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

Interviews

The Pencil Kings 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’re in the right place to learn the behind the scenes stories of how these artists got started and how they turned their passion into creative art careers.

The Pencil Kings 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’re in the right place to learn the behind the scenes stories of how these artists got started and how they turned their passion into creative art careers.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Pencil Kings 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’re in the right place to learn the behind the scenes stories of how these artists got started and how they turned their passion into creative art careers.

Language:

English


Episodes

PK 235: 4 Phases of a Creative Career

1/20/2021
Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons, Activision, and more. As a former 3D technical artist, Mitch has gone through the ups and downs of honing his craft, which is why he decided to revolutionize the way that art is taught. Both of his companies offer professional instruction and hands-on support from real artists in order to help creatives around the world take...

Duration:00:20:53

PK 234: 2020: The Year of Time

1/13/2021
Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons, Activision, and more. As a former 3D technical artist, Mitch has gone through the ups and downs of honing his craft, which is why he decided to revolutionize the way that art is taught. Both of his companies offer professional instruction and hands-on support from real artists in order to help creatives around the world take...

Duration:00:19:09

PK 233: Redefine Your Creative Career

12/23/2020
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 the University of Hawaii and is currently working on her master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction. Outside of her passion for UX/UI, Terri is an avid Muay Thai boxer, a volleyball fan, and the co-host of the Ramblings of a Designer podcast. In this episode… What happens...

Duration:00:42:14

PK 232: Sell Your Art With Social Media

12/16/2020
David Emmons is the owner of Artist Marketing Formula, a company that helps artists and small specialty business owners utilize the power of the internet and social media marketing to successfully—and sustainably—sell online. Before creating Artist Marketing Formula, David spent many years selling his copper and stained glass sculptures at various art fairs. After mastering the life-changing art of selling his products online, David decided to teach others how to create sustainable and...

Duration:00:39:11

PK 231: Understanding Personal Branding

12/9/2020
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 more. He has over 20 years of experience working with different studios and directors, including Blur Studio, Pixomondo, and M. Night Shyamalan. In addition to this, Allan McKay recently launched his creative industry podcast, where he interviews the leading experts, creatives,...

Duration:00:37:38

PK 230: How to Make a Board Game

12/2/2020
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 create a team-based game that anyone can enjoy. Daniel's unique understanding of how data and human interaction intertwines has allowed him to make a seamless game that captivates all audiences. In this episode… Do you love the excitement and collaboration of board games? Or,...

Duration:00:45:12

PK 229: The Joy of Art Education

11/25/2020
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 ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he studied with world-renowned artist Pat Nagel, as well as Lorser Feitelson, father of Post-Surrealism. Since then, Bruce has taught various courses and workshops to aspiring artists in the US, overseas, and online. In...

Duration:00:37:11

PK 228: Evolution of Art and Self

11/18/2020
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 touches the soul. In addition to exhibiting her paintings across the nation and worldwide, Michelle also serves on the advisory board for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Hofstra University and teaches Transformative Art at the Harlem Hospital. In this episode… Do you...

Duration:00:45:18

PK 227: Exploring the Storyboard Artist Career Path

11/11/2020
Sergio Paez is an animation director, a successful author, and a founding member of StoryboardArt.org, a visual storytelling community. He has spent the last 20 years pushing the limits of what it means to be a story artist while working with Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony, and many more. Sergio has also created courses that teach budding artists how to design engaging and exceptional storyboards. In this episode… The common stereotype of the “starving artist” has started to fade from the...

Duration:00:45:44

PK 226: Asking for Help to Free Your Time

11/4/2020
Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons, Activision, and more. As a former 3D technical artist, Mitch has gone through the ups and downs of honing his craft, which is why he decided to revolutionize the way that art is taught. Both of his companies offer professional instruction and hands-on support from real artists in order to help creatives around the world take...

Duration:00:11:25

PK 225: Artist Mindset Shifts

10/21/2020
Miriam Schulman is a watercolor and mixed media artist and the Founder of The Inspiration Place, a popular online art class and artist community. Before venturing into the art world, Miriam worked at a hedge fund on Wall Street until 9/11. Since then, she has followed her passion, built a successful career as an artist, and helped other creatives make their art dreams come true. Miriam is also the host of The Inspiration Place podcast, where she talks with artists, creatives, and industry...

Duration:00:37:19

PK 224: Creative Mindset Upgrade

10/14/2020
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 the coaching industry, Mark has helped countless creatives take their careers to the next level. He believes in creating a balance between our creative pursuits and our ability to become proficient as professionals in our desired field. Mark is also the author of several books...

Duration:00:42:39

PK 223: The Business of Fine Art

10/7/2020
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 helping artists better understand the business side of art. His close relationship with the art business began at the tender age of 12 after watching his father, the nationally recognized oil painter John Horejs, establish his successful career through different art...

Duration:00:40:27

PK 222: How to Launch on Kickstarter

9/30/2020
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 several successful launches on Kickstarter, Tyler decided to share his expertise with other artists, writers, and self-publishers. He is currently the host of the ComixLaunch podcast and the creator of the popular Kickstarter launching program, ComixLaunch Pro. In this...

Duration:00:36:30

PK 221: 100 Day Artist Challenge

9/23/2020
Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. Mitch has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons, Activision, and more. As a former 3D technical artist, Mitch has gone through the ups and downs of honing his craft, which is why he decided to revolutionize the way that art is taught. Both of his companies offer professional instruction and hands-on support from real artists in order to help creatives around the world take...

Duration:00:37:14

PK 220: Artist Business Money

9/16/2020
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 company that provides online courses and group coaching for artists of all disciplines. With Artists in Business, Alexis helps artists create profitable online businesses by focusing on three major areas: clarifying their offers, identifying their ideal clients, and crafting a marketing plan that aligns with their artistic vision and...

Duration:00:43:03

PK 219: Artist Productivity

9/9/2020
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 painting and illustration. He has worked with Walt Disney Publishing Worldwide, LEGO, LucasArts, Mattel Toys, Fisher-Price, Hasbro, and more. Marco is also a passionate teacher and currently teaches a painting course at CGMA. In this episode… Art is a culmination of the soul on a...

Duration:00:24:15

PK 218: Creative Authenticity & Composition

9/2/2020
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 years old. Ian attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and he also studied figure painting in Florence, Italy. He has taught workshops on composition and art for more than 25 years and recently transitioned to teaching his lessons online. Ian is also the author of two books, Mastering Composition and Creative...

Duration:00:49:34

PK 217: From Illustrator to Fine Artist

8/26/2020
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 ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he studied with world-renowned artist Pat Nagel, as well as Lorser Feitelson, father of Post-Surrealism. Since then, Bruce has taught various courses and workshops to aspiring artists in the US, overseas, and online. In...

Duration:00:44:55

PK 216: Defining Your Art Career Path

8/18/2020
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 countless projects with companies including LEGO and Procter & Gamble. She has spent the last three years building an online community where artists can learn the tips and tricks of the trade in order to start making money doing what they love most: creating art. In this episode… Do you...

Duration:00:37:12