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Interviews with the most exciting and inspiring artists of today


Ep.210: Interview with community members - Donovan, Visi and Keshna (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)
Dec 24, 2019 • 51 min
Hey, guys! This is another special episode with the winners of the Art Side of Life YouTube 20k giveaway. I chat with Donovan (Fantasy & Mythology illustrator from Texas), Visi (Freelance illustrator from Colorado) and Keshna (Illustrator from New…
Ep.209: Interview with community members - Alex and Petar (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)
Dec 10, 2019 • 40 min
Hey, guys! This is another special episode with the winners of the Art Side of Life YouTube 20k giveaway. I chat with Alex (graphic designer from Poland) and Petar (3D artist from North Macedonia) about their artistic journey and tips for the artistic…
Ep.208: Interview with community members - María and Manuel (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)
Nov 26, 2019 • 52 min
Hey, guys! This is a special episode with the winners of the Art Side of Life YouTube 20k giveaway. I chat with Manuel (concept designer from Argentina) and Maria (comics designer from Mexico) about their artistic journey and tips for the artistic…
Ep.207: On being a Creative Director, Illustrator and Educator with Greg Gunn
Nov 12, 2019 • 50 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Greg Gunn. He is a creative director, illustrator, and animator from Los Angeles. He helps passionate people communicate their big ideas. We talk about his path as an artist and about teaching online….
Ep.206: Beatrice “Bea” Blue on the importance of enjoying the journey
Oct 29, 2019 • 41 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am catching up with Beatrice “Bea” Blue. We chat about what she has been up to since we talked last time - her time in Montreal, her new books and much more. Enjoy!! Show notes: Special offer for Art Side of Life…
Ep.205: Art licensing tips with Bonnie Christine
Oct 15, 2019 • 47 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Bonnie Christine, an artist and pattern & textile designer living in North Carolina. She is most known for her rich, flowery designs, making artworks for companies & products around the world. She…
Ep.204: Illustration for Motion Design with Sarah Beth Morgan
Oct 1, 2019 • 50 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Sarah Beth Morgan, a freelance art director, motion designer & illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. She is most known for her work with studios such as Gentleman Scholar and Oddfellows. Enjoy!!…
Ep.203: On getting clients with Jarom Vogel
Sep 17, 2019 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Jarom Vogel, who is an illustrator and programmer. He is well known for his colorful illustrations and has worked with clients such as Apple, Disney, Procreate, Spotify, Pepsi, Adobe, Nobrow,…
Ep.202: Choosing the right art education with Daniel Folta (Evolve Artist)
Sep 3, 2019 • 41 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Daniel Folta, the student of classical oil painting at The Art Academy and Evolve Artist program. He apprenticed under master portrait-painter Kevin Murphy, our guest in episode . He talks about his…
Ep.201: Grow your creative business with Peggy Dean (The Pigeon Letters)
Aug 20, 2019 • 59 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Peggy Dean, the best-selling author of The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide, Botanical Line Drawing and Peggy Dean’s Guide to Nature Drawing & Watercolor. Enjoy!! Special offer for…
Ep.200: What’s new with Lord Gris
Aug 6, 2019 • 36 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lord Gris about what’s new with her! Show notes: Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners 💲 - Proven ways to a creative career you will love! 🎓 - better than an art college education and…
Ep.199: A hobby which turned into an interesting career with Donna Adi
Jul 23, 2019 • 48 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Donna Adi, a creative director, illustrator and photographer from Los Angeles. We talk about how her hobby of magical realism turned into a full-time career, working with well-known fashion brands all…
Ep.198: Create Art That Sells with Cat Coquillette (Cat Coq)
Jul 9, 2019 • 52 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Cat Coq, a location-independent artist, and designer. Her success as a creative and businesswoman has afforded her the opportunity to travel the world as a permanent “nomad.” Enjoy!! Show notes: …
Ep.197: Evolve Artist Program review with Kevin Murphy
Jun 18, 2019 • 61 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Kevin Murphy, an internationally recognized award-winning portrait painter and illustrator. We talk about his art education program a comprehensive home-study art program that gives students a…
Ep.196: What’s new with Djamila Knopf
Jun 4, 2019 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Djamila Knopf about what’s new with her! Show notes: Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners 💲 - Proven ways to a creative career you will love! 🎓 - better than an art college education…
Ep.195: How to implement art in business with Holly Fae
May 21, 2019 • 50 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Holly Fae an artist and entrepreneur with a wealthy knowledge of how to make a living with your art. Enjoy!! Show notes: Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners 💲 - Proven ways to a creative…
Ep.194: What’s new with Ahmed Aldoori
May 7, 2019 • 45 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ahmed Aldoori about what’s new with him! Show notes: Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners 💲 - Proven ways to a creative career you will love! 🎓 - better than an art college education…
Ep.193: Part 2 - Creating stories in your art with Andy Estrada
Dec 27, 2018 • 17 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Andy Estrada, on Instagram known as andy_estra, an illustrator from Texas.
Ep.193: Part 1 - Starting out as an artist with Andy Estrada
Dec 24, 2018 • 12 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Andy Estrada, on Instagram known as andy_estra, an illustrator from Texas.
Finished not perfect with Jake Parker, the creator of #inktober challenge
Dec 20, 2018 • 51 min
Hey, guys, in this episode, I am chatting with Jake Parker, an illustrator, concept artist, and teacher from Utah. He is a creator of the #inktober challenge. He has worked on animated films, comics and picture books. Now he freelances out of his home…
Ep.192: Part 2 - How to prepare portfolio for a big studio with Laura Price (lulusketches)
Dec 13, 2018 • 16 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Laura Price a.k.a Lulusketches, an artist at Disney animation and YouTuber in sunny LA!
Ep.192: Part 1 - How I got the job at Disney with Laura Price (lulusketches)
Dec 10, 2018 • 17 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Laura Price a.k.a Lulusketches, an artist at Disney animation and YouTuber in sunny LA!
Ep.191: Helpful Books for Artists - Interview Highlights
Dec 6, 2018 • 15 min
Hey, guys! This episode is about highlights from the previous Art Side of Life interviews. Bea Blue, Wouter Tulp, Cyarine and Felipe Machado share their favorite art books and other books.
Ep.190: Part 2 - Working with watercolors with Nina Vakueva (sirpangur)
Nov 29, 2018 • 17 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Nina Vakueva, on Instagram known as Sirpangur, a comic artist and freelancer from Russia known for webcomic “Lilith’s word”.
Ep.190: Part 1 - From Architecture to Comics with Nina Vakueva (sirpangur)
Nov 26, 2018 • 18 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Nina Vakueva, on Instagram known as Sirpangur, a comic artist and freelancer from Russia known for webcomic “Lilith’s word”.
Ep.189: Favorite Art Supplies - Interview Highlights
Nov 22, 2018 • 22 min
Hey, guys! This episode is about highlights from the previous Art Side of Life interviews. Alisa Vysochina, Tomasz Mro, Chantal Horeis, Marco Bucci, Djamila Knopf, and Carrosurreal share their favorite art supplies and art tools.
Ep.188: Andrew Price (Blender Guru) on work life balance as an artist
Nov 15, 2018 • 31 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Andrew Price, better known as Blender Guru about important topic of work life balance as an artist. It’s another year after interview!
