65: Character Design, Caricature, and Embracing a Creative Mindset with Stephen Silver

Mike talks about his recent mushroom ink piece and shares a view into his pencil case. Mike is then joined by Stephen Silver to talk about the creative journey that has allowed him to work at Disney, Nickelodeon, and many others. Stephen shares what inspires him and how he arrived at the point of being an artist as well as a teacher. He talks about what he has learned as a teacher and he shares what we can learn from having a positive creative mindset.

Large mushroom piece

What’s in my pencil case

Tom and Jerry

The Flintstones

Norman Rockwell

Mort Drucker

Jack Davis

Al Hirschfeld

Famous Artists School

J. C. Leyendecker




Clerks: The Animated Series

The Weekenders

Kim Possible

Danny Phantom

Cintiq (by Wacom)

Workshop November 12-14, 2021

Wallace Wattles

Gorilla Marketing (book)

Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines (book)

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Twitter @MikeHendley

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