Piper Thibodeau is a young, up-and-coming digital artist who began working for companies like Scholastic, Random House, Sesame Street, and DreamWorks while still in ART SCHOOL!  She began her daily paint challenge in 2012 and built an online following much bigger than many veteran artists working in animation and publishing. She has also created a must-have art book showcasing her most pun-tastic work, funded through Kickstarter. Piper is definitely an artist to follow!

In this video, Will Terry chats with Piper as she creates one of her daily paintings for your viewing pleasure. They discuss her art process, getting into the business, schooling options for artists and more in this packed 2-hour episode.

Supplemental Content

* Noah Bradley's "Don't go to Art School" article

* Many of the brushes Piper has used were from Kyle T. Webster, but his brushes are now fully integrated as a default brushes into the latest Photoshop CC update and can no longer be purchased.

* A selection of Piper's brushes and their sources 

* Piper's "Daily Paintings" art book

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About the Instructor

Piper Thibodeau

Character Designer

Piper Thibodeau

Piper Thibodeau is a freelance character designer based in Montreal, Canada. She has done work for Nickelodean, Dreamworks, Intel, Penguin Books and more. But she is best known for her puntastic daily paintings, which she has been doing since 2012. The best of her paintings are collected in a book of her work, “Daily Paintings: The Art Of Piper Thibodeau.”

Course curriculum

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    Characters and Conversations

    • Characters and Conversations
    • Brushes

Reviews

The Secret Is Hard Work

Larry Whitler

I loved this. This is the first "lesson" I've participated in as I am brand new to SVS. I am an "old school" artist/illustrator and am very much interested i...

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I loved this. This is the first "lesson" I've participated in as I am brand new to SVS. I am an "old school" artist/illustrator and am very much interested in joining the 21st Century. The message that resonates the loudest from this is that hard work (more accurately: deliberate focus and the willingness to spend lots of time) is still the "secret" to effective artwork. Will and Piper are both very inspiring to listen to and to learn from. I'm looking forward to my SVS membership. For now I won't be able to download and use the virtual brushes since I don't have any way of using them. Thank you for your dedication and thoughtful presentation of this very talented young lady. - Larry

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Insight into a talented artist is always interesting

Jane Smith

These interviews are a little like having a casual coffee with a super-talented artist who you are in awe of, and someone else is asking the questions so you...

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These interviews are a little like having a casual coffee with a super-talented artist who you are in awe of, and someone else is asking the questions so you can just sit back and absorb! Fascinating to see Piper's process and hear her take on so many of the issues that face illustrators and artists. Her hard work and determination (and admirable work ethic) are a real lesson and Will's cheery, friendly interview style is always tip top. I have this kind of thing playing in the background while I myself am working and I listen along and then dodge in and out to see a particular technique / workaround or piece of practical advice. Highly recommended watching.

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Great insight to another's process.

Lindsey Renee

This video was a great way of sharing an inside look into the process of another artist. It's not a tutorial video, so don't go in expecting that. Also if yo...

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This video was a great way of sharing an inside look into the process of another artist. It's not a tutorial video, so don't go in expecting that. Also if you are not familiar with photoshop then you may not know exactly what is going on as Piper speeds through her process. However, if you are just interested in watching a professional at work and also listening in on a conversation between two illustrators, this video is great.

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EXCELLENT

خالد عبد

Very informative & Enjoyed it alot!

Very informative & Enjoyed it alot!

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