- The difference between Concept Art and Illustration.
- Building a fantasy world based on real world reference.
- Conveying a clear story with your design.
Available exclusively to students, The Backstage Pass includes our Escape From Art Jail series, live portfolio review sessions, hour-after-hour of extended interviews from The ArtCast, The Paper Wings Show and MORE!
Once I really started writing in pictures first, it changed the way I wrote.
– Mark Pett
Mark Pett is a former syndicated comics creator and self-proclaimed “Authorstrator” of 5 charming picture books.
In this deleted scene from Stories Unbound #7, Mark tells us how he used to create “talking heads” comics. But after taking a challenge from a friend to make “silent comics,” his writing process changed forever…
Chris Oatley and Ejiwa (Edge) Ebenebe answer your questions about how to discover and develop your Personal Brand (aka your “Purple Cow.”)
Previously in this series, we discussed the value of reliability & commitment and how you can prove to studios and clients that you possess these essential qualities.
Today we’ll consider how your skills (that are unrelated to art) can inform your personal brand …and discuss the power of perfecting your techniques.
In our two-part interview for The Paper Wings Show, Abbey Cleland talked about the crazy way she made a career as a freelance writer.
She also shared some mind-blowing writing advice like:
In this extended interview – which features over 40 minutes of extra audio – you’ll hear even more surprising writing advice and some hilarious personal stories…
Whether you're pursuing concept art, illustration, character design, storyboarding, comics, animation or children's books, The Oatley Academy will help you make a living from your imagination. If you're interested in growing as a professional artist, please introduce yourself! We would love to connect with you.