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

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

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”!”

  • Johanna studied both in a ‘brick school’ and online and the main advantage of the brick school that it helped her to come out of her shell because she was surrounded by other creative people
  • Johanna learned early on not to be too hard on herself and take time to be curious and observe a lot of things around herself
  • Johanna advises that you should always be kind to yourself and even if you have a bad day, just know you will have a good day later

Resources mentioned

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

All artworks by Johanna Tarkela, used with permission

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Iva

Hi, I am Iva (rhymes with “viva”). I am a full-time self-taught artist behind Art Side of Life® and a Top Teacher on Skillshare. I have 15 years of experience in the creative field as a concept designer, illustrator, art director, and now freelance artist, content creator, and art instructor. My goal is to help you get your creative groove on with Procreate and make awesome art through practical classes, tutorials, Procreate brushes, and guides on art tools, supplies and resources. About me »

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