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Art Side of Life

By Iva Mikles: Artist and Creative Entrepreneur

Art Side of Life is a podcast and YouTube show dedicated to inspiring all the artists out there to pursue their passion in life and take action to make their creative dreams come true. It is the perfect companion for your commute to school, work, or while you are creating. Art Side of Life was created for YOU, the artists with a huge variety of creative passions. Your host Iva chats with the most exciting and inspiring artists and creative entrepreneurs of today like Loish, Cyarine, Gabriel Picolo, Tod Polson, John Nevarez, Jason Brubaker, Trent Kaniuga, Asia Ladowska, Eliza Ivanova, Jake Parker, Nathan Fowkes, Stephen Silver and Marco Bucci. They are extraordinary achievers who put a lot of effort into their work – illustrators, painters, graphic designers, comic book artists, animators, art directors, 3D artists, and many, many others. Each episode presents the journey of a successful Artist who shares their personal background, their art style, medium, tools and also strategies how they generate income and stay motivated in their projects. For the ones of you who are just starting, the guests also share what they learned from their mistakes, and the action steps to achieve success. Each episode ends with the highlights and the summary of Artist’s resources so you don’t have to take notes of the valuable pieces of information.

  1. 1.
    Ep.136: Camille Raveau on how to make your personal projects a reality19 April 2018
    44:31
  2. 2.
    Ep.135: Zac Retz on waking up at 4am and following your dreams16 April 2018
    43:30
  3. 3.
    Ep.134: How to build your credibility with Aiman Akhtar (Fungisaurs)12 April 2018
    47:30
  4. 4.
    Ep.133: Wouter Tulp on the process of character design9 April 2018
    47:46
  5. 5.
    Ep.132: How to use networking to find a job with Isaac Orloff5 April 2018
    33:57
  6. 6.
    Ep.131: How to make living by doing traditional art with Lioba Brückner2 April 2018
    43:20
  7. 7.
    Ep.130: Learn something new everyday with Francis Boncales29 March 2018
    44:28
  8. 8.
    Ep.129: Why you should welcome feedback for your art with Pernille Orum26 March 2018
    45:46
  1. 9.
    Ep.128: Be a student of life with Brian Ajhar22 March 2018
    59:37
  2. 10.
    Ep.127: How to get clients with Amanda and Gus from Limetown Studios19 March 2018
    53:49
  3. 11.
    Ep.126: How to get a job at big studio with Felipe Machado15 March 2018
    59:49
  4. 12.
    Ep.125: Collaborate with others to improve your skills with Hedvig H-S aka Vixiearts12 March 2018
    29:58
  5. 13.
    Ep.124: How to get paid for doing what you love with Nathanna Erica8 March 2018
    49:03
  6. 14.
    Ep.123: How to improve your skills fast with Brett Bean from Drawn To It Studios5 March 2018
    49:40
  7. 15.
    What's next for Art Side of Life1 March 2018
    3:57
  8. 16.
    Ep.122: How to start an art business with Stephanie Krist (Fired Figments)28 February 2018
    46:41
  9. 17.
    Ep.121: Do you need talent to be an artist with Sara Faber27 February 2018
    35:51
  10. 18.
    Ep.120: Don’t fear anything, it’s your own journey with Steve Ahn26 February 2018
    1:00:26
  11. 19.
    Ep.119: Make mistakes to learn with Zacharias Reinhardt23 February 2018
    36:33
  12. 20.
    Ep.118: Sometimes less is more with Olga Zavershinskaya aka Armene22 February 2018
    40:33
  13. 21.
    Ep.117: How to get internship in Disney with Tyler ‘Ty’ Amato21 February 2018
    35:52
  14. 22.
    Ep.116: Discipline will help you achieve anything with Carolina Parada (Carosurreal)20 February 2018
    40:01
  15. 23.
    Ep.115: Bryan Mark Taylor on being a plein air artist19 February 2018
    47:53
  16. 24.
    Ep.114: Mike Henry (Zatransis) on how to run sketching groups16 February 2018
    49:38
  17. 25.
    Ep.113: Kenny Anderson on how to start your art career15 February 2018
    46:11
  18. 26.
    Ep.112: Ashley Spires on how to choose your art agent14 February 2018
    45:44
  19. 27.
    Ep.111: Great tips on working with clients with Luis Gadea13 February 2018
    1:00:23
  20. 28.
    Ep.110: Johanna Tarkela on motivation in the moments of self-doubt12 February 2018
    34:39
  21. 29.
    Ep.109: There will always be someone who loves your art with Lemia Crescent9 February 2018
    43:52
  22. 30.