Ep.187: Art Processes and Techniques - Interview Highlights
Nov 8, 2018 • 13 min
Hey, guys! This episode is about highlights from the previous Art Side of Life interviews. Ester Conceicao a.k.a Tehchan, Matt Urbanowicz, Victoria Ying and Armand Baltazar share tips and advice about their art process
Ep.186: Part 2 - Designing engaging characters with Sweeney Boo
Nov 1, 2018 • 18 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Sweeney Boo, a freelance artist from Canada known for her graphic novel “Eat and Love Yourself”.
Ep.186: Part 1 - How to get noticed as an artist on social media with Sweeney Boo
Oct 29, 2018 • 15 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with Sweeney Boo, a freelance artist from Canada known for her graphic novel “Eat and Love Yourself”.
Ep.185: Marco Bucci on teaching art online
Oct 25, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Marco Bucci. We talk about how he teaches art online and how he was able to grow his following on YouTube so much in the past year.
Why doing art equals running a business with Erin Dollar from Cotton & Flax
Oct 18, 2018 • 49 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Erin Dollar, a super talented textile artist and patterns designer from the sunny San Diego. She is the founder of Cotton & Flax, where she creates beautiful textile designs using her unique hand printed fabrics.
Ep.184: Advice for artists starting out - Interview Highlights
Oct 11, 2018 • 26 min
Hey, guys! This episode is about highlights from the previous Art Side of Life interviews. Seasoned artists share their tips and advice for artists starting out.
Ep.183: Part 2 - How to grow on Instagram with David Alvarez (davexp)
Oct 4, 2018 • 18 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with David Alvarez, also known as DaveXP on Instagram who is a digital artist and illustrator from Costa Rica.
Ep.183: Part 1 - From animation to illustration with David Alvarez (davexp)
Oct 1, 2018 • 15 min
Hey, guys! In this episode split into two parts, I am chatting with David Alvarez, also known as DaveXP on Instagram who is a digital artist and illustrator from Costa Rica.
Ep.182: About the power of fundamentals with Lucas Graciano
Sep 27, 2018 • 45 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lucas Graciano, an award-winning freelance artist teaching at Watts Atelier in California. He focuses on fantasy illustration doing book covers, card art, and other promotional works.
Ep.181: How to tell stories in your images with Matt Rhodes (Tellurion)
Sep 24, 2018 • 53 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Matt Rhodes, an Art Director at Bioware. He has worked on Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Dragon Age 2 and Inquisition. His personal project called Tellurion is an attempt to tell a story entirely through visuals.
Ep.180: How to negotiate your prices properly with Ruby Lee
Sep 20, 2018 • 53 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ruby Lee, a character designer from NZ with experience in film and TV. She worked as Lead Designer, Art Director for Nickelodeon and 7Towns and as Costume Designer on Hobbit, Elysium, Ghost in the Shell.
Ep.179: How I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer with Asia Ladowska
Sep 17, 2018 • 36 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Asia Ladowska. We talk about how she quit her job to become a full-time freelancer, what she learned and experienced along the way. We also talk about her book she will be publishing through Kickstarter soon!
Ep.178: About different social platforms with Alpaca Carlesi
Sep 13, 2018 • 46 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Alpaca Carlesi, a Freelance Illustrator from Chile! She likes to draw in different styles, digital and traditional, especially anime and fanart.
Ep.177: We are students forever with David Colman (DavidsDoodles)
Sep 10, 2018 • 75 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with David Colman, better known online as DavidsDoodles. He is an illustrator, who has worked as a visual development artist, character designer, story artist and art director in the animation since 2003.
Ep.176: You learn as you go with Cameron Knight (Cliques)
Sep 6, 2018 • 44 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Cameron Knight, a freelance Illustrator known for drawing comics. He is working on own comic called Cliques, which follows 4 best friends living in a city where the population use weapons called Saber edges.
Ep.175: About running art classes and workshops with Lois van Baarle (Loish)
Sep 3, 2018 • 24 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lois van Baarle, better known as Loish. We talk about the past year, how she conquered the fear of doing workshops and how she enjoys it so much now! We also talk about 3rd book Lois wants to publish!
Ep.174: How to make money with your online shop with Maya Kern
Aug 30, 2018 • 58 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Maya Kern, a self-employed comic artist, illustrator, and musician. She is most known for her novels, comics, her popular online shop and Patreon where she shares her newest web comics.
Ep.173: How to develop your art style with Ilse Harting
Aug 27, 2018 • 47 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ilse Harting, a Freelancer Illustrator and Concept Artist from the Netherlands who is known for her fantasy character creations and illustrations.
Ep.172: Choosing your color palettes with Jax Sheridan aka Clockbirds
Aug 23, 2018 • 46 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Jax Sheridan, aka Clockbirds, an artist and psychology student from Sydney, Australia who is most known for her fantasy illustrations and her popular YouTube channel where she shares speedpaints and tutorials.
Ep.171: How to balance and grow with making art on the side with Marc Allante
Aug 20, 2018 • 54 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Marc Allante, a contemporary artist from Hong Kong, known for merging traditional Chinese inks with European painting techniques in a contemporary art that reflects the fusion of his Chinese-French ancestry.
Ep.170: The Filmmaking artist with Kesh
Aug 16, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Kesh, a freelance illustrator and filmmaker from India, most known for his popular YouTube channel where he shares tips and tricks and ups and downs of his artistic journey!
Ep.169: Knowing your value as an artist with Isadora Zeferino
Aug 13, 2018 • 61 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Isadora Zeferino, a freelance illustrator and visual development artist from Rio de Janeiro. She is most known for her positive artworks on her social media.
Ep.168: Life of a concept artist in a studio with Esben Lash Rasmussen from Riot Games
Aug 9, 2018 • 54 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Esben L. Rasmussen, a Concept Artist & Illustrator, originally from Denmark, currently working as a Senior Illustrator at RIOT Games in LA.
Ep.167: Be nice to yourself, stay positive and keep trying with Isabelle Staub
Aug 6, 2018 • 42 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Isabelle Staub, a freelance illustrator and artist most known for her beautiful female portraits, character designs and her series where she repainted Disney princesses in her unique style.
Ep.166: Awesome tips for game art with Katie Hamill aka Elentori
Aug 2, 2018 • 55 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Katie Hamill, aka Elentori a digital artist, illustrator and game developer, currently working with Multivarious gaming studio in Columbus, Ohio.
Ep.165: How two brothers from a small town built illustration studio with Mingarro Brothers (Brosmind)
Jul 30, 2018 • 69 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Migarro Brothers, founders of Brosmind illustration studio. They worked with clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and their illustrations have been awarded international awards like Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest.
Ep.164: Great tips for art gallery shows with Marc Scheff
Jul 26, 2018 • 62 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Marc Scheff, an artist, educator, and curator from Brooklyn. His work has been featured in ImagineFX, Spectrum, NY Times. He teaches figure drawing Bootcamp and intro Illustration course at Smart school.
Ep.163: Ester Conceicao aka Tehchan on how to do stylized drawing
Jul 23, 2018 • 45 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ester Conceicao aka Tehchan, a concept artist, and illustrator. She is most known for her realistic and stylised illustrations of animals. She has worked with multiple animation and design companies.
Ep.162: Tips for self-taught artists with Shivam Thapliyal
Jul 19, 2018 • 43 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Shivam Thapliyal, an artist and graphic designer from India. He is a self-taught artist, learning Photoshop since he was 11 years old. His work ranges from simple geometric compositions to 3d renderings.
Ep.161: LinkedIn tips for artists with Mitch Leeuwe
Jul 16, 2018 • 47 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Mitch Leeuwe, a 2D artist from Holland. He is experienced in creating characters, backgrounds, props for games, web and animation shows. He is currently working on casual HTML5 games in a studio in Amsterdam.
