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PK 135: How to Become a Fantasy Artist: Interview with Traditional Fantasy Artist & Illustrator, Nick Elias

PK 135: How to Become a Fantasy Artist: Interview with Traditional Fantasy Artist & Illustrator, Nick Elias

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


PK 135: How to Become a Fantasy Artist: Interview with Traditional Fantasy Artist & Illustrator, Nick Elias

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

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35 minutes
Dirilis:
Mar 29, 2017
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Episode Podcast

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Complete show notes at: https://www.pencilkings.com/podcast Want to know how to become a fantasy artist? In this week's interview, artist and illustrator, Nick Elias, reveals how attending art conventions such as Illuxcon helped him meet fellow artists and boost his career. You'll learn how to refine your portfolio to make the best impression on prospective employers, and hear about the fascinating themes of mythology and folklore which inspire Nick's work. And, you'll hear why even in an age of digital art, Nick feels nothing comes close to the sensation of painting with oil on canvas. Interview Chapters: 00:36 - 02:53 Introduction and Overview Your host, Mitch Bowler, introduces Nick Elias and the artist gives a brief overview of his creative career so far. 03:27 - 04:55 Nick Elias on Illuxcon and What he's Gained From Attending Art Conventions Going to Illuxcon gave Nick his first break as a fantasy artist. In this chapter, he reveals how meeting and networking with fellow artists helped him make valuable contacts and land his first paid gig. 06:01 - 12:47 Why Meeting Your Art Heroes Can Help Your Art Career Going to art conventions meant Nick was able to meet and get advice from some of his art heroes, such as Michael C Hayes. In this chapter, he explains why this was so valuable to him as a new artist, and how their feedback helped him perfect his portfolio and gave him the confidence to approach Zoe Robinson, the art director of Fantasy Flight Games, for paid work. 13:18 - 17:03 How do get to Exhibit Your Work at an art Convention? Nick decided to have an exhibition stall at Illuxcon, but his primary goal wasn't selling his work - it was getting his art seen by the right people. So how can you do this? In this chapter, you'll learn how to get a stall at an art convention...and why you shouldn't feel bad if you don't sell huge amounts of your work at first. 17:40 - 18:24 How do you Prepare for an art Convention? Getting a stall is one thing, but what about all the other stuff you need to do to prepare for an art convention? In this chapter, you'll learn how much work to take and how to present it professionally. 19:15 - 21:28 Why does Nick Prefer to Paint Using Traditional Media? Many people associate fantasy and concept art with digital artists, but there's a great number of people working in this genre who prefer traditional media, such as oil paints. Why does Nick prefer to use these materials...and what makes painting in oils so special? 21:51 - 23:26 What are the Advantages of Working Traditionally in a Mainly Digital Field? You may not know it, but there's a huge collectors' market out there for unique traditional fantasy art. In this chapter, Nick explains why using oil paint helps him reach a larger audience for his work. 23:54 - 32:12 What Inspires Nick and Makes his Work Stand out? Nick's art encompasses a wide range of themes, including mythology and folklore. But which subjects really inspire him...and how does he manage to create something completely new from historical subjecs in an already established genre of art? 32:13 - 34:46 Conclusion and Where to see Nick's Work Online Want to see more of Nick's work online? In this final chapter, you'll get all the info you need to follow him on social media and check out his website.
Dirilis:
Mar 29, 2017
Format:
Episode Podcast