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Episode 142: Xochitl Thienes - You Might Leave With Cancer

Xochitl is a character designer and visual development artist in the LA area. She is an incredibly talented artist that has gained her experience by working with companies like Blue Geek Music, Titmouse, Feldspar Ventures, Nickelodeon and Pixar. She is featured as an Up And Coming Artist at Ground Zero Animation Expo coming up June 9 and 10, 2018. Fun Prompt: Porcupine karate master, bouncing. Artist Inspiration:


Episode 141: Edensky Studios - Muppet Arms

Edensky Studios began in late 2015 with a concept for an original short film between two friends and has since expanded into an animation studio. At Edensky Studios our talented staff works together on a daily basis to create original content. Although current project details are confidential we have made limited information on Project Istolia available to the public. Gregory Lawson is President of Edensky Studios as well as the Head of Creative. The life he lived as a child has made him the...


Episode 140: Anthony Coffey - Charlie Rage Quit

Anthony Coffey is an incredible talented illustrator and animator currently working at Certifiable Studios in Ridgeland, MS. Fun Prompt: Toad, Bank Teller, Uplifted, Hula-Hoop Artist Inspiration: https// Panel Links: Anthony Coffey – Instagram: Sketch Zone – Instagram:...


Episode 139 - On The Catwalk, YEAH!

Charlie really breaks down realtime renders and how game engines, and real-time rending software a making a big comeback. They’ve been around for a while but are getting a renewed interest. Charlie discusses the differences between standard rendering and real-time engines and what benefits it could potentially offer the film, television and vfx world. Can real time renders deliver and replace traditional rendering in production or is there some inherent short coming when compared to...


Episode 138 - C2E2 Is Not The Droid You Are Looking For

Sketch Zone is an art-based podcast where we speak to professionals in the gaming, movie and general art industries. Most importantly, we speak to artists in the creative industry to see how they got to where they are today. Fun Prompt: Cheetah, Jester, Snowboarding, Hostile, Alienated, Wasted Artist Inspiration: Zeen Chin - Hai-Na-Nu Saulque aka Nooligan - Liana Anatolevich - Find us...


Episode 137: Marco Bucci - Not Marco RubiNO!

Mᴀʀᴄᴏ Bᴜᴄᴄɪ recognized two things at a young age. The first was that he wanted to become a professional artist. The second was that he couldn't draw. This delayed him for quite some time. He filled that time pursuing other artistic interests such as music and writing, but the urge to draw never left him. At age 19 he began to study classical drawing, which led him to kindle a love for painting and illustration. He hasn't looked back since. Marco's experience includes books, film,...


Episode 135: Stephen Silver - Zoo Of Humans

Stephen Silver was born in London, England on August 30, 1972. Aspiring to be a professional artist his whole life and knowing drawing would be his vocation, he got his professional start in 1992 drawing caricatures at Sea World in San Diego. Stephen has designed characters for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing the style of the shows such as "Kim Possible", "Danny Phantom" Kevin Smith's "Clerks" the animated series, and many more....


Episode 134: Carlos R. Gomez - Babulu and Nikes

Carlos is a US Army veteran with an affection for the creative industry. His wide-ranging skills of storytelling, illustration and programming have proven useful in the creative and technology industries. For many years, he was a Flash developer and got to work on many exciting projects for some really splendid companies. Now that the industry has changed, he is able to return to his true passion – telling stories by using cartoons, illustration, video, and graphic design. He gained his...


Episode 133: Jack Kasprzak - Hit The Road, Jack

Sketch Zone is an art-based podcast where we speak to professionals in the gaming, movie and general art industries. Most importantly, we speak to artists in the creative industry to see how they got to where they are today. Fun Prompt: “Lobster, Piano, Intimacy” Artist Spotlight: Show Links: Glen Keane to direct new feature...


Episode 132: Charlie B. Williams - Charles In Charge

Charlie works for a creative experiential agency called Next/Now. He is the Lead 3d Artist as well as the Design Team Manager for the rest of the Art department. Next/Now crafts digital experiences for physical spaces. These experiences vary in both style and approach, each project is unique and tailored to the client to best represent their brand and visual design language. They do this through the use of Virtual Reality Platforms(VR), Alternate Reality Platforms(AR)offline and Realtime...


Episode 131: I Know What To Do!

