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Pencil Kings | Inspiring Artist Interviews with Today's Best Artists

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The Pencil Kings Art Podcast interviews today's top artists to uncover the story behind their work. These interviews are created for you - the Aspiring Artist, the Hobbyist and the Professional Artist. If you are looking for inspiring and insightful interviews from artists all over the world, you'… read more

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PK 241: How to Become a Character Designer

March 11th, 2021

22:11

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 240: Publishing Your Animated Short

March 4th, 2021

39:45

Michael Cawood is a multi-award winning British Animated Filmmaker based in Los Angeles who develops original animated projects in his free time. …

PK 239: Mentorship and Education for Creative Careers

February 24th, 2021

18:49

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 238: Testing Creative Career Ideas

February 17th, 2021

18:04

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 237: Making Your Art Career Path Real

February 10th, 2021

19:51

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 236: The 12 Month Art Career Goal

February 3rd, 2021

21:51

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 235: 4 Phases of a Creative Career

January 20th, 2021

20:54

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 234: 2020: The Year of Time

January 13th, 2021

19:10

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 233: Redefine Your Creative Career

December 23rd, 2020

42:15

Terri Rodriguez-Hong is a UX/UI designer and a UX/UI Tutor at CareerFoundry. In her position as a UX/UI designer, Terri hopes to bridge the gap between products to be accessible by all users. She received her MFA from …

PK 232: Sell Your Art With Social Media

December 16th, 2020

39:12

David Emmons is the owner of Artist Marketing Formula, a company that helps artists and small specialty business owners utilize the power of the …

PK 231: Understanding Personal Branding

December 9th, 2020

37:39

Allan McKay is an Emmy Award-winning VFX Supervisor and Technical Director based in Los Angeles, CA. Allan has created visual effects for projects such as Game of Thrones, Avengers Endgame, Transformers 3, and many …

PK 230: How to Make a Board Game

December 2nd, 2020

45:13

Daniel Piche is a data analyst with a background in databases and data visualization. Outside of his day job, Daniel has combined his passion for bringing family and friends together and his love for board games to …

PK 229: The Joy of Art Education

November 25th, 2020

37:12

Bruce Marion is a contemporary impressionist who specializes in creating compelling abstracted cityscapes, landscapes, and figurative and contemporary wildlife paintings. Bruce received his BFA from the prestigious …

PK 228: Evolution of Art and Self

November 18th, 2020

45:20

Michelle Sakhai is a contemporary artist based in New York. With over 20 years of experience exploring plein air painting before transitioning to the abstract, Michelle’s vision is to create transformative art that …

PK 227: Exploring the Storyboard Artist Career Path

November 11th, 2020

45:45

Sergio Paez is an animation director, a successful author, and a founding member of StoryboardArt.org, a visual storytelling community. He has spent …

PK 226: Asking for Help to Free Your Time

November 4th, 2020

11:26

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 225: Artist Mindset Shifts

October 21st, 2020

37:20

Miriam Schulman is a watercolor and mixed media artist and the Founder of The Inspiration Place, a popular online art class and artist community. …

PK 224: Creative Mindset Upgrade

October 14th, 2020

42:40

Mark McGuinness is a creative coach, an award-winning poet, and the Owner of Lateral Action, where he helps 21st century creatives achieve their artistic and professional ambitions. With over 20 years of experience in …

PK 223: The Business of Fine Art

October 7th, 2020

40:28

Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery and the Publisher of RedDotBlog, an online resource that provides art marketing news and business tips for artists. He is also the author of three books that are focused on …

PK 222: How to Launch on Kickstarter

September 30th, 2020

36:30

Tyler James is a publisher, comics creator, and educator. His publishing company, ComixTribe, has published hundreds of thousands of books ranging from comics to graphic novels to children’s books. After achieving …

PK 221: 100 Day Artist Challenge

September 23rd, 2020

37:14

Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. Mitch has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 220: Artist Business Money

September 16th, 2020

43:03

Alexis Fedor is a performance artist, writer, and business developer living in New York City. She is the Founder of Artists In Business, a consulting …

PK 219: Artist Productivity

September 9th, 2020

24:16

Marco Bucci is an artist and illustrator with over 15 years of experience in the film, TV, game, and print industries. After deciding to pursue a career in art, Marco studied classical drawing before moving on to …

PK 218: Creative Authenticity & Composition

September 2nd, 2020

49:35

Ian Roberts is a trained painter with over 40 years of experience; he first learned alongside his father, a landscape painter, when he was just 10 …

PK 217: From Illustrator to Fine Artist

August 26th, 2020

44:56

Bruce Marion is a contemporary impressionist who specializes in creating compelling abstracted cityscapes, landscapes, and figurative and contemporary wildlife paintings. Bruce received his BFA from the prestigious …

PK 216: Defining Your Art Career Path

August 19th, 2020

37:14

Iva Mikles is the Co-founder of Art Side of Life Studios and Mikles & Co. She is an experienced illustrator, digital media artist, art instructor, and host of the Art Side of Life Podcast. Iva has worked on …

PK 215: The 4 Life Stages When People Get Serious About Their Art

August 12th, 2020

14:08

Mitch Bowler is the founder of Pencil Kings and the co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 214: The Critical "Switch" To Go from Dabbler to Pro

August 5th, 2020

16:46

Mitch Bowler is the founder of Pencil Kings and the co-founder of Evolve Artist. Mitch has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, …

PK 213: Insights From a Rich Life as an Artist

July 29th, 2020

42:08

James Gurney is an artist and author best known for his painting guide, Color and Light, and his illustrated series, Dinotopia. James is also a …

PK 212: Building Meaningful Relationships For Artists

July 22nd, 2020

45:40

Tom Ross is the founder and CEO of Design Cuts, the highest rated design marketplace in the world. Design Cuts offers the best quality digital assets, including fonts, graphics, brushes, and templates, at the most …

PK 211: Pinterest Promotion for Artists

July 15th, 2020

38:20

Jennifer Priest is a prominent social media strategist, educator, and the owner of Smart Creative Social, a consulting and online education company …

PK 210: Finding Joy Through Art

July 8th, 2020

38:26

Tara Roskell is a freelance graphic designer and co-founder of Kick in the Creatives. She helps small businesses elevate their brands with the use of eye-catching graphics, expert logo designs, online video courses, and …

PK 209: Three Years Growing on Instagram & What I Learned

July 1st, 2020

34:09

Donna Adi is a mixed media illustrator and the creative director for her brand. She is well known for her unique and recognizable style of …

PK 208: Growing As An Artist By Living Abroad

June 24th, 2020

40:41

John Wentz is a contemporary painter who was born and raised in San Francisco, California but now resides in Paris, France where he has spent the last eight years of his life exploring art and sound. His work draws …

PK 207: Up Your Game as a Creative Parent

June 17th, 2020

34:25

Ryan Roy is an accountability coach and he is the owner of Justify or Just Do It Coaching which serves clients from all over the world. Ryan is also a speaker and he hosts the podcast, Be the Dad You Wish You Had. He …

PK 206: Why You Should Make Art Every day

June 10th, 2020

43:00

Carol Marine is an artist, having painted 3000 paintings since she began her quest to paint every day. She started painting daily in 2006, creating …

