Episode 6 – On Style: The Throwdown

In episode 6 / 1 of the CreateQuest Podcast, Chris, Josh, and Mike discuss artistic style! What was expected to be a heated conversation ended up being quite enlightening as they found a solid middle-ground on the subject of style. Does it cripple artists? Do artists use style as an excuse? Is there a place for style? Find out in this episode!



In this episode

00:18 The new name
00:50 A new guest
02:32 What is the problem with style?
09:45 On fear, pain, and moving forward
14:07 Developing artistic style naturally like language
18:00 Cultivating artistic influences
22:35 Good questions
26:21 Influence maps
35:24 Other ways to cultivate influences
42:22 Motive and style
46:43 Style for commercial artists
52:10 Advice on developing your handwriting

Books, resources, and links

Kim Jung Gi
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Andrew Wyeth
Elizabeth Gilbert; Eat, Pray, Love
Austin Kleon; Steal like an Artist
Stan Prokopenko, Marshall Vandruff; Draftsmen
John Singer Sargent

View our work / follow us

Josh’s Site: https://joshuagraphic.com/

Chris’s Site: https://chrisbeaven.com/

Mike’s Sites: https://michaelorwick.com/ and https://orwickarts.com/

Music Credits:

The Ice Giants by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5745-the-ice-giants
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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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