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Getty Gardens by ChrisOatley
Getty Gardens
Angie and I spent Saturday evening at The Getty Center. I spent about 30 minutes sketching in the gardens then finished this one at home on Sunday morning.

Charcoal, 8" x 10"
Burano Sera by Chris Oatley by ChrisOatley
Burano Sera by Chris Oatley
My wife Angie and I celebrated 10 years of marriage with a trip to Europe. Here's a memory from a quiet evening on Burano Island, Italy.

I'll be giving away the Photoshop Brushes* I used to create this painting via my email newsletter:

Sign up now and be notified when I post them along with a bunch of other awesome new resources (Spring 2015).

(*Well, I'll be giving away the ones I personally created. ...which is most of them. I also used a few from Goro, a couple from Shaddy and one from Zedig.)

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…

  • Mood: Joy
  • 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


Chris Oatley
United States has Digital Painting Tutorials, Interviews with Animation & Games Industry Artists & FREE Custom Photoshop Brushes!

Current Residence: Los Angeles, California

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gothicAge Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
lovely artwork …(listening your podcasts)
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015   Traditional Artist
I just signed to your amazing page too!
Omnivoyance Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
You have been "Tagged". Enjoy or ignore as you wish.…
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!
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!
canned-sardines Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love your stuff!
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:
MsBlueriver66 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!!!!!! :iconcakeplz:
Didi-Esmeralda Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014   Digital Artist
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