PK 205: Exploring Creative Side Hustles with Scotty Russell, Perspective Collective

June 3rd, 2020

35:10

Scotty Russell is a podcaster, coach, artist, designer, speaker, and pizza enthusiast. He is the Founder and Creator of Perspective Collective, a …

PK 204: Strategies for Starting an Art Career with Allan McKay

May 27th, 2020

36:42

Allan McKay is an Emmy Award winner for his outstanding work in visual effects. He is a Los Angeles-based visual effects supervisor and technical director. Allan is responsible for the visual effects in Game of Thrones, …

PK 203: Understanding Artistic Identity with Zhiwan Cheung

May 20th, 2020

38:30

Zhiwan Cheung is a Fulbright Fellow, artist, video storyteller, and freelance web developer. His passion for art and desire to create has led him to …

PK 202: Quality Over Quantity In Your Art And Life with Liron Yanconsky, Liron Art LLC

May 13th, 2020

38:58

Liron Yanconsky is an artist, author, creator, and a watercolor painter. Liron is from Israel and he has started multiple businesses focused on art …

PK 201: Creative Side Hustles and Natural Light Photography with Sandra Coan, Founder of Sandra Coan Photography

May 6th, 2020

36:40

Sandra Coan is an award-winning photographer, industry educator, and the best selling author of Crafting Your Ideal Light. She specializes in studio portraiture, artificial lighting, and fine art film photography. In …

PK 200: What I Learned from 4 Years of Interviewing Artists, with Youngman Brown, Host of Your Creative Push Podcast.

April 28th, 2020

30:04

Youngman Brown is the creator of Your Creative Push Podcast, where he interviews artists from all walks of life to tell their story and how they …

PK 199: How to Pursue Art Wherever You Live

April 22nd, 2020

18:31

Mitch Bowler is an artist and he is the founder of Pencil Kings, a company that helps artists hone their skills and develop their craft. He is also …

PK 198: Should You Pay for Art Education?

April 15th, 2020

19:09

Mitch Bowler is an artist and he is the founder of Pencil Kings, a company that helps artists hone their skills and develop their craft. He is also …

PK 197: Breaking into Book Covers with Lauren Panepinto

March 25th, 2020

46:23

Lauren Panepinto is the Vice President & Creative Director at Orbit Books at Hachette Book Group, and in this episode, we'll deep dive into what it takes to break into the world of book illustration, and as you'll …

PK 196: Marketing for Artists with Cindy Hohman

March 20th, 2020

43:44

Cindy Hohman from ArtMarketingProject.com helps artists market and sell their work by showing them how to be effective and efficient with marketing and empowering them to take the reins themselves.  In addition to …

PK 195: Living a Fully Creative Life with Derek Rodenbeck

February 14th, 2020

50:01

Ever since meeting Derek I've been fascinated by his lifestyle and willingness to explore, discover and continually reinvent himself.

As a comic book creator, father, photographer, traveler, bodybuilder... there's just …

PK 194: The Journey to Building a Large Body of Artwork

April 12th, 2019

35:26

Arthur Haywood is working to creating art that inspires people to learn and want to read about the stories behind what the viewer sees. He is a classically trained painter and has created an incredible body of work for …

PK 193: How to Unlock Your Full Creative Potential

March 20th, 2019

43:01

Rayna was stuck for 15 years... and then 3 questions changed everything.

The questions allowed her to see her life from a completely different view allowing all kinds of amazing opportunities to come her way and now she …

PK 191: Do you Love your art?

March 14th, 2019

24:45

In this episode, Mitch talks about how you feel about the art that you are making and why if you aren't loving it, you could be in for a very rocky …

PK 191: 3 Simple Steps to Start Your Art Career

March 7th, 2019

44:37

This interview with Catherine Orer from theArtistEntrepreneur.com was like a rapid-fire Question and Answer session all around the topic of how do you take the next steps to build a viable art career. You'll also learn …

PK 190: Artist Business Insights with Suzanne Redmond

February 27th, 2019

42:59

Suzanne Redmond has been interviewing artists for the Left Brain Artist Podcast just like we do with the Pencil Kings show and in this episode of the show she comes on to share a lot of the wisdom she has gained.

PK 189: The Future of Art Education with Mike Mattesi of DrawingForce.com

February 21st, 2019

44:59

This episode was originally recorded in early 2018 and has just been released. In this episode, Mike Mattesi and Mitch explore different ideas for the future of art education, how to focus and how niching-down can lead …

PK 188: Deep Dive into the Journey of an Animator

February 13th, 2019

1:13:28

Sand is known to the other Evolvers as having a unique ability for keeping the live homework rooms always full of energy and she did not disappoint …

PK 187: Finding Bliss While Learning to Paint with Jan from Evolve

February 7th, 2019

34:19

Jan rediscovered her love of art when she found some old paints at a garage sale. The last time she had done any art was when she was 6 years old and …

PK 186: Daniel never dreamed that he would create realistic oil paintings.

January 30th, 2019

26:25

Daniel never dreamed that he would create realistic oil paintings.
In fact, he has never taken any art classes before participating in the

PK 185: What it really takes to make great art with Michael from Evolve

December 21st, 2018

31:00

Have you always wanted to create art that gets noticed, but not sure if you have the talent to make it happen?

If so, you'll love Michael's story as …

PK 184: From starting to pro level art in 7 months - what?!

December 19th, 2018

1:05:16

Kristen's college professor told her she couldn't draw and after 10 years of believing that lie, she was inspired by the idea of showing her own work …

PK 183: Meet Evolve Community Superstar Peggy Durant

December 14th, 2018

56:26

Meet Peggy Durant - Community Superstar and student at Evolve Artist: http://evolveartist.com

Peggy is on a great path and people are starting to …

PK 182: Meet Evolve Artist Head Instructor Piper Talladay

December 6th, 2018

26:50

As the head instructor at Evolve Artist, Piper Talladay oversees all student homework submissions. She makes sure everyone is kept to the highest …

PK 181: Evolve Artist Update - 2 Years Later...

December 3rd, 2018

47:51

A little over two years ago the original idea for the Evolve Artist program was first discussed. It took a long time to go from the initial idea of …

PK 180: Consistently creating award winning art students with Kevin Murphy

November 22nd, 2018

1:00:22

Learn how Kevin Murphy has been helping complete beginner artists consistently win awards and scholarships. If you've always wanted to learn, or have …

PK 179: Welcome back to the Pencil Kings Podcast!

November 17th, 2018

28:57

After a much needed break, we're back and here's what's been happening the past few months while we've been focusing on developing the new generation …

PK 178: Burn The Boats - What REALLY Makes You An Artist?

January 24th, 2018

43:16

It's one thing to create a beautiful work of art that's rendered to perfection, but it's an entirely different challenge to express complex ideas …

PK 177: Becoming a Children's Book Illustrator - Interview With Matt B Lewis.

January 17th, 2018

39:22

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“You have to be true to yourself, you have to have 100% commitment. If you’re gonna do it, you’ve just gotta do it. You can’t half hit the mark.” ~ Matt B Lewis.

PK 176: How to Copyright Artwork - Interview With IP and Social Media Lawyer, Paul Lombic.

