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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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DenmanRooke Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
i will. oh also one question. you mentioned you would be posting up some of the ps brushes you use for download, when would you be doing that cause i would definately love some brushes as i am new to digital painting and can't seem to find any good brushes anywhere. thanks.
-cheers
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I just put some new Photoshop Splatter Brushes up as a free download on my site. I made them for my current 'Hulk Vs. Wolverine" Illustration.

You can get my Splatter Brush set here: [link]

They are cool, though they don't really function as 'brushes.' They're more like 'stamps,' really. I will try to put up a few different sets over the coming weeks. Thanks for your interest and encouragement.

Goro Fujita (one of my favorite digital painters) has a great brush set available for free on his site. I use a few of his brushes VERY often.

You can get Goro's brushes here: [link]

Also check out his blog while you're there. Inspiring!
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deviantHEART86 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
much respect to you and all your works...you're a giant artist, man!congrats
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Wow. Thanks. That just made my day. Thanks so much for the encouragement!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional
Chris Oatley, where is all your amazing artwork?? I can't plug you in my journal until I have something to plug!

Plus, people want to favorite the Issue #4 cover!! They keep asking me about it! :D
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Okay, guys. Here you go. I've uploaded a few pieces. More to come. Sorry it took me so long. Thanks for caring enough to ask me about it.
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andrewchandler80 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
let's see some of that fabulous work, oats![link]
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PoetLaurie Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Love the cover you did for The Dreamer! It's absolutely stunning and the texture is fanstastic.
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Akemi-Usagi Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
I saw the cover of the new Dreamer, and it looks great. I wish I could paint or even draw like that. :jawdrop:
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huntress1979 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
hey, I didn't know you were on deviant art too!
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