Ep.145: How to find your art style with Abigail Larson

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Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Abigail Larson, a mixed-media illustrator. Her work appeared in Spectrum Fantastic Art, Art Fundamentals, and Digital Artist and she’s worked with publishers like IDW Publishing, Titan Comics, 3DTotal.

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Key Takeaways

“It is not important to focus on finding your style, but rather on creating a lot, trying different things and studying lots of artists. The style will come to you!”

  • Abigail says that developing your art skills is the most important thing you can do in the beginning – anatomy, perspective, color, and light. A lot of young artists focus on finding style but forget you have to master the fundamentals first. You can’t wing it to make it look believable
  • Abigail shares she went into freelance too early, she was too eager, and she would slow down and work on her portfolio and set up her business properly first.
  • Abigail works only with ‘flat rates’ when charging her clients and then add % on top in terms of merchandise and licensing

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Special thanks to Abigail for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Abigail Larson, used with permission

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