January 10th, 2018

32:33

Show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“In Canada, as soon as you write down and you create the comic strip and you put pen to paper, you have author rights - right from that point of the creation.”
~ …

PK 175: Travel and Living Creatively - Interview With Freelance Illustrator, Ladislas Chachignot.

January 3rd, 2018

36:16

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“If you want your life to change and evolve a bit, sometimes you have to take a step into …

PK 174: How to Start a Comic Book - Interview With Comic Book Illustrator, Ryan Onorato.

December 27th, 2017

37:08

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“Take the time and get at least one book done for yourself, because I just think it’s more …

PK 173: How to Make the Art You Really WANT to Make

December 20th, 2017

42:18

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“If you’re painting the things that you are interested in, you’re probably going to have a …

PK 172: How to Break Into Comics: Interview With Creator of The Sire, Michael Dolce

December 13th, 2017

40:25

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“You don’t need a publisher now to be successful. You don’t need the ‘gatekeepers’ any more. …

PK 171: How to Unlock Your Creativity - Interview with Author and Psychiatrist, Dr Srini Pillay

December 6th, 2017

39:04

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“There is something in every one of us that is waiting for this motivation to arrive, that is waiting to be moved. Start scribbling if you don’t know what to do …

PK 170: How to Live Creatively. Interview With Mixed Media Artist, Tracy Verdugo.

November 29th, 2017

39:43

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“This whole idea that we should be as good as whoever it is next to us is just crazy. If you …

PK 169: Witches, Demons, and Art. Inside the Creative Mind of Occult and Fantasy Artist, Jim Pavelec.

November 22nd, 2017

54:21

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“Make sure it’s something you really, really have a passion for...not just a thing that you think is gonna make money.” ~ Jim Pavelec

Witches, demons, and art …

PK 168: Can Making Art Change Your Life? Interview with Tamara Laporte From Willowing Arts

November 15th, 2017

42:23

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“That’s a key thing - to be willing to make art that you don’t like and be almost neutral about it, be objective about it, rather than making it mean anything.” ~ …

PK 167: Travel and Creativity. How to Reboot The Artist in You.

November 8th, 2017

28:46

Show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“Somebody always knows somebody in this creative industry. And, because of the internet, we have a global reach now.” ~ Jenni Onn.

Travel and creativity are …

PK 166: How to Promote Your Art on Instagram.

November 1st, 2017

38:42

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“Even if you don’t know what you want to do, just keep doing, keep trying, keep learning. Listen to yourself, listen to your heart, listen to what you love...and …

PK 165: How to Live Like an Artist...and Build a Successful Creative Career.

October 25th, 2017

47:52

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“I make art. It makes me happy. There’s a certain number of people that it also makes happy. …

PK 164: Dragons, Myths and Illustration - How Collette J Ellis Turned Her Passion Into a Career

October 18th, 2017

38:34

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“Illustration was something I knew I always wanted to do - it was just finding a way to do …

PK 163: Can ANYONE Learn How to Draw? Interview With Jason Brubaker from Coffee Table Comics

October 11th, 2017

45:01

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“I wanna do stuff because I want a finished product at the end, or I want a piece of animation, or I want a comic book at the end of it. And I’m learning …

PK 162: Self Publishing for Artists.

October 4th, 2017

40:59

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“When you have the creative fire burning inside you, sometimes you just don’t know what to do with it and it has to come out” ~ JP Cawood.

Self publishing can be …

PK 161: How to Navigate Your way to Artistic Success.

September 27th, 2017

41:30

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

The Pencil Kings podcast is sponsored by Freshbooks https://www.freshbooks.com/pencilkings

email: mitch@pencilkings.com

“People who are motivated know that it …

PK 160: How to Turn Your Ideas Into an Animated Cartoon Series.

September 20th, 2017

46:32

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“What I’d say to people with a great idea is to be prepared to take a few risks, be prepared to commit time, be prepared to learn new software, and be prepared to …

PK 159: How to Become a Better Artist...in Just 4 Months!

September 13th, 2017

36:36

Show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“With what I’ve produced at the Evolve Art Academy, I’m very confident I could submit a …

PK 158: How to Create a Webcomic...That Gets Noticed!

September 6th, 2017

40:33

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

The Pencil Kings podcast is sponsored by Freshbooks

“Just put your stuff up on everything, because you don’t know where the next big thing is gonna be.” ~ Fran …

PK 157: Creating Your Own Comic Books and Breaking Into the Industry.

August 30th, 2017

52:58

Complete Show Notes at:

https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“For the people who come to me and say: ‘how did you do it and how can we do the same?’ I say find your partner. Find somebody who already has a foot in …

PK 156: Printing For Artists Made Affordable. Interview With Matt Davies From Digital Print House.

August 23rd, 2017

47:18

Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“At certain periods of time, the status quo should always be challenged for the better. Not …

PK 155: How to Become a Fantasy Illustrator. Interview With Fantasy Artist, Crystal Sully.

August 16th, 2017

41:08

 

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“Find that thing that makes your heart sing (it sounds so cheesy, I know!) ; that …

PK 154: How an Artist Agency can Help Your Career.

August 9th, 2017

39:40

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“I think what’s really important is to work on a style that makes you happy. I think …

PK 153: How to Make an Animated Short Film

August 2nd, 2017

45:36

 

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“You can teach yourself so much from the internet these days” ~ Michael Cawood.

Want …

PK 152: Want to Become a Magazine Designer or Illustrator?

July 26th, 2017

25:37

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“It doesn’t have to be perfect to be done. You can always rework it.” ~ Katie …

PK 151: Creativity, Art & Mindfulness. Interview With Hyperrealist Artist, Ian Ingram.

July 19th, 2017

42:24

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“Just let go of any intention towards making a cool drawing, and somehow that cool …

PK 150: How to Have a Successful Art Career And Build Your Audience.

July 12th, 2017

47:08

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“There are so many moments in your daily life when you can actually draw! Lunch break …

PK 149: How to ask for Feedback From an Artist.

July 5th, 2017

18:33

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

Want to know how to ask for feedback from an artist and take the next steps in your …

PK 148: What Does it Really Take to Make it as a Fine Artist?

June 28th, 2017

46:47

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

PK 148: What Does it Really Take to Make it as a Fine Artist?

“It takes application and …

PK 147: Thinking of Becoming an Illustrator? How Artist, Kate Oleska, Switched Careers.

June 21st, 2017

46:44

PK 147: Thinking of Becoming an Illustrator? How Artist, Kate Oleska, Switched Careers.

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

PK 146: How to Become an Illustrator.

June 14th, 2017

43:58

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

“You have to do the legwork. I strongly believe you have to go to the conventions and …

PK 145: How to Make an Art Portfolio...And Find More Paid Gigs!

June 7th, 2017

45:55

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

Want to find out how to make an awesome art portfolio and find more clients?
In this …

PK 144: Want to Know How to Make a Video Game? Start Here

May 31st, 2017

39:25

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

Want to know how to make a video game?

In this week's podcast, we speak to freelance …

PK 143: Behind the Scenes With Etchr Lab's Brand new Multi-purpose Satchel for Artists

May 24th, 2017

44:37

Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/

When Darren Yeow created the Nomad Art Satchel a few years ago, he wanted to create a …

PK 142: Why drawing with force may be the most rewarding way to learn figure drawing.

