219 episodes

Art Side of Life is a podcast and YouTube show dedicated to inspiring artists to pursue their passion in life and take action to make money as an artist. It is the perfect companion for your commute to school, work, or while you are creating.

The artists share how to make money as an artist, how to get first art jobs, how to get freelance artist jobs, commissions, and clients, how to improve your art skills, how to find your style and grow your Instagram and social media following. Get inspired and motivated by successful artists like Loish, Cyarine, Picolo, Eleeza, Jason Brubaker, Wouter Tulp, Marco Bucci, Brett Bean, Stephen Silver, Nathan Fowkes, Schmoedraws, Asia Ladowska, Jake Parker, Proko, Audra Auclair, Ahmed Aldoori and many others!

Each episode presents the journey of a successful Artist who shares their personal background, their art style, medium, tools and also strategies how they make money and stay motivated in their projects. For the ones of you who are just starting, the guests also share what they learned from their mistakes, and the action steps to achieve success.

Each episode ends with the highlights and the summary of Artist’s resources so you don’t have to take notes of the valuable pieces of information.

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Art Side of Life is a podcast and YouTube show dedicated to inspiring artists to pursue their passion in life and take action to make money as an artist. It is the perfect companion for your commute to school, work, or while you are creating.

The artists share how to make money as an artist, how to get first art jobs, how to get freelance artist jobs, commissions, and clients, how to improve your art skills, how to find your style and grow your Instagram and social media following. Get inspired and motivated by successful artists like Loish, Cyarine, Picolo, Eleeza, Jason Brubaker, Wouter Tulp, Marco Bucci, Brett Bean, Stephen Silver, Nathan Fowkes, Schmoedraws, Asia Ladowska, Jake Parker, Proko, Audra Auclair, Ahmed Aldoori and many others!

Each episode presents the journey of a successful Artist who shares their personal background, their art style, medium, tools and also strategies how they make money and stay motivated in their projects. For the ones of you who are just starting, the guests also share what they learned from their mistakes, and the action steps to achieve success.

Each episode ends with the highlights and the summary of Artist’s resources so you don’t have to take notes of the valuable pieces of information.

    Ep.210: Interview with community members - Donovan, Visi and Keshna (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)

    Ep.210: Interview with community members - Donovan, Visi and Keshna (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)

    Hey, guys! This is another special episode with the winners of the Art Side of Life YouTube 20k giveaway. I chat with Donovan (Fantasy & Mythology illustrator from Texas), Visi (Freelance illustrator from Colorado) and Keshna (Illustrator from New Jersey) about their artistic journey and tips for the artistic community. Enjoy!!
    Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners
    ⭐️ Free 14 Days of Skillshare Premium - thousands of creative classes - illustration, painting, photography, well-being and many others 🔈 KNOWABLE Audio Courses - try for free - growing library of audio courses from experts and yours truly 📚🎧 Audible - get two free audiobooks - learn by listening to hundreds of books 🎓 Evolve Artist Program -  better than an art college education and only at a fraction of the cost - World’s Simplest Art Training Method Helpful Guides and Reviews
    Best iPad for Procreate Best Books on Color Theory Best iPad Pro Accessories for Artists Best Ring Light for Artists and Creators Best Stylus for Drawing Best Cheap Drawing Tablet with Screen for Artists Best Colored Pencils for Artists Best Watercolor Sketchbook Best Watercolor Pencils Light Box for Tracing Best Cardstock Printer Best Printer for Stickers Best Printer for Screen Printing Most Comprehensive Guide to Art History Books Best Laptop for Animation Best Tablet for Animation Best Drawing Tablet for Kids Best Digital Notepads Best Note Taking Tablet Best Art Projector for Displaying and Tracing Artworks Best Laptop for Drawing Heat Transfer Printer: How Does it Work and Best Heat Transfer Printers Best Chromebook with Stylus for Artists Best Bezel Less Monitor Best Standalone Drawing Tablet for Artists Best iPad for Drawing Wacom vs iPad Pro - Which one is better? Best Android Tablets for Drawing Who Has the Better Drawing Tablet – Huion or Wacom? Best Wacom Alternatives Best Laptops for Digital Art The 6 Best Printers for Your Art Prints Best Scanner for Your Artworks Best Monitors for Designers and Artists The 7 Best Canvas Printers Best Sticker Maker and Sticker Printer Best Professional Artist Kits Best Drawing Figures and Art Mannequins Best Backpacks for Artists and Designers The Ultimate Guide to Best Books to Learn Drawing How Much Do Artists Make? The Ultimate Guide for a Self-Taught Artist The Ultimate Guide to Art Challenges (50+) Best Tablets for Photoshop CC Subscribe to Art Side of Life Podcast to get notified when I post new episodes!
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    Thanks for listening!
    Special thanks to Donovan, Visi and Keshna for joining me today.
    If you enjoyed this interview please let me know with a review, hopefully, 5 stars because I would like to reach many artists like you!
    See you in the next episode :) Bye!

