191: DETOX with your creative passion (w/ Victor Mosquera)


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Victor Mosquera is a concept artist working in the entertainment industry. He currently works at Ubisoft Toronto and his list of clients include companies such as Universal Music, Tor Books, Orbit Books, Volta and One pixel brush.

In this episode, Victor discusses:

-How he forged his own path, even though becoming an artist in Colombia is difficult.

-The experience of learning from Nicolás Uribe.

-The idea of building your own tribe, learning from the people around you, and finding new opportunities along the way.

-Working with Seven Lions for his album art.

-How his style developed.

-How important his personal work is for him to detox.

-Having a “fuck it” mentality when it comes to creating your own personal work and wondering what other people are going to think.

-How sometimes it is okay to be the “master of none,” and to just experiment with new things – you never know what doorways will open up to you.

-The difference between having a carefree attitude and an attitude without cares.

-Becoming obsessed with art and working all night long, but having to be careful with that the older that he gets.

-How he balances his time and how the limited amount of time that he has also influences his changing style.

-The difference between making art and posting it to social media just to stay relevant and making measurable goals for yourself.

-Making a physical product and giving it away as a gift if nobody buys it.

Victor's Final Push will inspire you to use the energy that you have right now – you won’t have it forever! Quotes:

“The important thing is to start doing it. Once you’re doing it, you can learn from your mistakes and improve on top of that.”

“I don’t think you choose a style. I think it’s a reflection of how you see life and how you see your work, and it happens organically.”

“For me, my personal work is like a detox.”

Links mentioned:

Nicolás Uribe

Ross Tran

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn K. Glei

Connect with Victor:

Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Tumblr / DeviantArt

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