Fantasy and science-fiction illustrators Micah Epstein and Tommy Arnold team up to talk about illustration and artistic development in this bi-monthly podcast.
This is a podcast for illustrators, by illustrators. We don’t believe in anything except trying to get better and be happier, by any means necessary. Dignity optional.
EP 25: The Theory of Process
Tommy and Micah talk about the ways we shape artistic process, and the ways it shapes us in return.
EP 24: The Other Side of "Making It"
All good stories have a sequel, but that story doesn't always get told. Tommy and Micah talk through everything that comes up after you "become an illustrator."
EP 23: Impulse: An Interview with Miranda Meeks
Illustrator Miranda Meeks joins us for an in-depth discussion about mental and emotional approaches to working conditions, the power of impulse, and the importance of the self in art.
EP22: Chaos Is More Interesting: An Interview With Jeff Simpson
Concept artist and illustrator Jeff Simpson joins us for a deep dive into flexibility, artistic motivations, and finding beauty in chaos.
EP 21: "Closet Full of Cranes": An Interview With Greg Ruth
Special guest Greg Ruth joins us for an in-depth talk on drawing, finding joy in art, navigating the realities of illustration, and how the work we do shapes the artists we become.
EP 20: "Spark": An Interview With Brian Stelfreeze
Master storyteller Brian Stelfreeze joins us for a talk about instinct and intuition, the science of interacting with art, and finding that illusive "spark."
Digging into illustration, the creative process and life of an artist
Micah and Tommy are professional illustrators and where this podcast really shines is their ability to put into clear words the concepts, thoughts, feelings and ideas around picture making. Definitely worth a listen for any visual artist - in just a few shows this podcast has had some great concrete practical advice and introduced me to several new artists and ideas.
Hopefully they'll take care of the audio issues before season 2. I listened to several episodes and I really want to like this podcast, but I find it is so hard to listen to. While the episodes are broken down to focus on a particular step in the illustration process, the content of the episode is a lot less focused. I feel like the hosts are trying to over intellectualise and over analyse their processes instead of clearly trying to convey any information. A lot of times one of the hosts will say something and the other host will then use another more complicated, unnecessary analogy to try to explain it when the original information was fine. As much as I love hearing professional artists discuss their thoughts and processes, I rarely come away with any useful takeaways after listening.
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I love the deep dive into the illustration process on these. I'm really looking forward to more episodes!