Kurt Chang started his studies of art under her grandmother in Taiwan using Chinese watercolor to do paintings where he learned the basics of art before even knowing that animation was a career. Then he began his professional training in Las Vegas Academy doing a visual arts program where he learned more about fine arts and learned many traditional methods for painting like oil, acrylic, watercolor and more. Then for four years he studied character animation and story art in the digital media department at Otis College Art & Design.
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Now he’s a freelance artist working from home and he keeps painting on the side for fun. Today Kurt shares with us his experience on learning animation and becoming a better artist and the transition from being a traditional painter to becoming an animator.
Interview with Kurt Chang:
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In this Episode, You Will Learn:
- Kurt Chang’s Story
- How to deal with doubt
- How to keep creating challenging work
- How to network to find freelance work
- Tips on starting your life as an artist
- Find a place to do some art in public and paint a mural where people can see and pick up some attention.
- There’s no “right way” to start your life in art, you gotta find your own rhythm, discipline yourself but not that hard, push your self but don’t stress out, find the right information for you.
- Use your experiences (good and bad) to tell your stories.
- If you don’t have many life stories then talk to people and listen to their stories.
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Now it’s Your Turn!
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Until Next Time!