Ep 110 Art Reference Finding it and Creating your Own

In today’s podcast episode we’re going to talk about finding art reference and creating your own.

Ep 110 Art Reference Finding it and Creating your Own


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I prefer working from my own reference photos

For me, I much prefer creating my own reference to work from, whether that’s from my imagination, from sketches I’ve done, from a still life life set up I’ve made, or from a photo I’ve taken of my own personal things. I also prefer the subject to be something that relates directly to me.

It would be much easier for me to find high quality reference photos on copyright free sites, such as unsplash, or Pixabay and they would be far better images than any photo I could take… I mean I’m no photographer! But I just prefer the feeling that the whole process has been my own creation, from start to finish.

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Running a small business from two countries seems complicated, but this creative duo has it all figured out. Nicebleed is an alias for two brothers whose fascination in space resulted in creating one of the most-wanted posters on Displate. They combined hard work with a great love to what they do, and gave us numerous designs that all tell a different story. Francis and Lawrence are on their way to success, so make sure to jump in and enjoy the ride. 

We have recently caught up with them, so continue reading and discover the artist(s) behind their work. 

Where did the “Nicebleed” name come from?

Nicebleed is the name I (Francis) used back in the day when we played Counterstrike go. The original name was Nosebleed, and then eventually became nicer. 🙂

Who stands behind “Nicebleed”? 

It is a collaboration between Francis Minoza and Laurence Minoza, based initially in Cebu,

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The ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate OLED is a 13.3-inch Windows tablet with an OLED display. The main selling point is the USD 599 price point. The compromise is you have to make do with less than ideal specifications. This tablet uses the Intel Pentium Silver N6000 which is a quad core 1.1Ghz processor, so it’s going to struggle with certain tasks which I’ll mention further below.

Just to give you the bottom line up front, it’s a tablet that provides good value for money if you’re using the tablet mainly for watching videos and light computing tasks.

Here are the keys specifications:

  • Intel Pentium Silver N6000 Processor 1.1 GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.3 GHz, 4 cores)
  • 13.3-inch 1080P OLED display with up to 550 nits brightness
  • 100% DCI P3 colour support
  • 4-8 GB RAM
  • 128GB eMMC/M.2 NVMe, or 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Intel® UHD Graphics
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen
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To celebrate the launch of new gallery OMNI, New York based artist Bisco Smith brings his dynamic, calligraphic mark-making to London’s West End. With a new body of work developed during lockdown, Bisco considers what it means to RE/STRUCTURE. Navigating extreme isolation, becoming a father; to managing the overwhelming swell of news, power and politics as our boundaries readjust to their new realities. Through music and art, Bisco celebrates movement and meditation to ruminate on our shared experience with moments of transition. 

Charlotte Pyatt: RE/STRUCTURE! Tell us a little about this new exhibition. 
Bisco Smith: So the show is titled RE/STRUCTURE. It’s a creative response to everything the world has gone through the past few years. I haven’t done a show since 2019, my wife and I have just had a baby. It was strange times going into lockdown, as it was for so many. 

This idea of

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