Episode 5 – Artistic Motive

Chris leads the conversation in Episode 5 of the euCreativ Show — on Motive. If your art is a tool for communication, make sure you have something to communicate. This is the longest conversation we’ve had for the show, and (even edited) it runs over an hour, but the topic is probably one of the most impactful things we could say to artists as artists.

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In this episode

02:00​​ The Impact of Motive vs. Skill for Skill’s Sake
06:40 A Balancing Act – But Why Wait?
10:42 Societal Pressures AGAINST Motive
13:55 How to Bring Motive to Your Work
18:20 Entering a Project with Motive and Feeling
23:30 One of the Best Resources Chris has Found
26:38 Tactile Motives
30:36 Finding a Why
35:36 Art That Changed the World
42:07 Art for Storytelling
45:28 Don’t Wait for the Technical
54:07 Foreshadowing a Fight on Style
56:21 Distilling the Conversation
58:05 Art is Life

Books, resources, and links

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
Steve Huston, Figure Drawing for Artists
Kimon Nicolaides, The Natural Way to Draw
Richard Schmid, Alla Prima
Simon Sinek, Start With Why
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Jeff Watts, Watts Atelier

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Music Credits:

Beauty Flow by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5025-beauty-flow
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Josh Johnson

I'm a husband and a father to three beautiful kiddos. I'm obsessed with philosophy, creativity, learning, and teaching. I want to make the world a more beautiful place by teaching others to embrace creativity.

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