Ep.161: Linkedin tips for artists with Mitch Leeuwe

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Mitch Leeuwe, a 2D artist from Holland. He is experienced in creating characters, backgrounds, props for games, web and animation shows. He is currently working on casual HTML5 games in a studio in Amsterdam.

Online courses

Improve your art skills and learn how to make money as an artist. Check out my courses about Making Money as an Artist, Color & Light, Color Palettes, Perspective & Composition, Instagram and more!

Get in touch with Mitch

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

“Even if you are shy, don’t give up, try to go to conventions, do the networking and even if it doesn’t work out, try to find your support group!”

  • Mitch says that LinkedIn performs for him much better than Instagram because on LinkedIn you have many professionals looking to hire artists
  • Mitch always works on himself and spends learning and improving ca. 1-2 hours every day
  • Mitch says that knowing the target group you are trying to reach with your work is the number one thing to consider. Think like if Steven Spielberg liked one of your artworks and he wanted you to create more of a story around it.

Featured Resource

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.

Resources mentioned

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

All artworks by Mitch Leeuwe, used with permission

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