Episode from the podcastThe Visual Storytelling Podcast

Interview With Character Designer Justin Rodrigues (Part 1) :: ArtCast #86

Released Tuesday, 10th March 2015
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Justin Rodrigues is a good friend and one of my favorite current artists.

In this episode, we discuss the most productive way to respond to rejection and how his character design style blends 2D sensibility with 3D structure.

After Justin’s interview, Spanish concept artist Juan Francisco Bautista Zambrana shares the story of a recent career breakthrough and what he learned while breaking into game design!

Listen To Part 1 Of My Interview With Justin Rodrigues:

[ download the mp3 ]

Awesome Links:


Justin Rodrigues on Instagram

Juan Bautista Zambrana

Ania Marcos

Bridgman’s Complete Guide To Drawing From Life

Jose Lopez

Stephen Silver

Will Weston

Mark McDonnell

Brett Bean


Learn More:

My Interview With Brett “2D Bean”

Creative Character Design For Animation, Games and…

My ImagineFX Interview From 2009

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How Do You Respond To Rejection?

When Justin realized he wasn’t ready for a job in the animation industry, he responded by focusing on the work.

…and now he’s a successful character designer with 25,400 followers on Instagram.

How do you respond to rejection?

What are some ways you can focus on the work and avoid the downward emotional spiral?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below…

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