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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 you to pursue your passion in life and take action to make a living as an artist. It is the perfect companion for your commute to school, work, or while you are creating. The artists share how to make a living as an artist, how to get first art jobs, commissions, and clients, how to improve your art skills, how to find your style and grow your Instagram and social media following. Get inspired and motivated by successful artists like Loish, Cyarine, Picolo, Eleeza, Jason Brubaker, Wouter Tulp, Marco Bucci, Brett Bean, Stephen Silver, Nathan Fowkes, Schmoedraws, Asia Ladowska, Jake Parker, Proko, Audra Auclair, Ahmed Aldoori and 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 make money 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.187: Art Processes and Techniques - Interview Highlights11/08/2018
    13:28
  2. 2.
    Ep.186: Part 2 - Designing engaging characters with Sweeney Boo11/01/2018
    18:13
  3. 3.
    Ep.186: Part 1 - How to get noticed as an artist on social media with Sweeney Boo10/29/2018
    15:20
  4. 4.
    Ep.185: Marco Bucci on teaching art online10/25/2018
    21:22
  5. 5.
    Why doing art equals running a business with Erin Dollar from Cotton & Flax10/18/2018
    49:46
  6. 6.
    Ep.184: Advice for artists starting out - Interview Highlights10/11/2018
    26:28
  7. 7.
    Ep.183: Part 2 - How to grow on Instagram with David Alvarez (davexp)10/04/2018
    18:05
  8. 8.
    Ep.183: Part 1 - From animation to illustration with David Alvarez (davexp)10/01/2018
    15:38
  1. 9.
    Ep.182: About the power of fundamentals with Lucas Graciano09/27/2018
    45:08
  2. 10.
    Ep.181: How to tell stories in your images with Matt Rhodes (Tellurion)09/24/2018
    53:27
  3. 11.
    Ep.180: How to negotiate your prices properly with Ruby Lee09/20/2018
    53:43
  4. 12.
    Ep.179: How I quit my job to become a full-time freelancer with Asia Ladowska09/17/2018
    36:58
  5. 13.
    Ep.178: About different social platforms with Alpaca Carlesi09/13/2018
    46:27
  6. 14.
    Ep.177: We are students forever with David Colman (DavidsDoodles)09/10/2018
    1:15:45
  7. 15.
    Ep.176: You learn as you go with Cameron Knight (Cliques)09/06/2018
    44:29
  8. 16.
    Ep.175: About running art classes and workshops with Lois van Baarle (Loish)09/03/2018
    24:08
  9. 17.
    Ep.174: How to make money with your online shop with Maya Kern08/30/2018
    58:36
  10. 18.
    Ep.173: How to develop your art style with Ilse Harting08/27/2018
    47:08
  11. 19.
    Ep.172: Choosing your color palettes with Jax Sheridan aka Clockbirds08/23/2018
    46:57
  12. 20.
    Ep.171: How to balance and grow with making art on the side with Marc Allante08/20/2018
    54:20
  13. 21.
    Ep.170: The Filmmaking artist with Kesh08/16/2018
    49:08
  14. 22.
    Ep.169: Knowing your value as an artist with Isadora Zeferino08/13/2018
    1:01:42
  15. 23.
    Ep.168: Life of a concept artist in a studio with Esben Lash Rasmussen from Riot Games08/09/2018
    53:59
  16. 24.
    Ep.167: Be nice to yourself, stay positive and keep trying with Isabelle Staub08/06/2018
    42:52
  17. 25.
    Ep.166: Awesome tips for game art with Katie Hamill aka Elentori08/02/2018
    55:09
  18. 26.
    Ep.165: How two brothers from a small town built illustration studio with Mingarro Brothers (Brosmind)07/30/2018
    1:09:18
  19. 27.
    Ep.164: Great tips for art gallery shows with Marc Scheff07/26/2018
    1:02:18
  20. 28.
    Ep.163: Ester Conceicao aka Tehchan on how to do stylized drawing07/23/2018
    45:51
  21. 29.
    Ep.162: Tips for self-taught artists with Shivam Thapliyal07/19/2018
    43:33
  22. 30.