Sketch Zone – Twitter: @SketchZone Carlos R. Gomez – Twitter: @CoconutJustice Jack Kasprzak – Twitter: @SketchbookJack Charlie B. Williams III – Twitter: @CBW3


Episode 130: Shaun Keenan - Put Your Finger In My Pie

He’s back! Shaun is back and he is going to share with us what he has going on at Comics 2 Movies. What is Comics 2 Movies, you ask? COMICS2MOVIES was created through sheer love and passion for comics and film alike. With Hollywood’s dedication to, and the continuing success of movies based on or produced in essence of comic books, COMICS2MOVIES in conjunction with some of Australia’s finest artists have created a series of collectible limited edition prints. These prints are of everyone’s...


Episode 129 - God, Is It A Good Cookie!

This Week’s Fun Prompt: A Half Human, Half Tiger. Charlie announces that Magic Leap has released updates. The AR/VR market is exploding and we speculate what the Magic Leap headset will actually be capable of and what the rendering power will be. Charlie talks about Halolens and the new lightfields technology. This leads into a talk about hijacking VR personalities or robbing a virtual bank. A tiny version of this happened when graffiti artist Sebastian Errazuriz vandalized artist Jeff...


Episode 127: Chris Tedin - What Did Polygons Ever Do To You?

Born in Sitka, Alaska, Christopher Tedin started his career as a painter and sculptor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in painting at Gonzaga University, and his Master of Fine Arts at Northern Illinois University. He has been working as an illustrator, graphic designer, and most recently as an art director in Chicago, Illinois. He has been teaching game design and animation for over 20 years. Chris works as a freelance digital artist and is the Lead Faculty of Animation + Visual...


Episode 126: Frank Ordaz - Pay Me No Mind

Frank Ordaz knew he was an artist by the time he was 7 years old. He was "all in" to use a poker term and by the time he was 12 he was studying with a portrait master by the name of Theodore N. Lukits in Los Angeles. Frank was also mentored by notable California Plein Air artist Sam Hyde Harris who was friends with Norman Rockwell. He grew up with stories by 2 men who were born in the 1800's. By the time he graduated Art Center College of Design in Pasadena he was already painting for the...


Episode 125: Anthony Christou - I’ll Be Slaying Beast Charlie

Anthony Christou is an illustrator, concept artist and writer. He works with some leading industry clients such as Disney, Wolfcreek Productions and Grinding Gear Games. As well as working in the entertainment industry as an artist, It has long been his goal to create his own stories and universes. Luminous Ages is Anthony’s major passion project and creation which he hopes to work on for an indefinite period of time. His artistic influences include: Salvador Dali, Leonardo Davinci, Brian...


Episode 124: Diego Gonzalez - I've Conquered Candy Crush 2309 Times

Sketch Zone is an art-based podcast where we speak to professionals in the gaming, movie and general art industries. Most importantly, we speak to artists in the creative industry to see how they got to where they are today. Fun Prompt: Animals With Tentacle Legs Artist Inspiration: Stephanie Rizo – Noast – Gear Duran – Show Links: Diego Gonzalez – Twitter:...


Episode 122: Something meta like a billion crickets.

Sketch Zone is an art-based podcast where we speak to professionals in the gaming, movie and general art industries. Most importantly, we speak to artists in the creative industry to see how they got to where they are today. Fun Prompt: An island full of dragons OR a dragon full of dragons. Artist inspiration: Aaron Griffin - Daniel Bystedt - Tyson Van Wagoner - Show...


Episode 121: Sherman Wellons - We Just Don't Do That

Sherman Wellons is a creative developer (digital media) with a passion for building digital applications that deepen consumers' relationships to brands. He works with a diverse team of designers, animators and programmers to build all forms of mobile and desktop interactive media. Sherman is also the Media Director at Inertiart Studios. Since its founding in 2003, Inertiart Studios has grown into a true one-stop production design shop, well versed in executing everything from website...


Episode 119: Jose Garibaldi - A Dollar Sign Dollar Sign

Jose Garibaldi is a Vis Dev at Dreamworks TV. He designed characters for TMNT at Nick. Mad Magazine artist, colorist of Captain Underpants. Los Angeles based Illustrator and Cartoonist with over two decades experience as a comics creator, character designer, colorist and concept artist. I designed characters for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Nickelodeon, illustrate articles for Mad Magazine, and provide color to Captain Underpants and Dog Man books for Scholastic. My portfolio can be...


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