    Ep.108: Why it's important to market your art with Alba Bordes from Made of Sundays8 February 2018
    42:34
  23. 31.
    Ep.107: Follow your dreams with Prem Sai GS7 February 2018
    37:51
  24. 32.
    Ep.106: Devon Cady-Lee shares awesome tips on how to design characters6 February 2018
    1:12:27
  25. 33.
    Ep.105: On importance of staying open to opportunities with Tyson Murphy5 February 2018
    48:09
  26. 34.
    Ep.104: Ben Fiquet on being a video games artist (Lizardcube game studio)2 February 2018
    38:17
  27. 35.
    Ep.103: How to define your brand with Gary Ham (Superham Designs)1 February 2018
    57:31
  28. 36.
    Ep.102: Denis Zilber on why you should concentrate on storytelling and not tools31 January 2018
    43:50
  29. 37.
    Ep.101: Nick Runge on why it’s important to draw and paint every day30 January 2018
    41:08
  30. 38.
    Ep.100: About the legacy of your work with Daniel Lieske (Wormworld Saga)29 January 2018
    58:35
  31. 39.
    Ep.99: The power of taking challenges on Instagram with Levi Prewitt26 January 2018
    36:07
  32. 40.
    Ep.98: Finding mentors with Ismael Alejandro Moreno Ozuna (IAMO)25 January 2018
    45:09
  33. 41.
    Ep.97: Take your time to find your style with Alexandra Vuorio aka Kasvei24 January 2018
    35:48
  34. 42.
    Ep.96: Beverly Johnson on creating strong character design23 January 2018
    37:49
  35. 43.
    Ep.95: Creating fantasy worlds with Jonas Jodicke aka JoJoe22 January 2018
    40:33
  36. 44.
    Ep.94: Drawing every time you can with Amber (Dav Kro)19 January 2018
    44:51
  37. 45.
    Ep.93: Marc Brunet on how to be in charge of your own life18 January 2018
    49:21
  38. 46.
    Ep.92: Running your own design studio with Alli Koch17 January 2018
    37:14
  39. 47.
    Ep.91: Dan Howard on the importance of attending conventions16 January 2018
    44:50
  40. 48.
    Ep.90: How to make your own art stand out with Lars Degenhardt (Laovaan)15 January 2018
    1:07:17
  41. 49.
    Ep.89: The journey of a professional comic/manga artist with Odunze Oguguo (Whytmanga)12 January 2018
    53:26
  42. 50.
    Ep.88: Making your art prints special with Fleur de Marie (Coffeshere)11 January 2018
    49:44
  43. 51.
    Ep.87: Creating more art buyers with Liezel & Kitty from Subject Matter Art Gallery10 January 2018
    49:51
  44. 52.
    Ep.86: What it takes to be a great artist with Nathan Fowkes9 January 2018
    1:01:07
  45. 53.
    Ep.85: Hieu Nguyen (Kelogsloops) on capturing feelings in your artworks8 January 2018
    45:17
  46. 54.
    Ep.84: Making your dreams come true with Angela Jarman from Fancy Fairy5 January 2018
    57:58
  47. 55.
    Ep.83: Old masters and the simplicity with Chris Solarski4 January 2018
    1:00:07
  48. 56.
    Ep.82: Freelancing since she was 15 years old with Devin Elle Kurtz (Tamberella)3 January 2018
    49:41
  49. 57.
    Ep.81: How to start and succeed as full time comic author and illustrator with Raul Trevino2 January 2018
    59:07
  50. 58.
    Ep.80: Stephen Silver on the power of your journey1 January 2018
    1:12:04
  51. 59.
    Christmas holidays edition25 December 2017
    2:02
  52. 60.
    Ep.79: The vision behind your brand with Sarah Amijo (Big Bear and Bird)22 December 2017
    35:03
  53. 61.
    Ep.78: The path of an artist with Sebastien Le Divenah21 December 2017
    45:00
  54. 62.
    Ep.77: The art of conceptual photography with Anya Anti20 December 2017
    43:41
  55. 63.
    Ep.76: Michele Arrieta on the importance of 1-on-1 mentorship19 December 2017
    38:32
  56. 64.
    Ep.75: Kerby Rosanes on why you should never quit drawing!18 December 2017
    49:16
  57. 65.
    Ep.74: How to become a surf, skate and street artist with Fieldey15 December 2017
    43:55
  58. 66.
    Ep.73: From studying psychology to becoming a full time artist with Gosia Kmiec (MkMiec Art)14 December 2017
    40:29
  59. 67.
    Ep.72: Dave Malan on how to have a successful freelancing career with 4 kids13 December 2017
    55:34
  60. 68.
