Art + Science Align for Space Artist Estevan Guzman

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Illustration, Visual Arts 0 Comments

Estevan Mykhail Guzman is an artist and animator at the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles, CA who self-identifies as a “space artist”. With such high interest all over the country in astronomy due to the recent solar eclipse, we wanted to know how he came to have such an usual job and what got him into this line of creative …

Two Animators Talk About Careers, Art and Life

Marshall Ayers Animation, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Visual Arts

Leading parallel lives, animators Will Cuna and Drew Adams met in high school through the Ryman Arts program, but hadn’t caught up with each other for almost 10 years. Both were trained at CalArts and have both gone on to successful careers – one at DreamWorks the other at Disney. Will is originally from the Philippines, but grew up in …

Wildlife Photographer India Bulkeley Is Living the Wild Life

Samantha Jacobs Art, Artist Profiles, Photography, Social Media, Visual Arts

India Bulkeley followed her passion. Now she is a wildlife photographer living in Kenya, seeking nature’s most candid moments and working the best job in the world. Behind the scenes, she is building her social media following along with her artistic confidence. India is in Kenya. No, your geography knowledge isn’t wrong. Wildlife photographer and Naibor Camp Manager India Bulkeley is …

Top 10 Best Animated TV Shows From Chuck Sheetz

Christine Griswold Animation, Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Student Resources, Visual Arts

Chuck Sheetz knows a thing or two about careers in animation as an Emmy Award-winning Director of The Simpsons and Professor at UCLA Theater Film and Television. These are his picks for  the top 10 TV shows he thinks young animators should watch and study. Want more animation career advice from Chuck Sheetz? Check out What do UCLA and The …

The Line Art Challenge – Alex Negrea

Marshall Ayers Art, Artist Profiles, Concept art, Design, Publishing, Visual Arts

Creativity has no boundaries, geographic or otherwise, which is what the 15 international artists of The Line Art Challenge, set out to prove when they embarked on an artistic feat to each produce 100 sketches in 100 days. Based in 11 different countries, the artists used modern communication methods to share their work and motivate and inspire each other across …

Carlos Nieto III – Mixing Art, Culture and Day of the Dead

Marshall Ayers Along The Way, Animation, Artist Profiles, Drawing & Painting, Uncategorized, Visual Arts

Carlos Nieto III finds beauty in Day of the Dead celebrations. As the fall arrives, chances are good that you will see Dia de los Muertos celebrations popping up around your community. From dancing to face painting to sugar skull candies, the tradition has its roots in ancient Aztec rituals and starts on the first of November corresponding with All …

Faith in the Creative Endeavor – Mark Salzman

Marshall Ayers Artist Profiles, Books, Music, Performing Arts, Writing

No one word or label can characterize the many creative pursuits of Mark Salzman. Yes, he’s a musician, and a writer too, but he is also a teacher and a Kung Fu master along with many other descriptors. Artzray interviewed Mark as he was recently profiled in the new book, Advancing Confidently to learn more about what he believes are …

5 Quotes for Surviving a Fulfilling Lifetime of Creativity by Marco Menendez

Marshall Ayers Artist Profiles, Beyond, Career Advice, Visual Arts

Marco Menendez for “Along The Way” a series about working artists. 1. “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” –Mark Twain Let’s get this one out of the way. Discouraging individuals spend a lot of time standing still in their own toxic atmosphere when they could very well …