Ep.148: Why you can make a living as an artist with David Owens

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with David Owens, illustrator and art director from NY. His focus is on editorial Illustrations, product licensing, brand development and art directing for various regional and international campaigns.

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Knowing how to use Color and Light in your artworks is one of the best skills to learn as an artist because it will help you take your artworks from good to great.

Key Takeaways

“If you enjoy what you do everyday, you are in a lucky space so make the most out of it!”

  • David shares that learning fundamentals are the most important thing to do – composition, color, and light. You can learn it by studying 1000s years of art, old masters and how they ware able to capture the reality.
  • David says there is no reason not to think about making money with your art. Our goal should be making money by doing what we love
  • David advises that you should learn about pricing, negotiation, and operations while you are learning artistic fundamentals. They go hand in hand.

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

All artworks by David Owens, used with permission

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