53 episodes

Host Nishant Jain has conversations with artists around the world who draw or paint their environment from observation, in the practice known as urban sketching.

The SneakyArt Podcast Nishant Jain

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Host Nishant Jain has conversations with artists around the world who draw or paint their environment from observation, in the practice known as urban sketching.

    Ep 51 - Making a Book with Koosje Koene

    Ep 51 - Making a Book with Koosje Koene

    We’re back! After a refreshing summer hiatus, the SneakyArt Podcast returns with a conversation with Amsterdam-based artist and YouTuber Koosje Koene. They speak about her book “Life is Better when you Draw (it)” and the experience of self-publishing from raw concept to finished product and beyond!
    📚 Buy the book! Also find Koosje’s work on IG, and YouTube.
    🎙 Listen to our previous conversation, Ep 29 - Doing What’s Fun with Koosje Koene. Also catch the bonus Post-Script segment, about self-publishing and being creative entrepreneurs.
    ⛳️ Follow SneakyArt as it happens on IG, Twitter, and TikTok.
    📭 Find all the links and best ideas from this episode. Share your thoughts too!
    ☕ Like this episode? Buy me a coffee. (and say hi!)
    🔥 Love the show? Become a SneakyArt Insider. (and support my work!)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    (A Second Listen) Ep 22 with Zainab Tambawalla

    (A Second Listen) Ep 22 with Zainab Tambawalla

    The SneakyArt Podcast is currently on summer break. During this period, host Nishant Jain offers a second listen to underrated gems from the archives.
    ***
    (Originally aired: July 16, 2021)
    Mumbai-based artist Zainab Tambawalla speaks about her sketch-reportage project to document the lives of various artisans in Mumbai (India) during the first wave of the pandemic.
    Her project urges us to notice the lives of other people and pay closer attention to the humanity that constitutes our urban landscape.
    ***
    👍🏼 Follow Zainab's work on Instagram.
    ⛳️ Follow SneakyArt on IG, Twitter, and TikTok.
    ☕ Liked the conversation? Buy Nishant a coffee!
    🔥 Love the show? Become a SneakyArt Insider!
    📭 For the best ideas from the show, add SneakyArt to your inbox: The SneakyArt Post.

    • 2 hr 4 min
    (A Second Listen) Ep 17 with Roisin Cure

    (A Second Listen) Ep 17 with Roisin Cure

    The SneakyArt Podcast is currently on summer break. During this period, host Nishant Jain offers a second listen to underrated gems from the archives.
    ***
    (Originally aired: May 7, 2021)
    Roisin Cure, an urban sketcher and illustrator in Galway (Ireland), talks about learning to draw from comic books and the ways that urban sketching has transformed her art and approach to life.
    ***
    ⛳️ Follow SneakyArt on IG, Twitter, and TikTok.
    📭 Add SneakyArt to your inbox: The SneakyArt Post.
    ☕ Liked the conversation? Buy Nishant a coffee!
    🔥 Love the show? Become a SneakyArt Insider!

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Ask Me Anything with Nishant Jain

    Ask Me Anything with Nishant Jain

    To celebrate the milestone of 50 episodes, the tables are turned on host Nishant Jain. Uma Kelkar steps in to host an AMA-style (Ask Me Anything) episode, posing the best questions crowdsourced from fans of the show and past guests. Nishant speaks about his journey to be an artist, how the podcast began, and the directions he is now keen to explore.

    The show is going on a brief summer hiatus. Nishant will be recording new material while travelling! To stay in the loop, add SneakyArt to your inbox.
    🎙 Follow Uma’s work on Instagram and visit her studio.
    📭 The best words & ideas from this episode - SneakyArt Post.
    ☕️ Liked this episode? Buy Nishant a coffee and share your thoughts.
    🔥 Love the show? Support it by becoming a SneakyArt Insider.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Chasing Stillness with Gavin Snider

    Chasing Stillness with Gavin Snider

    Gavin Snider finds stillness in the busy streets of New York. He talks about growing up in Kansas, drawing with his twin brother Grant (cartoonist of Incidental Comics) and the decision to become an architect. We learn about how Gavin came to New York city, how he began to paint his world, and what it is like to paint the most iconic city in the world.
    🖊 Find Gavin’s work on IG or visit his website.
    ⛳️ Follow SneakyArt on IG, Twitter, and TikTok.
    📭 Read the show notes and best insights from this episode: The SneakyArt Post.
    ☕ Did you enjoy the conversation? Buy Nishant a coffee! (and say hello!)
    🔥 Do you like the show? Become a SneakyArt Insider!

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Getting Inked with Alvin Chong

    Getting Inked with Alvin Chong

    Malaysia-based Alvin Chong talks about finding his way back to art as an adult after deciding to become a tattoo artist. This conversation is about the value of chasing your curiosity, and having the courage to chart your own path.
    🖊 Find Alvin’s work on IG or check out links to his work.
    ⛳️ Follow SneakyArt on IG, Twitter, and TikTok.
    📭 Read the show notes and best insights from this episode: The SneakyArt Post.
    ☕ Did you enjoy the conversation? Buy Nishant a coffee! (and say hello!)
    🔥 Do you like the show? Become a SneakyArt Insider! (just one cup of coffee per episode!)

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

HollyEatCake ,

Great conversations - you’ll want to get out your sketchbook

I found Nishant’s podcast because of an interview he did with Sandi Hester - I follow her on YouTube. If I’m honest I’m usually not a huge podcast listener. But there’s something that I’m really enjoying with each of his chats. His questions and in fact the whole conversation seem so organic, although I know he plans and does his homework (he shared a spread in his notebook of his process). I love how long these are because he gets in-depth and I feel like when the podcast ends I know so much about the person and a little more about Nishant’s journey as well.

MeganCartyArt ,

A favorite!

I am a fine art painter and LOVE this podcast. The conversations are deep and introspective…all the topics are things a often think and journal about. The episodes are long…perfect for listening to while I work or during longer car rides. Nishant does a beautiful job in these juicy conversations digging deep to the root of why we make art. I like that these aren’t “surface” discussions, rather, they explore the philosophies and processes of experienced artists. I’m so grateful for this gem! Thank you!!!—Megan Carty, @megan_carty_art.

Rogue Symmetry ,

10 out of 5 stars!

I am just a few weeks into urban sketching. Being a long time drawer of aliens and monsters, I never realized how little I know about perspective and the real world. During my quest for as much information as my brain can handle, I have taken online classes, read blogs, and watched live draws, but none of them have helped in the way that this podcast has. The questions are intelligent, well thought out, insightful, and inspirational. The guests have been wonderful and has helped expand my pallet of teachers in my urban sketching fledgling phase. Thank you.

You Might Also Like

Learn to Paint Podcast
Louise Fletcher/Alice Sheridan
Margo Tantau
Conversations about the business of art, inside the artist studio, and plei
Nicholas Wilton
Laura Horn