    Ep.161: LinkedIn tips for artists with Mitch Leeuwe07/16/2018
    47:14
  23. 31.
    Ep.160: Think before you start drawing with Modern Day James07/12/2018
    48:57
  24. 32.
    Ep.159: How to make it as a foreign artist in Japan with Mateusz Urbanowicz07/09/2018
    54:00
  25. 33.
    Ep.158: The adventure of children’s book illustration with Richard Smythe07/05/2018
    41:16
  26. 34.
    Ep.157: Your role with your art is to communicate, not to be perfect with Fran Meneses aka Frannerd07/02/2018
    54:44
  27. 35.
    Ep.156: How to get into animation industry with Martin Wittig06/28/2018
    48:28
  28. 36.
    Ep.155: Valerie Bastille on how to overcome the art block06/25/2018
    48:32
  29. 37.
    Ep.154: Should I be a freelancer or work for a studio with Richard Anderson06/21/2018
    51:51
  30. 38.
    Ep.153: How much should I charge for my art with Lei Melendres (Doodle Art Enthusiasts)06/18/2018
    55:03
  31. 39.
    Ep.152: How to overcome art frustration with Yan Sosak aka YanSculpts06/14/2018
    39:42
  32. 40.
    Ep.151: Atey Ghailan aka Snatti on why should always have your personal art projects06/11/2018
    39:51
  33. 41.
    Ep.150: How to come up with ideas and inspiration for your art with Eeva Nikunen06/07/2018
    43:31
  34. 42.
    Ep.149: Sam Nassour on why you should master the art of observation06/04/2018
    46:35
  35. 43.
    Ep.148: Why you can make a living as an artist with David Owens05/31/2018
    57:03
  36. 44.
    Ep.147: Victoria Ying on how to make a portfolio for animation studios05/28/2018
    40:37
  37. 45.
    Ep.146: Nic Gregory on why it's never too late to start with art career05/24/2018
    50:14
  38. 46.
    Ep.145: Finding your art style with Abigail Larson05/21/2018
    53:21
  39. 47.
    Ep.144: Write and illustrate your own book series with Ruby Roth05/17/2018
    49:08
  40. 48.
    Ep.143: Awesome tips for creating stories and characters with Armand Baltazar (Timeless book series)05/14/2018
    1:23:00
  41. 49.
    Ep.142: How to protect your IP with Jessica Fong from Lonely Egg Studio05/10/2018
    52:33
  42. 50.
    Ep.141: Don’t fear rejection and always get up with Nikolas Draper-Ivey05/07/2018
    58:23
  43. 51.
    Ep.140: How to get past things that hold us back with Karly Jade Catto05/03/2018
    46:28
  44. 52.
    Ep.139: Chris Ayers on what makes a great character designer04/30/2018
    50:12
  45. 53.
    Ep.138: Piper Thibodeau on painting fantasy characters04/26/2018
    46:39
  46. 54.
    Ep.137: The art of storytelling with Mauricio Abril04/23/2018
    54:32
  47. 55.
    Ep.136: Camille Raveau on how to make your personal projects a reality04/19/2018
    44:31
  48. 56.
    Ep.135: Zac Retz on waking up at 4am and following your dreams04/16/2018
    43:30
  49. 57.
    Ep.134: How to build your credibility with Aiman Akhtar (Fungisaurs)04/12/2018
    47:30
  50. 58.
    Ep.133: Wouter Tulp on the process of character design04/09/2018
    47:46
  51. 59.
    Ep.132: How to use networking to find a job with Isaac Orloff04/05/2018
    33:57
  52. 60.
    Ep.131: How to make living by doing traditional art with Lioba Brückner04/02/2018
    43:20
  53. 61.
    Ep.130: Learn something new everyday with Francis Boncales03/29/2018
    44:28
  54. 62.
    Ep.129: Why you should welcome feedback for your art with Pernille Orum03/26/2018
    45:46
  55. 63.
    Ep.128: Be a student of life with Brian Ajhar03/22/2018
    59:37
  56. 64.
