Ep.162: Tips for self-taught artists with Shivam Thapliyal

By Iva Mikles •  Updated: Jul 19, 2018 •  Interviews

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Shivam Thapliyal, an artist and graphic designer from India. He is a self-taught artist, learning Photoshop since he was 11 years old. His work ranges from simple geometric compositions to 3d renderings.

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Key Takeaways

“Just observe a lot – the shapes, colors, textures and it will help you put your ideas well on the paper. It’s almost like using LEGO to put things together!”

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

All artworks by Shivam Thapliyal, 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.

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