The Women of Illustration Podcast
By Dina Rodriguez
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Women are not included as much as we would like to be. Having one women on a podcast, panel, or conference does not properly showcase our gender. Because of this, over time we get used to not seeing women in influential roles. So we begin to see women that are brave enough to be in the public eye as the exception, making us feel that only exceptional women should be given a voice. "We need to be visible and start to expect inclusion until it’s normal, because it should be." It hurts me to admit that there were times I felt unexceptional, so I would exclude myself before anyone could make me feel excluded. I would go to conferences and feel like I wasn’t good enough. I would try to talk to my peers and my voice would be ignored. Even though I had reached all the same success in my career as my male counterparts, I had a hard time being taken seriously. Why? Ladies, we need to get better at including ourselves. We need to be comfortable with being seen and heard in this industry no matter what we look like or how much experience we have. We need to be visible and start to expect inclusion until it’s normal, because it should be. I want to build visibility up for the female artists around me and seek out their exceptional voices, until that act itself becomes ordinary. In this first season, I'm going to introduce you to 12 women from all over the world. Each with unique accents, culture, and struggles so we can begin to learn from each other on how to get noticed in this male-dominated industry. These lady boss artists and I are going to be very open on how to build a following, find your unique style, launch products, get clients, build passion projects, and get paid what you're worth. We’ve all heard the artist interviews saying that it’s possible to make a living doing what you love, but rarely does anyone talk about how. This video interview series will help you build up your confidence and marketing chops so you can carve out your own path to illustration success. This movement started January 1st, 2018. I have a lot of work ahead of me and I hope you want to be on this f*****g awesome journey with me. JOIN OUR COMMUNITY ON PATREON
||ExplicitGetting Paid As A Comic Book Artist||Revealed secrets of making money as a comic book artist through commissions, client work, and self-publishing. Watch Dina and Tatiana Gill comic book queen for the past 20 years, swap stories on how to make money from all the best gigs.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGetting Started As A Comic Book Artist||Sitting down with Tatiana Gill with over twenty years of experience drawing comics for a living. Learn all about how she got started in comic book illustration and how to pitch clients.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStarting Out With An Art Mentorship||Is Art school beyond what your budget can afford, and the self-starter culture not for you? In this episode Dina and Illustrator Angi Pauly are looking at internships, apprenticeships, and mentorships for education; hence the term “ships”, because h||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDo We Need To Go To Art School Anymore?||Is Art School really worth your while? Dina and Angi are back for round two in breaking down the pros and cons of Art School, and if it’s the only way to kickstart your career as an artist. If you think a traditional send off to college is the only op||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLearning Illustration Online||It’s finally time for us to dive into a question that has been on many of your minds, what is the best way to learn illustration? This episode is the first of a three-part series on the best methods of picking up illustration for free online.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMake Money From Your Art||There are so many other ways to make money from your art aside from client work and a day job. I'm joined by Samantha Lopez and Kat Hubbs to talk about all the diversified revenue streams you could have in order to pay your bills when the paychecks stop||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Create Your Own Creative Community||Back this week is Samantha Lopez on why self-sufficiency in the workspace is as much a solo act as it is as having a community to back you up. In this episode, we’re going to get down to the nit and grit of how to find your people while moving up in t||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Make Your Own Opportunities||Introducing our next guest in a 3-part series on how women can be more independent in the art industry. We start off by talking about how to find your own opportunities with Illustrator Samantha Lopez.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Find Your Illustration Niche||In this episode, we come back with Illustrator and Animator Irene Feleo on the topic of how to find your niche as an artist. This is the last episode in our 3-part series on finding your unique style so customers and clients can start to recognize your||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow To Find More Time To Practice Illustration||In this episode with Illustrator and Animator Irene Feleo, we talk about how to carve out time for your practice. We'll discover how to find that perfect work-life balance in a way that doesn't drive you totally insane.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Best Ways To Practice Your Craft||Buckle up for this 40 min interview with NY Illustrator and Animator, Irene Feleo as we discuss the best ways to practice your craft as an artist. We answer all your burning questions on how to know your ready to sell your services as an artist through||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I wanted to love this...
So clearly there is good information here but the delivery needs some polishing. It’s just uncomfortable to listen to. The audio is not the best quality, which I understand good audio equipment is expensive but could you then at least not fluctuate between mumbles and shouting. I had to stop listening flat out because I hurt my ear which is really disappointing. Also, I don’t mind explicit language at all but there is an inordinate amount of cussing in this that only detracts from the content and makes the brand feel a little immature. Hopefully in time this will evolve into everything it is meant to be, I’ll keep checking back until then.
Amazingly informative podcast
Love the podcast! Its new and fresh! So much to learn if you are in the designing industry or not! I am an emerging illustrator and I am getting so much insights through this podcast!!
Also love the part where the host sings!
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