic + Data + Emotions In this podcast, I discuss…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 42

Everything you do does not suck, even though it can feel that way. Having an adjustable plan of attack and destination will keep you from hanging out in the float.  Write a mission statement of who you are and what you want to do with art.  Now that you have a path, start your journey!…

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Bastards of Art : Episode 41

“Marks or shapes can happen spontaneously as we explore with tools, media, or substances for pictorial, textural, or sculptural effects and, in the process, decide on what is beautiful or exciting without consciously knowing how and why. We may pour in feelings and emotions during the process, resulting in a kind of artistic expression that…

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