345: Something new, THOUSANDS of days in a row (w/ Piper Thibodeau)

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Piper Thibodeau a former full-time character designer for DreamWorks TV and a freelance designer. Her clients include DreamWorks TV, Nickelodeon, Intel, Sesame Street and GameLoft.

In a self-imposed challenge, she has created a new painting every day before midnight since 2012.

Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/345

In this episode, Piper discusses:

-How she started her daily painting challenge (which she has kept up with for seven years and counting).

-Getting professional illustration work from Nickelodeon Jr and Dreamworks Television while still in school.

-Some of the initial setbacks she encountered during her daily painting challenge.

-Her attempt to not go “stale” by switching it up between illustrations, character designs and pun drawings.

-Her advice for anyone wanting to start a daily challenge.

-The value of having an “offline” reference library for yourself.

-Her resistance of schedule conflict and how she gets past it.

-Her advice for aspiring freelance illustrators.

-The experience of creating Dragon Draw.

Piper's Final Push will inspire you to surround yourself with a project! Quotes:

“I find that when I start to Google, it is very easy to get distracted.”

“I think that ideally you just want to have a peaceful slot in the day for you to work so that it doesn’t become a burden in any way.”

“I’m like a light switch. I’m either all in on something or I’m a complete and utter mess.”

“Learning skills is easier when you apply it to an actual project.”

Links mentioned:

Dragon Draw: Learn to Paint, Draw and Design Dragons by Piper Thibodeau

Will Terry’s Channel

Will Terry on Your Creative Push Episode 176

Toggl - Free TIme Tracking Software

Connect with Piper:

Website / Patreon / Tumblr / Instagram / Twitter / DeviantArt

On the next episode:

Adam Paquette : Website / Instagram

Join the discussion in the Facebook group!

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