    Ep.127: How to get clients with Amanda and Gus from Limetown Studios03/19/2018
    53:49
  57. 65.
    Ep.126: How to get a job at big studio with Felipe Machado03/15/2018
    59:49
  58. 66.
    Ep.125: Collaborate with others to improve your skills with Hedvig H-S aka Vixiearts03/12/2018
    29:58
  59. 67.
    Ep.124: How to get paid for doing what you love with Nathanna Erica03/08/2018
    49:03
  60. 68.
    Ep.123: How to improve your skills fast with Brett Bean from Drawn To It Studios03/05/2018
    49:40
  61. 69.
    What's next for Art Side of Life03/01/2018
    3:57
  62. 70.
    Ep.122: How to start an art business with Stephanie Krist (Fired Figments)02/28/2018
    46:41
  63. 71.
    Ep.121: Do you need talent to be an artist with Sara Faber02/27/2018
    35:51
  64. 72.
    Ep.120: Don’t fear anything, it’s your own journey with Steve Ahn02/26/2018
    1:00:26
  65. 73.
    Ep.119: Make mistakes to learn with Zacharias Reinhardt02/23/2018
    36:33
  66. 74.
    Ep.118: Sometimes less is more with Olga Zavershinskaya aka Armene02/22/2018
    40:33
  67. 75.
    Ep.117: How to get internship in Disney with Tyler ‘Ty’ Amato02/21/2018
    35:52
  68. 76.
    Ep.116: Discipline will help you achieve anything with Carolina Parada (Carosurreal)02/20/2018
    40:01
  69. 77.
    Ep.115: Bryan Mark Taylor on being a plein air artist02/19/2018
    47:53
  70. 78.
    Ep.114: Mike Henry (Zatransis) on how to run sketching groups02/16/2018
    49:38
  71. 79.
    Ep.113: Kenny Anderson on how to start your art career02/15/2018
    46:11
  72. 80.
    Ep.112: Ashley Spires on how to choose your art agent02/14/2018
    45:44
  73. 81.
    Ep.111: Great tips on working with clients with Luis Gadea02/13/2018
    1:00:23
  74. 82.
    Ep.110: Johanna Tarkela on motivation in the moments of self-doubt02/12/2018
    34:39
  75. 83.
    Ep.109: There will always be someone who loves your art with Lemia Crescent02/09/2018
    43:52
  76. 84.
    Ep.108: Why it's important to market your art with Alba Bordes from Made of Sundays02/08/2018
    42:34
  77. 85.
    Ep.107: Follow your dreams with Prem Sai GS02/07/2018
    37:51
  78. 86.
    Ep.106: Devon Cady-Lee shares awesome tips on how to design characters02/06/2018
    1:12:27
  79. 87.
    Ep.105: On importance of staying open to opportunities with Tyson Murphy02/05/2018
    48:09
  80. 88.
    Ep.104: Ben Fiquet on being a video games artist (Lizardcube game studio)02/02/2018
    38:17
  81. 89.
    Ep.103: How to define your brand with Gary Ham (Superham Designs)02/01/2018
    57:31
  82. 90.
    Ep.102: Denis Zilber on why you should concentrate on storytelling and not tools01/31/2018
    43:50
  83. 91.
    Ep.101: Nick Runge on why it’s important to draw and paint every day01/30/2018
    41:08
  84. 92.
    Ep.100: About the legacy of your work with Daniel Lieske (Wormworld Saga)01/29/2018
    58:35
  85. 93.
    Ep.99: The power of taking challenges on Instagram with Levi Prewitt01/26/2018
    36:07
  86. 94.
    Ep.98: Finding mentors with Ismael Alejandro Moreno Ozuna (IAMO)01/25/2018
    45:09
  87. 95.
    Ep.97: Take your time to find your style with Alexandra Vuorio aka Kasvei01/24/2018
    35:48
  88. 96.
    Ep.96: Beverly Johnson on creating strong character design01/23/2018
    37:49
  89. 97.
    Ep.95: Creating fantasy worlds with Jonas Jodicke aka JoJoe01/22/2018
    40:33
  90. 98.