    • 51 min
    Ep.209: Interview with community members - Alex and Petar (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)

    Ep.209: Interview with community members - Alex and Petar (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)

    Hey, guys! This is another special episode with the winners of the Art Side of Life YouTube 20k giveaway. I chat with Alex (graphic designer from Poland) and Petar (3D artist from North Macedonia) about their artistic journey and tips for the artistic community. Enjoy!!
    Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners
    ⭐️ Free 14 Days of Skillshare Premium - thousands of creative classes - illustration, painting, photography, well-being and many others 🔈 KNOWABLE Audio Courses - try for free - growing library of audio courses from experts and yours truly 📚🎧 Audible - get two free audiobooks - learn by listening to hundreds of books 🎓 Evolve Artist Program -  better than an art college education and only at a fraction of the cost - World’s Simplest Art Training Method Helpful Guides and Reviews
    Best iPad for Procreate Best Cheap Drawing Tablet with Screen for Artists Best Colored Pencils for Artists Best Digital Notepads Best Note Taking Tablet Best Laptop for Drawing Best Chromebook with Stylus for Artists Best Bezel Less Monitor Best Standalone Drawing Tablet for Artists Best iPad for Drawing Wacom vs iPad Pro - Which one is better? Best Android Tablets for Drawing Who Has the Better Drawing Tablet – Huion or Wacom? Best Wacom Alternatives Best Laptops for Digital Art The 6 Best Printers for Your Art Prints Best Scanner for Your Artworks Best Monitors for Designers and Artists The 7 Best Canvas Printers Best Sticker Maker and Sticker Printer Best Professional Artist Kits Best Drawing Figures and Art Mannequins Best Backpacks for Artists and Designers The Ultimate Guide to Best Books to Learn Drawing How Much Do Artists Make? The Ultimate Guide for a Self-Taught Artist The Ultimate Guide to Art Challenges (50+) Best Tablets for Photoshop CC Subscribe to Art Side of Life Podcast to get notified when I post new episodes!
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    Thanks for listening!
    Special thanks to Alex and Petar for joining me today.
    If you enjoyed this interview please let me know with a review, hopefully, 5 stars because I would like to reach many artists like you!
    See you in the next episode :) Bye!

    • 40 min
    Ep.208: Interview with community members - María and Manuel (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)

    Ep.208: Interview with community members - María and Manuel (YouTube 20k subs giveaway)

    Hey, guys! This is a special episode with the winners of the Art Side of Life YouTube 20k giveaway. I chat with Manuel (concept designer from Argentina) and Maria (comics designer from Mexico) about their artistic journey and tips for the artistic community. Enjoy!!
    Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners
    ⭐️ Free 14 Days of Skillshare Premium - thousands of creative classes - illustration, painting, photography, well-being and many others 🔈 KNOWABLE Audio Courses - try for free - growing library of audio courses from experts and yours truly 📚🎧 Audible - get two free audiobooks - learn by listening to hundreds of books 🎓 Evolve Artist Program -  better than an art college education and only at a fraction of the cost - World’s Simplest Art Training Method Helpful Guides and Reviews
    Best iPad for Procreate Best Cheap Drawing Tablet with Screen for Artists Best Colored Pencils for Artists Best Digital Notepads Best Bezel Less Monitor Best Note Taking Tablet Best Laptop for Drawing Best Chromebook with Stylus for Artists Best Standalone Drawing Tablet for Artists Best iPad for Drawing Wacom vs iPad Pro - Which one is better? Best Android Tablets for Drawing Who Has the Better Drawing Tablet – Huion or Wacom? Best Wacom Alternatives Best Laptops for Digital Art The 6 Best Printers for Your Art Prints Best Scanner for Your Artworks Best Monitors for Designers and Artists The 7 Best Canvas Printers Best Sticker Maker and Sticker Printer Best Professional Artist Kits Best Drawing Figures and Art Mannequins Best Backpacks for Artists and Designers The Ultimate Guide to Best Books to Learn Drawing How Much Do Artists Make? The Ultimate Guide for a Self-Taught Artist The Ultimate Guide to Art Challenges (50+) Best Tablets for Photoshop CC Subscribe to Art Side of Life Podcast to get notified when I post new episodes!
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    Thanks for listening!
    Special thanks to Maria and Manuel for joining me today.
    If you enjoyed this interview please let me know with a review, hopefully, 5 stars because I would like to reach many artists like you!
    See you in the next episode :) Bye!

