Menu
EPISODE 37

Miguel Zavala // Patreon Artist

KILLING IT AS 3D ARTIST ON PATREON

DISCUSSED DURING THE SHOW:

  • The vitality of having an online presence in order to grow your name and elevate a career in art.
  • The duration and perseverance it took for Miguel to go from office job to full time 3D artist.
  • The balance between offering artwork for free whilst still finding other streams to make an income in 3D design.
  • Knowing how long to spend on each project/artwork and know when to finish.
  • How to navigate Patreon, share work, get paid and thank patrons for their support.
Art Heroes Podcast ep.37:
Miguel Zavala // Patreon Artist
Listen to the episode now:
Who is it
Miguel Zavala, ex-veteran and then office worker, is the guy, who, over the past 6 years, has modelled more than 2200 3D printable miniatures for Dudgeons and Dragons. In addition, he has been covering books from the Monster Manual to Descent into Avernus. He takes pride in the fact that all his artwork is free and it ALWAYS will be as he wants to help the gaming community add a little customization into their games.

Why should you listen
In this fun episode Miguel tells us about how his wife slowly weaned him into the idea of 3D modelling and printing. Miguel shares some funny anecdotes, expressing that after much protest, from his part, he was finally talked into making his own Patreon which, to his surprise, exploded his online career, gave him the ability to quit his 3-5 and now provides him with a very comfortable lifestyle.
About Miguel Zavala
Miguel Zavala, ex-veteran and then office worker, is the guy, who, over the past 6 years, has modelled more than 2200 3D printable miniatures for Dudgeons and Dragons. In addition, he has been covering books from the Monster Manual to Descent into Avernus. He takes pride in the fact that all his artwork is free and it ALWAYS will be as he wants to help the gaming community add a little customization into their games.

All Miguel's 3D printable minis are spread across Shapeways, Thingiverse, and Prusa Printers. Just look up mz4250 and you'll find him.

In this fun episode Miguel tells us about how his wife slowly weaned him into the idea of 3D modelling and printing. Miguel shares some funny anecdotes, expressing that after much protest, from his part, he was finally talked into making his own Patreon which, to his surprise, exploded his online career, gave him the ability to quit his 3-5 and now provides him with a very comfortable lifestyle.
"You have to find that balance of making the time to either practice your art or actually create content."
GET IN TOUCH WITH MIGUEL
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mz4250
"Do your best to end your day, leaving the world or at least your world better than when you started."
Did you know that Art Heroes has a bunch if free resources and downloads?
Check them out!
MARIA JD
Art Heroes Podcast Host
Check out more from Art Heroes
About Art Heroes Podcast
Want to be featured? Fill in the form.
Building a career, a business and a lifestyle.
Becoming your own hero.
Art Heroes Podcast is the show to help you thrive as a digital artist, where we share tips, stories and strategies from other amazing 2D and 3D artists from videogames, advertising, CG, VFX, VR, and other industries, from all over the world. Art Heroes' goal is to inspire and give actionable tips that will help you to make your passion into a career and make the most out of your talent and skills.

Hit subscribe, and get ready to become a better artist!