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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'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 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'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.
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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'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.

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English


Episodes

PK 182: Meet Evolve Artist Head Instructor Piper Talladay

12/6/2018
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As the head instructor at Evolve Artist, Piper Talladay oversees all student homework submissions. She makes sure everyone is kept to the highest standards of the program while still moving ahead at a good pace and encouraged at each step of the way. She also has another career building her Equine Art business where she paints the portraits of horses. She uses her love of animals and especially horses to capture the special bond that humans and horses share. This first episode of the...

Duration:00:26:49

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

12/3/2018
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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 taking the proven art curriculum Kevin was using in his school to getting the knowledge online and everything ready so it could be delivered into the hands of students anywhere in the world. It's now been a little bit over a year since the very first students have started and they are now moving into learning the same techniques that Kevin...

Duration:00:47:50

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

11/22/2018
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Learn how Kevin Murphy has been helping complete beginner artists consistently win awards and scholarships. If you've always wanted to learn, or have been trying to learn for years with limited success his program could be the answer you have been looking for.

Duration:01:00:21

PK 179: Welcome back to the Pencil Kings Podcast!

11/17/2018
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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 of art education with the Evolve program.

Duration:00:28:56

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

1/24/2018
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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 with your art. Today we talk with Dorian Vallejo and explore how he approaches his paintings and the thought process that goes into applying deeper meaning to your art. We'll also touch on why being comfortable in a career can hold you back, and what it really means to live a fully-engaged life as an artist.

Duration:00:43:15

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

1/17/2018
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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. Becoming a children’s book illustrator is a dream for many artists, but how can you turn this dream into reality and actually make a decent living from it? In this week’s podcast, Australian children’s book illustrator, Matt B Lewis, reveals how he eventually decided to...

Duration:00:39:20

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

1/10/2018
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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.” ~ Paul Lomic. Ever wondered how to copyright artwork? If you’re an artist, illustrator or any other kind of creative, there will most likely come a point in your career when you feel the need to protect your work and prevent others using it without your permission. After...

Duration:00:32:32

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

1/3/2018
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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 the unknown and see what happens. Because, if you don’t do anything, for sure you won’t have anything.” ~ Ladislas Chachignot. Travel and living creatively often go hand in hand, with many artists all over the world moving to different countries to get inspiration and further their careers. But what if you’re too scared to make that first step?...

Duration:00:36:15

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

12/27/2017
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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 impactful. When you go to these cons and you want to talk to people, if you hand them a finished book rather than a script or inked pages, that finished product is definitely something that’ll be an ace in your pocket.” ~ Ryan Onorato. If you want to know how to start a comic book (but seriously don’t know where to begin), this week’s...

Duration:00:37:07

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

12/20/2017
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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 better result than if you’re trying to satisfy what you think somebody else is expecting to see.” ~ David Palumbo. Are you itching to learn how to make the art you want to make? If you’re pursuing a creative career, putting together a portfolio which best represents your work can sometimes be tricky. Should you add the personal projects...

Duration:00:42:17

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

12/13/2017
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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. You don’t need to worry about the ‘gatekeepers’ any more. ” ~ Michael Dolce Want to know how to break into comics? Whether you’ve always wanted to write a graphic novel or illustrate pages for Marvel, DC or any other publishing house, this week’s podcast with Michael Dolce, creator of The Sire, has got the blueprint you need to get your...

Duration:00:40:24

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

12/6/2017
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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 and allow this scribbling to continue. Because when new memories arise, novel ideas will also form. ” ~ Dr Srini Pillay. Want to know how to unlock your creativity? If you’ve ever made any art, you’ll be familiar with the feeling of getting into the ‘flow’ - that creative...

Duration:00:39:02

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

11/29/2017
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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 really want to do something badly enough and you step into it, then you will be taken care of.” ~ Tracy Verdugo Want to know more about how to live creatively? Sometimes, finding the one thing you’re truly passionate about as an artist can be tricky...and having some guidance along the way can really help. But where should you look to for...

Duration:00:39:42

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

11/22/2017
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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 have always been strongly linked. If you look back through art history, you’ll find countless artists such as William Blake who have been inspired by the writings of Aleister Crowley and themes such as Ars Goetia… And now, in the 21st Century, occult and fantasy artist, Jim...

Duration:00:54:20

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

11/15/2017
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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.” ~ Tamara Laporte. Can making art change your life? Today’s guest, mixed media artist, Tamara Laporte, certainly thinks so. Like so many creative types, she struggled for years with self-doubt and hating every painting she produced. But then, one day, she made a pact with...

Duration:00:42:22

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

11/8/2017
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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 closely linked, with scientific research now suggesting that people who travel tend to become more creative as a result. But, have you ever wanted to just pack your bags and passport and jump on a plane to be inspired by the new sights and sounds of a different country? In...

Duration:00:28:45

PK 166: How to Promote Your Art on Instagram.

11/1/2017
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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 eventually the pieces will come together.” ~ Donna Adi. Want to know how to promote your art on Instagram to gain followers and attract the attention of the kind of clients you want to work with? In this week’s interview, we talk to Donna Adi, a mixed media illustrator from...

Duration:00:38:41

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

10/25/2017
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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. And that’s better for me than scrolling through social media feeds and looking at all the terrible things that are happening.” ~ Marc Scheff. Want to learn how to live like an artist and build a successful creative career...but feel like you’re getting nowhere even though you’ve been working really hard? With social media, Kickstarter...

Duration:00:47:51

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

10/18/2017
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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 it full-time. And, as soon as I started drawing what I wanted to draw and what I was interested in, that’s when it started to change.” ~ Collette J Ellis. Dragons, myths and illustration are just some of the things that inspire today’s guest, Collette J Ellis. And, in this inspiring interview, you’ll hear how she turned her passion for making...

Duration:00:38:32

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

10/11/2017
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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 everything so I can do that finished product - I’m not learning everything just so I can learn everything.” ~ Jason Brubaker. Can anyone learn how to draw? Jason Brubaker, this week’s podcast guest, certainly thinks so. And he should know. After starting out as a completely...

Duration:00:45:00