    Ep.71: How to make the best out of every situation with Bea Blue12 December 2017
    50:49
  61. 69.
    Ep.70: Storytelling for artists with Tom Booth11 December 2017
    53:52
  62. 70.
    Ep.69: Inspiring YouTube art communities with Alice Coles (Hullo Alice)8 December 2017
    41:14
  63. 71.
    Ep.68: Stefan Hansson on how to be a successful artist in gaming industry7 December 2017
    38:47
  64. 72.
    Ep.67: Powerful tips for preparing your portfolio with Matt Boismier (Tooninator)6 December 2017
    53:56
  65. 73.
    Ep.66: From studying Law to successful art career with Georgi Georgiev (Goshun)5 December 2017
    35:40
  66. 74.
    Ep.65: Nina Stajner about overcoming ‘naysayers’ and running a successful Etsy store4 December 2017
    54:31
  67. 75.
    Ep.64: JellieBee about how to start with YouTube and her interest in Japanese culture1 December 2017
    46:12
  68. 76.
    Ep.63: Talia Zoref and her journey to working with Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, HM, Gucci and Moschino30 November 2017
    45:58
  69. 77.
    Ep.62: Marta Nael about her distinctive style and building her community29 November 2017
    46:27
  70. 78.
    Ep.61: Jessica Laurent on finding yourself as an artist28 November 2017
    1:00:02
  71. 79.
    Ep.60: Yana Bogatch (CosmicSpectrum) about her life views and her first graphic novel27 November 2017
    37:23
  72. 80.
    Ep.59: Kiki Eiseman (Gweakles) on overcoming obstacles to become a full time artist24 November 2017
    54:37
  73. 81.
    Ep.58: Carlos Ortega Elizalde about learning 3D art by himself and his artistic journey23 November 2017
    1:07:44
  74. 82.
    Ep.57: How to grow your community online with Isabel Weber (Kassiopeeia)22 November 2017
    37:57
  75. 83.
    Ep.56: Geneva Benton (GDBee) on colors inspiration, galleries and living from art full time21 November 2017
    37:49
  76. 84.
    Ep.55: Knight Zhang (Arucelli) on having fun with art and being open to learn from everyone20 November 2017
    54:47
  77. 85.
    Ep.54: Helga Jiang from PuddingFishcakes about art and craft communities on YouTube17 November 2017
    44:53
  78. 86.
    Ep.53: Anthony Christou (Luminous Ages) on art, business and how to run Kickstarter campaigns16 November 2017
    1:12:58
  79. 87.
    Ep.52: Rosalind Davis on being an artist, curator and catalyst15 November 2017
    1:00:33
  80. 88.
    Ep.51: Bryan Sims on why you don't have to go to expensive school to do animation14 November 2017
    41:26
  81. 89.
    Ep.50: Drawing Disney fanart and finding your own style with Dylan Bonner13 November 2017
    45:02
  82. 90.
    Ep.49: Lena Danya on being a full time oil artist and YouTuber10 November 2017
    41:53
  83. 91.
    Ep.48: Chloe Giordano about the art of embroidery and how to live from it9 November 2017
    47:12
  84. 92.
    Ep.47: Chris Orrillo (Krizpii) on how to develop your own art style and his journey as an artist8 November 2017
    1:03:39
  85. 93.
    Ep.46: Licensing your art to Disney, Star Wars and Warner Bros with Rob Kaz7 November 2017
    43:17
  86. 94.
    Ep.45: Dina Brodsky on being a full time artist and mother of a toddler6 November 2017
    42:40
  87. 95.
    Ep.44: Chloe Rose (mschlosey) on the personality of the artist is as important as the art itself3 November 2017
    46:09
  88. 96.
    Ep.43: Wolfram Kampffmeyer (Paperwolf) about succeeding on Etsy and Dawanda2 November 2017
    49:05
  89. 97.
    Ep.42: How to develop your art skills with Rachel Favelle (Pop Surrealist Artist)1 November 2017
    36:51
  90. 98.
    Ep.41: How to prepare portfolio for Disney with Julia Blattman (jbdraws)31 October 2017
    42:44
  91. 99.
    Ep.40: Lärienne (lariennechan) on how to succeed in different social media30 October 2017
    44:05
  92. 100.
    Ep.39: Ahmed Aldoori on talent and discipline27 October 2017
    42:37
  93. 101.
    Ep.38: Mattias Adolfsson on the importance of details in your artwork and starting from scratch26 October 2017
    36:38
  94. 102.
    Ep.37: Why going to art school might not be the best for you with Chantal Horeis25 October 2017
    48:59
  95. 103.
    Ep.36: Family life and art career with Nerea Mas24 October 2017
    37:27
  96. 104.
