198 episodes

Hosted by renowned Dark Artist Chet Zar, the Dark Art Society Podcast covers a variety of important and contemporary topics. Themes include Dark Art, literature, film, music, culture, philosophy, dreams, paranormal experiences, magick and much more! While each episode focuses on specific issues, the nature of this podcast is conversational and organic. With that said we encourage you to take up position, like a fly on the proverbial wall and tune in.

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    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 115 Ratings

Hosted by renowned Dark Artist Chet Zar, the Dark Art Society Podcast covers a variety of important and contemporary topics. Themes include Dark Art, literature, film, music, culture, philosophy, dreams, paranormal experiences, magick and much more! While each episode focuses on specific issues, the nature of this podcast is conversational and organic. With that said we encourage you to take up position, like a fly on the proverbial wall and tune in.

    Gio Nakpil- Ep. 192

    Gio Nakpil- Ep. 192

    This week I interview the incredible digital sculptor Gio Nakpil! Gio has worked on tons of blockbuster films and currently works on the Adobe Medium team. We talk about his childhood as a horror fan, his early desire to become a makeup effects artist, learning digital modeling, breaking into the digital animation business, working with Carlos Huante, getting out of the film industry after 12 years, his new job as the Adobe Medium evangelist, the exciting possibilities of using Adobe Medium and Substance Painter to create digital sculpture in VR (!!!) and lots more!!! I'm a recent convert to VR so I am SUPER EXCITED about the possibilities that Adobe Medium offers! This was such a fun interview and it really got me psyched to get back into digital artwork.

    Also a quick art life update and new subscribers.

    Interview starts at around 8:54

    Lélia's Instagram:
    @lelia_wattez

    Lélia's Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/wattezlelia

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Lélia Wattez- Ep. 191

    Lélia Wattez- Ep. 191

    This week I interview French sculptor Lélia Wattez! We discuss her unusual path to creating creating her incredible creature sculptures, growing up in a small French village, her difficult work as a stone carver for 10 years (and the trauma of that experience), leaving that industry and going to makeup effects school, learning to code and getting a job in IT, how she designs her beautiful monsters and more! This is a deep episode and it gets very emotional at times!

    Also a quick art life update and new subscribers.

    Interview starts at around 10:27

    Lélia's Instagram:
    @lelia_wattez

    Lélia's Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/wattezlelia

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 2 hr 19 min
    Rob Freitas- Ep. 190

    Rob Freitas- Ep. 190

    This week's interview is with an old makeup effects pal of mine, master mold maker Rob Freitas! Rob has worked on TONS of amazing films and is regarded as one of the very best mold makers in the industry. We discuss: being a "monster kid", the influence of his grandfather, leaving Northern California to get into the FX biz, being mentored by Moto Hata, Working for Rob Bottin (on an all weekend gig), working for Rick Baker and much more! This was a really fun interview and I honestly forgot we were recording a few times- always a good indicator of great conversation.

    Also a quick art life update and new subscribers.

    Interview starts at around 7:51

    Rob's Instagram:
    @rob_freitas_

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 3 hr 13 min
    Mike Correll 2021- Ep. 189

    Mike Correll 2021- Ep. 189

    For the first episode of the new year I catch up with my old co-host of The Dark Art Society Podcast, Mike Correll. To make this episode special we recorded video as well (which you can see on the DAS Patreon: Patreon.com/darkartsociety) but as you will hear it was a bit of a disaster. But the conversation was still good and it was great to hear about Mike's crazy adventures on the road!

    Please help "Chet Zar: I Like To Paint Monsters" get on to Netflix: help.netflix.com/en/titlerequest

    Also: the Art Life update and new Patreon subscribers

    Mike's Patreon's:
    Patreon.com/EmailsFromInfinity
    Patreon.com/LandOfEnchantmentTours

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Allen Williams- Ep. 188

    Allen Williams- Ep. 188

    This week I interview the legendary Dark Artist Allen Williams (and his wife Vicki says hello). I'm a huge fan of his graphite and paint work and was really excited to interview him here! Some of the topics we cover: moving around when he was young and being a 'monster' kid in a small town in the south, drawing from a very early age, beginning his career creating art for role playing games in the 80s, the importance of keeping your own artistic 'thing' while doing contract work, creating artwork for book covers, working as a creature designer, his process for creating his work, justifying Dark Art, developing his style and a lot more! This was a really great interview! Very inspiring!

    Also a quick art life update and new subscribers.

    Interview starts at around 8:00

    "Covenant" project on Kickstarter:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fleskpublications/covenant-the-art-of-allen-williams/description

    Allen's website:
    www.AllenWilliamsStudio.com

    Allen's Instagram:
    @I_JustDraw

    Allen's YouTube:
    www.youtube.com/AllenWilliamsStudio

    Allen's FaceBook:
    www.facebook.com/AllenWilliamsArt

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Brian Brown- Ep. 187

    Brian Brown- Ep. 187

    This week I interview prolific painter, tattoo artist and Dark Art Society member Brian Brown. We talk about his life growing up in a family of 14 kids (!), building childhood guillotines, mask collecting, art collecting, skull collecting, living in Egypt and stealing a mummy skull, seeing auras, his freeform oil painting and tattooing techniques, and a ton more! I could have kept going for another couple hours so we will do a part 2 in the future!

    Also a quick art life update and new subscribers.

    Interview starts at around 6:00

    InstaGram: @MR._NME

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brian.n.brown.3

    Website: (in the works) brianbrowntattoo.com

    The Dark Art Society Podcast is produced by Chet Zar.
    Become an Official Member of the Dark Art Society: www.patreon.com/DarkArtSociety
    Chet’s Patreon: www.patreon.com/ChetZar
    The Dark Art Society Instagram: instagram.com/darkartsociety
    Official Dark Art Society Website: www.darkartsociety.com
    The Dark Art Society Podcast is now available in a variety of places, including the following platforms:
    SoundCloud: @darkartsociety
    iTunes: apple.co/2gMNUfM
    Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/s?fid=134626&refid=stpr
    Podbay: podbay.fm/show/1215146981
    YouTube: bit.ly/2nNYPre
    DarkArtSociety.com
    Copyright Chet Zar LLC 2019

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

@mikeyrots ,

Rules!

Love this podcast! Learning a lot. Inspiration explosions!! Really a great departure from the depressing gnarly state of the world right now. Enjoying the quarantine with old episodes...Keeping me focused. thanks!

The FAüXY Project ,

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colonnafineart ,

Best art podcast around!

Chet Zar manages to not just pull off an interview every week, he is able to find different artist each show. Conversations are fun, informative and often deep, but always great!

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