Ep.160: Think before you start drawing with Modern Day James
Jul 12, 2018 • 48 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Modern Day James, an artist, designer, and musician known for his popular YouTube channel and Patreon. James creates weekly tutorial videos, live streams and teaches artists in person.
Ep.159: How to make it as a foreign artist in Japan with Mateusz Urbanowicz
Jul 9, 2018 • 54 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Mateusz Urbanowicz, a full-time freelance background artist, illustrator, animation director, and creator. Among other projects at Comix Wave Films studio in Tokyo, he also worked on the movie “Your name”.
Ep.158: The adventure of children’s book illustration with Richard Smythe
Jul 5, 2018 • 41 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Richard Smythe, an awarded picture books illustrator and oil painter from the UK. He has worked with publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Paula Wiseman Books, Walker Books, Little Tiger Press and many more.
Ep.157: Your role with your art is to communicate, not to be perfect with Fran Meneses aka Frannerd
Jul 2, 2018 • 54 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Fran Meneses, aka Frannerd, a freelance illustrator in the UK. She is currently working in many areas such as publishing her own books and planners and supporting her art community on Patreon, YouTube, and…
Ep.156: How to get into animation industry with Martin Wittig
Jun 28, 2018 • 48 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Martin Wittig, is a character designer and animator in LA. He has been in the animation industry for 22 years, working as a character designer at Disney TV, Dreamworks, Blue Sky Studios, CN, Laika, and others.
Ep.155: Valerie Bastille on how to overcome the art block
Jun 25, 2018 • 48 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Valerie Bastille, a freelance illustrator in Montreal. Her work, both digital and traditional, is influenced by nature, including floral elements, bringing the sense of motion to her illustrations.
Ep.154: Should I be a freelancer or work for a studio with Richard Anderson
Jun 21, 2018 • 51 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Richard Anderson, a freelance concept artist, in London. He works on games, films, commercials and publishing with clients such as Marvel Studios, Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, 20th Century FOX, and others.
Ep.153: How much should I charge for my art with Lei Melendres (Doodle Art Enthusiasts)
Jun 18, 2018 • 54 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lei Melendres, a freelance illustrator, and professional doodle artist from the Philippines. He currently serves as the Head of Doodle Art Enthusiasts, and as a Creative Director of Doodle Arts Magazine.
Ep.152: How to overcome art frustration with Yan Sosak aka YanSculpts
Jun 14, 2018 • 39 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Yan Sosak, a 2D and 3D artist most known for his YouTube channel called YanSculpts where he shares awesome Blender tutorials, on sculpting, textures, speedpaints, time lapses and more.
Ep.151: Atey Ghailan aka Snatti on why should always have your personal art projects
Jun 11, 2018 • 39 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Atey Ghailan, a.k.a snatti, a concept artist, and illustrator, in LA. He works as Senior Illustrator and concept artist at Riot Games. In his free time, he works on his personal project called Path of Miranda.
Ep.150: How to come up with ideas and inspiration for your art with Eeva Nikunen
Jun 7, 2018 • 43 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Eeva Nikunen, fantasy artist from Finland, author, and illustrator of Stargazers & Enchanted Valley, who specializes in narrative style fine art and illustration. Her mediums are oils and graphite pencils.
Ep.149: Sam Nassour on why you should master the art of observation
Jun 4, 2018 • 46 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Sam Nassour, an Art Director, and Visual Development Artist, in Dubai. He works mainly in animation and games, with studios like Cartoon Network, DreamWorks TV, and Nickelodeon Jr.
Ep.148: Why you can make a living as an artist with David Owens
May 31, 2018 • 57 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with David Owens, illustrator and art director from NY. His focus is on editorial Illustrations, product licensing, brand development and art directing for various regional and international campaigns.
Ep.147: Victoria Ying on how to make a portfolio for animation studios
May 28, 2018 • 40 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Victoria Ying, author, and artist from LA. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana. She was featured in the book Lovely - Ladies in Animation.
Ep.146: Nic Gregory on why it’s never too late to start with art career
May 24, 2018 • 50 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Nic Gregory, a Background Painter and VisDev Artist. From Australia, Nic decided to move to LA to work in the animation in mid-30s. He worked with Disney, Cartoon Network, and Rough Draft Studios.
Ep.145: Finding your art style with Abigail Larson
May 21, 2018 • 53 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Abigail Larson, a mixed-media illustrator. Her work appeared in Spectrum Fantastic Art, Art Fundamentals, and Digital Artist and she’s worked with publishers like IDW Publishing, Titan Comics, 3DTotal.
Ep.144: Write and illustrate your own book series with Ruby Roth
May 17, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ruby Roth, artist, designer, and the author-illustrator of four books for kids on veganism. Ruby focuses on art direction, and illustration for clients in fashion, art, music, and entertainment.
Ep.143: Awesome tips for creating stories and characters with Armand Baltazar (Timeless book series)
May 14, 2018 • 82 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Armand Baltazar, a background & visdev artist, and art director. He worked with big studios such as Dreamworks, Walt Disney, and Pixar. He is also the creator of a fantasy book series called Timeless!
Ep.142: How to protect your IP with Jessica Fong from Lonely Egg Studio
May 10, 2018 • 52 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Jessica Fong, an illustrator with a traditional art background and a co-founder of indie game studio Lonely Egg.The studio develops highly artistic games with their first game “In the Keeper’s Shadow”.
Ep.141: Don’t fear rejection and always get up with Nikolas Draper-Ivey
May 7, 2018 • 58 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Nikolas Draper-Ivey, an illustrator, and writer in NY. His work includes Star Wars and Disney Characters re-imagined as Marvel Characters. He has recently worked on the cover for Marvel’s Black Panther album!
Ep.140: How to get past things that hold us back with Karly Jade Catto
May 3, 2018 • 46 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Karly Jade Catto, a Character Designer, and Illustrator from Utah. Karly’s clients include Hasbro, Abrams Kids, Fisher-Price, American Girl Magazine. She is currently working in children’s TV Animation.
Ep.139: Chris Ayers on what makes a great character designer
Apr 30, 2018 • 50 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Chris Ayers, a Character Designer, and Story Artist from LA. He has worked with Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, Disney TV and others. He is known for his book series Daily Zoo, drawing one animal a day.
Ep.138: Piper Thibodeau on painting fantasy characters
Apr 26, 2018 • 46 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Piper Thibodeau, a freelance character designer, and illustrator who is most known for painting cute animals and critters and has worked with clients like Nickelodeon, CGMA, Concept Cookie and DreamWorks.
Ep.137: The art of storytelling with Mauricio Abril
Apr 23, 2018 • 54 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Mauricio Abril, a Concept Artist who switched from Molecular Biology to art. He has worked with Disney, Universal Creative, Ubisoft, and Hasbro. Mauricio teaches at CGMA and LA Academy of Figurative Art.
Ep.136: Camille Raveau on how to make your personal projects a reality
Apr 19, 2018 • 44 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Camille Raveau, a French writer, and illustrator from France. She is most known for her illustrated book series Will & Isabelle, Le Petit Machine - in French ‘a little machine’.
Ep.135: Zac Retz on waking up at 4am and following your dreams
Apr 16, 2018 • 43 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Zac Retz, a visdev artist working in film and game industry with SONY Pictures Animation, Dreamworks, Laika, and others. He is most known for his real-life observation paintings on his Instagram.
Ep.134: How to build your credibility with Aiman Akhtar (Fungisaurs)
Apr 12, 2018 • 47 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Aiman Akhtar, a freelance 3D Artist who specializes in character development and 3D print design. He is the creator of a toy line Fungisaurs, the cute hybrid of dinosaurs and mushrooms.
