A discussion with Senior Character artist, Daniel Orive, from Riot Games (Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/danielorive). We talk about the work ethic of artists and what’s required to get a job in the industry.
3:20 Are some artists just “gifted”?
6:38 Why some artists don’t improve
15:50 Work culture at Riot Games
18:40 How to get out of art slumps
23:04 Seeking motivation
27:05 Is it better to focus on one art style, or many?
34:00 The value of feedback
39:47 Recommended online resources
45:00 Daniel’s experience in art school
51:42 How hardcore practice led to a job in one year
56:15 When to listen or ignore feedback
1:00:10 Is art school worth it?
1:04:14 Identifying scam schools
1:08:30 Can technology replace artists jobs?
1:11:33 Advice for 18yr olds today?