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Welcome to the Game Artist Podcast where we interview amazing Game Artists to find out what makes them tick and how they got the job of their dreams.

Game Artist Podcast Ryan Kingslien

    • Visual Arts

Welcome to the Game Artist Podcast where we interview amazing Game Artists to find out what makes them tick and how they got the job of their dreams.

    Hesham Abouhatab, Character Artist @ ScanLine VFX

    Hesham Abouhatab, Character Artist @ ScanLine VFX

    "If you think your work looks good, you'll never improve. But if you think, 'That's all, this is nothing. I have to do more. I have to do better,' you will always improve.

    ... If you take it really slowly and just do a piece... Just practice a lot and you will get to it. And, if it gets depressing... For me, I just look at other people's work.

    :-)

    How's that for inspiration?

    NEVER SETTLE.

    That could be the motto for Character Artist Hesham Abouhatab.

    Learn more about him in this awesome conversation.

    And make sure to watch the video version of this interview to check out his demo!



    More about Game Art Institute: https://www.gameartinstitute.com

    More about Hesham Abouhatab: https://www.artstation.com/heshamabouhatab

    Want to be a Character Artist or an Environment Artist in the Video Game Industry?
    Apply for your spot in our upcoming Game Artist Program here: https://www.gameartinstitute.com/apply

    • 58 min
    Floyd Billingy, Senior Environment Artist @ Axis Animation

    Floyd Billingy, Senior Environment Artist @ Axis Animation

    "I just stop doing something if I find it unenjoyable. So I have a lot of dead projects and I've tried to work now in a way where I'll just do the things that excite me and then, by the time I've got enough of the things that excite me done, I should have something that's far enough along that I tell myself, 'You can't not finish this now.'

    "I just think, as soon as you get bored just kill it and find something that interests you. Life's too short to be doing projects that you're not enjoying."

    What a joy to talk to Floyd Billingy!

    His passion for his work was so clear and infectious...
    He enjoys working with his teams.
    He takes time to learn new things.
    And he loves the work he does.

    :)

    More about Game Art Institute: https://www.gameartinstitute.com

    More about Floyd Billingy: https://www.artstation.com/floydleroi

    Want to be a Character Artist or an Environment Artist in the Video Game Industry?
    Apply for your spot in our upcoming Game Artist Program here: https://www.gameartinstitute.com/apply

    • 45 min
    Rosa Lee, Senior Character Artist @ 343 Industries

    Rosa Lee, Senior Character Artist @ 343 Industries

    Lucky or talented?
    Take a listen to this awesome conversation with Character Artist Rosa Lee and let me know what you think.

    She claims that she was simply lucky in her career and timing...

    But I totally disagree.

    I mean, just look at her work!

    And when you hear her talk about the work and how she got to where she is, it only confirms it:

    Maybe there was some luck...
    But luck would not have done her much good with all her talent.



    More about Game Art Institute: https://www.gameartinstitute.com

    More about Rosa Lee: https://www.artstation.com/kokoly777

    Want to be a Character Artist or an Environment Artist in the Video Game Industry?
    Apply for your spot in our upcoming Game Artist Program here: https://www.gameartinstitute.com/apply

    • 46 min
    Darren Tucker, Vehicle Artist @ Wargaming UK

    Darren Tucker, Vehicle Artist @ Wargaming UK

    "Narrative behind your piece is what drives the piece. It really gives you the influence that you need to create something that people can relate to, so they continue to look deeper and discover interesting elements that complement and add to the overall story of that piece."

    What an awesome conversation with Vehicle Artist Darren Tucker!

    Not only did he take time to dive into his process and show us how he works with trim sheets, but he also shared incredibly valuable insight with us.

    His advice for someone looking to get into the Industry?
    Of course, you need to demonstrate a strong technical understanding of 3ds Max, Maya, ZBrush, Substance, Marmoset Toolbag.
    More important, have a solid portfolio. Even if you don't have a lot of projects, make sure the portfolio is polished.
    Let your passion for the work show.

    And tell a story. :)

    More about Game Art Institute: https://www.gameartinstitute.com

    More about Darren Tucker: https://www.artstation.com/dexterityart

    Want to be a Character Artist or an Environment Artist in the Video Game Industry?
    Apply for your spot in our upcoming Game Artist Program here: https://www.gameartinstitute.com/apply

    • 36 min
    Nick Lewis, Freelance Artist

    Nick Lewis, Freelance Artist

    Nick Lewis's tutorials on Handpainting Normal Maps in Photoshop are so cool!

    What a treat to host him on the Podcast! 

    Nick walks us through his process and then takes some time to talk to us about his thoughts on the direction the Games Industry is headed.

    His advice? Specialize and focus your portfolio.
    But, don't forget to mention all the other things that you do well. :)

    More about Game Art Institute: https://www.gameartinstitute.com

    More about Nick Lewis: https://www.artstation.com/beatnik

    Want to be a Character Artist or an Environment Artist in the Video Game Industry?
    Apply for your spot in our upcoming Game Artist Program here: https://www.gameartinstitute.com/apply

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Arun Nagar, Freelance 3D Artist

    Arun Nagar, Freelance 3D Artist

    Have you seen the amazing work of Arun Nagar?!

    In this episode, he shares his workflow and approach to both his professional and personal work. We dive into the nitty gritty of what it's like to be a Freelance Artist in India and then... he demonstrates some of his process with us.

    More about Game Art Institute: https://www.gameartinstitute.com

    More about Arun Nagar: https://www.artstation.com/arun-nagar

    Want to be a Character Artist or an Environment Artist in the Video Game Industry?
    Apply for your spot in our upcoming Game Artist Program here: https://www.gameartinstitute.com/apply

    • 41 min

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