⭐️ EPISODE 100 ⭐️
Art by Norman Morana
Celebrate the 100th episode of 3 Point Perspective with Jake Parker, Lee White, and Will Terry as they answer audience questions live. From daily art practices to the business of illustration, this episode is jam-packed with resources, advice, and wisdom.
@jake-parker Just wanted to say that I liked Lee's advice for older artists during this episode--consider every decision carefully. Don't know if I'm living up to it, because waste and mistakes happen anyway, but it was good and hope-giving advice!
Jeremy Ross last edited by
Agree @lauraa! I’m just glad I can learn without trying to make a living with my art. Unfortunately, this means less time for Art and Writing since my profession consumes me 50-60hrs/week; thereby leaving me with only late evenings or weekends to practice my craft.
@jeremy-ross That is a tough situation to deal with for sure, especially if you have a family. I was so frustrated about not working enough that I started using time-tracking software to see where the problem was, and I realized that I spend a full third of my waking time on household management (everything from taxes to immigration to bill paying to car maintenance, but mostly food, food, food!).
But mostly, I try as hard as I can to as focused when I'm actually working. I don't always succeed, and it's often like pulling teeth during the more difficult stages, but it's the only way to feel at all like one is beating the clock a little.
I do sympathize!
lizardillo last edited by
Watched the podcast today. Great episode. Glad to hear there are so many of us in the 40’s club. Congrats to the winners, what an amazing prize.
KGatto last edited by
I meant to ask these questions at the 100th episode, which was awesome!
Are you guys seeing a slowdown of work being handed out from publishers? Or do you see more work coming out since the start of covid?
You guys do a lot of different things, from teaching, SVSlearn, art, and selling; what is the percentage of your art over the rest of what you do? I wonder if any artists, freelancers, are actually working 100% from art jobs.
I have an agent and was surprised that educational publishers are asking specifically what the artists ethnicity is. Has anyone else encountered this? This was concerning as many artists are being passed up on if you are not a specific ethnicity.
Looking forward to all info.
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@kgatto Yeah I'm not crazy about the fact that a talented artist might get passed up because of that. But I can see where that's a slippery slope.
Listening to 100th episode right now.
This is by far my favorite!
I would draw everyone's attention to min 23:56:
The utter distain in Lee's voice as he challenges Will and Jake's "devil may care" attitude toward color calibration is priceless (and brutal)!
Admittedly, I am "Team Calibrate" but still . . .
Update: Continuing to listen. min 33:23 :
I would clarify Will's recommendation to "Be able to draw any common object from any angle from your head."
That sets the bar too high in my opinion.
Instead work on the skill to be able to look at a photo of any object and then be able to draw it from any angle.
Example: A common bicycle.
I've drawn hundreds of bikes over the years. I will NEVER remember how they are constructed. But I don't have to -- that's what reference is for.
Now if you can only draw a bike at a given angle by looking at a photo of a bike at that angle you will sloooooow doooown. Especially at the ideation sketch stage. While also exposing yourself to copyright infringement (if using a photo you didn't take yourself) at the finished art stage.
Much more efficient to grab a photo that informs you what a bike looks like and then be able to draw it from a variety of angles by rotating it in your mind.
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@davidhohn An artist told me to keep drawing everyday objects as it builds a “vocabulary” in your brain. I wonder if that is what Will was referring to.
I think both methods works. Keep drawing and use references
Melissa_Bailey last edited by
@kgatto to answer a teensy-weensy portion of your question: I'm a freelance artist who has been working 100% from art jobs for the past 7 or so years. It's possible, but I definitely recommend a side hustle or something bringing in reliable income, especially if you have a family to support or stability is important to you! And yes, I personally saw a downturn in job opportunities since the start of Covid, working with smaller publishers and indie publishers. I can't speak for the work coming out from larger publishers.
Griffin McPherson last edited by
Can’t express enough how helpful this episode was. The live q&a made for some great advice, I was taking notes the whole time. If live q&a episodes could happen more often that would be amazing.