A Podcast Interview and An Update on My Sketchbooks

May 9, 2015 | 8 Comments

I feel very honoured to be interviewed as part of Tim Michael’s great Artisan Central Podcast Series.  Tim is an animator and does a lot of  youtube videos and you can find out more about him here. We crossed paths somehow on facebook a little while back… so was lots of fun to do this interview with him. Thanks Tim!

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After talking to Tim last week, I thought it was time to sort my sketchbooks out… so here is the updated photo. Feels good to have them in some sort of order.

Note: The A4 size books to the right of the red spine one on the second shelf are ones that are currently in use. I seem to have a number of different ones running at the one time, local classes, SketchingNow demos, SketchingNow Adventures, a publishing project I have been working on etc etc. Life was simpler when I only had one book going at the one time.

Refer to this post (last update of my collection in Oct last year for more details of how I label them


  • Wonderful interview, Liz! I love that you touched on the idea that bloggers share a part of themselves and their life, and that it's seldom the enchanted life that viewers sometimes imagine. I've taken your online class and all the Sketchbook Skool classes and have been inspired and helped by your art and your great explanations.

  • Jodi Sloane says:

    Hi Liz! I listened to the podcast and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself! This blogpost is so helpful. I haven't had formal drawing training and have always been mystified by perspective drawing. I love architectural sketches by other people and have always wanted to learn. Your lesson here was just right for a starter session. I sketched both your examples and learned so much! I didn't know I could "do" this! I'm going to keep practicing with simple made up buildings and work up to going out and drawing something real. Thank you!

  • gooddollie says:

    Really enjoyed the podcast. I paint to help deal mentally with chronic pain. I do find it hard to sometimes sketch outdoors instead of the comfort of my apartment/studio. How do you manage dealing with standing and sitting outdoors for your sketching?

  • What a magnificent thing!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thanks Carol! It was great to have a chance to say a little more than I do on my blog. Great you have you part of my online class- and hope you will join the next one (when it is ready…sigh! a lot of work still to do!)

  • Liz Steel says:

    this is great to hear- keep going!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thanks Loani – hope you are well!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thanks Gooddollie – I work fast and avoid sitting in the one spot for too long. I want a do a blog post about it soon!

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