    • 52 min
    Ep.207: On being a Creative Director, Illustrator and Educator with Greg Gunn

    Ep.207: On being a Creative Director, Illustrator and Educator with Greg Gunn

    Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Greg Gunn. He is a creative director, illustrator, and animator from Los Angeles. He helps passionate people communicate their big ideas. We talk about his path as an artist and about teaching online. Enjoy!!
    Show notes: https://artsideoflife.com/greg-gunn
    Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners
    ⭐️ Free 14 Days of Skillshare Premium - thousands of creative classes - illustration, painting, photography, well-being and many others 🔈 KNOWABLE Audio Courses - try for free - growing library of audio courses from experts and yours truly 📚🎧 Audible - get two free audiobooks - learn by listening to hundreds of books 🎓 Evolve Artist Program -  better than an art college education and only at a fraction of the cost - World’s Simplest Art Training Method Helpful Guides and Reviews
    Best iPad for Procreate Best Books on Color Theory Best iPad Pro Accessories for Artists Best Ring Light for Artists and Creators Best Stylus for Drawing Best Cheap Drawing Tablet with Screen for Artists Best Colored Pencils for Artists Best Watercolor Sketchbook Best Watercolor Pencils Best Digital Notepads Best Note Taking Tablet Light Box for Tracing Best Printer for Stickers Best Printer for Screen Printing Most Comprehensive Guide to Art History Books Best Art Projector for Displaying and Tracing Artworks Best Cardstock Printer Best Laptop for Animation Best Tablet for Animation Best Drawing Tablet for Kids Best Laptop for Drawing Best Chromebook with Stylus for Artists Best Bezel Less Monitor Best Standalone Drawing Tablet for Artists Best iPad for Drawing Wacom vs iPad Pro - Which one is better? Best Android Tablets for Drawing Who Has the Better Drawing Tablet – Huion or Wacom? Best Wacom Alternatives Best Laptops for Digital Art The 6 Best Printers for Your Art Prints Best Scanner for Your Artworks Best Monitors for Designers and Artists The 7 Best Canvas Printers   Best Sticker Maker and Sticker Printer Best Professional Artist Kits Best Drawing Figures and Art Mannequins Best Backpacks for Artists and Designers The Ultimate Guide to Best Books to Learn Drawing How Much Do Artists Make? The Ultimate Guide for a Self-Taught Artist The Ultimate Guide to Art Challenges (50+) Best Tablets for Photoshop CC Subscribe to Art Side of Life Podcast to get notified when I post new episodes!
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    Thanks for listening!
    Special thanks to Bonnie for joining me today.
    If you enjoyed this interview please let me know with a review, hopefully, 5 stars because I would like to reach many artists like you!
    See you in the next episode :) Bye!

    • 50 min
    Ep.206: Beatrice "Bea" Blue on the importance of enjoying the journey

    Ep.206: Beatrice "Bea" Blue on the importance of enjoying the journey

    Hey, guys! In this episode, I am catching up with Beatrice "Bea" Blue. We chat about what she has been up to since we talked last time - her time in Montreal, her new books and much more. Enjoy!!
    Show notes: https://artsideoflife.com/beatrice-blue-2
    Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners
    ⭐️ Free 14 Days of Skillshare Premium - thousands of creative classes - illustration, painting, photography, well-being and many others 🔈 KNOWABLE Audio Courses - try for free - growing library of audio courses from experts and yours truly 📚🎧 Audible - get two free audiobooks - learn by listening to hundreds of books 🎓 Evolve Artist Program -  better than an art college education and only at a fraction of the cost - World’s Simplest Art Training Method Helpful Guides and Reviews
    Best iPad for Procreate Best Books on Color Theory Best iPad Pro Accessories for Artists Best Ring Light for Artists and Creators Best Stylus for Drawing Best Cheap Drawing Tablet with Screen for Artists Best Colored Pencils for Artists Best Watercolor Sketchbook Best Watercolor Pencils Best Digital Notepads Best Note Taking Tablet Light Box for Tracing Best Art Projector for Displaying and Tracing Artworks Best Cardstock Printer Best Laptop for Animation Best Tablet for Animation Best Drawing Tablet for Kids Best Laptop for Drawing Best Printer for Stickers Best Printer for Screen Printing Most Comprehensive Guide to Art History Books Heat Transfer Printer: How Does it Work and Best Heat Transfer Printers Best Chromebook with Stylus for Artists Best Bezel Less Monitor Best Standalone Drawing Tablet for Artists Best iPad for Drawing Wacom vs iPad Pro - Which one is better? Best Android Tablets for Drawing Who Has the Better Drawing Tablet – Huion or Wacom? Best Wacom Alternatives Best Laptops for Digital Art The 6 Best Printers for Your Art Prints Best Scanner for Your Artworks Best Monitors for Designers and Artists The 7 Best Canvas Printers Best Sticker Maker and Sticker Printer Best Professional Artist Kits Best Drawing Figures and Art Mannequins Best Backpacks for Artists and Designers The Ultimate Guide to Best Books to Learn Drawing How Much Do Artists Make? The Ultimate Guide for a Self-Taught Artist The Ultimate Guide to Art Challenges (50+) Best Tablets for Photoshop CC Subscribe to Art Side of Life Podcast to get notified when I post new episodes!
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    Thanks for listening!
    Special thanks to Bea for joining me today.
    If you enjoyed this interview please let me know with a review, hopefully, 5 stars because I would like to reach many artists like you!
    See you in the next episode :) Bye!

