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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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rainbowfm Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018   Photographer
I heard of you in an article, and now listening and pursuing your podcasts, thanks
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MetalBrony823 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
Hello. I noticed your amazing Animal Farm illustration with Napoleon and his dogs. Have you ever thought of doing am illustration of Snowball?
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SycrosD4 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on another year!
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DeviousSqurl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!:spainballoons: 
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I77ustrat1v3mind Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday Chris :). Hope you have an awesome one on this special day :).
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snicholes0000 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm sure sure it will get lost in the sea of happy b-day wishes, but Happy birthday!

I think we're officially old now, lol.
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Zalcoti Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconredvelvetcakeplz:
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mhunt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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PatrickRieser Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday :D
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Xerina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday Chris!!
I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for creating the Oatley Academy!
Best wishes!
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