May 17th, 2017

52:49

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

 

Are you looking for a way to learn figure drawing...

but have been put off in the past by …

PK 141: Creativity and Travel - What one Artist Learned From 5 Months on the Road

May 10th, 2017

39:24

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

What happens if you give up everything and take your creative show on the road?

That's what …

PK 140: How to Become a Children's Book Illustrator - Interview With John Martin

May 3rd, 2017

33:20

Full show notes and links at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

John Martin walks us through the process of creating a successful children's book …

PK 139: How to Break Out of Art Jail - Interview With Chris Oatley From The Oatley Academy

April 26th, 2017

1:03:44

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

Want to know how to break out of art jail and finally move forwards with your creative …

PK 138: Get your professional art career started with the Illustration Lighthouse

April 19th, 2017

49:58

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

Ready to get your career as an artist started, or feeling stuck that you just can't seem to …

PK 137: Is your fan art legal? Let's ask an IP Lawyer

April 12th, 2017

43:14

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

Go to any comic con and you'll see countless artists selling fan art featuring some of our …

PK 136: Building Your Art Career With 3D Total Publishing

April 5th, 2017

41:43

Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

Building your art career is so much easier if you have the right advice and resources.

In …

PK 135: How to Become a Fantasy Artist

March 29th, 2017

34:47

Complete show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast

Want to know how to become a fantasy artist?

In this week's interview, artist and illustrator, Nick Elias, reveals how attending art conventions such as …

PK 134: Interview With Stan Prokopenko, aka Proko: Why do YOU make art?

March 22nd, 2017

46:46

Shownotes at https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/

To many aspiring artists, Stan Prokopenko, aka Proko, needs no introduction. Already an established …

PK 133: Want to Unlock Your Creativity? Get Reckless!

March 15th, 2017

43:58

Ever have the feeling when you are staring at a blank piece of paper that you're not sure what to draw? Clark Huggins had this same problem. He found he was spending extra time and putting extra pressure on himself …

PK 132: What if you spent 3 years on ONE single art project?

March 8th, 2017

45:16

Artists often have to work to tight deadlines, but what happens when you've got three whole years to complete a single project?

That's exactly what …

PK 131: How to Build a Successful Freelance Art Career...Without Burning Out!

March 1st, 2017

45:16

Want to know how to build a successful freelance art career...without burning out?

In this week's interview, artist and illustrator, Diego Jourdan …

PK 130: Creating a Graphic Novel and Launching it Successfully on Kickstarter

February 22nd, 2017

57:35

Kickstarter is littered with failed art projects, and one of the biggest reasons for this is the lack of an established audience.

Yet, despite this, today's guest Scott Sawyer was able to buck the trend and raise CA$ …

PK 129: Carl Potts on the Golden Age of Marvel...and How to Break Into the Comics Industry

February 15th, 2017

48:21

What was it like to work as editor for Marvel Comics in its heyday?

In this interview, Carl Potts talks about the exciting creative scene in NYC in …

PK 128: Are you a Creative Introvert?

February 8th, 2017

46:51

Are you a creative introvert? Today we look at how this affects you in social settings, and then go deep on what this means to your art and how you can work around any limitations that you might have.

This is a very …

PK127: Artist Kirsten Zirngibl on Da Vinci Syndrome, Synesthesia and Going Deeper With the Creative Process

February 1st, 2017

42:25

Are you one of those creatives with 'Da Vinci Syndrome' who gets ideas faster than they can actually implement them? Good news! You're not alone. In fact, you're in very good company.

In this inspiring, in-depth …

PK 126: Artistacon 2016 - What Happened at The New Art Event of The Year?

January 25th, 2017

36:51

 

Artistacon was held for the first time in September 2016 in Burlington, New Jersey and was an art convention dedicated to celebrating and …

PK 125: How to Stay Creative...Even When Things Don't go to Plan!

January 18th, 2017

37:01

How do you stay creative when life throws you a curveball?

In this interview, we catch up with artist, Derek Rodenbeck, and hear his advice on how to …

PK 124: How to Publish Your First Children's Book

January 11th, 2017

43:12

Ever wanted to know how to publish your first children's book? Hear how illustrator, Oliver Kriel, achieved this in just three months in this …

PK 123: How to Balance Your Career With Your Creativity

January 4th, 2017

34:26

Feeling stuck in a job that you know isn't right for you or doesn't allow you to maximize your creative talents?

Or perhaps you're struggling to find …

PK 122: Are you cut out for a Creative Career?

December 28th, 2016

46:10

Are you cut out for a creative career...or should you just give up on your art dreams altogether?

In this interview with freelance concept artist and …

PK 121: How to make it as an artist - Interview with fashion illustrator, Christina Burton

December 21st, 2016

32:58

How do you make it as an artist - even when others won't support your work? In this revealing interview, fashion illustrator and portrait artist, …

PK 120: How to bring your creative project to life with Jon Schindehette

December 14th, 2016

38:44

How do you take the next step as an artist and bring your creative project to life?

In this interview we talk to Jon Schindehette, owner of Art Order, about how to take your great idea from a sketch on a napkin to a …

PK 119: Indie Gaming and Iron Tides - How Crash Wave Games Sailed to Success

December 7th, 2016

37:02

Indie gaming is a big industry, but what's it like to launch your own title?

In this podcast, co-founder of Crash Wave Games and co-creator of Iron …

PK 118: How Thumbnail Sketching Helps Artist Katy Grierson Find her Creative Flow

November 30th, 2016

35:04

Thumbnail sketching and creative flow go hand in hand for many artists, but how can you make these part of your daily routine, too?

In this podcast, UK concept artist and illustrator, Katy Grierson, explains why the …

PK 117: Finding Your Focus as an Artist - With Derek Rodenbeck

November 23rd, 2016

35:37

Finding your focus as an artist can be tough.

Sometimes, your head can be swimming around with so many ideas that it's impossible to see the wood for the trees and concentrate on your main creative strengths.

In this …

PK 116: Inside the Creative Mind With Fine Artist, Tutor & Former DC and Marvel Colorist John Wellington

November 16th, 2016

59:35

Take a fascinating journey inside the creative mind with fine artist and tutor at the New York Academy of Art, John Wellington.

In this interview, …

PK 115: How YOU Can Become a Great Artist in Just 2 Years

November 9th, 2016

49:50

There's an art school out there that has been nicknamed 'The Charles Xavier School for Gifted Artists' and today we talk with its founder, Kevin …

PK 114: Concept Artist David Tilton Reveals How to Get Hired as an Artist

November 2nd, 2016

34:30

No money for art school? No problem...

In today's interview with concept artist, David Tilton, you're going to learn exactly how you can:

- …

PK 113: How the Freedom of a Freelance Art Career Can Help You See The World

October 26th, 2016

29:14

The freedom of a freelance art career can help you see the world and get involved with all kinds of exciting opportunities.

In this interview, …

PK 112: Creating a Graphic Novel and Finding Time for Art - Interview With Patricio Clarey

October 19th, 2016

33:57

It's not easy making a graphic novel, yet this seem to be the number one goal for so many artists.

