23 episodes

Welcome to The Creative Edge podcast, here to help you with art, freelancing, and everything creativity.

Hosted by illustrator, designer, and blogger Haydn Symons, he reveals his insights into these fields, with tips and tricks throughout to help you succeed with your creative pursuits. Join Haydn as he reveals the latest tricks and tips, so you can get ahead of the artistic game.

Haydn has built an illustration and design portfolio from his decade long experience freelancing, and has the desire to share what he's discovered along the way.

Freelancing, business, creativity, marketing, blogging, social media, self-employment, design, so you have all the tools at your disposal to enhance your creative edge!

Twitter - https://twitter.com/haydnsym
Instagram - https://instagram.com/haydnsymons

The Creative Edge Podcast Haydn Symons

    • Arts

Welcome to The Creative Edge podcast, here to help you with art, freelancing, and everything creativity.

Hosted by illustrator, designer, and blogger Haydn Symons, he reveals his insights into these fields, with tips and tricks throughout to help you succeed with your creative pursuits. Join Haydn as he reveals the latest tricks and tips, so you can get ahead of the artistic game.

Haydn has built an illustration and design portfolio from his decade long experience freelancing, and has the desire to share what he's discovered along the way.

Freelancing, business, creativity, marketing, blogging, social media, self-employment, design, so you have all the tools at your disposal to enhance your creative edge!

Twitter - https://twitter.com/haydnsym
Instagram - https://instagram.com/haydnsymons

    How To Draw The Head From The Front

    How To Draw The Head From The Front

    Welcome to a new episode of The Creative Edge Podcast, where Haydn shares his advice, tips and experience within the world of art and creativity.

    In today's episode, join Haydn as he shares his step-by-step tips to help you draw the head from the front.

    Learn how to create solid foundations, how to build on this structure, and where the facial features sit.

    Follow Haydn:
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    www.facebook.com/haydnsymonsillustration

    🎨 Haydn's Illustration Portfolio:
    ● bit.ly/2GVxNaU

    📺 How To Creating A Head From The Front:
    ● https://bit.ly/3Qk0qBB

    🖼️ Haydn's Shop:
    ● etsy.com/uk/shop/HaydnSymons

    🎥 The Portrait Guru YT Channel:
    ● bit.ly/3uJm7Rj

    • 9 min
    Master Gouache: Expert Tips To Help You Learn How To Paint On Watercolour Paper

    Master Gouache: Expert Tips To Help You Learn How To Paint On Watercolour Paper

    Welcome to a new episode of The Creative Edge Podcast, where Haydn shares his advice, tips and experience within the world of art and creativity. In today's episode, join Haydn as he shares his invaluable expertise on the art of painting with gouache on watercolour paper.

    Haydn's journey with gouache painting wasn't always smooth sailing. Like many artists and illustrators, he faced numerous challenges, made mistakes, and experienced moments of frustration. However, these experiences paved the way for growth, skill improvement, and a deeper appreciation for the painting medium.

    In this episode, you'll gain exclusive insights into Haydn's hard-earned wisdom. Discover essential tips and techniques to elevate your gouache painting endeavours. From selecting the perfect paper thickness to effective planning strategies and sketching techniques, Haydn's guidance will help you avoid common pitfalls and enhance your gouache paintings.

    Whether you're a seasoned artist looking to refine your gouache skills or a beginner eager to embark on your artistic journey, this episode is packed with practical advice that will undoubtedly elevate your creative pursuits.

    Join us on The Creative Edge Podcast, and let's explore the world of gouache painting. Tune in and take your artistry to new heights!

    Follow Haydn:
    twitter.com/haydnsym
    www.instagram.com/haydnsymons
    www.facebook.com/haydnsymonsillustration

    🎨 Haydn's Illustration Portfolio:
    ● bit.ly/2GVxNaU

    📺 Watch Haydn's video to improve your drawing accuracy:
    ● bit.ly/45sD7ub

    🖼️ Haydn's Shop:
    ● etsy.com/uk/shop/HaydnSymons

    🎥 The Portrait Guru YT Channel:
    ● bit.ly/3uJm7Rj

    • 9 min
    5 Beginner Drawing Mistakes That You Need To Avoid At All Costs

    5 Beginner Drawing Mistakes That You Need To Avoid At All Costs

    Within this podcast episode of The Creative Edge, Haydn shares 5 common beginner drawing mistakes that you need to avoid.

    There are a number of common drawing mistakes that beginners fall into. Revealing his personal insights, Haydn shares solutions to these problems.

    From progressing to the details too quickly, inaccurate proportions, to errors in perspective, there's lots of ways you can improve your drawing skill. Learn the mistakes that Haydn personally made, so you don't have to make the same ones!