Ep.133: Wouter Tulp on the process of character design
Apr 9, 2018 • 47 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Wouter Tulp, a Freelance illustrator and Character designer from Holland. He has worked with clients on children books, magazines, and now mostly works with animation studios like SONY, Pixar, Cartoon Saloon.
Ep.132: How to use networking to find a job with Isaac Orloff
Apr 5, 2018 • 33 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Isaac Orloff, a visdev artist from LA. He has worked on television shows, games, and film projects with Zynga, Marvel animation, and Dreamworks. He is also known for the Sketch Dailies project.
Ep.131: How to make living by doing traditional art with Lioba Brückner
Apr 2, 2018 • 43 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lioba Brückner, a painter based in Germany, most known for portraying young women in a surrealistic manner superimposed by plants or insects. She runs a very popular art YouTube channel full of tutorials.
Ep.130: Learn something new everyday with Francis Boncales
Mar 29, 2018 • 44 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Francis Boncales, a Concept Artist, Illustrator, Visdev artist currently working as a background painter in Warner Bros Animation. He has also worked for Hasbro Studios, Mrs. Wordsmith, Duncan Studio.
Ep.129: Why you should welcome feedback for your art with Pernille Orum
Mar 26, 2018 • 45 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Pernille Ørum, a freelance illustrator and character designer from Denmark. Her clients include Disney, Warner Bros, Mattel, and Nickelodeon. She was the lead character designer on DC Superhero Girls.
Ep.128: Be a student of life with Brian Ajhar
Mar 22, 2018 • 59 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Brian Ajhar, a character designer, illustrator, and storyteller. His art career has spanned 3 decades and his clients include magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, corporations, and book publishers.
Ep.127: How to get clients with Amanda and Gus from Limetown Studios
Mar 19, 2018 • 53 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Amanda & Gus from Limetown Studios in Brazil. Gus does concepts and Amanda does color, light and digital painting. They work with 2D illustration and games - online, mobile, consoles, board and card games.
Ep.126: How to get a job at big studio with Felipe Machado
Mar 15, 2018 • 59 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Felipe Machado, a digital illustrator and concept artist from Colombia who is most known for doing the cover art for music bands and working for Lucas Films. He runs Blank Atelier and Colectivo Tajalapiz.
Ep.125: Collaborate with others to improve your skills with Hedvig H-S aka Vixiearts
Mar 12, 2018 • 29 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Hedvig H-S, better known as Vixiearts, a concept artist, freelance illustrator & comic artist. She started as a comic artist in 2004 and has since then created art for books, animation, games, magazines.
Ep.124: How to get paid for doing what you love with Nathanna Erica
Mar 8, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Nathanna Erica, an illustrator and paper artist based in São Paulo, Brazil. Her work focuses mainly on Illustration, storytelling, visual development, and character design.
Ep.123: How to improve your skills fast with Brett Bean from Drawn To It Studios
Mar 5, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Brett Bean, a Character Designer, Visdev Artist and teacher. He is the owner of Drawn To It Studios, creating original content and outsourcing for clients like Disney, Dreamworks, Riot Games, and Marvel.
What’s next for Art Side of Life
Mar 1, 2018 • 3 min
Learn about my plans for the future of Art Side of Life!
Ep.122: How to start an art business with Stephanie Krist (Fired Figments)
Feb 28, 2018 • 46 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Stephanie Krist, the owner of Fired Figments, a handcrafted ceramics. She studied Studio Art and business administration. Stephanie sells her fantasy dragon creations online and on art shows.
Ep.121: Do you need talent to be an artist with Sara Faber
Feb 27, 2018 • 35 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Sara Faber, a full-time illustrator & visual development based in Berlin. She specializes in digital art and watercolors.
Ep.120: Don’t fear anything, it’s your own journey with Steve Ahn
Feb 26, 2018 • 60 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Steve Ahn, a Director and Artist behind Voltron Legendary Defender & Avatar: The Legend of Korra and Ben 10. In 2017 Steve released a pilot for his animated mini-series Blossom Detective Holmes!
Ep.119: Make mistakes to learn with Zacharias Reinhardt
Feb 23, 2018 • 36 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Zacharias Reinhardt, a 3D artist and Blender trainer from Germany. He shares his knowledge in 200+ tutorials on YouTube. His 3D work has been featured in 3D Artist, Artstation, and BlenderNation.
Ep.118: Sometimes less is more with Olga Zavershinskaya aka Armene
Feb 22, 2018 • 40 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Olga Zavershinskaya, a fine art photographer, and digital artist. She is the winner of multiple International Photography Awards and Trierenberg Super Circuit, the world’s largest photo art contest.
Ep.117: How to get internship in Disney with Tyler ‘Ty’ Amato
Feb 21, 2018 • 35 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Tyler Amato, an Illustrator and Art Director from Florida. She has worked in Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group, the in-house creative shop for Disney Destinations.
Ep.116: Discipline will help you achieve anything with Carolina Parada (Carosurreal)
Feb 20, 2018 • 40 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Carolina Parada, an illustrator, biologist, and researcher originally from Colombia, now living and working in France. She is most known for her stories that she writes and draws by herself!
Ep.115: Bryan Mark Taylor on being a plein air artist
Feb 19, 2018 • 47 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Bryan Mark Taylor, a painter, lecturer, inventor and world traveler! He is most known for his plein air paintings and his work has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air, and other publications.
Ep.114: Mike Henry (Zatransis) on how to run sketching groups
Feb 16, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Mike Henry, a concept artist and art director, working at BigPoint. Most of his career, he has worked in the gaming industry with studios like Zynga, Blizzard Activision, Booyah, Disney Mobile, Ubisoft.
Ep.113: Kenny Anderson on how to start your art career
Feb 15, 2018 • 46 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Kenny Anderson, a character designer, illustrator, and animator. He worked on the Oscar-nominated film “The Illusionist” in 2010 and with companies, such as BBC Ceebeebies, and Disney Interactive.
Ep.112: Ashley Spires on how to choose your art agent
Feb 14, 2018 • 45 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ashley Spires, a children books Author and illustrator. She has published more than 20 books and worked with clients like Penguin Random House and Kids Can Press. She is the creator of the Binky The Space Cat.
Ep.111: Great tips on working with clients with Luis Gadea
Feb 13, 2018 • 60 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Luis Gadea, a Character Designer, and Animator. He has worked in the animation industry on animated commercials, TV series and as a Character Designer for The Angry Birds movie and The Lego Movie Sequel.
Ep.110: Johanna Tarkela on motivation in the moments of self-doubt
Feb 12, 2018 • 34 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Johanna Tarkela, a self-taught artist from Finland, now residing in the UK. With a big love for the natural world and fantasy creatures, she works in digital media and creates believable atmospheric work.
Ep.109: There will always be someone who loves your art with Lemia Crescent
Feb 9, 2018 • 43 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lemia Crescent, a self-taught artist and video games appreciator. She has a very popular YouTube and Twitch channel where she shares a video game, movie and anime speedpaints, art supply reviews, and…
Ep.108: Why it’s important to market your art with Alba Bordes from Made of Sundays
Feb 8, 2018 • 42 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Alba Bordes, the co-founder of Made of Sundays studio in Finland. Together with her husband and her sister they started producing cute stickers and creative wall decoration for both homes and offices.