In this interview, we're going to look at the mindset behind your creative projects. And, if you've ever wondered how to …

PK 111: Making the most of your time in art school - with Cathleen McAllister

October 12th, 2016

34:04

Like everything worth doing in life there's hard work involved, and today you'll learn how Cathleen McAllister made the most of her time in art …

PK 110: Interview with Jonas Koffler, author of New York Times bestseller, Hustle, on how artists can raise their profiles and sell more work by making simple changes to their mindset

October 5th, 2016

31:00

In this interview, Jonas Koffler, co-author of New York Times bestseller, Hustle, reveals exactly how artists can leave the cliche of the starving artist behind and propel their careers forward in new and exciting ways.

PK 109: How to create your own comic books with Fright Comics founder, Alex Banchitta

September 28th, 2016

49:03

Creating your own comic book or graphic novel is the big goal of many artists, but very few actually make it to the finish line.

In this podcast, you'll hear from Alex Banchitta, founder of Fright Comics, on how he's …

PK 108: What REALLY Makes You An Artist?

September 21st, 2016

41:07

It's one thing to create a beautiful work of art that's rendered to perfection, but it's an entirely different challenge to express complex ideas …

PK 107: Why Consistency is Crucial to Your Success as an Artist

September 14th, 2016

16:22

Consistency is one of the best ways to improve as an artist, but how do you make time in your busy day for practicing your drawing and painting skills?

In this podcast, Pencil Kings founder, Mitch Bowler, shares his own …

PK 106: Why the future of the independent animation industry is so exciting for artists

September 7th, 2016

29:46

The independent animation industry is changing the way movies are made.

In this podcast, former Lucasfilm and Disney artist, Spyros Tsiounis, …

PK 105: Assassin's Creed artist Fred Rambaud reveals the key things you need to do to become a successful concept artist

August 31st, 2016

51:31

Struggling to figure out how to make a go of your freelance career?

In this podcast, acclaimed Assassin's Creed artist Fred Rambaud shares some …

PK 104: The mindset behind leaving your job for a full time creative career.

August 24th, 2016

34:22

Thinking about giving up your day job in favor of a creative career? In this podcast we cover the things that you need to consider before making the leap and how you can take small steps to minimize any risk you might …

PK 103: Should You Be Exhibiting at Art conventions?

August 17th, 2016

23:08

Ever wondered what you need to do to attend and exhibit at your first convention? Exhibit as in setting up your own table or booth and interacting with fans and selling your work?

Today we explore what it's like to go …

PK 102: The organizers of Artistacon reveal how to make the most of your conference experience

August 10th, 2016

45:02

There's something magical about actually going to a live event that you just can't quite capture through a screen. Of course there's the amazing heros that you'll get to meet there, but there's so much more that makes …

PK 101: Getting back into being a full time artist after taking a long break

August 3rd, 2016

31:37

It's pretty painful when you hop back into the seat of a full time artist after an extended time off.

The good news however, is that the old skills …

PK 100: The best bits from the Top 10 Pencil Kings interviews compiled into one handy podcast.

July 27th, 2016

1:05:25

To celebrate reaching our 100th episode, we've taken the best bits from our most popular interviews and compiled them into one handy podcast.

PK 099: Getting Your Big Creative Project Started and Funded with Princess Merida Creator Brenda Chapman

July 20th, 2016

39:30

Do you have an idea for a huge project that you'd like to bring to life?

Today we talk with Oscar winner and creator and director of Pixar's Brave, Brenda Chapman, to understand what it looks like to create something on …

PK 098: Finding Your Voice as an Artist with Renee Chio

July 13th, 2016

45:56

In this episode we talk with Fine Artist and Animator Renee Chio about what her path has been like.

She grew up in Mexico and when she found animation she fell in love. There was a problem though... at the time there …

PK 097: How one tweet helped launch the career of digital artist Phil Galloway.

July 6th, 2016

40:03

It's funny how one single event can change your life. In this episode, you'll hear how one fateful tweet took Phil Galloway on a wild ride that has …

PK096: City of Gateway Creator Sean Murray on Fantasy Concept Art

June 29th, 2016

37:16

Ever wondered how to become a fantasy concept artist?

A lot of artists have big dreams for that special project that's been kicking around inside their heads for years...

The problem is how do you bring your creative …

PK 095: Corey Pelton Reveals How to Get Hired in the Video Game Industry

June 22nd, 2016

25:50

Corey Pelton is a senior cinematic animator at Blizzard Entertainment, creators of the hugely popular Overwatch game.

In this podcast, he talks about …

PK 094: Derek Rodenbeck is back to update his journey as a comic book artist and creative

June 15th, 2016

35:04

Derek Rodenbeck is back with the latest update on his journey and things are certainly looking up! The last time we talked with him he was just starting to get some traction with his career.

While we're exploring his …

PK 093: Understanding the reality of a freelance art career

June 8th, 2016

36:04

There are a lot of misconceptions around the topic of making money with your art. Today we talk with Shane Madden and start to explore some of the …

PK 092: Learn to push past creative block with Youngman Brown of the Your Creative Push Podcast

June 1st, 2016

29:47

Youngman Brown is fast on his way to having interviewed more than 100 creatives from all walks of life, and it was great to have a chance to get him to pass on some of the wisdom he's gained from all those interviews.

PK 091: The best advice from hundreds of artist interviews with Carl Olson of the Digital Convervence Podcast

May 25th, 2016

35:18

What's the best way to start when you're just at the beginning?

Talking to hundreds of artists seems like a good place, and that's exactly what Carl Olson has been doing for the past six years with the Digital …

PK 090: A Blueprint for kickstarting your freelance career with Author and Illustrator Cale Atkinson

May 18th, 2016

38:09

Today we break down the path that artist and illustrator Cale took to get his freelance career off the ground.

One of the things you'll learn is just how far Cale is willing to go to make sure that his work is always …

PK 089: How to break in as a digital artist and propel your career faster than you ever thought possible.

May 11th, 2016

45:16

Learn how using lesser known software can help you to stand out and create unique opportunities for yourself that will help you skyrocket your career.

Conrad Allan's career hasn't been 'normal' he's spoken from the …

PK 088: Should Visual Artists Start a YouTube Channel?

May 4th, 2016

36:17

PK 088: Should you start a YouTube channel as a visual artist? Freelance concept artist Nikolas Hagialas talks about his plans for doing this with …

PK 087: Blizzard cinematic VFX artist David Luong shares his path to getting into one of the world's premiere game studios and tells us what creative life looks like outside the studio.

April 27th, 2016

30:56

How do you become a cinematic VFX artist at Blizzard, one of the world's top game studios? Hear how David Luong found his dream career, and why he's committed to helping emerging artists by showing their work in his …

PK 086: Why do creativity and depression often go together for many artists?

April 20th, 2016

39:27

Creativity and depression often go together for many artists, but overcoming them isn't always as difficult as you might think. In this interview, …

PK 085: Artist Eliot Min talks about making Manga Art and his new video game, Cerebrawl.

April 13th, 2016

31:20

Ever wanted to make Manga Art and video games? In this podcast, artist Eliot Min talks abot what inspired him to create his first indie video game, Cerebrawl, and why it's still so important for artists to hustle for …

PK 084: Animation director Cinzia Angelini talks about making the Mila Film

April 6th, 2016

36:00

The Mila Film is more than an incredibly moving animation about a young girl in WWII.
It's also the result of a worldwide collaboration between 250 …

PK 083: What is the difference between an artist and a craftsman? We explore this question and many others with extremely talented Jake Mengers.

