A good credo to followFrom Rad Sechrist Interview: http://rad-sechrist-interview.blogspot.com/
--What is a typical day for you, and who are the people you work with?
I get to work early so I can have breakfast, hang out with some friends, drink coffee and talk about the movies for a bit. Then I head up to the office. I always start out with at least an hour of warm up studying. I do studies from movies because I like to see how they handle the camera. I also do drawing studies of anything I had trouble with the day before. For instance, if I had trouble drawing a hand the day before, I go find a hand like that somewhere and do studies. If I don't have a busy day, I'll spend a lot of time doing studies.
--What are some of the things that you do to keep yourself creative?
Most of my drawing time is spent doing studies. I spend very little time just purely being creative. I don't really worry about it. If I feel creative, I'll draw something. If not, I'll do studies.
How I made my way out of the Loser TrapHey guys, I feel the topic of productivity, balance of work and life and other such things vibrates these days, as quite a few people whom I follow wrote something about it, so I thought I'd bring to your attention the quotes I found most resonant for me (and some personal thoughts, too, that I'll share below):How I made my way out of the Loser Trap5 months ago in Personal More Like This
From Hannes' tumblr post about the recent changes in his attitude towards art (very much worth a read by itself):
I know how this sounds from the guy who used to be all about drawing all day, every day, but I’ve started doing other things. First of all at some point your health will politely ask you to start working out, taking away about 8 hours of your week. You’ll start eating better, cooking more fresh stuff, costing you maybe another 5 hours. I also play both handball and volleyball, both adding up
How I Broke into Concept ArtSorry I've been away, everyone. Things are getting progressively busier and busier, but it's all good because I'm happily employed at Riot Games as an associate concept artist! I'm living with my friend in fumy downtown Los Angeles trying to find a place to live in sunny Santa Monica, where my beloved studio is.How I Broke into Concept Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Consider this a rough step-by-step tutorial of how to break into the industry based on my experience, the mistakes I made and the things I learned along the way - while they are fresh in my mind. Anyone listening to my story should know that since it already happened, by repeating the same process you won't be able to get the same results. You will need to work harder, because I just took your spot.
Now, the big dogs out there will have much more information about the industry, how it works and what they like to see. I'm simply attempting to sum up how I would approach it if I had 5 years to do it over.
Don't go to college. I make less in a year than my tuition was for