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EPISODE 22

Carlos Ortega //

CRAFTING UNIQUE STYLE AS A CG ARTIST

TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • How to have a unique style as an artist.
  • The process of creating an appealing character while starting with the head.
  • How to promote your art on social media without following the common methods.
  • How to protect your work from copyright infringement.
  • The factors you should keep in mind before working on any art for free.
  • The importance of being curious as an artist.
Art Heroes Podcast ep.22:
Carlos Ortega //
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Who is it
Meet Carlos Ortega Elizalde, an amazing CG artist from Mexico, creating unforgettable art in his own unique style. You've probably seen his art (you just don't know it was Carlos Ortega).

Why should you listen
Listen to learn how Carlos has been able to promote himself on social media and garner a large following. You will also learn about the factors you should consider before working for free as an artist.
Summary
Meet Carlos Ortega Elizalde, an amazing CG artist from Mexico, creating unforgettable art in his own unique style. You've probably seen his art (you just don't know it was Carlos Ortega).

In this episode of Art Heroes Podcast, Carlos shares his artistic journey and the concepts he likes to use when designing. He also shares the process he uses to make a 3D character appealing.

Listen to learn how Carlos has been able to promote himself on social media and garner a large following. You will also learn about the factors you should consider before working for free as an artist.
GET IN TOUCH WITH CARLOS
Website: https://carlosortega3d.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlosortega3d/
Bunny Character Rig: https://gumroad.com/l/QlFOQ
Discount code: arth_bunrigt
KEY MOMENTS OF THE EPISODE
  • [1:04] Carlos shares his artistic journey- from a cartoon loving kid to a CG artist
  • [4:11] He explains why he doesn't have a name for his style and the artists who influenced him.
  • [6:29] He talks about the type of designs he loves to do and the ones his clients prefer.
  • [10:05] The process he uses to make a character appealing.
  • [15:59] Why he uses his own concept for creativity.
  • [17:19] He explains how he prepares before starting to create a character.
  • [19:45] How is his process of building a character?
  • [23:55] How he promotes himself on social media and even before then.
  • [28:34] He explains why he uses many disclaimers on his work on social media.
  • [33:34] The factors to consider before taking on a project for free or for exposure.
  • [37:50] His project 'The Weeping Woman', what it meant for him, and how it has widely been used.
  • [40:55] What advice does he have for junior artists?
"Every time that I do a new character, I still try to learn."
"70% of work requests was for free work…and I used to work like that when I was starting because I wanted to have experience."
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