Podcasts for Creatives | Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

Podcasts for Creatives | Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert

If you’re like me, you usually have a podcast playing in your earbuds while you draw, cook, exercise, or just pace around the house.  I wanted to share with you some of my favorite podcast finds from this year, so over the next few weeks I’ll post a few of my favorites here on the blog.

The first one is not a new podcast, but it’s totally worth going back and listening to the episodes.  Magic Lessons was a podcast by Liz Glibert (NY Times Bestselling Author of tons of incredible books like Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic).  The podcast uses the principles in her book Big Magic to help real life creators get through tough creative blocks.

You’ll hear everyone from telemarketers who want to start writing short stories to bestselling authors who share their own methods for overcoming creative blocks.  I absolutely loved this podcast and was so sad to see it end!  Luckily the archives are still available here.

I found this podcast when I was in a particularly distressing creative drought, and I know the tips and advice in this podcast helped me get over the hump and start creating again.

Have a suggestion for a podcast that should be featured in this series?  Send me a message!

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Modern Floral Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + 22 Free Stamps and Templates

Learn how to create Modern Floral illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you three different techniques, so you can choose the methods that work best for your personal style. Modern florals are super easy to make, plus they are easy to use for tons of different projects like greeting cards, lettering projects, seamless repeats, and so much more!

Winter Watercolors on Your iPad in Procreate + 20 Free Procreate Brushes

Learn how to create winter inspired watercolors on your iPad in Procreate + get all of my watercolor brushes, watercolor paper texture paper, glitter and gold papers, and some snowflake shapes to get you started.

3 Ways to Animate Your iPad Lettering using iMovie, Procreate, and RoughAnimator 

Learn how to turn your hand lettering into animations that make your lettering really stand out online.  I’ll show you several different types of lettering animation, so you can choose the method that works best for your personal style.

Winter Holiday Illustrations on Your iPad: Digital and Printable Art for the Holidays + 26 FREE Stamps & Brushes

Learn how  to create winter holiday illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  When you take this class, you’ll get all of my holiday brushes including tons of snowflakes, ornaments, and lights, plus my blizzard texture and a few extras.  I’ll show you how I created my holiday illustrations, so you can make your own personalized winter holiday stamps.

Block Print Style Illustrations on Your iPad + Free Block Print Stamps and Textures for Procreate

Learn how to create block print style illustrations on your iPad in Procreate.  I’ll show you every step of my process from creating the block print stamps, to creating a balanced composition.

Modern Folk Art Illustrations on Your iPad in Procreate + Free Folk Art Stamp Brushes & Templates

Combining Lettering and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn all the steps for combining lettering and illustration to create compositions that both tell a story and are visually interesting!

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Illustrating with Layered Texture & Color

Learn how to use layered texture and color to add depth and visual interest to your illustrations.  We’ll look at how to create overall textures, how to use texture to create highlights and shading, and how to use single and multi colored texture to bring out warm and cool tones in your illustrations.

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Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish.  I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!

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70s Lettering

Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

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Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

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Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.