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A Disney Character Designer answers your questions about Concept Art, Character Design for Animation, Digital Painting and Illustration.

A Disney Character Designer answers your questions about Concept Art, Character Design for Animation, Digital Painting and Illustration.
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A Disney Character Designer answers your questions about Concept Art, Character Design for Animation, Digital Painting and Illustration.

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English


Episodes

The Lost HERstory Of Disney Animation :: ArtCast #113

9/26/2018
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When author Mindy Johnson set out to write a book about of the history (or as Mindy says, the “HERstory”) of Walt Disney‘s definitively female “Ink & Paint” Department, she began her research in the most obvious place: The Disney Archives. I’ve been to the Disney Archives several times. It’s the epicenter of animation history […] The post The Lost HERstory Of Disney Animation :: ArtCast #113 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:31:13

Theme Parks Concept Artist Chris Bradley On Building A Dream Career :: ArtCast #112

9/19/2018
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How would you prepare for a career in a mysterious industry like Theme Park Design where information about job requirements and current projects are almost impossible to find? …and what would you do if you were stuck in a desert (literal and creative) with little more than a stack of comics, a Disney Imagineering book […] The post Theme Parks Concept Artist Chris Bradley On Building A Dream Career :: ArtCast #112 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:43:22

Disney Toy Designer Zach Gracia On Why You Probably Haven’t Failed Enough (Part 2) :: ArtCast #111

7/23/2018
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Disney Toy Designer Zach Gracia continues his story today on The Oatley Academy ArtCast! In part one of this series, Zach told the story of how he challenged his family’s expectations to pursue an artistic career, struggled through art school and avoided debt by working multiple jobs (including some uncomfortable internships). …and when he finally […] The post Disney Toy Designer Zach Gracia On Why You Probably Haven’t Failed Enough (Part 2) :: ArtCast #111 appeared first on...

Duration:00:25:23

Disney Toy Designer Zach Gracia On Why You Probably Haven’t Failed Enough :: ArtCast #110

6/27/2018
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What would you do if you struggled for seven years to finally get an interview for your dream job at Disney… …and then completely blew it? Would you give up? …create a “Plan B”? What if you had already tried “Plan B”? …or would you hold onto hope for a second chance, humble yourself and […] The post Disney Toy Designer Zach Gracia On Why You Probably Haven’t Failed Enough :: ArtCast #110 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:28:33

How To Fail Like A Professional Artist (…and Find Inspiration In The Process) :: ArtCast #109

5/23/2018
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So you trashed your last project and started over… …and then again. …and then again. …is that because you just aren’t meant to be an artist? …or is it simply because you’re ambitious? So you spent your weekend sleeping instead of drawing… Is that lazy? …or healthy? Are you blocked? …or just solving the wrong […] The post How To Fail Like A Professional Artist (…and Find Inspiration In The Process) :: ArtCast #109 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:36:33

Visual Development Mythbusting :: ArtCast #108

2/14/2018
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What is the difference between drawing and design? When working for a studio, does your personal aesthetic matter? Are you thoroughly exploring your story ideas or are you stopping too soon? What do Pixar’s Coco and The Shining have in common? And how can you get out of your own head and bring more freedom […] The post Visual Development Mythbusting :: ArtCast #108 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:40:59

How Distractions Help You Become A More Focused Artist (With Life Drawing Expert Stan Prokopenko) :: ArtCast #107

1/15/2018
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Can distractions help you become a more focused artist? Why does speed seem like such a waste of time? Do you draw in “The Beginner Style?” …and how can you avoid the most common drawing mistakes? Life Drawing Expert Stan Prokopenko joins me today on The Oatley Academy ArtCast… Listen To The Episode: [ download […] The post How Distractions Help You Become A More Focused Artist (With Life Drawing Expert Stan Prokopenko) :: ArtCast #107 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:48:47

Books That Will Change Your Creative Process (Best Of 2017) :: ArtCast #106

12/20/2017
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The term “Concept Art,” brings to mind a specific kind of imagery. …but isn’t that a problem…? What if the struggle of learning Perspective Drawing simply isn’t worth it…? How can an animated TV show be deeply autobiographical for it’s creator and still have huge, mainstream appeal? Maybe what other people think of your art matters less […] The post Books That Will Change Your Creative Process (Best Of 2017) :: ArtCast #106 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:46:20

Quick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 3) :: ArtCast #105

10/26/2017
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Three years ago, Darren Yeow, a successful, self-taught Concept Artist created The Nomad Art Satchel: a product we didn’t know we wanted, yet it changed the lives of artists around the globe. The bag’s unique tool storage system and thoughtful design made it possible to sketch anywhere. It’s simply the best art bag in the […] The post Quick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 3) :: ArtCast #105 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:01:14:52

Quick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 2) :: ArtCast #104

9/20/2017
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Three years ago, Darren Yeow, a successful, self-taught Concept Artist created The Nomad Art Satchel: a product we didn’t know we wanted, yet it changed the lives of artists around the globe. Now, the Kickstarter for The Nomad’s successor, The Etchr Art Satchel, made over $200,000 within the first 24 hours of launch… …and we’ve been recording […] The post Quick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 2) :: ArtCast #104 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:01:19:24