Ep.107: Follow your dreams with Prem Sai GS
Feb 7, 2018 • 37 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Prem Sai GS, an engineer from India who decided to change his career to follow his dreams of becoming an animator in California. He worked as a design intern at DreamWorks Feature Animation.
Ep.106: Devon Cady-Lee shares awesome tips on how to design characters
Feb 6, 2018 • 72 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Devon Cady-Lee, a freelance Character designer and Concept Artist living in Seattle. He has worked for studios like Warner Bros Turbine, Wizard of the Coast, and latest being Motiga games Gigantic!
Ep.105: On importance of staying open to opportunities with Tyson Murphy
Feb 5, 2018 • 48 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Tyson Murphy, a Principal Artist at Riot Games, the creators of The League of Legends. He used to work as a Lead Character Artist on World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment.
Ep.104: Ben Fiquet on being a video games artist (Lizardcube game studio)
Feb 2, 2018 • 38 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ben Fiquet, an illustrator, and CEO of Lizardcube game studio. He has worked on different projects with companies like Dreamworks, Chez Eddy, King.com. A recent release is Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
Ep.103: How to define your brand with Gary Ham (Superham Designs)
Feb 1, 2018 • 57 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Gary Ham, an illustrator, designer, and producer of handmade wooden toys. He is the owner of Superham Designs and a winner of multiple Designer Toy Awards!
Ep.102: Denis Zilber on why you should concentrate on storytelling and not tools
Jan 31, 2018 • 43 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Denis Zilber, a freelance illustrator, and visual storyteller. He has worked with magazines like GQ, Maxim, National Geographic and animation studios like Hasbro, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon among many others.
Ep.101: Nick Runge on why it’s important to draw and paint every day
Jan 30, 2018 • 41 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Nick Runge, a watercolor, oil and comic books artist originally living in LA. He is most known as a portrait painter, describing his art “abstracted realism”. In the past, he worked for IDW and Dark Horse.
Ep.100: About the legacy of your work with Daniel Lieske (Wormworld Saga)
Jan 29, 2018 • 58 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Daniel Lieske, a full-time author, and illustrator, known for his famous digital graphic novel Wormworld saga. He is also the founder of digitalartforum.de one of the biggest German digital art community.
Ep.99: The power of taking challenges on Instagram with Levi Prewitt
Jan 26, 2018 • 36 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Levi Prewitt, a cartoonist from San Francisco, California. He is the creator of Repo Creepo a comic about the hunters of the ghost, vampires, and daemons! He also worked on a card game Kill the Unicorns.
Ep.98: Finding mentors with Ismael Alejandro Moreno Ozuna (IAMO)
Jan 25, 2018 • 45 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Ismael Alejandro Moreno Ozuna, aka IAMO from Tijuana, Mexico. He is a Cartoonist and Character Designer mostly known for his popular Nerdmigos webcomic where he shares his passion for telling stories.
Ep.97: Take your time to find your style with Alexandra Vuorio aka Kasvei
Jan 24, 2018 • 35 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Alexandra Vuorio, aka Kasvei from Finland. She is a self-taught digital and watercolor artist, most known for painting whimsical female characters connected with nature.
Ep.96: Beverly Johnson on creating strong character design
Jan 23, 2018 • 37 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Beverly Johnson, from Burbank, California. She is a Character Designer and Story artist and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design mostly known for her work on children books.
Ep.95: Creating fantasy worlds with Jonas Jodicke aka JoJoe
Jan 22, 2018 • 40 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Jonas Jödicke, aka JoJoe from Germany. He is a freelance digital artist, fascinated by the worlds of fantasy and magic, the contrast between light/dark or good/evil which he portraits in his artworks.
Ep.94: Drawing every time you can with Amber (Dav Kro)
Jan 19, 2018 • 44 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Amber, aka Dav Kro, a self-taught artist from Georgia, US. She is the Grump head and portrait artist for the Let’s Play web series GameGrumps, and a story artist for Gameoverse!
Ep.93: Marc Brunet on how to be in charge of your own life
Jan 18, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Marc Brunet, a Character, Concept and 3D artist and founder of Cube Brush, a platform for tutorials, tools, game & design assets. Before Cube Brush, Marc has worked for 7 years with Blizzard Entertainment.
Ep.92: Running your own design studio with Alli Koch
Jan 17, 2018 • 37 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Alli Koch, the owner of Ali K Design from Dallas, TX. She designs in modern, minimal style full of neutral colors. Each design is a one-of-a-kind, made to order and created by hand.
Ep.91: Dan Howard on the importance of attending conventions
Jan 16, 2018 • 44 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Dan Howard, full-time freelance illustrator and concept artist from LA. He has worked with clients such as Rocket Games, UbiSoft, Riot Games, Flight Comics, and Fantasy Flight Games, just to name a few.
Ep.90: How to make your own art stand out with Lars Degenhardt (Laovaan)
Jan 15, 2018 • 67 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Lars Degenhardt, aka Laovaan from Germany. He is a watercolor, manga and digital artist from Germany known for his popular YouTube channel where he shares his art process and other videos.
Ep.89: The journey of a professional comic/manga artist with Odunze Oguguo (Whytmanga)
Jan 12, 2018 • 53 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Odunze Oguguo, aka Whytmanga, a comic manga artist, storyboard artist, character designer and a writer from Texas. He is the author and illustrator of Apple Black comic and Co-Founder of Saturday-AM.
Ep.88: Making your art prints special with Fleur de Marie (Coffeshere)
Jan 11, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Fleur de Marie aka Coffeshere, an illustrator, character designer and concept artist from Mexico. Her art is influenced by manga and anime and she strives to bring good feelings and vibes to her audience.
Ep.87: Creating more art buyers with Liezel & Kitty from Subject Matter Art Gallery
Jan 10, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Liezel & Kitty from Subject Matter Art Gallery in London, a photographic contemporary gallery, which represents and promotes upcoming, established and award-winning artists.
Ep.86: What it takes to be a great artist with Nathan Fowkes
Jan 9, 2018 • 61 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Nathan Fowkes, a veteran artist with credits on 11 films including Prince of Egypt, Spirit, projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon, The Legend of Puss in Boots, Rio 2 and Ferdinand.
Ep.85: Hieu Nguyen (Kelogsloops) on capturing feelings in your artworks
Jan 8, 2018 • 45 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Hieu Nguyen, also known as Kelogsloops, a Digital & Watercolour artist from Australia. In September 2017, he exhibited his work in Haven Gallery in New York on the topic of ‘Heart’s Blood’.
Ep.84: Making your dreams come true with Angela Jarman from Fancy Fairy
Jan 5, 2018 • 57 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Angela Jarman, the owner of Fancy Fairy. She has a background in professional fairy and princess parties and that brought her to designing her own costumes and eventually, wings that she sells to the public.
Ep.83: Old masters and the simplicity with Chris Solarski
Jan 4, 2018 • 60 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Chris Solarski, a game designer and author, originally from the UK, now living in Zurich. He specializes in the relationships between video game aesthetics and UX —particularly the physical movements of…
Ep.82: Freelancing since she was 15 years old with Devin Elle Kurtz (Tamberella)
Jan 3, 2018 • 49 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Devin Elle Kurtz, also known as Tamberella, a professional freelance illustrator who creates stunning animals, creatures, and natural environment work and teaches other artists on Patreon and Gumroad.
Ep.81: How to start and succeed as full time comic author and illustrator with Raul Trevino
Jan 2, 2018 • 59 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Raul Trevino, a Mexican comic author, and illustrator living in Japan. He has been making comics for the last 15 years, and his specialty is to create fun worlds full of adventure.