March 30th, 2016

37:01

The work of Jake Mengers speaks for itself - you can see the care that goes into all of the subtle details that make up the final pieces.

It's this level of expertise and expression that Jake is so passionate about and …

PK 082: Ready to get your creative career started? We explore the 3 key steps to get your career rolling.

March 23rd, 2016

44:32

Mike Clarida is back with even more information on how to get your creative career off the ground by focusing on the 3 key steps, which are:

- …

PK 081: From graduation to working at Disney. We explore just what it takes to get your creative career started and see where it can lead to.

March 16th, 2016

43:28

Mike Clarida did everything right coming out of art school. He was talented, and was getting interviews at some of the biggest entertainment …

PK 080: Introducing Pencil Kings Houses! Part 1 of 3: House Animation, where members are coming together to bond over their love of all things animated.

March 9th, 2016

24:39

Jeff Maksuta has been working and teaching animation for years and is the new leader of House Animation in the Pencil Kings Community.

We talk about the first few assignments that are lined up for house animation and …

PK 079: Pencil Kings community member Chaz Sutherland talks to us about his transition and what he's learned over his career as an artist.

March 2nd, 2016

33:35

How do you develop as an artist and find a fulfilling creative career?

In this episode, established artist and Pencil Kings community member, Chaz …

PK 078: Learn how a professional creative learner approaches each new subject with Marco Bauriedel.

February 25th, 2016

36:06

Should you learn the strict fundamentals of art, or actually try and follow something a little more fun? The more we think about it, the more that …

PK 077: We deconstruct figure drawing to its basic elements with Jon deMartin.

February 17th, 2016

33:37

Jon deMartin has spent the last 20 years exploring figure drawing and he's just released a book on how to draw figures using the same techniques as the classical artists.

In this episode you'll learn about Jon's …

PK 076: Derek Rodenbeck is back with the latest update in his journey to pursure his art career.

February 10th, 2016

37:12

Derek Rodenbeck is back with the next update on his story as he continues to work and get his name out.  It's been two month since we last caught up with Derek and as always the story has a few unexpected twists and …

PK 075: What are the fundamental skills that an artist needs in order to get started with their career?

February 3rd, 2016

33:58

Today Shane Madden joins us to talk about which skills you need to get start in a creative career. The answers we come up with will likely surprise you because it has nothing to do with being the best artist that you …

PK 074: What's Really Stopping You From Making Art?

January 27th, 2016

18:20

Do you want to be more creative...but always find there's something stopping you?

In this podcast, Pencil Kings founder, Mitch Bowler, talks about his own battle with creative block and how he overcame it by learning …

PK 073: How to finish what you started as an artist in 2016

January 13th, 2016

24:18

Want to know how to finish what you started as an artist in 2016?

Frustrated by all those unfinished projects that started with all the best intentions....but then just fizzled out to nothing?

It's time to take action. …

PK 072: What is the life of a concept artist like and how do you get there? Pencil Kings instructor Ahmed Aldoori drops in to tell us what it's like.

January 8th, 2016

35:50

Ever wondered how to become a concept artist or how to approach other artists to get feedback on your work? In this podcast, Pencil Kings tutor Ahmed Aldoori talks about his career so far and how you can start creating …

PK 071: How can you create opportunities as an artist? Learn how Grey Jabesi moved countries and hustled his way to his rewarding creative career.

December 30th, 2015

38:06

You might feel that the odds are against you... there are so many artists out there, and not enough jobs.  It might even feel a little hopeless at times, but it doesn't have to be this way at all and in this interview …

PK 070: Update on starting a t-shirt business with Derek Rodenbeck.

December 23rd, 2015

42:55

Derek fills us in on what has happened with his new t-shirt business since the last time we talked with him and things are starting to turn around.

We cover an extremely important thing in this interview, which is why …

PK 069: How does a photographer see the world differently? Aaron Kupferman shares his experiences gained through a lifetime of love of photography.

December 16th, 2015

42:10

This episode is a little different than the usual because we're covering photography here and there's so much that we can learn as artists by studying and understanding different mediums.

While listening to Aaron's …

PK 068: This guide to buying tablets will help you understand which tablet is the right one for you.

December 9th, 2015

32:18

Vicky Rubin from TabletsforArtists.com helps us to make sense of all the different tablets that are out there and why the age old wisdom of 'just buy …

PK 067: How to go from a job you hate to a creative job you love? Marco Plouffe explains how he took a leap of faith and found a rewarding career.

December 2nd, 2015

43:41

Sometimes you're stuck and you just need a big change, and the funny thing is that you can go from being stuck to being totally lit up in a very short time. That's what Marco did when he decided to leave his job, move …

PK 066: What exactly does a theme park artist do, and how do you balance personal projects with your day job? Hendrik Visser explains how theme park design works and why is so fulfilling.

November 25th, 2015

53:53

Today we explore how artists create artwork for theme parks, and why theme park design is such an interesting challenging career.

We'll also cover how to make video games in your free time, and how to find a team of …

PK 065: want to do even more with your art by printing your designs onto real objects? Dennis Brown lets us in on how he's prepping his printed works for a convention.

November 18th, 2015

53:53

Where do you start if you want to start printing your work onto other surfaces to create things like tshirts, patches, buttons and stickers?  We dive deep into the answers to these questions in this interview.

PK 064: What does finding your voice as an artist really mean? Brendan Carroll explains how he found his way as a fine artist.

November 11th, 2015

38:16

Finding your voice is one of the hardest things to do as an artist, and sometimes it's even harder to know when you're on the right track.

In this interview you'll learn what one artist did to find his voice by …

PK 062: From a call center to working on big budget films... Dane Hallet shows how attitude and personality can really open doors in your art career.

October 28th, 2015

40:38

Today's story is extremely inspiring and shows you just how far you can take an opportunity when you really go for it.  

PK 061: How to kickstart your career after an extended break and why now is such an amazing time to be a creative.

October 21st, 2015

51:25

You may not realize it, but there is a revolution happening in the creative arts.  We are right in the middle of the self-publishing revolution, and …

PK 060: How do you change careers and become an artist? Matthew Griffin tells his story of how he successfully made the jump to becoming a full time artist.

October 14th, 2015

40:49

Listen and learn the steps to go through when you're ready to make the jump and begin your career as a professional artist.  You'll also hear about what to do when you get knocked down, who to turn to for advice and …

PK 059: What does an established artist get from visiting the museum? Find out how Donato Giancola has continued to develop and find inspiration for his career.

October 7th, 2015

38:39

What does an experienced artist see when he goes to the museum and how does he take that information and translate it back into his work?  That's what we're covering in this episode of the Pencil Kings Podcast.

PK 058: Learn how to time your applications so you can work on the projects that mean the most to you with Brian Blasiak.

September 30th, 2015

36:15

What if you knew exactly when the hiring managers would be looking for new people for their project?  That's exactly what we cover in this episode so …

PK 057: Want to break into a big name studio? Kelly Christophers tells us how she was able to work her way into a position at Weta - one of the world's best visual effects studios.

