143 Facebook Changes and Social Media Concerns

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: February 12, 2018

 

Topic: Facebook Changes and Social Media Concerns

 

Points of Interest:             

You’ve probably heard about the latest changes to the Facebook algorithm by now. But how will those changes impact your art pages? John and Lisa are here this week to explain this and other social media “mysteries” so that you can use these platforms to your greatest advantage as an artist.

 

Links Referenced:

Facebook

YouTube

Instagram

GooglePlus

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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Stay sharp!

134 Interview with Stan Proko

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: December 11, 2017

 

Topic: Interview with Stan Proko

 

Points of Interest:

If you’ve spent any time in the YouTube art community, you’ve likely seen a few videos by today’s guest, Stan Proko. Stan gives the inside scoop on how he started his wildly successful business – including the exact strategies he still uses today to create an organic following of likeminded artists. If you’re interested in growing your business, be sure to listen in!

 

Links Referenced:

Proko” website

Proko” YouTube Channel

“The Art of Aaron Blaise” YouTube Channel

“Draw with Jazza” YouTube Channel

“Cesar Santos” YouTube Channel

Mixergy Podcast

 

****Use code SA20 for 20% off Stan’s Human Anatomy for Artists course here!

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

042 Colored Pencil Question and Answer Show

Topic:  Question and Answer Show

 

 

This week John and Lisa answer some of the questions you submitted to us!  If you’d like to submit a question that may be potentially featured here on the show, just write to us at podcast@sharpenedartist.com  or complete the online form at http://sharpenedartist.com/qanda

 

Want to use your voice to record a message to us? Just click the side widget, at http://sharpenedartist.com/podcast to the right labeled "Send Voicemail", to send an audio file to us!  You can simply use your mic from the computer!

 

Some of the questions this week are:

 

  • What kinds of things do you see newer artists struggle with at the beginning?

  • How do I know when to Burnish?  It seems like I’m burnishing too early and when I’m done, I still see the paper showing through.

  • How much color theory do I need to understand to start in colored pencil?

 

Links mentioned in the show:

 

Lisa's longer Patreon videos

 

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As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com.

 

Are you ready to increase your presence online and maximize your art career? Click here to start the conversation today!

Stay sharp!

037 Starting Your YouTube Channel

Topic:  Starting Your YouTube Channel

This week John and Lisa answer another question you submitted to us about how to start your YouTube channel.

Here are some of the topics and questions we discuss:

Come up with a message statement.  What is the goal of your channel.  Know why you are creating the channel.

Who is your target audience?  Speak to that person as you look at the camera.  

Do you need an avatar or should you use a picture of yourself?

What should you put in your banner?

How much attention should you pay to preparing your playlists?

Should you adhere to a consistent schedule?  

Is there a right way to share?  And how much should I share?

 

Should you do collaborations, and if so, how do you choose who you do a collaboration with?

 

Should I sign up for one of the “growing your channel” networks when they reach out to me?

 

Should you subscribe to video creators?  

 

We also discuss consideration for:

  1. Your camera set up

  2. The room you record in

  3. Camera or mic stand vs a tripod

  4. Lighting

 

What software should you use:

 

Lisa uses PowerDirector 12

John has started using Premiere Pro

 

What are the pros and cons to editing:

 

Workflow considerations

Batching topics and work tasks together to be less overwhelmed

 

Links mentioned in the show:

 

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If you’d like to submit a question that may be potentially featured here on the show, just write to us at podcast@sharpenedartist.com  or complete the online form at http://sharpenedartist.com/qanda

Want to use your voice to record a message to us? Just click the side widget, at http://sharpenedartist.com/podcast to the right labeled "Send Voicemail", to send an audio file to us!  You can simply use your mic from the computer!

Do you need help building your own website or blog?  You can contact me to discuss the options I offer.   Click here for help building your website or for a free site evaluation.

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com.

Are you ready to increase your presence online and maximize your art career? Click here to start the conversation today!

Stay sharp!