Ep.80: Stephen Silver on the power of your journey
Jan 1, 2018 • 72 min
Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Stephen Silver, the owner of Silver Drawing Academy in LA. He has designed characters for Disney TV, Sony Feature, and Nickelodeon Animation. He is the author and artist of 7 self-published books.
Christmas holidays edition
Dec 25, 2017 • 2 min
It’s Christmas holidays here in Europe and we decided to take a little break.
Ep.79: The vision behind your brand with Sarah Amijo (Big Bear and Bird)
Dec 22, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Sarah Amijo, the founder of Big Bear & Bird store based in Indonesia. Her aim is to create one-of-a-kind illustrations and exquisitely unique design ideas on paper and on other mediums
Ep.78: The path of an artist with Sebastien Le Divenah
Dec 21, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Sebastien Le Divenah, a French concept artist, illustrator, and art director. He is known for series of humorous illustrations featuring vegetables, fruits, foods and everyday objects in funny situations.
Ep.77: The art of conceptual photography with Anya Anti
Dec 20, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Anya Anti, an internationally published and award-winning photo artist from New York. She has been featured on many popular online blogs, like BoredPanda, Petapixel, and My Modern Met.
Ep.76: Michele Arrieta on the importance of 1-on-1 mentorship
Dec 19, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Michele Arrieta, an illustrator and graphic designer from sunny San Diego. She is best known for her illustrations of lovely female characters, and her inspiration stems from fashion photography.
Ep.75: Kerby Rosanes on why you should never quit drawing!
Dec 18, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Kerby Rosanes or Sketchy Stories, a Philippines-based illustrator who works mainly with ordinary black fine liners to magically illustrate his “doodle” world. His most known book is Animorphia, published in 2015.
Ep.74: How to become a surf, skate and street artist with Fieldey
Dec 15, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Fieldey, a surf, skate & street artist from Australia! She paints surfboards, skateboards, murals and bowling pins! Her popular YouTube channel, Fieldey TV, made her a star in the surf, skate and street art scene.
Ep.73: From studying psychology to becoming a full time artist with Gosia Kmiec (MkMiec Art)
Dec 14, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Gosia Kmiec, a freelance 2D artist, and character designer from Berlin! She enjoys character illustration the most because it allows her to bring them to life, show their personalities and the world they live in.
Ep.72: Dave Malan on how to have a successful freelancing career with 4 kids
Dec 13, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Dave Malan, an artist, and illustrator from Utah! His artwork is focused on depicting the individual and creating an untold story. He worked with clients like Walt Disney, Harper Collins, Amazon and United States Mint.
Ep.70: Storytelling for artists with Tom Booth
Dec 11, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Tom Booth, an illustrator, author, and art director from NYC! He has worked with publishers Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing, Nicktoons, and Scholastic. His just published his latest book “Don’t blink”!
Ep.69: Inspiring YouTube art communities with Alice Coles (Hullo Alice)
Dec 8, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Alice Coles, a.k.a Hullo Alice, an illustrator, animator, designer and a YouTuber from Colorado. She has a popular YouTube channel where she makes art videos like speed drawing, tutorials, and challenges!
Ep.68: Stefan Hansson on how to be a successful artist in gaming industry
Dec 7, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Stefan Hansson, a concept artist, illustrator and art director from Sweden. His work in video games industry involves everything from concepts to caricatures to 3D and oil. He worked on Angry Birds 2 by Rovio.
Ep.67: Powerful tips for preparing your portfolio with Matt Boismier (Tooninator)
Dec 6, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Matt Boismier a.k.a Tooninator, a character designer and animation art director from Canada. He studied “tradigital” animation - traditional and CGI animation and became a character designer in several studios.
Ep.66: From studying Law to successful art career with Georgi Georgiev (Goshun)
Dec 5, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Georgi Georgiev, an illustrator and concept artist from Bulgaria, working in film studios on concept art and matte paintings. He draws mostly digitally and is well known for how he draws female hair.
Ep.65: Nina Stajner about overcoming ‘naysayers’ and running a successful Etsy store
Dec 4, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Nina Stajner, a graphic designer, illustrator and a proud Etsy shop owner from Slovenia. Inspired by wildlife she loves illustrating whimsical woodland animals. She paints mainly with watercolors and gouache.
Ep.64: JellieBee about how to start with YouTube and her interest in Japanese culture
Dec 1, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode, I am chatting with JellieBee, a comic artist, author, and YouTuber from England. She has a popular YouTube and Twitch channel where she shares videos about art, illustration and her life as a freelancer.
Ep.63: Talia Zoref and her journey to working with Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, HM, Gucci and Moschino
Nov 30, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Talia Zoref, a fashion illustrator, graphic designer, and journalist from Israel. She seamlessly combines Fashion Design and Graphic Design into a creative profession bridging the wonderful worlds of art and fashion.
Ep.62: Marta Nael about her distinctive style and building her community
Nov 29, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Marta Nael, a fine and digital artist from Barcelona. Her style could be described as a game of light and color and she is most known for her paintings of strong female characters.
Ep.61: Jessica Laurent on finding yourself as an artist
Nov 28, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Jessica Laurent, a film director and Story/Visual artist from France. The Water is one of the essential components to her work and she is currently working on her next short movie “SIBLINGS”.
Ep.60: Yana Bogatch (CosmicSpectrum) about her life views and her first graphic novel
Nov 27, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Yana Bogatch, a freelance illustrator, character designer and comic artist from Canada. For 1.5 years, she has been working on her debut graphic novel “Grimoire Noir”, written by Vera Greentea, due in early 2018.
Ep.59: Kiki Eiseman (Gweakles) on overcoming obstacles to become a full time artist
Nov 24, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Kiki Eseman, better known as Gweakles, a full-time visual designer, and illustrator with a focus on pop culture illustration, from Florida. Her tastes vary between comics, movies, or sometimes a dark, creepy/cute style.
Ep.58: Carlos Ortega Elizalde about learning 3D art by himself and his artistic journey
Nov 23, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Carlos Ortega, a self-taught 3D artist and graphic designer from Mexico. He is most known for his stunning character designs, perfectly rendered in 3D. He wants to create online tutorials for CG artists to learn from.
Ep.57: How to grow your community online with Isabel Weber (Kassiopeeia)
Nov 22, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Isabel Weber, known as Kassiopeeia, a watercolor and digital artist from Germany. Using mostly pastel color palette, her characters always feel dreamy. She shares her painting ideas and custom artworks on Instagram.
Ep.56: Geneva Benton (GDBee) on colors inspiration, galleries and living from art full time
Nov 21, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Geneva Benton, also known as GDBee, a self-taught freelance illustrator and digital artist from North Carolina. She specializes in character art and portraits with a fondness for color mixing.
Ep.55: Knight Zhang (Arucelli) on having fun with art and being open to learn from everyone
Nov 20, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Knight Zhang, better known as Arucelli, a digital artist from North Carolina. She is most known for drawing anime and colorful Manga. You can learn from her speed paints and tutorials on her YouTube channel.
Ep.54: Helga Jiang from PuddingFishcakes about art and craft communities on YouTube
Nov 17, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Helga Jiang from PuddingFishCakes, a skilled crafter, product designer from Canada. For more than 6 years she has been running a YouTube channel called PuddingFishCakes, which is all about DIY crafts and polymer clay.
Ep.53: Anthony Christou (Luminous Ages) on art, business and how to run Kickstarter campaigns
Nov 16, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Anthony Christou, aa Concept Artist and Illustrator from Australia. His studio creates concept art and illustration for films, video games, and comic books. He is illustrator and writer for the comic “Luminous Ages”.
