Your Creative Push
About This Show
Your Creative Push is the podcast that pushes YOU to pursue your creative passion, even though you have a busy, full-time life. Twice a week, Youngman Brown interviews artists, musicians, writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other inspirational creative individuals in an attempt to get them to inspire you to put aside your excuses and START DOING WORK. Each artist opens up to YOU, revealing the things that hold THEM back on a daily basis, and how they FIGHT THROUGH IT. They then give you one final push, in an attempt to motivate you to start doing work as soon as the episode is over. If you have a full-time job or full-time responsibilities and WISH that you had the COURAGE and MOTIVATION to FINALLY do that thing that has been on your mind, this podcast is for you!
Most Recent Episode
205: CLEANSE YOUR CREATIVE PALETTE (w/ Justin Hopkins)
2 days ago
Justin Hopkins is a talented artist from, originally from Mukilteo, Washington. After graduating from high school, Justin was hired by legendary illustrator Charles White III and he also created works for Google, Red Bull, Wired Magazine, Pabst, and ESPN. Now, Justin works almost exclusively with oils and divides his time between New York and California. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/justinhopkins In this episode, Justin discusses: -The influence that his parents had on him growing up as an artist. -The difference between having technical skills and being able to say something of substance via your voice. -How he started to work as an illustrator at the age of 14, and how he grew to hate it. -His experience as a musician. -The idea of needing to cleanse your creative palette with different mediums. -The experimentation that he pursues in his art. -Aphex Twin and his style of experimentation that allowed people to explore a new type of music that they wouldn’t otherwise. -How every piece he does is something he hasn’t done before and the end product is either in the trash or on the wall. -The reason why he leaves out certain elements of his paintings. -His process for starting a piece. -The experience of working for Charles White III. -How to get past the influences of the artists you look up to or have been emulating. -The idea of becoming a more empathetic and well-rounded human being. -NOH / WAVE -How he balances his time and the sacrifices that he has to sometimes make. -The story of one of his high school art teachers that demoralized him. Justin's Final Push will inspire you to drive with all your might towards your goals, even if it results in you realizing that your creative efforts were meant elsewhere. Quotes: “Being an illustrator is like being in boot camp because you have to be of high quality and you have deadlines.” “The more abstract thought processes of music is what made me find the creative thing I was looking f
Rated 4 out of
Do creative types need daily inspiration?
My first thought was- maybe not. I am a painter, my husband is a writer. We both have full time jobs, and was interested to see what's new with this new podcast. Curiously enough, the good mix of guests so far has made me wonder... do we need daily inspiration? I still think not, but this is a podcast I would like to catch up with every once in a while to see what the guests have to share.
Date published: 2016-01-22