September 23rd, 2015

34:40

What if you live somewhere that doesn't have the opportunities that you're looking for in your career?  Kelly will tell you how she moved to New Zealand and got her foot in the door at Weta, and the rest as they say - …

PK 056: How does an artist successfully change and evolve their style? That's what we're talking about in this interview with visual artist Dennis Brown.

September 16th, 2015

22:16

Learn how Dennis Brown uses the exploration of new artistic mediums to come up with completely new styles while still sticking to his roots. 

PK 055: What to have a career as a fine artist? Jane Radstrom explains everything that you need to know to go from wherever you are at right now to getting your work shown in a professional gallery.

September 9th, 2015

30:32

Ever wondered how to become a fine artist?  In this interview we go over the steps that anyone can follow to get your work shown in galleries all …

PK 054: Need to inject some life into your drawings? Learn how Jesse Aclin keeps his drawings quick, loose, and fresh while at the same time continuing to always push the boundaries of his creativity.

September 2nd, 2015

29:01

Are you looking for a high energy and accessible art style to get excited about trying with your own work?  Today's guest explains how he's able to stay so loose and continue to have fun being creative with his dynamic …

PK 053: Learn the simple secret that one artist used to explore his creativity every single day for an entire year with James Cornette.

August 26th, 2015

33:05

What does it really take to stick with the habit of drawing every day?  The answer is so simple that it may surprise you.  In this interview we find out what it took one artist to stick to his creative pursuits for 365 …

PK 052: Want to know how to support yourself as an artist? Oliver Wetter dives deep into the world of Patreon and how artists are using it to support their creative lifestyles.

August 19th, 2015

27:47

Learn how to support yourself as an artist so you can give your  creative side projects the attention they deserve by allowing your fans to help support you.  It's easier than ever to make this happen today and this …

PK 051: How to use collaboration as your secret weapon to advance in art and in life. Mat McCosker gives us the inside scoop on his collaborative workplace and why this is such a great way for creatives to work.

August 12th, 2015

22:48

Have you been going at it alone and not making much progress?  In this episode you'll learn why working with other people can help accelerate anything that you are putting your attention towards, and it doesn't mean …

PK 050: We follow up with Derek Rodenbeck to hear how he's doing on his journey to transition from a comic book artist to starting his own clothing line.

August 5th, 2015

25:49

Here's the latest update on Derek Rodenbeck's story of transitioning from a comic book artist to starting his own clothing line.  

PK 049: From creating your own style, to going to a top tier art school, and seeing the world through new eyes - we cover it all in this week's episode with concept artist Brandon Pike.

July 29th, 2015

27:51

Are you struggling to come up with your own style of art?  Brandon Pike outlines how he got started, and the unique way that he sees the world that has enabled him to come up with a great cartoon style.   

PK 048: Want to leave the studio and go freelance? Josh Viers talks about how he made the transition and is now running his own concept art business.

July 22nd, 2015

31:39

Are you ready to make the leap and become a freelance artist?  Josh Viers shares with us the steps that he took to make the big leap of going out on …

PK 047: How do you get your first job as a digital artist and what kind of opportunities are even out there? Morten Jaeger talks about the path that he took to work on feature film projects.

July 15th, 2015

24:29

How do you get your first job as a digital artist and what kind of opportunities are even out there?  Morten Jaeger talks about his journey and the path that he took by getting into an unrelated field before trying to …

PK 045: Ever wondered what it's like to work at top studios like Blizzard? Brandon Martynowicz talks about his experiences working on some of the games ever made.

July 1st, 2015

27:29

Ever wondered what it's like to work at top studios like Blizzard?  Brandon Martynowicz talks about his amazing career working for some of the biggest studios and projects and how he landed a job at Lucas Arts right out …

PK 044: Want to know how to break into the entertainment industry?

June 24th, 2015

26:02

Want to know how to break into the entertainment industry? Byron Slaybaugh shares his story of what it took to land gigs on some of the biggest comic based movies in recent memory.   

PK 043: Want to become a childrens book artist? Erin McGuire tells her story of how she got into the industry.

June 17th, 2015

27:49

Want to become a childrens book artist? Erin McGuire tells her story of how she got into the industry, what her days are like and how she's consistently getting work.

PK 042: Want to get your first art job? Elise Hatheway tells you exactly what it takes to get noticed.

June 10th, 2015

26:18

Want to get your first art job?  Elise Hatheway peels back the curtain on applying to Disney, how to make an impression, artist confidence and how to tell stories with your art - you don't want to miss this one! 

PK 041: Looking to get your art seen? Try picking up the pace as Justin Harder explains exactly what that means.

June 3rd, 2015

26:44

Looking to get your art seen?  Try picking up the pace, doing more, and working smarter.  Justin Harder talks about his amazing career from his first …

PK 040: From illustrator to gallery artist, Dave Calver shares his story spanning over 40 years as an artist

May 27th, 2015

26:49

From illustrator to gallery artist, to graphic novelist and movie maker - Dave Calver shares his story spanning over 40 years as an artist in the illustration industry.

PK 039: Ever struggled with your art? It's time to dive deep into the mindset of successful artists with Cory Huff.

May 20th, 2015

28:31

Ever struggled with your art?  It's time to dive deep into the mindset of what separates the successful artists from the rest with Cory Huff - and …

PK 038: Want to create with an IPad or Tablet? Portrait artist Roz Hall explains how he uses technology to smash the barriers to being creative.

May 13th, 2015

28:43

Want to create with an IPad or Tablet?  Portrait artist Roz Hall explains how he uses technology to smash the barriers to being creative and making …

PK 037: Thinking of starting a creative business? Comic artist Derek Rodenbeck walks us through the mental game of starting a t-shirt company.

April 15th, 2015

27:27

Thinking of starting a creative business?  Listen to the first steps that comic book artist Derek Rodenbeck is taking to get his t-shirt company off the ground. 

PK 036: Combining all different resources and tools to become a multimedia artist with Simon Dyjas

April 8th, 2015

28:51

Are you dealing with artist overwhelm and not sure how to put all of the tools and technology together into something meaningful?  Simon Dyjas talks …

PK 035: Want a career as an artist but don't know where to start? This podcast with Allan McKay will show you how.

March 4th, 2015

28:39

Want a career as an artist?  Vetran FX artist Allan McKay goes through the exact steps that led him from Australia to breaking into Hollywood.

PK 034: Learn how to create a children's book, where to publish it and how to overcome any problems you will have along the way.

February 25th, 2015

26:13

Learn how to create a children's book, where to publish it and how to overcome any problems you will have along the way with Chandler Bolt.

PK 033: UI Designer for Bioware's Dragon age Inquisition Tyler Lee talks about what life is like in the studio and how he became a UI Designer.

December 24th, 2014

23:49

UI Designer for Bioware's Dragon age Inquisition Tyler Lee talks about what life is like in the studio and how he became a UI Designer.

PK 032: Learn to sell your tshirts online as Jeff Sheldon tells the story of how he created the Ugmonk design & clothing company

December 17th, 2014

26:44

Learn to sell your tshirts online as Jeff Sheldon tells the story of how he created Ugmonk and explains how artists can get started designing tshirts.

PK 031: How to get noticed by studios and get your foot in the door for your first art job with Joe Spadaford.