Ep.52: Rosalind Davis on being an artist, curator and catalyst
Nov 15, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Rosalind Davis, a highly accomplished artist and curator from London. She is a graduate of Royal College of Art and a permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery, a bespoke gallery with a dynamic exhibition programme.
Ep.51: Bryan Sims on why you don’t have to go to expensive school to do animation
Nov 14, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Bryan Sims, an illustrator, character designer, backgrounds and visual development artist from California. He teaches at Art Center College in Pasadena and works on Big HERO 6 Series at Disney TV Animation.
Ep.50: Drawing Disney fanart and finding your own style with Dylan Bonner
Nov 13, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Dylan Bonner, an amazing illustrator, and freelance artist from Michigan. He is most known for his lovely mermaids, Disney fanart, and comics. He contributed to the project Rescue Sirens by Jessica and Chris Sanders.
Ep.49: Lena Danya on being a full time oil artist and YouTuber
Nov 10, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Lena Danya, a fine artist from Florida. She is known for painting natural scenes with oil paints. She has a popular YouTube channel consisting of painting and drawing time lapses, tutorials, and art talks.
Ep.48: Chloe Giordano about the art of embroidery and how to live from it
Nov 8, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Chloe Giordano, a talented illustrator with focus on embroidery from England. She is best known for her animals embroidered with very fine details. Her clients include Penguin, Vintage Books, Bloomsbury, and others
Ep.47: Chris Orrillo (Krizpii) on how to develop your own art style and his journey as an artist
Nov 8, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Chris Orillo, better known as Krizpii, a self-taught, visual artist originally from Chile.Most of the art pieces he showcases online have a glowy and supernatural feel and can be categorized as a contemporary art.
Ep.46: Licensing your art to Disney, Star Wars and Warner Bros with Rob Kaz
Nov 7, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Rob Kaz, an oil artist, concept artist and character designer from Florida. He is fortunate to be granted a license to paint some of his favorite films from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Warner Bros in his own style.
Ep.45: Dina Brodsky on being a full time artist and mother of a toddler
Nov 6, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Dina Brodsky, a contemporary artist with love for painting realistic miniatures from NYC. She is most known, for her series Cycling Guide to Liliput capturing moments from her travels and Secret Life of Trees.
Ep.44: Chloe Rose (mschlosey) on the personality of the artist is as important as the art itself
Nov 3, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Chloe Rose, an artist, and YouTuber living in the US. She is a fan of Disney, Dr. Who and Star Wars, creating fan art and now focusing on original pieces. She has very entertaining and insightful artist YouTube channel.
Ep.43: Wolfram Kampffmeyer (Paperwolf) about succeeding on Etsy and Dawanda
Nov 2, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Wolfram Kampffmeyer, a 3D animator and paper crafter from Germany. He is the designer and creative mind behind Paperwolf, the papercraft design company producing awesome paper sculptures of animals of different kinds.
Ep.42: How to develop your art skills with Rachel Favelle (Pop Surrealist Artist)
Nov 1, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Rachel Favelle, a Contemporary Pop – Surrealist Artist and Illustrator from Australia. She has been working in Art Education since 2000. Her paintings are a mix of graphite, gouache, ink, colored pencil and watercolor.
Ep.41: How to prepare portfolio for Disney with Julia Blattman (jbdraws)
Oct 31, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Julia Blattman, an illustrator and concept artist from LA. She works at Disney Interactive as a character and background designer for mobile games. As part of SOBA Productions, she has worked on a short film, Sonder.
Ep.40: Lärienne (lariennechan) on how to succeed in different social media
Oct 30, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Lärienne, a traditional and digital freelance illustrator from Poland. In her works, she brings various characters, concepts, symbolism, and stories to life. In 2018 she will be releasing her first art tutorial book.
Ep.39: Ahmed Aldoori on talent and discipline
Oct 27, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Ahmed Aldoori, a senior concept artist from LA. He worked on a range of projects from movies, theme parks, and video games. He teaches at Art Center College, CG Master Academy and runs a popular YouTube channel.
Ep.38: Mattias Adolfsson on the importance of details in your artwork and starting from scratch
Oct 26, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Mattias Adolfsson, a freelance illustrator from Sweden. He has worked on everything from computer games to children’s books. He is known for detailed ink illustrations, posting new creation on Instagram every day!
Ep.37: Why going to art school might not be the best for you with Chantal Horeis
Oct 25, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Chantal Horeis, an illustrator and concept artists from Germany. Her art was just featured in Imagine FX magazine. She enjoys working on imaginative, fantasy related art, which she does digitally or with a pencil.
Ep.36: Family life and art career with Nerea Mas
Oct 24, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Nerea Mas, an illustrator, character and concept artist from Barcelona. She studied Fashion Design and her illustrations reflect fashion details and colors. She participates in #mermay challenge every year.
Ep.35: Why you should take advice from people who are where you want to be with Lord Gris
Oct 23, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Lord Gris, a freelance artist, illustrator and game assets designer from Oregon. She is most known for drawing pretty female characters. She is supporting her Instagram followers with great advice and encouragement!
Ep.34: The craft of urban sketching with Teoh Yi Chie from Parkablogs.com
Oct 20, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Teoh YC, an urban sketching artist, graphic designer and founder of Parkablogs.com from Singapore. In the evenings he works as for a news publication and during the day he runs this popular art books reviews portal.
Ep.33: Bring the joy of art to a wider audience with Song & Annette from Paint Events Zurich
Oct 19, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Song & Anette, the founders of Paint Events from Switzerland. They organize paint events for everybody in their studio, bars, and restaurants. Painting is a fantastic way to relax and spend some good time with friends.
Ep.32: Alisa Vysochina on how to choose the right printer and paper for selling your art prints
Oct 18, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Alisa Vysochina, a freelance illustrator originally from Ukraine, now living and working in Seattle. She loves plants and flowers which reflects in her beautiful watercolor illustrations.
Ep.31: Fantasy worlds building with Sean Andrew Murray (City of Gateway)
Oct 17, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Sean Murray, a freelance illustrator, concept artist, author, and teacher living in Florida. He has worked in the entertainment industry for nearly 15 years. He is the creator of a vast city called “Gateway”.
Ep.30: Being a mom and full time artist with Simone Grünewald (Schmoedraws)
Oct 16, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Simone Grunewald, an amazing digital and traditional artist from Germany. She has worked in gaming industry for the past 10 years. She is inspiring her Instagram followers with fun stories from her life as a parent.
Ep.29: How to set goals and stay motivated with Monique Renee
Oct 13, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Monique Renee a traditional watercolor artist and freelance graphic designer from Nevada. Her whimsical illustrations are truly beautiful. She also does digital art, social media management, and visual development.
Ep.28: Why it’s a good idea to attend art competitions with Meike Schneider (2D/3D)
Oct 12, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Meike Schneider, a 2D/3D Character & Environment Artist from Germany. She freelances for various studios and works as an Instructor at PIXL VISN Academy, from where she has a Diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects.
Ep.27: Art is craft and science with Stan Prokopenko from Proko.com
Oct 11, 2017 • 48 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Stan Prokopenko, a painter, teacher, animator, and graphic designer from California. He taught at Watts Atelier of the Arts and founded Proko.com, an online platform featuring courses about e.g. anatomy and portraits.
Ep.26: How to be resourceful artist with Djamila Knopf
Oct 10, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Djamila Knopf, an amazing illustrator from Germany. She uses human form to explore and portray abstract concepts and symbolism. Her drawings are influenced by Japanese animation and anything mythical and fantastical.
