Ep.46: Licensing your art to Disney, Star Wars and Warner Bros with Rob Kaz

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Nov 07, 2017 •  Interviews

Rob Kaz is an amazing oil artist, concept artist and character designer living in Florida, United States. He enjoyed painting and drawing as a hobby while never exploring the possibility of a career in art. That’s why he earned a degree in Criminal Justice and set his heart on a career in federal law enforcement.

Serendipity had it and while his family was selling their home, he was hired on the spot by a small animation gallery as a color key artist. He then worked for several years in small animation studios alongside many talented artists from Disney before  he decided to go onto the self-employment journey.

He wants people to be happy when they look at his artworks, so he creates stories that personally make him smile or laugh. I especially love his character Beau the frog.

He is fortunate to have been granted the license to paint some of his favorite films from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Warner Bros in his own style.

With the help of Kickstarter funding, he has just released his first art book!

Get in touch with Rob

Key Takeaways

“Just do it because you love it. You will be challenged, but if you love it, you will push through it”

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

All artworks by Rob Kaz, 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 illustration, 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 either wake up or develop your creative genius. Learn more about me.