December 10th, 2014

27:17

How to get noticed by an art director, and how to get you first job as an artist.  Joe Spadaford let's us know his experience and how he became an art director. 

PK 030: Kevin Kramer explains how to draw portraits that are photo realistic.

December 3rd, 2014

27:25

Kevin Kramer talks about his four pencil method and the secret he uses to create great looking portraits.

PK 029: Arturo Aguirre talks about how to make your own comic book.

November 26th, 2014

23:59

Arturo Aguirre talks about how to create a comic book and the struggles and determination that compels him to keep producing art and moving forward with his passion project. 

PK 028: Cyrus Smith talks about what life is like as a fine artists living and working in a foreign country.

November 19th, 2014

25:24

Cyrus Smith talks about what life is like as a fine artists living and working in a foreign country and how he started to make a name for himself …

PK 027: Dustin D'Arnault talks about setting your goals and creating a proper portfolio.

November 12th, 2014

29:35

Dustin D'Arnault talks about setting your goals and creating a portfolio that's going to get you the art job that you really want.

PK 026: Yamile Yemoonyah talks about how artists can make more money by selling their artwork through different channels.

October 8th, 2014

27:02

Yamile Yemoonyah talks about all of the opportunities that artists have to monetize their work and how she's working with artists to increase their profitability.

PK 025: Cat Lavery talks about how selling prints online and success on kickstarter.

October 1st, 2014

23:31

Cat Lavery talks about how she started selling prints online and is now enjoying major success on kickstarter.

PK 024: Dwayne Vance talks about what happens when depression hits, how it affects your ability to be an artist, and what the road to recovery looks like.

September 24th, 2014

26:27

Dwayne talks about what happens when depression hits, how it affects your ability to be an artist, and what the road to recovery looks like.

PK 023: Judy tells the story of how she changed from being a writer to a professional 'doodler'

September 17th, 2014

26:40

Judy tells the story of how she changed from being a writer to a 'doodler' and how she was able to start selling her work online and making a name for herself.

PK 022: Jared Fiorino talks about how he became an established artist in the brand name clothing industry.

September 10th, 2014

25:37

Jared Fiorino talks about how he became an established artist in the brand name clothing industry.

PK 021: Adam Volker talks about what it's like to be the creative director at Moonbot Studios.

September 3rd, 2014

27:25

Adam Volker talks about how he got started at Moonbot Studios and the work that he does there as the creative director.

PK 020: Oliver Dominguez talks about becoming a freelance artist right out of school.

August 27th, 2014

23:31

Oliver Dominguez talks about becoming a freelance artist right out of school, illustrating books for children, and how he's managed to make a name …

PK 019: Daniel Davis aka Steam Crow tells the story of how he went from being a graphic designer to being a successful mainstay on the comic art circuit.

August 20th, 2014

27:42

Daniel Davis aka Steam Crow tells the story of how he went from being a graphic designer to being a successful mainstay on the comic art circuit.

PK 018: Mitch Bowler on how Pencil Kings came to be and what we're doing to help artists worldwide

August 13th, 2014

29:59

Mitch Bowler tells the story of his own artistic journey and how Pencil Kings was created and how the site is working to help artists worldwide. 

PK 017: Will Terrell talks about overcoming emotional issues for artists, building communities and his journey to find himself as an artist.

August 6th, 2014

28:04

Will Terrell talks about his journey as an artist and how it's taken him from a comic book artist, to a community leader and now onto a storyboard artist.  He also reveals some of the common emotional hurdles that …

PK 016: Mechanical Apple Mechanical Apple Artists Ari Gibson and Jason Pamment talk about the steps they took to create their boutique animation studio.

July 30th, 2014

25:18

Mechanical Apple Artists Ari Gibson and Jason Pamment talk about the steps they took to create their boutique animation studio, what makes them different and how they continue to bring in interesting work and stay …

PK 015: Francis Vallejo talks about the life of a freelance artist.

July 23rd, 2014

26:15

Francis Vallejo talks about the life of a freelance artist and what he does to keep his skills sharp and his art fresh and inspired.

PK 014: Jennifer Llewellyn on the path from animator, to freelance to app creator.

July 16th, 2014

30:18

Jennifer Llewellyn talks about her path going from an animator, to freelance artist and now what she is doing as an app designer and creator.

PK 013: Derek Rodenbeck on setting a direction for your life and your art.

July 9th, 2014

26:25

Derek Rodenbeck talks about setting a direction for your life and your art to focus and achieve whatever you want. 

PK 012: Mike Grills on finding bliss as an artist, hustle, and how he discovered his art style.

July 2nd, 2014

29:59

Michael Grills talks about finding bliss as an artist and how he discovered his fresh new art style.

PK 011: Ken Wong talks Monument Valley and how creates his art.

June 25th, 2014

27:41

Ken Wong talks about his new game Monument Valley and how he uses art to give his own perspective on the world. 

PK 010: Shane Madden talks about his various artist experiences and gives advice to those looking for work.

June 18th, 2014

27:19

Shane's had a number of unique experiences as an artist and let's us know what his journey hjas looked like from student, to graduate to teacher and now a cover artist.

PK 009: Sourav Dhar on what it takes to be a matte painter and how to get your work discovered online.

June 11th, 2014

27:22

Sourav talks about how he got his matte paintings recognized online and how he became an artist.

PK 008: Andrew Sides on what it takes to be an artist and how he's using 3D Printing

June 4th, 2014

27:08

Andrew Sides has been exploring taking his art to a whole new audience with the help of 3D printing.

PK 007: Darren Yeow talks about his successful kickstarter to create the ultimate bag for artists

May 28th, 2014

28:38

Darren Yeow talks about his successful Kickstarter launch where he created a new kind of shoulder bag built specifically for artists.

PK 006: Lazaro Ruiz on how to create toys

May 21st, 2014

29:32

Lazaro Ruiz enlightens us on what it's like to be a toy designer and the steps you should take if you want to create your own toys.

PK 005: Sergio Peaz on how being a successful storyboard artist

May 14th, 2014

30:51

Sergio Paez helps us understand what a day in the life of a storyboard artist looks like as well as tips on getting into the biggest studios in the world like Pixar and Lucas Film.

PK 004: Chris Kirkland on selling your artwork online

May 7th, 2014

27:49

Chris Kirkland tells us what kinds of artwork are easiest to sell online, how much you should charge and how you can get your art up online and …

PK 003: Kan Muftic tells the story of how he spent 12 months to become a concept artist

April 28th, 2014

27:27

Kan Muftic tells us how he dropped a promising career to spend the next 12 months becoming a concept artist.

PK 002: Satchel Winn on how she gets commissions from online communities

April 28th, 2014

26:33

Satchell Winn goes deep on the topic of getting private art commissions from online communities and forums.

PK 001: Sycra Yasin on how he created his own style

April 28th, 2014

27:14

Sycra Yasin interview about how he got started as an artist and how he created his own personal style.

PK 000: Intro to the Podcast

April 28th, 2014

13:54

Intro to the Pencil Kings Podcast!  Explore the previews and highlights from the upcoming episodes with Sycra Yasin, Satchel Winn, Kan Muftic, Chris Kirkland, Sergio Paez, Lazaro Ruiz, Darren Yao and Andrew Sides.

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