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111 minutes | a month ago
#118 Drawing A Line In The Stone/Just Another Man Named Monday
Sergio and Josh talk about the two types of deaths (00:08:26), how dreams abstracting reality parallels art (00:17:27), everyone having a line between good and bad art (00:28:18), what bothers them the most about the “Subway Sketcher” (00:40:42), answer a couple of listener questions including if they would ever do sculpture (00:51:35), how a student should handle a professor making racially insensitive art (00:59:51), if cats know what color they are (01:09:28), and more. They discuss intent vs interpretation further (01:15:09), the show “Wanda Vision” (01:28:10), and Josh shares the most terrifying thing that he’s ever done, and it was just recent! Catch Sergio’s gouache course launch party for free by signing up here: https://bit.ly/GouachePartyForm
113 minutes | 2 months ago
#117 Non-Fudge-Able Tokens
In this episode: Sergio’s half-assed history lesson of the Salton Sea The unfriendliness of Julian California Why Josh’s recent mural project fell through Why it’s hard for Josh to make a hat What are NFTs and how they can transform the world of selling art digitally A Banksy piece getting caught up in the hype Josh getting into a tiff with the viral fake subway-sketcher guy MJ’s white-guy-face-blindness Props to Blake Neubert’s new painting series Sergio’s new gouache course: http://bit.ly/GouachePaintingMadeEasy
26 minutes | 3 months ago
WTD Mini Episode #18 Intent vs Interpretation
Sergio wonders if art viewers interpreting the intent of the artist in a different way that the artist intended annoys other people, and Josh has ideas about when people think all art is good. Sergio’s online gouache course Josh’s merch store
110 minutes | 3 months ago
#116 Doing It Better Is Better
Josh and Sergio ramble about the Super Bowl, Sergio gives an update on the gouache course and a sketch box he built, and they discuss a Youtube video they watched about business for artists. They talk about what they got out of the video such as how your personality relates to your natural salesmanship, limiting beliefs around making money, being a “sell-out,” learning pricing from selling merch, and competing with dead artists for market share. We end by discussing how “art means what you want it to mean” is a cop-out. Book on sales that Josh recommended (Link)
41 minutes | 3 months ago
WTD Mini Episode 17: "Ideas Vs Execution" with Vanessa Walsh
On this week's minisode, we talk about ideas and executing them! We talk about how ideas are curated, listed, and how commissions affect ideas positively and negatively! Vanessa's IG: @compassroseartistry @bloomreportmacro @abitsaucypodcast
130 minutes | 3 months ago
#115 Vanessa Walsh Is Painting From Life
Vanessa Walsh joins Josh and Sergio to talk about Avatar: The Last Airbender, the dark side of Tiktok, objectivity vs subjectivity in art, plans on living with Sergio in Colorado for a month, painting from life vs photos, and so much more! Vanessa's IG: @compassroseartistry @bloomreportmacro @abitsaucypodcast Josh's new IG: @losthome_apparel Sign up for Sergio's new gouache course: https://bit.ly/GouachePaintingEasy
26 minutes | 4 months ago
WTD Mini Episode 16 - Muted Neon: The Lazerblade Lopez Origin Story
In this special MF Doom tribute, Josh and Sergio create alter-egos! We decide on what we would paint under our pseudonyms, and Josh gets VERY excited about the possibilities for Sergio’s ideas. Make sure to let Sergio know he needs to bring Lazerblade to life!
108 minutes | 4 months ago
#114 Fix The Keyboard, Steal A Base
We start the 2021 year of Our Lord by talking about the Capitol Hill takeover, fixing the keyboard layout (26:10), the concept of “stealing your base,”(41:07) Milo Hartnoll calling out Devon Rodriguez for his staged Tiktok videos and Guiseppe Celi, the passing of MF Doom and what he meant to us, and the mysterious Cookie Monster mural. Cover art credit: Nate Van Dyke
128 minutes | 4 months ago
#113 Josh and Sergio: Solo Paneers
Josh and Sergio talk about the art world’s obsession with originality, recap their Christmas celebrations, Josh explains why he hates getting gifts, the aftermath of creating merch, and more. We then play the 2020 cliche game, where the winner is the person who used the most cliches! Who used the most cliche phrases, or the most cliche activities? We also find out what pop culture references are now 20 years old! It’s our most Buzzfeediest episode yet! We finish up by talking about our 2021 plans and Josh’s future business ventures. It’s a low key vibe thang y’all.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
WTD Mini Episode 15: Making Merch
Sergio asks Josh all about his process for rolling out merch! Josh breaks down how much he spent, how he would sell the prints differently, the companies he used and the advantages of printing local, the reasons for selling merch beyond monetary gain, the importance of ordering the right sizes for apparel, and more. If you’re about to make your own merch, or even thinking about it, make sure to listen to this episode first! www.joshualawyer.com/shop
123 minutes | 5 months ago
#112 “Yuh Boy Josh Snitched” With MJ Lindo
We start off by talking about how to not do soul-sucking commissions and Josh asks Sergio a potentially friendship-ending question (17:40) before we get into what everyone is here to listen for: the recent video featuring Josh and MJ’s art without their permission! (20:00) Josh talks about why he deleted the story on his IG where he first announced this(38.37), what the response was to the video takedown by the offender, and why they were against the mural in the first place! They also talk about the Stone Sparrow Gallery show (1:07:10) and the new direction that MJ wants to go with her next body of work. Sergio talks about where he is at with putting together his gouache course (1:28:40) before we talk about the TV shows The Mandalorian, Fargo season 4, and Kingdom. We end with MJ talking about some interesting payment innovations in the gallery world. Get some merch from Josh at www.joshualawyer.com/shop! instagram.com/mjlindo instagram.com/stonesparrownyc
142 minutes | 5 months ago
#111 Monty Guy "Drunk Darwinism"
Our first guest in the quarantine! Fan favorite Monty Guy talks to us about life in the Arizona desert, lack of motivation, The Chappelle Show being sold to Netflix, the cost of living, flags and borders, the deterioration of the Bay Area, embracing the outlaw, thoughts on the gallery role in the future, haggling and discounts(Josh gives a hot tip!), and a whole lot more. www.instagram.com/montyguy
21 minutes | 5 months ago
WTD Mini Episode #14: Perfectionism Vs Profitability
On today's mini episode, we discuss the pros and cons of the pursuit of perfectionism at the expense of profitability. We also discuss the existence of squid people in our government. Josh's exhibition "Object In Motion" LINK Apply to beta-test Sergio's landscape painting course
103 minutes | 5 months ago
#110 Luke Warmwalker
Sergio is joining the faculty at Sentient Academy! We talk about how teaching can be thought of like an artist, why artists shouldn't self-deprecate, Josh's feelings about his work after finishing the paintings for the Stone Sparrow Gallery show, scientists splicing human genes into monkey brains, the pressure of the first page of the sketchbook, and more. Is Josh an optimistic nihilist? Would any artist be invited to the locker room if their favorite team won the Super Bowl? Is art fame the best kind of fame? All these questions answered on this week's episode of Waiting To Dry!
