Pencil Kings | Inspiring Artist Interviews with Today's Best Artists
About This Show
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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PK 139: How to Break Out of Art Jail - Interview With Chris Oatley From The Oatley Academy
4 days ago
Full show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast/ Want to know how to break out of art jail and finally move forwards with your creative career? Do you long to leave your day job but just don't know how to make progress as an artist? In this interview, Chris Oatley from The Oatley Academy reveals the simple changes you can make to really start pushing things forwards. Drawing on years of experience with students of his hugely popular online courses and community, he highlights the most common roadblocks faced by aspiring artists, and what you can do to get past these and finally start working towards a more fulfilling career. It's not about becoming a rockstar artist, and it certainly isn't about having overnight success. What it really boils down to is your willingness to keep working and learning from your mistakes. And, in this week's interview, you'll find everything you need to help you do just that. Interview Chapters [00:00:00-00:04:08] Introduction and Career Overview Your host, Mitch Bowler, introduces today's guest, Chris Oatley, from The Oatley Academy, who reveals how he quit his job as an artist at Disney after five years to become a full-time educator helping other artists break into the creative industries. [00:04:09-00:15:50] How Chris Oatley Changed His Career...And How You Can Do The Same In this chapter, Chris talks about why he decided to leave behind a stable, reliable career as a Disney artist and make the leap of faith to go it alone. It was a risky move and a steep learning curve with many mistakes made along the way, but Chris made it through to the other side. How did he do it? Listen up to find out. [00:17:30-00:19:08] What Do You Do When Things Don't Go To Plan? If you're determined to become an artist, it's highly likely things won't always go to plan. In this chapter, Chris reveals how he picked himself up when things went wrong, and why finding the motivation to keep going is a huge part of winning the battle. [00:21:04-00:30:47] How Can The Oatley Academy Help You Reach Your Goals as an Artist? Constructive critique and support are vital if you want to progress as an artist. In this chapter, Chris talks about nurtu
Rated 5 out of
A great show for artists!
This show has great ideas on how to progress as an artist. I've come across several options because of listening to this show that I would never have learned of on my own. No matter what kind of creative person you are, you will find helpful information here.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of
Very very very Inspiring, thank you for Caring
Date published: 2015-09-04