Our new Visual Development Workshop is finally open for enrollment!
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The ArtCast began as a stream-of-consciousness audio journal about Chris Oatley’ life in the animation industry. Now, The Oatley Academy ArtCast is a complex production requiring the time and talents of at least five people per episode…
Join the OA Team for a panel discussion about:
In the previous episode, we met Ryan Carlson – my Disney mentor and the person without whom The Oatley Academy may never have happened…
Now in part two, Ryan talks about:
PLUS: The ArtCast: Behind The Scenes with the OA Team!
In our previous Escape From Art Jail series, we learned how three successful artists developed their personal brand.
Now our hosts Chris Oatley and Edge help Escape From Art Jail student Dan Kelby develop his own personal brand and present himself as a competitive professional in the Visual Development Industry.
In many ways, I owe my career to Ryan Carlson.
He played a key role in giving me my first break at Disney, taught me more about painting than any other individual and he, more than anyone for whom I’ve worked, has intentionally helped to advance my career.
…and considering that The ArtCast probably wouldn’t exist without my time at Disney, and The Oatley Academy only exists because of The ArtCast, The Oatley Academy might not exist without Ryan…
In this episode we discuss:
“Maybe someday” we’ll have the energy, the money, the time… But travel is expensive and complicated.
On this Live Panel Discussion, Réka and Caleb share creative solutions and money-saving tips that made their life-changing Sketch Travel journeys a reality.
In the podcast version of our interview with John Nevarez (Disney, Sony, Illumination, Pixar) he gave us a masterclass in gesture drawing technique and shared his secret to staying sane in this crazy business.
This Extended Interview Includes Over 50 Minutes Of Extra Audio:
Now, in part two, John talks about:
John Nevarez approaches his art and his relationships the same way. Whether he encounters a new, blank page or a new person, John sees the opportunity to freely explore new and inspiring ideas.
The whimsical energy in his sketches combined with his delightful personality has made him one of the most reputable professionals in the animation industry.
His stellar career spans from storyboard revisionist to visual development artist, with stops along the way at every major animation studio, including Disney, Sony, Illumination, and Pixar.
Today we discuss:
Travelling through animation with his eyes and mind wide open, Todd is continually honing and building on his increasingly vast animation knowledge.
Today, in part one, Todd talks about:
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.