Ep.154: Should I be a freelancer or work for a studio with Richard Anderson

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Richard Anderson, a freelance concept artist, in London. He works on games, films, commercials and publishing with clients such as Marvel Studios, Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, 20th Century FOX, and others.

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Key Takeaways

“Be focused, but stay open, because even if you work on something doesn’t work out, you never know when you can use it in the future!”

  • Richard’s best art school was the life drawing for animation where they taught him expressions, movements, feelings. He would then meet with other kids from school, oftentimes for more than 16 hours per week to practice the poses
  • Richard recommends putting your best work on ArtStation because that’s like the online version of your physical portfolio
  • Richard says that sometimes it’s very good to go to conventions to meet with Art Directors and Producers and follow up with them via email afterward to stay in contact. It’s also important to reach out to them from time to time to remind them about yourself and your art. They are very busy professionals so they appreciate if artists reach out to them.

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

All artworks by Richard Anderson, used with permission

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