Disney Artist Chris Oatley helps you become a professional Visual Storyteller with Tutorials and Expert Interviews on Concept Art, Animation Visual Development, Character Design, Storyboarding, Comics, Illustration, Children's Books and Screenwriting.
The Best New Concept Art Books (2019 Edition) :: VSP #4
Imagine you’re walking along a street in a big, busy city. Despite all the noise and movement, something shiny catches your eye. It’s a key. You pick it up and realize it’s the most unusual and ornate key you’ve ever seen. You take it home, toss it in a drawer and forget about it. …or […] The post The Best New Concept Art Books (2019 Edition) :: VSP #4 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
[Announcement] The Return Of ‘Painting Drama’ & CTNX 2019!
In this short audio announcement, Chris Oatley shares updates on the return of his Composition & Color Theory course called Painting Drama and his appearances at CTN-X 2019! Click through to hear the announcement… http://traffic.libsyn.com/oatley/VSP03b-Announcement-PD2020-CTNX2019.mp3 [ download the mp3 ] [ subscribe ] *The gorgeous illustration at the top of this post is by Alex […] The post [Announcement] The Return Of ‘Painting Drama’ & CTNX 2019! appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
4 Ways Animation Artists Can Mentally Prepare For The Move To Los Angeles: With Natalie Nourigat :: VSP #3
Disney Storyboard Artist and Director Natalie Nourigat describes her book I Moved To Los Angeles To Work In Animation as “part Autobio Comic and part ‘How-To’ guide.’” It’s hilarious, emotional, beautifully illustrated and I now consider it required reading for every aspiring Animation professional. Today, Natalie joins me for a lesson inspired by her book: 4 […] The post 4 Ways Animation Artists Can Mentally Prepare For The Move To Los Angeles: With Natalie Nourigat :: VSP #3 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
Character Design and The Illusion Of Life: With James Woods :: VSP #2
Is there more to you than what other people see? Character Design is a fundamental aspect of Visual Storytelling. …but there’s much more to Character Design than the visual aspects. Disney Visual Development Artist James Woods – best known for his Animation Character Design work on Mary Poppins Returns – joins me for today’s lesson: […] The post Character Design and The Illusion Of Life: With James Woods :: VSP #2 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
The Power Of Pictures: 4 Ways To Make Your Stories More Emotional :: VSP #1
“Show, don’t tell.” It’s every Visual Storyteller’s mantra. …but it’s easier said than done. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn four ways to write – with pictures! …a practice that will help you solve existing Story problems, make a Story more powerful or get started on a new project! Brian McDonald – Visual Storytelling consultant for […] The post The Power Of Pictures: 4 Ways To Make Your Stories More Emotional :: VSP #1 appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
[Announcement] The Future Of The ArtCast, Artistacon & Dream Machine!
Hello, my friends! Chris Oatley here with a few time-sensitive ArtCast Announcements! In this recording, I’ll provide updates on: Dream Machine my new Social Media course for Artists. My upcoming presentation at Artistacon 2019 (plus a discount code). …and what to expect as we begin re-branding The ArtCast! Here we go! Listen To The Announcement: […] The post [Announcement] The Future Of The ArtCast, Artistacon & Dream Machine! appeared first on ChrisOatley.com.
For artists and enthusiasts alike! :)
I started listening to these podcasts a few months ago, and though some of the lessons are a few years old, the content is still very much relevant. The latest lesson ("4 Ways Animation Artists Can Mentally Prepare For The Move To LA") gives such great insight from Natalie Nourigat; about how she approached her career in animation after feeling like she had nowhere to begin. If you're feeling at a stalemate with your career, I strongly recommend listening to this podcast.
Thoughtful professional advice
This podcast gives excellent professional advice on how to improve your visual storytelling in a concise and clear way while remaining approachable. You can feel the passion for storytelling coming through the speakers and it shows I how valued their lessons are. The Oatley Academy is invaluable!
Love from beginning
I have been listening to Chris Oatley’s podcasts (all of them: Artcast, Paper Wings, Stories Unbound.. is that all of them?) and they have really helped me grow as an artist and storyteller. It kept me company during the loneliest and dryest time in my art career and the warm and empathetic hosts felt like my friends. Thanks for continuing to make these, Chris and friends!