206 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

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 88 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 205: Exploring Creative Side Hustles with Scotty Russell, Perspective Collective

    PK 205: Exploring Creative Side Hustles with Scotty Russell, Perspective Collective

    In this week's episode of Pencil Kings, Mitch Bowler talks with fellow pizza enthusiast, artist, and podcaster, Scotty Russell, about the real possibility of turning your side-hustle into a business and how Scotty empowers artists to be entrepreneurs. Scotty also talks about the importance of investing in oneself and knowing what you want, and the 3 things that you need to have to achieve your goals. Stay tuned.

    • 35 min
    PK 204: Strategies for Starting an Art Career with Allan McKay

    PK 204: Strategies for Starting an Art Career with Allan McKay

    In this week's episode of Pencil Kings, Mitch Bowler talks with Emmy Award-winning VFX supervisor and technical director in Hollywood, Allan McKay, about visual effects and his desire to explore it further and share his passion about film and design with other people. Tune in as they talk about the importance of putting your best work forward, the benefits of measuring your progress, and how embracing failure can quite possibly lead to your success.

    • 36 min
    PK 203: Understanding Artistic Identity with Zhiwan Cheung

    PK 203: Understanding Artistic Identity with Zhiwan Cheung

    Join Mitch Bowler in this week's episode of Pencil Kings as he talks with fellow podcaster and artist,  Zhiwan Cheung, of the Seeing Color podcast, about how to engage in honest conversations about art and about the importance of creating your vision of what you want your art to accomplish. He also talks about how he encourages artists to push beyond the boundaries, the common misconceptions people have about art school, and how to forge your path after you finish your art studies. Stay tuned.

    • 38 min
    PK 202: Quality Over Quantity In Your Art And Life with Liron Yanconsky, Liron Art LLC

    PK 202: Quality Over Quantity In Your Art And Life with Liron Yanconsky, Liron Art LLC

    In this week's episode of Pencil Kings, Mitch Bowler talks to Liron Yanconsky, founder of Liron Art LLC, and Liron Yanconsky Books where they discuss pursuing art and maintaining the quality of your art. Liron also talks about his passion for the arts, how he created his brand, and why he has chosen to connect with fellow artists and fans through social media. Stay Tuned. 

    • 38 min
    PK 201: Creative Side Hustles and Natural Light Photography with Sandra Coan, Founder of Sandra Coan Photography

    PK 201: Creative Side Hustles and Natural Light Photography with Sandra Coan, Founder of Sandra Coan Photography

    In this week's episode, Mitch Bowler talks to Sandra Coan, author of Crafting the Natural Light Look: The One-Light Approach to Creating Striking Portraits with a Strobe or Flash, about her journey from teacher to photographer. She also talks about how to build your brand and leave a distinguished impression amongst your clients, what natural light means and how to use it to capture incredible photos, and find out how her latest book can help you become better at photography. Stay Tuned.

    • 36 min
    PK 200: What I Learned from 4 Years of Interviewing Artists, with Youngman Brown, Host of Your Creative Push Podcast.

    PK 200: What I Learned from 4 Years of Interviewing Artists, with Youngman Brown, Host of Your Creative Push Podcast.

    Join Mitch Bowler in this episode of the Pencil King Show as he talks with Youngman Brown, the host of Your Creative Push Podcast, about the various artists he has had the privilege of speaking with, the importance of community in the art space, and the most common struggles of artists on a daily basis. They also talk about Youngman’s podcast, his journey back to writing, and why he decided to embrace Youtube as a new platform for his passion and advocacies. Stay tuned.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

t2te ,

Liron podcast

I enjoyed this podcast and the motivation behind this topic. Liron is a breath of fresh air as far as art instructors on internet. His love of sharing teaches as he goes, mistakes or not! I hope his new goal (painting more for himself instead of for us) doesn’t preclude his interest in painting instructions for us. I find his approach very refreshing — opposite of some of the established Watercolor artists. He is not afraid to paint live, and his depth of instructions make him believable. He enables me to say to myself, yes I can do this, even if I have to do it three times before I feel successful. Thank you for giving him more reach by inviting him to podcast! Terri from Michigan

Halikadito ,

I Love Pencil Kings!

I’m so happy Mitch is back. Great interviews, valuable information, boat loads of inspiration.

Humblestumble ,

Binge listening

Love this podcast already! I’m binge listening to episodes now and it’s giving me the boost I have been needing. I felt really stuck and now I have ideas and confidence to push forward.

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