Ep.151: Atey Ghailan aka Snatti on why should always have your personal art projects

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Atey Ghailan, a.k.a Snatti, a concept artist, and illustrator, in LA. He works as Senior Illustrator and concept artist at Riot Games. In his free time, he works on his personal project called Path of Miranda.

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Key Takeaways

“Try to be honest with yourself as an artist, even when you start working professionally, don’t stop your personal work, don’t stop developing your own ‘voice’!”

  • Atey confesses that when he started, he didn’t learn fundamentals, his perspective, values, colors were off, but it also motivated him to research, learn and get better, so he mastered the fundamentals and then he started adding narrative on top of his artworks
  • Atey is super observant of everything, paying attention to stuff he likes and why he likes it and is always sketching everything.
  • Atey wishes he focused more before. When he started working for the companies he only did what they asked for, but he wishes he did more of his personal work and what he wants to draw.

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

All artworks by Atey Ghailan, used with permission

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