27 minutes | 6 months ago
WTD Mini Episode 13: Get A Life
We answer the listener question, F--- Marry Kill: Van Gogh, Picasso, and Pollack! It morphs into Pollack, Koons, and Hirst. We also discuss an article about the muralist Nychos getting a mural in Glendale taken down, and the stupid reasons that a mural can be taken away from the public space. We touch on the aftermath of the attempt to get Josh’s Roseland mural taken down, and the consequences of cancel-culture on art. A classic WTD Rant Corner! Look out for Josh and MJ’s show later this month at Stone Sparrow Gallery in New York City!
125 minutes | 6 months ago
#109 It's A Finesse Thang
Sergio talks about his course and being in teaching-mode and how that affects his painting. Josh talks about nearing the finish line of the work for his upcoming show in November. We answer a ton of your listener questions this week too! Some of the questions answered: (23:35) Do you make 5-year plans or just go with the flow? (38:42) Do birds have fun? (45:43) What’s a subject matter you dislike painting? (51:05) What is most fun in your process? (1:03:15) Is there a reason to what seems like you solely using women as subjects in your work? (1:18:05) Do you have favorite easy foods to make while painting? (1:27:48) Having this platform, do you ever worry about getting canceled in this cancel-culture world? (1:37:20) Why doesn’t Josh start his own pencil company and make millions? (1:43:11) Do you ever have the urge to put all of your creative energy into one style or body of work? (1:51:12) How did you realize that you can make a living off of your art? How did you start? (2:03:00) How do you stay motivated while doing the busy work admin part of being an artist? We also rip on the documentary, “The Price Of Everything” and praise Jeffrey Catherine Jones’s documentary “Better Things.” Sign up for any of Sergio’s three workshops at www.themainloop.com!
110 minutes | 7 months ago
#108 On The Shoulders Of Scorpion Kings
We talk about drama surrounding Sergio and Vanessa’s food podcast A Bit Saucy and how painting is like making grilled cheeses, handling useless feedback, hating flies, avoiding comfort and boredom in your work, working through bad ideas, mural ideas vs. canvas ideas, and we revisit The Rock’s performance in the 2001 classic, The Mummy Returns! Check out Sergio’s upcoming workshops at https://bit.ly/AOC2020Sergio, or sign up to beta-test his course at www.themainloop.com!
30 minutes | 7 months ago
WTD Mini Episode 12: Confidence Vs. Entitlement
On this week’s episode we discuss artists who feel entitled to a foot in the door, versus artists who have the confidence to create their own opportunities. What about false confidence, or losing confidence as you gain skills? Also what’s the difference between Wayne Thiebaud and Tim Tebow? Is there one? All this and more! Rate and review us on Apple Podcasts if you got a minute.
110 minutes | 7 months ago
#107 “The Worth Of Your Name”
Sergio recaps his experience doing the STRADA Easel 30-day painting challenge. Josh recaps being MJ’s mural assistant for the month of September. We discuss evolving for speed and efficiency vs falling back on what works, the Pow Wow Art Festival in Lancaster, problem solving on a wall vs pre-planning, needing room to grow narrative skills, hanging out with other artists, Wide Open Walls in Sacramento, knowing the worth of your name, dealing with the environment while muralling, people having opinions on your mural to your face, painting fruit, applying for opportunities, and a few thoughts on comfort. Check out Sergio’s new painting for the Supersonic Art Show at www.spoke-art.com, and apply for his beta course at https://bit.ly/ECRMethodBetaTestApplication.
43 minutes | 8 months ago
WTD Mini Episode 11: The Ultramarine and Burnt Umber of Success
Do some artists fall back on their technical skills to ignore the necessary marketing and sales work in their goal of making it? That’s what we tackle on this week’s minisode! Some actual tips and tricks tucked away in this episode(don't say we never helped ya) so if you're beginning your art career, this is one you want to check out!
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