Two years ago, my friend and Oatley Academy colleague Sarah Marino appeared on what is, to date, the most frequently downloaded episode of The ArtCast: The Rising Stars Of Animation.
Like every other guest on that show, Sarah has, as I predicted, gone on to great success.
After wrapping as visual development artist on The Book Of Life (the gorgeous new animated feature from Reel FX) she moved to Burbank to join the art department on Nickelodeon’s new preschool series Shimmer and Shine.
In this episode, Sarah shares the story of her happy, creative childhood, her positive experience at Ringling College Of Art and Design and the subsequent, disarming struggle of breaking into the animation industry.
…and in the Q&A segment, we respond to a listener question about developing your concept art portfolio.
- The unflattering truth of Sarah’s struggle to break into the animation industry.
- The pros and cons of a big, expensive, physical art school.
- Developing your concept art portfolio.
- Sailor Moon, Netflix binges and CG bear butts!
- The value of remembering why you love making art.
Get more information about Sarah’s upcoming Magic Box Mentor Sessions here: http://ChrisOatley.com/sarah-marino/
These are two amazing people that you should definitely talk to about anything if you ever get the chance to meet them (cough CTN COUGH COUGH). Listen to this!