Nathan Fowkes is a veteran entertainment industry concept artist with credits on 12 animated feature films including DreamWorks Animation’s The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon, and many others.
Additionally, Nathan has been sought after as a consultant for game studios to enhance the quality of their theatrical presentation. He has worked with numerous clients including Blizzard Entertainment, King, Disney Interactive, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Rovio and Supercell.
Nathan is also well known as a teacher of color, light and design; he is a regular guest lecturer at Art Center College of Design and has taught at The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and the Laguna College of Art and Design. He's the author of the bestselling book How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal and How to Paint Landscapes in Watercolor and Gouache. Nathan teaches online at Schoolism.com when his film production schedule allows.
Schoolism.com is offering you loyal listeners of the podcast a discount, with the promo code RITONDARO. Get $5.00 off (15% discount) for the first 6 months. (This is not a sponsored podcast and I have no affiliation with them, I just love what they do!).
Follow Nathan on his Instagram: @nathanfowkesart
And on his website: https://www.nathanfowkes.com
And his courses on Schoolism.com
His books on Amazon
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ep. 22 Tom Richards
1:00:43Originally from London, Tom Richards is the Assistant Director of The Florence Academy of Fine Art and Principle Advanced Painting Instructor. In recent years Tom has exhibited his work in London and undertaken numerous commissions in Europe and beyond. This episode was recorded exactly a year ago in January of 2020 when I had the pleasure of visiting with Tom in his painting studio in Florence Italy. In this episode we talk about what drew him to painting and fine art. We talk about The Florence Academy’s approach to teaching drawing and painting, the importance of keeping a sketchbook, and the painters that inspire him. We also talk about the parallels of painting and photography and how to hone one’s approach to seeing and much more. I’ve admired Tom’s work for a long time and his paintings truly are masterful and must really be seen in person to be fully appreciated. It was a real treat to spend some time with him in Florence surrounded by his beautiful paintings and I hope you enjoy this episode! Find Tom on Instagram @tominflorence and The Florence Academy of Fine Art @florenceacademyofart
ep. 21 Renato D'Agostin
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ep. 20 Oddur Thorisson
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ep. 19 Joshua Zucker-Pluda
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ep. 14 Nathan Fowkes
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