    Ep.94: Drawing every time you can with Amber (Dav Kro)01/19/2018
    44:51
  91. 99.
    Ep.93: Marc Brunet on how to be in charge of your own life01/18/2018
    49:21
  92. 100.
    Ep.92: Running your own design studio with Alli Koch01/17/2018
    37:14
  93. 101.
    Ep.91: Dan Howard on the importance of attending conventions01/16/2018
    44:50
  94. 102.
    Ep.90: How to make your own art stand out with Lars Degenhardt (Laovaan)01/15/2018
    1:07:17
  95. 103.
    Ep.89: The journey of a professional comic/manga artist with Odunze Oguguo (Whytmanga)01/12/2018
    53:26
  96. 104.
    Ep.88: Making your art prints special with Fleur de Marie (Coffeshere)01/11/2018
    49:44
  97. 105.
    Ep.87: Creating more art buyers with Liezel & Kitty from Subject Matter Art Gallery01/10/2018
    49:51
  98. 106.
    Ep.86: What it takes to be a great artist with Nathan Fowkes01/09/2018
    1:01:07
  99. 107.
    Ep.85: Hieu Nguyen (Kelogsloops) on capturing feelings in your artworks01/08/2018
    45:17
  100. 108.
    Ep.84: Making your dreams come true with Angela Jarman from Fancy Fairy01/05/2018
    57:58
  101. 109.
    Ep.83: Old masters and the simplicity with Chris Solarski01/04/2018
    1:00:07
  102. 110.
    Ep.82: Freelancing since she was 15 years old with Devin Elle Kurtz (Tamberella)01/03/2018
    49:41
  103. 111.
    Ep.81: How to start and succeed as full time comic author and illustrator with Raul Trevino01/02/2018
    59:07
  104. 112.
    Ep.80: Stephen Silver on the power of your journey01/01/2018
    1:12:04
  105. 113.
    Christmas holidays edition12/25/2017
    2:02
  106. 114.
    Ep.79: The vision behind your brand with Sarah Amijo (Big Bear and Bird)12/22/2017
    35:03
  107. 115.
    Ep.78: The path of an artist with Sebastien Le Divenah12/21/2017
    45:00
  108. 116.
    Ep.77: The art of conceptual photography with Anya Anti12/20/2017
    43:41
  109. 117.
    Ep.76: Michele Arrieta on the importance of 1-on-1 mentorship12/19/2017
    38:32
  110. 118.
    Ep.75: Kerby Rosanes on why you should never quit drawing!12/18/2017
    49:16
  111. 119.
    Ep.74: How to become a surf, skate and street artist with Fieldey12/15/2017
    43:55
  112. 120.
    Ep.73: From studying psychology to becoming a full time artist with Gosia Kmiec (MkMiec Art)12/14/2017
    40:29
  113. 121.
    Ep.72: Dave Malan on how to have a successful freelancing career with 4 kids12/13/2017
    55:34
  114. 122.
    Ep.71: How to make the best out of every situation with Bea Blue12/12/2017
    50:49
  115. 123.
    Ep.70: Storytelling for artists with Tom Booth12/11/2017
    53:52
  116. 124.
    Ep.69: Inspiring YouTube art communities with Alice Coles (Hullo Alice)12/08/2017
    41:14
  117. 125.
    Ep.68: Stefan Hansson on how to be a successful artist in gaming industry12/07/2017
    38:47
  118. 126.
    Ep.67: Powerful tips for preparing your portfolio with Matt Boismier (Tooninator)12/06/2017
    53:56
  119. 127.
    Ep.66: From studying Law to successful art career with Georgi Georgiev (Goshun)12/05/2017
    35:40
  120. 128.
    Ep.65: Nina Stajner about overcoming ‘naysayers’ and running a successful Etsy store12/04/2017
    54:31
  121. 129.
    Ep.64: JellieBee about how to start with YouTube and her interest in Japanese culture12/01/2017
    46:12
  122. 130.
    Ep.63: Talia Zoref and her journey to working with Vogue, ELLE, Glamour, HM, Gucci and Moschino11/30/2017
    45:58
  123. 131.
