Interview with Erik Ly: Published Freelance Illustrator of Ephemeral Complex

Erik Ly is a successful freelance illustrator, creator of Ephemeral Complex. He has created the covers of comics like Sonic & Megaman, has been published in Udon’s Capcom Fighting Tribute, in Spectrum #23 & #24 in The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and has been in Art Galleries as well. Some of his clients include Amazon, Archie Comics, WILL Interactive, Republic of Apps, Scoopy Loop, Ximad Games and many more.

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We found Erik Ly last year in CTNX, in this interview he talks to us about the logistics of being a freelancer, how to use events to your advantage, tips on how to network with great artists and how to find a unique style to your illustrations.

You can check his work here:
His Website
His Fan Page
His Instagram
His Twitter

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Interview with Erik Ly:

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In this Episode, You Will Learn:The Creative Hustlers Show - Frame Freak Studio

  • Erik Ly’s Story
  • How to find a unique style
  • How to plan for freelancing
  • How to make the best of events
  • Tips on getting work

Actionable Steps

  • Find really good friends that will support you and believe that you’re awesome, but find also friends who can be 100% honest with you and will give you a good critique, the last one is hard to find.
  • The path is hard enough to make it harder having doubts and negative thoughts about your work.
  • People can be very narrow minded, even if they love you, and you’re not in control of their thinking, so you just gotta believe in yourself.
  • Don’t throw away a job or a task just because you don’t like it, the way to abandon it is when something inside you knows that this is not getting you any closer to the vision you want.

“GO ALL IN, BEING SURE THAT YOU WILL MAKE IT, FOCUS ON YOUR ROAD AND NOT IN THE DOUBTS, OTHER PEOPLE WILL DO THAT FOR YOU.”

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Now it’s Your Turn!

Got questions or any advice or thoughts you want to share about this interview or anything you learned that helped you on your way to freedom? What’s one thing you can take from Erik Ly’s Journey? Please feel free to share in the comments section below!

Thanks so much for watching the interview with Erik Ly, I truly appreciate YOU!

Until Next Time!

Rodrigo