Disney Artist Chris Oatley helps you become a professional Visual Storyteller with Tutorials and Expert Interviews on Concept Art, Animation Visual Development, Character Design, Storyboarding, Comics, Illustration, Children's Books and Screenwriting.
The Best New Concept Art Books (2019 Edition) :: VSP #4
Imagine you’re walking along a street in a big, busy city. Despite all the noise and movement, something shiny catches your eye. It’s a key. You pick it up and realize it’s the most unusual and ornate key you’ve ever seen. You take it home, toss it in a drawer and forget about it. …or […] The post The Best New Concept Art Books (2019 Edition) :: VSP #4 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
[Announcement] The Return Of ‘Painting Drama’ & CTNX 2019!
In this short audio announcement, Chris Oatley shares updates on the return of his Composition & Color Theory course called Painting Drama and his appearances at CTN-X 2019! Click through to hear the announcement… http://traffic.libsyn.com/oatley/VSP03b-Announcement-PD2020-CTNX2019.mp3 [ download the mp3 ] [ subscribe ] *The gorgeous illustration at the top of this post is by Alex […] The post [Announcement] The Return Of ‘Painting Drama’ & CTNX 2019! appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
4 Ways Animation Artists Can Mentally Prepare For The Move To Los Angeles: With Natalie Nourigat :: VSP #3
Disney Storyboard Artist and Director Natalie Nourigat describes her book I Moved To Los Angeles To Work In Animation as “part Autobio Comic and part ‘How-To’ guide.’” It’s hilarious, emotional, beautifully illustrated and I now consider it required reading for every aspiring Animation professional. Today, Natalie joins me for a lesson inspired by her book: 4 […] The post 4 Ways Animation Artists Can Mentally Prepare For The Move To Los Angeles: With Natalie Nourigat :: VSP #3 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
Character Design and The Illusion Of Life: With James Woods :: VSP #2
Is there more to you than what other people see? Character Design is a fundamental aspect of Visual Storytelling. …but there’s much more to Character Design than the visual aspects. Disney Visual Development Artist James Woods – best known for his Animation Character Design work on Mary Poppins Returns – joins me for today’s lesson: […] The post Character Design and The Illusion Of Life: With James Woods :: VSP #2 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
The Power Of Pictures: 4 Ways To Make Your Stories More Emotional :: VSP #1
“Show, don’t tell.” It’s every Visual Storyteller’s mantra. …but it’s easier said than done. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn four ways to write – with pictures! …a practice that will help you solve existing Story problems, make a Story more powerful or get started on a new project! Brian McDonald – Visual Storytelling consultant for […] The post The Power Of Pictures: 4 Ways To Make Your Stories More Emotional :: VSP #1 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
[Announcement] The Future Of The ArtCast, Artistacon & Dream Machine!
Hello, my friends! Chris Oatley here with a few time-sensitive ArtCast Announcements! In this recording, I’ll provide updates on: Dream Machine my new Social Media course for Artists. My upcoming presentation at Artistacon 2019 (plus a discount code). …and what to expect as we begin re-branding The ArtCast! Here we go! Listen To The Announcement: […] The post [Announcement] The Future Of The ArtCast, Artistacon & Dream Machine! appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
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Love to listen while I work
I have been going through the archive of ArtCasts as I work at my internship as a junior designer and I spend the entire day motivated to do well here, at school, and most importantly in personal work. I love hearing from Chris ad all of the guests he brings on to the show. My biggest fear is when I catch up to the present and have to start waiting for each podcast.
I am currently going to school for animation and I recently found this podcast. And to be honest, it has been very influential. I have learned so much cuz of Chris Oatley and his team. Being able to hear him, and all the artists on his show, talk about the art industry is so helpful and makes it easier to plan, and be ready for what to expect for the future. I'm very happy that i found this stream. Wish I could meet Chris and tell him, Thank You!
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I’m a long time listener and fan, this definitely what gets me out of a funk and informs me about the industry and techniques and concepts. Definitely worth the listen.