Ep.110: Johanna Tarkela on motivation in the moments of self-doubt

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Feb 12, 2018 •  Interviews

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Johanna Tarkela, a self-taught artist from Finland, now residing in the UK. With a big love for the natural world and fantasy creatures, she works in digital media and creates believable atmospheric work.

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Key Takeaways

“Don’t be afraid to give things a “go”!”

Resources mentioned

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

All artworks by Johanna Tarkela, used with permission

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Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am an artist, illustrator, founder of Art Side of Life®, and Top Teacher on Skillshare. Since 2009 I've worked as an illustrator, character designer, art director, and branding specialist focusing on illustration, storytelling, concepts, and animation. I believe that we are all creative in infinite numbers of ways, so I've made it my mission to teach you everything I know and help either wake up or develop your creative genius. Learn more about me.

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