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In part one of this interview, we learned how Robert Simons’ career in concept art began before he even graduated from art school.

His designs for an indie sci-fi short called Project Arbiter demonstrated artistic maturity beyond that of the average nineteen-year-old artist and opened doors to the vfx industry.

Now, in part two, Robert and I discuss his experiences working on Hollywood blockbusters, breaking into the big-time, how his childhood inspired his concept art portfolio and a whole lot more!

Episode Highlights:

  • Sketching on mobile devices.
  • What it’s like to see your concept art come to life on set.
  • The ups and downs of epic personal projects.
  • Working for other people.
  • The future of independent film.
  • The downsides of digital effects.
  • The lonely side of success.
  • How to deal with haters.
  • How his childhood inspired his concept art portfolio.
  • Concept art internships and breaking in.

…and we swap Steven Spielberg pseudo-stories!

Find the links and show notes at ChrisOatley.com/robert-simons-…

  • Listening to: Passenger
  • Reading: "How To Build A Dinosaur" by Jack Horner
  • Watching: WALKING DEAD SEASON 5 OMG!!!
  • Playing: Nope...
  • Eating: Tuna Melt
  • Drinking: Chamomile Tea

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ChrisOatley
Chris Oatley
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ChrisOatley.com has Digital Painting Tutorials, Interviews with Animation & Games Industry Artists & FREE Custom Photoshop Brushes! ChrisOatley.com

Current Residence: Los Angeles, California

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ApostacyArt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Just signed up to your website! I am so touched that you have shared so much, thank you!
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JonathanGragg Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Just enrolled in The Magic Box! I've been listening to your podcast for years, should have joined sooner. I will recommend it to anyone interested in digital painting! Thanks Chris!
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canned-sardines Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love your stuff!
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red--fox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy bithday dude !!! 

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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo:  :party:  Happy Birthaversary!!!!  :cake:   :dance:
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MsBlueriver66 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!!!!!! :iconcakeplz:
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Didi-Esmeralda Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014   Digital Artist
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Happy Birthday my friend! by TheGalleryOfEve  
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TheSorceressRaven Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, friend :cake: :party:
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Redan23 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :-D 
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