    Follow Haydn:
    https://twitter.com/haydnsym
    https://www.instagram.com/haydnsymons
    https://www.facebook.com/haydnsymonsillustration

    🎨 Haydn's Illustration Portfolio:
    ● bit.ly/2GVxNaU

    📺 Watch Haydn's video to improve your drawing accuracy:
    ● https://bit.ly/45sD7ub

    🖼️ Haydn's Shop:
    ● etsy.com/uk/shop/HaydnSymons

    🎥 The Portrait Guru YT Channel:
    ● bit.ly/3uJm7Rj

    • 7 min
    Improve Your Colours NOW - How To Radically Improve Your Colour By Using Organic Greys

    Improve Your Colours NOW - How To Radically Improve Your Colour By Using Organic Greys

    Within this podcast episode of The Creative Edge podcast, Haydn shares his top tips to help you learn how to radically improve your colour within your art, illustrations, to designs by using organic greys.

    Grey has been used by famous past and present artists to create visual masterpieces. However, for a lot of beginners and even experts in the artistic field can disregard how powerful grey is.

    Instead of mixing your grey with black and white, Haydn shares his formula for creating organic greys using primary and secondary colours together. Discover why he urges you to try this out, how it can improve your overall colour game, and so much more!

    Discover why grey is important to use within your art, how to use it, with lots of tips and tricks throughout to help you.

    Follow Haydn:
    https://twitter.com/haydnsym
    https://www.instagram.com/haydnsymons
    https://www.facebook.com/haydnsymonsillustration

    🎨 Haydn's Illustration Portfolio:
    ● bit.ly/2GVxNaU

    🖼️ Haydn's Shop:
    ● etsy.com/uk/shop/HaydnSymons

    🎥 The Portrait Guru YT Channel:
    ● bit.ly/3uJm7Rj

    • 5 min
    The Ultimate Guide to Improve Your Art: How to Draw a Box In Perspective

    The Ultimate Guide to Improve Your Art: How to Draw a Box In Perspective

    Within this podcast episode of The Creative Edge podcast, Haydn shares his tips to help you discover and learn how to draw a box in perspective.

    Perspective is important as it can transform your artworks to be more realistic and three-dimensional. Think about the famous artists or illustrators that you love, (depending on their style) they have most probably mastered perspective to heighten their artistic skills. Haydn's illustration work has gone from strength to strength after learning perspective, and he is confident your work will improve immensely from learning these perspective skills.

    Throughout the episode, you'll discover and learn the essential elements of perspective, from understanding vanishing points and horizon lines to grasping how to draw a box in perspective. Haydn uncovers a basic tutorial for you to follow, helping you create boxes in perspective.

    Whether you're an artistic beginner seeking to master the basics of perspective and drawing a box in perspective, or an experienced artist aiming to refine your skills, this podcast promises to cater to all levels of expertise. Haydn guides you through a step-by-step tutorial, with exercises for you to follow along.

    If you want to follow the tutorial with visuals, check out Haydn's blog to follow: https://bit.ly/3Ok1eW7.

    You will learn why perspective is important, how it can be improve your art and illustrations, and how to draw a box in perspective. If you want to learn how to draw anything you want, learning how to draw a box in perspective will help you achieve just that!

    Follow Haydn:
    https://twitter.com/haydnsym
    https://www.instagram.com/haydnsymons
    https://www.facebook.com/haydnsymonsillustration

    🎨 Haydn's Illustration Portfolio:
    ● bit.ly/2GVxNaU

    📚 Read the 'How to draw a box' article & tutorial:
    ● https://bit.ly/3Ok1eW7

    🖼️ Haydn's Shop:
    ● etsy.com/uk/shop/HaydnSymons

    🎥 The Portrait Guru YT Channel:
    ● bit.ly/3uJm7Rj

    • 12 min
    Level Up Your Art By Learning How To Create A Two Point Perspective Drawing

    Level Up Your Art By Learning How To Create A Two Point Perspective Drawing

    Haydn dramatically levelled up his art and illustration after he learnt all about perspective. The great news is that it can be the same for you too!

    He studied the great masters, discovered the horizon line, and learnt about one, two and three point perspective. Taking all of this knowledge, Haydn has created this new podcast episode to help you learn all about two point perspective.

    If you're stuck with perspective and want to learn in an easy and simple way, you've come to the right place.

    Within this podcast episode of The Creative Edge Podcast, Haydn shares his expert tips to help you create your own two point perspective drawing. Discover the horizon line, vanishing points to picture planes. Haydn shares a easy to follow tutorial, which you can also follow on his blog too: https://bit.ly/46paNua.

    Follow Haydn:
    https://twitter.com/haydnsym
    https://www.instagram.com/haydnsymons
    https://www.facebook.com/haydnsymonsillustration

    🎨 Haydn's Illustration Portfolio:
    ● bit.ly/2GVxNaU

    🔥 Learn more even more content on Haydn's blog:
    ● haydnsymons.com/blog

    📚 Read Haydn's blog post all about two point perspective:
    ● https://bit.ly/46paNua

    🖼️ Haydn's Shop:
    ● etsy.com/uk/shop/HaydnSymons

    🎥 The Portrait Guru YT Channel:
    ● bit.ly/3uJm7Rj

    • 5 min

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