Ep.140: How to get past things that hold us back with Karly Jade Catto

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Karly Jade Catto, a Character Designer, and Illustrator from Utah. Karly’s clients include Hasbro, Abrams Kids, Fisher-Price, American Girl Magazine. She is currently working in children’s TV Animation.

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Featured course

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

“Take care of yourself, your mind, body and emotions! When you take care of yourself, it will show a lot in your work!”

  • Karly shares she has had issues with anxiety and mental health for a long time and it forced her to take a break from her school. When she did that and started to take care of herself more, her art started getting better as well. It is very important to be aware of the challenge.
  • Karly talks about how to increase engagement for your art on Instagram and that is by giving thoughtful comments on other people’s art to start meaningful conversations
  • When finding your style, Karly advises to pay attention to what you like, get inspiration from artists you follow and make those things part of your own work and eventually you will find your voice.

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Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.

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

All artworks by Karly Jade Catto, used with permission

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