Ep.25: The meaning of Fake it till you make it with Audra Auclair
Oct 9, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Audra Auclair, a fine artist, and YouTuber from Canada. She specializes in surreal and beautiful females with her fusion of fine art and illustration. Her YouTube videos focus on art and life, with a calm atmosphere.
Ep.24: Hobby that became her full time career with Baylee Jae from Baylee Creations
Oct 6, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Baylee Jae, a YouTuber, and illustrator from Vancouver. She has a very popular art channel Baylee Creations, a daily vlog channel documenting her daily life as an artist, and kids drawing channel with drawing lessons.
Ep.23: How to succeed in the world of children’s books with Gene Barretta
Oct 5, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Gene Barretta, an awarded children books author, illustrator, and character designer from Pennsylvania. He has published 40 books, among which are critically acclaimed titles: Now and Ben, Neo Leo, and Timeless Thomas.
Ep.22: Finished not perfect with Jake Parker, the creator of #inktober challenge
Oct 4, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Jake Parker, an illustrator, concept artist, and teacher from Utah. He is a creator of the #inktober challenge. He has worked on animated films, comics and picture books. Now he freelances out of his home studio.
Ep.21: Build your community by providing tips with Danielle Pioli
Oct 3, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Danielle Pioli, a super talented Character Designer, Concept artist and Illustrator from Sao Paolo, Brazil. “Drawing Joy” is her enthusiastic approach to art. She shares her ‘Quick tip Mondays’ every week on Instagram.
Ep.20: Don’t think about other artists as competition with Ashleigh Izienicki (missupacey)
Oct 2, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Ashleigh Izienicki, also known as Missupacey, a super talented freelance illustrator from California. She published a coloring book, Monstrums Vol. 1 and in summer 2017 she exhibited in Gallery 1988 and QPop in LA.
Ep.19: About the power of tutorials with Andrew Price from Blender Guru
Sep 29, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Andrew Price, the founder of BlenderGuru.com and Poliigon.com, from Australia. He is a repeated guest at the Blender Conference with one of his most recognize talk being “The 7 Habits of the most effective artists”.
Ep.18: Why you can learn much more by focusing on specific art topics with Tomasz Mro
Sep 28, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Tomasz Mro, an amazing illustrator, living in the UK. He creates mostly with watercolors, pencil, and acrylic. Through his work, he connects with many people, touching hearts and inspiring them to start creating.
Ep.17: On why is somebody going to hire me with Marco Bucci
Sep 27, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Marco Bucci, an amazing digital and watercolor artist, from Canada. His experience includes books, film, animation, and advertising. He has worked with Walt Disney, LEGO, LucasArts, Mattel, Fisher-Price, Hasbro.
Ep.16: Building online communities is important for future possibilities with Neimy Kanani
Sep 26, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Neimy Kanani, a digital artist, and illustrator from California. Most of her characters are inspirational females with beautiful flowy hair. She shares drawing tips and tutorials for artists on YouTube and Instagram.
Ep.15: Going freelance full time with Gabriel Picolo, the creator of #365daysofdoodle challenge
Sep 25, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Gabriel Picolo, a super talented illustrator and comics artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is best known for his Instagram challenge #365daysofDoodles that launched his artistic career and helped him get 1 million fans!
Ep.14: There is a huge art community on YouTube with Valerie Flynn from Art Ala Carte
Sep 22, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Valerie Flynn, an illustrator, art teacher, and YouTuber from Oregon. Along with sharing her artworks, she loves spreading the joy of creating art through her online classes on her YouTube Channel “Art Ala Carte”.
Ep.13: Why to fear missed opportunities more than failure with Ani Cahwje from What a Curly Life
Sep 21, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Anabella Cahwje, a textile and fashion designer from Brighton, UK. Under her brand “What a Curly Life”, she makes adorable, handmade unique toys and baby mobiles out of wool felt for the little ones.
Ep.12: On finding your unique style with Robb Mommaerts
Sep 20, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Robb Mommaerts, a graphic designer, and illustrator from Wisconsin. He specializes in drawing comics, children’s books, game art, and character design. In Sep’17, he runs a Kickstarter for his first art book “Ink Tank”.
Ep.11: Curious mind of an artist with Tod Polson (The Book of Life)
Sep 19, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Tod Polson, an accomplished and awarded animation designer living in Thailand. He was mentored by Jules Engel, Chuck Jones, and Maurice Noble. He is known for his work on Howl, The Secret of Kells and The Book of Life.
Ep.10: There is room for everybody in the art industry with Cyarine
Sep 18, 2017 • 89 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Laura Brouwers, better known as Cyarine, an amazing illustrator, character designer from the Netherlands. Every day she inspires her impressive Instagram community of +1.3m followers with her newest amazing artworks!
Ep.9: Promote positivity and happiness with Tatyana Vogt from Love Teacup Kisses
Sep 15, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Tatyana Vogt, an illustrator, and YouTuber from San Francisco. She created Love Teacup Kisses which is all about fun, silly and cute characters. She has a YouTube channel of the same name, where she posts art videos.
Ep.8: Why doing art equals running a business with Erin Dollar from Cotton & Flax
Sep 14, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Erin Dollar, a super talented textile artist and patterns designer from the sunny San Diego. She is the founder of Cotton & Flax, where she creates beautiful textile designs using her unique hand printed fabrics.
Ep.7: From Dreamworks to successful Kickstarter campaigns with Jason Brubaker from Coffee Table Comics
Sep 13, 2017 • 77 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Jason Brubaker, a Visdev and Storyboard artist from Idaho. He created very successful and awarded comic book reMIND and is very experienced in crowd funding his comics on Kickstarter, the latest being Sithrah Book 4.
Ep.6: John Nevarez on working for animation studios like Pixar and SONY Pictures Animation
Sep 12, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode, I am chatting with John Nevarez, a film and story artist from San Francisco. He has been in the animation industry for over 19 years. He is currently working remotely as a Visual Development and Story Artist at Sony Pictures Animation.
Ep.5: About Manga art and hard work with Asia Ladowska
Sep 11, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Asia Ladowska, a super talented illustrator and designer from London, UK. Her work is full of amazing character designs inspired by Manga and mostly created by either pencils or Copic markers.
Ep.4: Creating comics on Patreon and YouTube with Haley Newsome from LavenderTowne
Sep 4, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Haley Newsome a.k.a LavenderTowne, a super talented comic book artist from the US. She is most known for her two comics, Unfamiliar (a story about wee witches) and Disasterpiece (a comic about her life at art school).
Ep.3: How to succeed at big animation studio with Eliza Ivanova from Pixar
Sep 4, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Eliza Ivanova, a super talented Artist and Animator working with Pixar Animation Studios. Her film credits include The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Monsters University, Brave and Cars 2, and The Dam Keeper.
Ep.2: On running own art studio and living frugal lifestyle with Trent Kaniuga from Aquatic Moon
Sep 4, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode I am chatting with Trent Kaniuga, a highly accomplished Concept Artist, Author, and Director from California. He is the owner of a boutique Art House called Aquatic Moon, that provides contract art services for industry leading video games
Ep.1: Color combinations and inspiration with Loish
Sep 4, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, I am chatting with Lois van Baarle a.k.a Loish, a super talented digital artist and character designer from the Netherlands. She is one of the most popular artists in the social media inspiring hundred-thousands of followers.
Ep.0: About Art Side of Life
Sep 1, 2017 • 7 min
In this episode, I will tell you why I created Art Side of Life and a little bit about me.