    Ep.35: Why you should take advice from people who are where you want to be with Lord Gris23 October 2017
    34:23
  97. 105.
    Ep.34: The craft of urban sketching with Teoh Yi Chie from Parkablogs.com20 October 2017
    40:43
  98. 106.
    Ep.33: Bring the joy of art to a wider audience with Song & Annette from Paint Events Zurich19 October 2017
    47:07
  99. 107.
    Ep.32: Alisa Vysochina on how to choose the right printer and paper for selling your art prints18 October 2017
    55:20
  100. 108.
    Ep.31: Fantasy worlds building with Sean Andrew Murray (City of Gateway)17 October 2017
    1:12:55
  101. 109.
    Ep.30: Being a mom and full time artist with Simone Grünewald (Schmoedraws)16 October 2017
    46:29
  102. 110.
    Ep.29: How to set goals and stay motivated with Monique Renee13 October 2017
    45:00
  103. 111.
    Ep.28: Why it’s a good idea to attend art competitions with Meike Schneider (2D/3D)12 October 2017
    30:57
  104. 112.
    Ep.27: Art is craft and science with Stan Prokopenko from Proko.com11 October 2017
    48:05
  105. 113.
    Ep.26: How to be resourceful artist with Djamila Knopf10 October 2017
    46:35
  106. 114.
    Ep.25: The meaning of Fake it till you make it with Audra Auclair9 October 2017
    55:56
  107. 115.
    Ep.24: Hobby that became her full time career with Baylee Jae from Baylee Creations6 October 2017
    41:06
  108. 116.
    Ep.23: How to succeed in the world of children’s books with Gene Barretta5 October 2017
    50:52
  109. 117.
    Ep.22: Finished not perfect with Jake Parker, the creator of #inktober challenge4 October 2017
    51:56
  110. 118.
    Ep.21: Build your community by providing tips with Danielle Pioli3 October 2017
    51:57
  111. 119.
    Ep.20: Don’t think about other artists as competition with Ashleigh Izienicki (missupacey)2 October 2017
    38:50
  112. 120.
    Ep.19: About the power of tutorials with Andrew Price from Blender Guru29 September 2017
    57:27
  113. 121.
    Ep.18: Why you can learn much more by focusing on specific art topics with Tomasz Mro28 September 2017
    50:04
  114. 122.
    Ep.17: On why is somebody going to hire me with Marco Bucci27 September 2017
    54:52
  115. 123.
    Ep.16: Building online communities is important for future possibilities with Neimy Kanani26 September 2017
    32:36
  116. 124.
    Ep.15: Going freelance full time with Gabriel Picolo, the creator of #365daysofdoodle challenge25 September 2017
    44:49
  117. 125.
    Ep.14: There is a huge art community on YouTube with Valerie Flynn from Art Ala Carte22 September 2017
    35:39
  118. 126.
    Ep.13: Why to fear missed opportunities more than failure with Ani Cahwje from What a Curly Life21 September 2017
    51:26
  119. 127.
    Ep.12: On finding your unique style with Robb Mommaerts20 September 2017
    54:56
  120. 128.
    Ep.11: Curious mind of an artist with Tod Polson (The Book of Life)19 September 2017
    51:35
  121. 129.
    Ep.10: There is room for everybody in the art industry with Cyarine18 September 2017
    1:29:15
  122. 130.
    Ep.9: Promote positivity and happiness with Tatyana Vogt from Love Teacup Kisses15 September 2017
    55:09
  123. 131.
    Ep.8: Why doing art equals running a business with Erin Dollar from Cotton & Flax14 September 2017
    49:46
  124. 132.
    Ep.7: From Dreamworks to successful Kickstarter campaigns with Jason Brubaker from Coffee Table Comics13 September 2017
    1:16:59
  125. 133.
    Ep.6: John Nevarez on working for animation studios like Pixar and SONY Pictures Animation12 September 2017
    1:08:01
  126. 134.
    Ep.5: About Manga art and hard work with Asia Ladowska11 September 2017
    43:12
  127. 135.
    Ep.4: Creating comics on Patreon and YouTube with Haley Newsome from LavenderTowne4 September 2017
    42:19
  128. 136.
    Ep.3: How to succeed at big animation studio with Eliza Ivanova from Pixar4 September 2017
    59:20
  129. 137.
    Ep.2: On running own art studio and living frugal lifestyle with Trent Kaniuga from Aquatic Moon4 September 2017
    1:01:06
  130. 138.
    Ep.1: Color combinations and inspiration with Loish4 September 2017
    47:29
  131. 139.
    Ep.0: About Art Side of Life1 September 2017
    7:28

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