Ep.101: Nick Runge on why it’s important to draw and paint every day

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Jan 30, 2018 •  Interviews

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Nick Runge, a watercolor, oil and comic books artist originally living in LA. He is most known as a portrait painter, describing his art “abstracted realism”. In the past, he worked for IDW and Dark Horse.

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Key Takeaways

“Just keep painting! It’s like an exercise, it will suck some days and it will be great other days, but the most important thing is to just paint something, anything.”

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

All artworks by Nick Runge, 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 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 wake up your creative genius. Learn more about me.

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