29: Armando Veve – Everyday Is a New Opportunity to Get Better at the Craft


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About this EpisodeArmando Veve (Web; IG) is an illustrator and artist known for his masterful use of graphite and surreal compositions. Armando's work is remarkable in his extreme attention to detail and the care he puts into his medium. Armando's illustrations are truly magical with a very tactile feel. His concepts are equally impressive. Armando has a propensity for the surreal and humor plays a huge role in his work. 2018 was a huge year for Armando, as he received the ADC young gun award from the One Club for Creativity and was named in Forbes' 30 under 30 list. Since then, Armando's work has expanded into even more realms including commercial work with companies like Absolut and Urban Outfitters. As you'll learn in this conversation, Armando got his start in editorial illustration after graduating from RISD. We talk about his post graduation plans, and how he gradually discovered how he wanted to work and what type of work he wanted to make. From there, Armando accumulated commissions from clients like the NYT, MIT Tech Review, the New Yorker, Wired, Mother Jones, and many many more. Armando has received many awards over the years including quite a few distinctions from the Society of illustrators and others. In this conversation we talk about:Armando's start in illustration how Armando finds ideas and interesting concepts for his editorial workwhy Armando continues to use traditional graphite instead of digital brushes for his workArmando's entire process for working on an editorial commissionhow to balance detail with simplicitythe role of editorial illustration taming self-doubt and taking care of yourself as an illustratorComprehensive Show Notes:Episode Show NotesSupport the ShowThank you for listening to Illustration Hour. As you might know, the show currently doesn't have any sponsors.Each episode takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and some money to produce. I do all of that work myself. So, if you want to support the show, please consider doing one (or all!) of these things:Subscribe to the show's weekly newsletter Art ClubLeave the show a review and rating on Apple PodcastsSign up for a free trial of Skillshare for 2 months of free access using this link (I earn a commission for everyone that signs up and you do not need to pay for Skillshare at the end of your trial). Skillshare is amazing and you'll be able to check out tons of great courses on illustration and design as a thank you.Share the show and the newsletter with others!Thank you for helping me continue to make the show possible.Follow the podcast:Our WebsiteTwitterInstagramNewsletter AKA Art ClubFree ResourcesFollow Julia:WebsiteInstagramBehanceSkillshare