244 episodes

The Pencil Kings 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.

Pencil Kings | Inspiring Artist Interviews with Today's Best Artists Mitch Bowler

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

The Pencil Kings 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.

    PK 243: Launching A Board Game on Kickstarter

    PK 243: Launching A Board Game on Kickstarter

    In this week’s episode we get the final chapter on designing and launching your own board game.  We had Dan on the podcast in the past to talk about the process so far in Episode 230 (https://www.pencilkings.com/daniel-piche/) and now that he’s just about to launch again here’s the update of the story as he's just about to release his new board game to the world. 

    • 30 min
    PK 242: Reinventing Yourself as an Artist

    PK 242: Reinventing Yourself as an Artist

    In this week’s episode, Diego Jourdan Pereira walks us through how he went from a career as an illustrator working in licensing and completely reinvented himself as an author and book designer.  

    Diego’s story is a fantastic model showing how clear goals and hard work pay off to break into a completely new market and create new opportunities. 

    • 44 min
    PK 241: How to Become a Character Designer

    PK 241: How to Become a Character Designer

    In this week’s episode, Mitch Bowler from Pencil Kings breaks down a simple five-step process that he would use to break into having a career as a character designer. 

    This talk skips right over technical skill development and gets right to the heart of the key steps any artist will need to take to land their dream job, even if they have no idea how to get started.  Just follow the steps you could be landing your dream career as a character designer in the next 12 months. 

    • 22 min
    PK 240: Publishing Your Animated Short

    PK 240: Publishing Your Animated Short

    In this week’s episode, we’re speaking with Michael Cawood who had been on the podcast previously to speak about his independently animated film, ‘The Wrong Rock’ which has since been completed and published and is generating a lot of views on YouTube and which was also made the shortlist for consideration to be included in the Oscar Awards. 

    • 39 min
    PK 239: Mentorship and Education for Creative Careers

    PK 239: Mentorship and Education for Creative Careers

    Mitch wraps up his series on getting serious about using your creativity to generate income and talks about the different types of resources you can use to move towards your goal.

    The four options that you have are:
    - Free Resources
    - Paid Courses
    - Mentorship
    - School

    Your situation is unique and by knowing yourself and having clear goals you can make the right choice to make the next 12 months really count!  

    • 18 min
    PK 238: Testing Creative Career Ideas

    PK 238: Testing Creative Career Ideas

    In this week's episode of Pencil Kings, host Mitch Bowler demonstrates how you can discover—and develop—the skills necessary to land your dream creative career. Mitch shares his strategies for identifying which skills are in demand for creative projects, how to find your calling as an artist, and the simple ways to unlock new possibilities for your creative career. Stay tuned for more!

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

robbieallenart ,

One of the best podcasts for Artist’s!

I have been listening to the Pencil Kings podcast for almost two years now and this review is long overdue. I always look out for the latest episode, and there’s always lots to learn from each one! I think this is one of the best Artist podcasts out there. Valuable information, professional guests, and Mitch is a great host asking lots of important questions.

Well worth subscribing and listening to!

- Robbie Allen

Christoff3000_art ,

Invaluable Insights for Artists & Creators

Week after week, this podcast helps shed light on what it means to be an artist and the all-important question of how you can get your work to a wider audience. Invaulable, entertaining and always fascinating :-)

Si_M_Art ,

Inspiring!

My favourite art-related podcast by far. Host Mitch doing great things and getting top quality guest artists to inspire and provide real world insights no matter what type of art or medium you are into.

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