    Ep.62: Marta Nael about her distinctive style and building her community11/29/2017
    46:27
  124. 132.
    Ep.61: Jessica Laurent on finding yourself as an artist11/28/2017
    1:00:02
  125. 133.
    Ep.60: Yana Bogatch (CosmicSpectrum) about her life views and her first graphic novel11/27/2017
    37:23
  126. 134.
    Ep.59: Kiki Eiseman (Gweakles) on overcoming obstacles to become a full time artist11/24/2017
    54:37
  127. 135.
    Ep.58: Carlos Ortega Elizalde about learning 3D art by himself and his artistic journey11/23/2017
    1:07:44
  128. 136.
    Ep.57: How to grow your community online with Isabel Weber (Kassiopeeia)11/22/2017
    37:57
  129. 137.
    Ep.56: Geneva Benton (GDBee) on colors inspiration, galleries and living from art full time11/21/2017
    37:49
  130. 138.
    Ep.55: Knight Zhang (Arucelli) on having fun with art and being open to learn from everyone11/20/2017
    54:47
  131. 139.
    Ep.54: Helga Jiang from PuddingFishcakes about art and craft communities on YouTube11/17/2017
    44:53
  132. 140.
    Ep.53: Anthony Christou (Luminous Ages) on art, business and how to run Kickstarter campaigns11/16/2017
    1:12:58
  133. 141.
    Ep.52: Rosalind Davis on being an artist, curator and catalyst11/15/2017
    1:00:33
  134. 142.
    Ep.51: Bryan Sims on why you don't have to go to expensive school to do animation11/14/2017
    41:26
  135. 143.
    Ep.50: Drawing Disney fanart and finding your own style with Dylan Bonner11/13/2017
    45:02
  136. 144.
    Ep.49: Lena Danya on being a full time oil artist and YouTuber11/10/2017
    41:53
  137. 145.
    Ep.48: Chloe Giordano about the art of embroidery and how to live from it11/09/2017
    47:12
  138. 146.
    Ep.47: Chris Orrillo (Krizpii) on how to develop your own art style and his journey as an artist11/08/2017
    1:03:39
  139. 147.
    Ep.46: Licensing your art to Disney, Star Wars and Warner Bros with Rob Kaz11/07/2017
    43:17
  140. 148.
    Ep.45: Dina Brodsky on being a full time artist and mother of a toddler11/06/2017
    42:40
  141. 149.
    Ep.44: Chloe Rose (mschlosey) on the personality of the artist is as important as the art itself11/03/2017
    46:09
  142. 150.
    Ep.43: Wolfram Kampffmeyer (Paperwolf) about succeeding on Etsy and Dawanda11/02/2017
    49:05
  143. 151.
    Ep.42: How to develop your art skills with Rachel Favelle (Pop Surrealist Artist)11/01/2017
    36:51
  144. 152.
    Ep.41: How to prepare portfolio for Disney with Julia Blattman (jbdraws)10/31/2017
    42:44
  145. 153.
    Ep.40: Lärienne (lariennechan) on how to succeed in different social media10/30/2017
    44:05
  146. 154.
    Ep.39: Ahmed Aldoori on talent and discipline10/27/2017
    42:37
  147. 155.
    Ep.38: Mattias Adolfsson on the importance of details in your artwork and starting from scratch10/26/2017
    36:38
  148. 156.
    Ep.37: Why going to art school might not be the best for you with Chantal Horeis10/25/2017
    48:59
  149. 157.
    Ep.36: Family life and art career with Nerea Mas10/24/2017
    37:27
  150. 158.
    Ep.35: Why you should take advice from people who are where you want to be with Lord Gris10/23/2017
    34:23
  151. 159.
    Ep.34: The craft of urban sketching with Teoh Yi Chie from Parkablogs.com10/20/2017
    40:43
  152. 160.
    Ep.33: Bring the joy of art to a wider audience with Song & Annette from Paint Events Zurich10/19/2017
    47:07
  153. 161.
    Ep.32: Alisa Vysochina on how to choose the right printer and paper for selling your art prints10/18/2017
    55:20
  154. 162.