    • 41 min
    Ep.205: Art licensing tips with Bonnie Christine

    Ep.205: Art licensing tips with Bonnie Christine

    Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Bonnie Christine, an artist and pattern & textile designer living in North Carolina. She is most known for her rich, flowery designs, making artworks for companies & products around the world. She also run a program called Flourish, where she shares tools, resources and trade secrets for designers to level up their creative business. Enjoy!!
    Show notes: https://artsideoflife.com/bonnie-christine
    Special offer for Art Side of Life listeners
    ⭐️ Free 14 Days of Skillshare Premium - thousands of creative classes - illustration, painting, photography, well-being and many others 🔈 KNOWABLE Audio Courses - try for free - growing library of audio courses from experts and yours truly 📚🎧 Audible - get two free audiobooks - learn by listening to hundreds of books 🎓 Evolve Artist Program -  better than an art college education and only at a fraction of the cost - World’s Simplest Art Training Method Helpful Guides and Reviews
    Best iPad for Procreate Best Books on Color Theory Best iPad Pro Accessories for Artists Best Ring Light for Artists and Creators Best Stylus for Drawing Best Cheap Drawing Tablet with Screen for Artists Best Colored Pencils for Artists Best Watercolor Sketchbook Best Watercolor Pencils Best Printer for Stickers Best Printer for Screen Printing Most Comprehensive Guide to Art History Books Best Digital Notepads Best Note Taking Tablet Light Box for Tracing Best Art Projector for Displaying and Tracing Artworks Best Cardstock Printer Best Laptop for Animation Best Tablet for Animation Best Drawing Tablet for Kids Best Laptop for Drawing Heat Transfer Printer: How Does it Work and Best Heat Transfer Printers Best Chromebook with Stylus for Artists Best Bezel Less Monitor Best Standalone Drawing Tablet for Artists Best iPad for Drawing Wacom vs iPad Pro - Which one is better? Best Android Tablets for Drawing Who Has the Better Drawing Tablet – Huion or Wacom? Best Wacom Alternatives Best Laptops for Digital Art The 6 Best Printers for Your Art Prints Best Scanner for Your Artworks Best Monitors for Designers and Artists The 7 Best Canvas Printers Best Sticker Maker and Sticker Printer Best Professional Artist Kits Best Drawing Figures and Art Mannequins Best Backpacks for Artists and Designers The Ultimate Guide to Best Books to Learn Drawing How Much Do Artists Make? The Ultimate Guide for a Self-Taught Artist The Ultimate Guide to Art Challenges (50+) Best Tablets for Photoshop CC Subscribe to Art Side of Life Podcast to get notified when I post new episodes!
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    Thanks for listening!
    Special thanks to Bonnie for joining me today.
    If you enjoyed this interview please let me know with a review, hopefully, 5 stars because I would like to reach many artists like you!
    See you in the next episode :) Bye!

    • 47 min

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Very good for background listening while you work.

I absolutely love listening to this while I’m doing my inktober drawings, (especially the one you did with Jake Parker ) and just drawing and working or painting. It’s so awesome to hear what the experience was for other artists. I hope she keeps posting as long as she can.

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This is one of the best art podcast!

I love listening to your interviews, many people you interview I actively follow on social media. One of the biggest thing I love is that your interviewing the people just like me who aren't “directors of DreamWorks “ or an executive producer. Rather your talking to the artist that are pushing our industry forward! Keep up the great work! I find inspiration from your interviews and the many artist I have discovered from your show!

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