In part one of this interview, Sarah Marino told the story of the struggle to find her calling as a professional artist and how she got her first animation job – not in the art department – but as a production assistant.
In this episode Sarah talks about her success in both animation and kidlit, her new gig as a background painter and VisDev artist at Nickelodeon, her new course at The Oatley Academy and how a single post-it-note doodle changed her life forever…
Listen To The Interview With Sarah Marino:
- What it’s really like to work as a concept artist on an animated production.
- How Sarah found her illustration agent.
- How to create production-ready concept art that will make most modelers and texture artists love you.
- Behind the scenes of The Book of Life and how Sarah got her new gig at Nickelodeon.
- Why we don’t hate our old artwork.
Do You Need An Art Mentor?
The Magic Box, our self-guided digital painting course, is a huge hit with the students.
We originally designed the course to be self-guided but many of the Magic Box students have requested mentors to provide additional help, coaching and critique with their assignments in the course.
When I started brainstorming my “dream team” for The Oatley Academy, Sarah Marino was the first person who came to mind.
Sarah is a fantastic artist, an evocative storyteller and an inspirational teacher.
Last year at CTN-X, Sarah was coaching aspiring and pre-professional artists at The Oatley Academy booth. During – literally – every one of her portfolio reviews, she got right to the heart of a each person’s struggle and offered specific, inspiring, actionable feedback. One student after another walked away looking inspired, confident and prepared to level-up.
If you’re interested in applying for Sarah’s new course or if you’re interested in The Oatley Academy in general, please click here to join the notification list.
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This week’s Breakthrough Story comes from Jim Mehsling.
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