    Ep.31: Fantasy worlds building with Sean Andrew Murray (City of Gateway)10/17/2017
    1:12:55
  155. 163.
    Ep.30: Being a mom and full time artist with Simone Grünewald (Schmoedraws)10/16/2017
    46:29
  156. 164.
    Ep.29: How to set goals and stay motivated with Monique Renee10/13/2017
    45:00
  157. 165.
    Ep.28: Why it’s a good idea to attend art competitions with Meike Schneider (2D/3D)10/12/2017
    30:57
  158. 166.
    Ep.27: Art is craft and science with Stan Prokopenko from Proko.com10/11/2017
    48:05
  159. 167.
    Ep.26: How to be resourceful artist with Djamila Knopf10/10/2017
    46:35
  160. 168.
    Ep.25: The meaning of Fake it till you make it with Audra Auclair10/09/2017
    55:56
  161. 169.
    Ep.24: Hobby that became her full time career with Baylee Jae from Baylee Creations10/06/2017
    41:06
  162. 170.
    Ep.23: How to succeed in the world of children’s books with Gene Barretta10/05/2017
    50:52
  163. 171.
    Ep.22: Finished not perfect with Jake Parker, the creator of #inktober challenge10/04/2017
    51:56
  164. 172.
    Ep.21: Build your community by providing tips with Danielle Pioli10/03/2017
    51:57
  165. 173.
    Ep.20: Don’t think about other artists as competition with Ashleigh Izienicki (missupacey)10/02/2017
    38:50
  166. 174.
    Ep.19: About the power of tutorials with Andrew Price from Blender Guru09/29/2017
    57:27
  167. 175.
    Ep.18: Why you can learn much more by focusing on specific art topics with Tomasz Mro09/28/2017
    50:04
  168. 176.
    Ep.17: On why is somebody going to hire me with Marco Bucci09/27/2017
    54:52
  169. 177.
    Ep.16: Building online communities is important for future possibilities with Neimy Kanani09/26/2017
    32:36
  170. 178.
    Ep.15: Going freelance full time with Gabriel Picolo, the creator of #365daysofdoodle challenge09/25/2017
    44:49
  171. 179.
    Ep.14: There is a huge art community on YouTube with Valerie Flynn from Art Ala Carte09/22/2017
    35:39
  172. 180.
    Ep.13: Why to fear missed opportunities more than failure with Ani Cahwje from What a Curly Life09/21/2017
    51:26
  173. 181.
    Ep.12: On finding your unique style with Robb Mommaerts09/20/2017
    54:56
  174. 182.
    Ep.11: Curious mind of an artist with Tod Polson (The Book of Life)09/19/2017
    51:35
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    Ep.10: There is room for everybody in the art industry with Cyarine09/18/2017
    1:29:15
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    Ep.9: Promote positivity and happiness with Tatyana Vogt from Love Teacup Kisses09/15/2017
    55:09
  177. 185.
    Ep.8: Why doing art equals running a business with Erin Dollar from Cotton & Flax09/14/2017
    49:46
  178. 186.
    Ep.7: From Dreamworks to successful Kickstarter campaigns with Jason Brubaker from Coffee Table Comics09/13/2017
    1:16:59
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    Ep.6: John Nevarez on working for animation studios like Pixar and SONY Pictures Animation09/12/2017
    1:08:01
  180. 188.
    Ep.5: About Manga art and hard work with Asia Ladowska09/11/2017
    43:12
  181. 189.
    Ep.4: Creating comics on Patreon and YouTube with Haley Newsome from LavenderTowne09/04/2017
    42:19
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    Ep.3: How to succeed at big animation studio with Eliza Ivanova from Pixar09/04/2017
    59:20
  183. 191.
    Ep.2: On running own art studio and living frugal lifestyle with Trent Kaniuga from Aquatic Moon09/04/2017
    1:01:06
  184. 192.
    Ep.1: Color combinations and inspiration with Loish09/04/2017
    47:29
  185. 193.
    Ep.0: About Art Side of Life09/01/2017
    7:28

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