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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 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


PK 162: Self Publishing for Artists.

10/4/2017
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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 a great way to get your ideas out there, but how do you even get started with a project as huge as this? In this week’s interview, we talk to JP Cawood, author of Love From Mars - a romantic sci-fi/fantasy novel. You’ll hear how she used her experience as a television...

Duration: 00:40:58


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

9/27/2017
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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 doesn’t start with motivation - it starts with a commitment to show up. Because, if you wait for the motivation, it’s never going to come.” ~ Sean McCabe. How do you navigate your way to artistic success? After all, the path towards a successful creative career can often...

Duration: 00:41:29


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

9/20/2017
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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 stick with your ideas.” ~ Peter Richardson. Want to know how to turn your ideas into an animated cartoon series? Do you have a cool creative idea trapped in your head and you're wondering how to turn your idea into something more? In this week’s interview, PK member,...

Duration: 00:46:31


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

9/13/2017
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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 portfolio to a prestigious art school and get accepted. Because that’s how much progress I’ve had.” ~ Michelle Lopez. Want to know how to become a better artist...but just don’t know where to start? Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone who wants to take their art skills further, we think you’ll find this week’s interview pretty...

Duration: 00:36:35


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

9/6/2017
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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 Krause. Want to know how to create a webcomic...that actually gets noticed?! In this week’s interview, we speak to Fran Krause, creator of the famous ‘Deep Dark Fears’ web comic. You’ll hear how he went from an established career as an animation artist to making his first...

Duration: 00:40:32


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

8/30/2017
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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 the door of the business and bring him or her something to the table.” ~ Fabrice Sapolsky. Ever wanted to know more about creating your own comic books? In this week’s interview, we speak to Fabrice Sapolsky, co-creator of the Spider-Man Noir series published by...

Duration: 00:52:57


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

8/23/2017
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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 a revolution, but a disruption to the way these things are done.” ~ Matt Davis. Ever wished printing for artists was more straightforward? Ever wished there was a one-stop printing shop dedicated to your needs as a creative? And, ever wished you could earn more than just a few bucks from selling your art on gallery websites? In this...

Duration: 00:47:17


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

8/16/2017
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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 thing you could draw or paint forever. Find a way to do that, and then market that and find which people buy that...and you’ll be golden! ” ~ Crystal Sully. Want to know more about how to become a fantasy illustrator? In this week’s artist interview, fantasy illustrator, Crystal Sully, reveals how she’s turned her love of drawing dragons into...

Duration: 00:41:07


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

8/9/2017
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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 you have to create artwork or work in a style that you get really excited about.” ~ Anna Goodson. Can an art agency help your career? In this week’s interview, we talk to illustration agency owner, Anna Goodson. Since setting up in 1996 with a tiny budget, no clients (but stacks of ambition), Anna Goodson Illustration Agency has now grown to...

Duration: 00:39:39


PK 153: How to Make an Animated Short Film

8/2/2017
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Full Show Notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/ “You can teach yourself so much from the internet these days” ~ Michael Cawood. Want to know how to make an animated short film? In this week’s interview, we speak to Michael Cawood, creator of the award-winning Devils, Angels & Dating, about his exciting new project, The Wrong Rock. You'll hear what it was like to work on big name movies, such as The Mummy, Happy Feet, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but you'll also...

Duration: 00:45:35


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

7/26/2017
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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 Buckleitner. Want to become a magazine designer or illustrator but don’t know where to start? In this week’s interview, we hear how Katie Buckleitner landed her dream job as a digital designer for one of the world’s most iconic publications, Cosmopolitan Magazine, in New York. You’ll hear how she worked on her skills and transitioned into graphic...

Duration: 00:25:36


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

7/19/2017
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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 drawing comes of itself.” ~ Ian Ingram. Art and mindfulness are closely linked,, but what really happens in your brain when you put pencil to paper and lose yourself completely in your art? In this interview, hyperrealist artist, Ian Ingram, explains why he swapped the craziness of US city life for the more relaxed surroundings of a seaside...

Duration: 00:42:23


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

7/12/2017
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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 is half an hour, you’ve finished your sandwiches in 20. 10 minutes left...what do you do? Do you go and check your Facebook status, or do you draw? If you want to be a better artist, you draw.” ~ Iris Compiet. Want to know how to have a successful art career and build your audience? In this week’s interview, fantasy artist and illustrator,...

Duration: 00:47:07


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

7/5/2017
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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 creative career? This episode will show you how to ask for feedback the right way, so the artist feedback you receive will be as on point as possible. It doesn't matter if you want to work in a studio or you want to work as a freelancer... Because, when you follow these key points, the feedback you receive will always be the most helpful it...

Duration: 00:18:32


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

6/28/2017
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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 it’s hard work, but that’s no different to building any other kind of career. Nothing comes easy!” ~ Barney Davey. What does it really take to make it as a fine artist? In this week’s interview, Barney Davey from www.artmarketingnews.com shares some of the biggest insights gained from years of experience in the art market and holds...

Duration: 00:46:46


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

6/21/2017
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PK 147: Thinking of Becoming an Illustrator? How Artist, Kate Oleska, Switched Careers. Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast-home/ “You just have to do what appeals to you and just do it! Because that’s how you’re gonna get a job that you want to be doing. You just have to grab every minute you have, every second, and just doodle, draw, do whatever you can and don’t get discouraged.” ~ Kate Oleska. Are you thinking of becoming an illustrator...but feel stuck in an...

Duration: 00:46:43


PK 146: How to Become an Illustrator.

6/14/2017
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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 physically meet people.” ~ Kensuke Okabayashi Want to know how to become an illustrator? This week, we speak to Kensuke Okabayashi, creator of the bestselling book, Manga for Dummies, and an artist who has worked on all kinds of projects, including Magic The Gathering . So how did he get started in the industry and get his first big...

Duration: 00:43:57


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

6/7/2017
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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 interview, we speak to Paul Yates, a concept and fantasy artist from Montreal, Canada. Since leaving uni and going freelance, Paul has scored a number of wins as an artist, including being featured in Spectrum - a leading magazine for fantasy art. However, despite this, Paul is struggling to find regular work as an artist. And that's why he...

Duration: 00:45:54

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