Quick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 1) :: ArtCast #103

9/12/2017
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Three years ago, Darren Yeow, a successful, self-taught Concept Artist created The Nomad Art Satchel: a product we didn’t know we wanted, yet it changed the lives of artists around the globe. The bag’s unique tool storage system and thoughtful design made it possible to sketch anywhere. It’s simply the best art bag in the […] The post Quick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 1) :: ArtCast #103 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:40:07

How To Promote Your Picture Book with Jake Parker :: Stories Unbound #20

7/13/2017
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In today’s conversation with Jake Parker (Author/ Illustrator of Little Bot and Sparrow, Creator of Inktober) we discuss different ideas for promoting your picture book: When should you start growing an audience? (Sooner than you think!) Why trust is essential for growing an audience. Should your project have its own website? The importance of school visits. …and […] The post How To Promote Your Picture Book with Jake Parker :: Stories Unbound #20 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:52:19

Creative Bravery: Why Animation Pros Sarah Marino and Jenn Ely Thrive In A Challenging Industry :: ArtCast #102

7/12/2017
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This month, Sarah Marino (Color Supervisor at Nickelodeon), Jenn Ely (Production Designer for House Special, Visual Development Artist for Dreamworks) and I are teaching a new online workshop called First Flight: How To Create Your New Career In Visual Development. I invited them both to join me here on The ArtCast to promote First Flight and talk about how they achieved such significant success in their animation careers… Episode Highlights […] The post Creative Bravery: Why Animation Pros...

Duration:00:47:25

[Announcement] New Visual Development Workshop Now Available!

7/5/2017
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I have an urgent (but awesome) announcement! Our new Visual Development Workshop is finally open for enrollment! To learn more, listen to the audio announcement via the media player below… Listen To The ‘First Flight’ Announcement: http://traffic.libsyn.com/oatley/FirstFlight-OatleyAcademyArtCast-Announcement.mp3 [ download the mp3 ] [ subscribe in iTunes ] *Banner Image Credit: Detail from a Character VisDev painting […] The post [Announcement] New Visual Development Workshop Now...

Duration:00:07:39

Interview with Animation Art Director Ryan Carlson (Part 2) :: ArtCast #101

6/7/2017
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In the previous episode, we met Ryan Carlson – my Disney mentor and the person without whom The Oatley Academy may never have happened… Now in part two, Ryan talks about: Working on The Iron Giant and what he learned from Brad Bird. His advancement from Assistant Effects Animator to Art Director. How to lead […] The post Interview with Animation Art Director Ryan Carlson (Part 2) :: ArtCast #101 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:01:35:54

Interview with Animation Art Director Ryan Carlson (Part 1) :: ArtCast #100

5/31/2017
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In many ways, I owe my career to Ryan Carlson. He played a key role in giving me my first break at Disney, taught me more about painting than any other individual and he, more than anyone for whom I’ve worked, has intentionally helped to advance my career. …and considering that The ArtCast probably wouldn’t […] The post Interview with Animation Art Director Ryan Carlson (Part 1) :: ArtCast #100 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:04:27

Interview with Animation Layout & Visual Development Artist, John Nevarez (Part 2) :: ArtCast #99

5/2/2017
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In part one of our interview, John Nevarez (Sony, Illumination, Pixar, Disney) gave us a masterclass in gesture drawing technique. Now, in part two, John talks about: What that first day at Pixar is really like, Sneaky ways to get your work noticed, And the secret to staying sane in this crazy business… Listen To […] The post Interview with Animation Layout & Visual Development Artist, John Nevarez (Part 2) :: ArtCast #99 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:47:24

Interview with Animation Layout & Visual Development Artist, John Nevarez (Part 1) :: ArtCast #98

4/25/2017
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John Nevarez approaches his art and his relationships the same way. Whether he encounters a new, blank page or a new person, John sees the opportunity to freely explore new and inspiring ideas. The whimsical energy in his sketches combined with his delightful personality has made him one of the most reputable professionals in the animation […] The post Interview with Animation Layout & Visual Development Artist, John Nevarez (Part 1) :: ArtCast #98 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:47:40

Interview with Animation Explorer Todd Favela (Part 1) :: DIY Animation Show #7

4/18/2017
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From his time at Titmouse, working on shows like China, IL to developing Nick Shorts, Todd Favela has first-hand experience that tight deadlines and high-calibre 2D animation can go hand-in-hand. Travelling through animation with his eyes and mind wide open, Todd is continually honing and building on his increasingly vast animation knowledge. Today, in part one, […] The post Interview with Animation Explorer Todd Favela (Part 1) :: DIY Animation Show #7 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:29:53

Interview with Scholastic Editor Orli Zuravicky :: Stories Unbound #19

4/18/2017
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Orli Zuravicky is a Senior Editor at Scholastic and the author of the forthcoming Happily Ever Afterlife middle grade novel series. In this interview we talk about: How an Editor chooses an Illustrator. How to approach an Editor at a conference. How being an Editor helped Orli become a better writer. Why manuscript submissions get […] The post Interview with Scholastic Editor Orli Zuravicky :: Stories Unbound #19 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.

Duration:00:46:18