artist interviews

PK 062: How Dane Hallett Went From Working in a Call Center to Big Budget Films

Subscribe to the Pencil Kings Podcast: | iTunes | Stitcher Dane Hallett went from working in a call center to working as an artist on big budget movies such as Mad Max “My little toe was in the door, and I just kicked that door down with all the passion I could muster!” ~ Dane Hallett …

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PK 061: Randy Gaul on Why Now is Such an Exciting Time to be an Artist

Randy Gaul has worked with most of the major film studios in his long art career. However, after taking a break from art for more than 10 years, he says he’s more excited these days by what’s happening in the independent creative industries. In this week’s podcast, you’ll find out how to kickstart your career after an extended break, and why now is such an exciting time to be a creative.

PK 059: Donato Giancola on Museums, Inspiration and Painting From Your Heart

Artist Donato Giancola has spent his 20-year career so far building up a huge body of work, ranging from book covers to postage stamps, calendars, magic cards, and oil paintings.
But the inspiration for his emotionally-charged science fiction and fantasy scenes usually doesn’t come from futuristic movies and literature. Find out why history is the key to his creativity in this week’s podcast…

PK 049: Artist Brandon Pike on Style and Simplicity

When you look at a painting by Brandon Pike, the first things you notice are his clean simple lines and bold, organic shapes. Yet, although they appear simple, the creative process behind his charming creations can take many hours of planning.

Listen to this week’s podcast to get a fascinating insight into how this San Francisco-based artist works and hear what inspires him…

PK 037: Derek Rodenbeck on Swapping Comic Book Art for LVN UP Clothing

Subscribe to the Pencil Kings Podcast: | iTunes | Stitcher Derek describes LVN UP as illustrative clothing that celebrates life through art “It’s extremely hard. It makes you wanna cry sometimes. But it’s supposed to be hard. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you can work towards your goals.” Derek Rodenbeck spent seven years of …

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