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The Busy Creator Podcast is a discussion program where creative professionals from across the spectrum share tools, techniques, and habits they use in their practice. Listeners are introduced to strategies and pro tips to be their most creative, productive selves.

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May 11, 2015

The Busy Creator 57 w/guest Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson is a veteran cartoonist & artist who worked across a variety of industries and niches, through advertising & commercial art, and now as a independent artist. Eric has developed a signature style, based in abstraction and surrealism, and referencing silkscreen and printing techniques of centuries past.

Catch up with Eric and see some of his work on his Facebook page.

The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 57 with Cartoonist & Illustrator Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson is a veteran cartoonist & artist who worked across a variety of industries and niches, through advertising & commercial art, and now as a independent artist. Eric has developed a signature style, based in abstraction and surrealism, and referencing silkscreen and printing techniques of centuries past.

Catch up with Eric and see some of his work on his Facebook page.

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THE BUSY CREATOR PODCAST WITH PRESCOTT PEREZ-FOX

Ep. 57 w/Eric Peterson

 
 
   
Eric Peterson's artwork

Eric Peterson’s artwork

Eric Peterson's artwork

Eric Peterson’s artwork

Eric Peterson's artwork

Eric Peterson’s artwork

Eric Peterson's artwork

Eric Peterson’s artwork

 

Eric drawing

Eric drawing a character, without formal sketching

Show Notes & Links

“A true artist does things that are organic or abstract.”

—Eric Peterson

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“There’s something that happens in spontaneity that lends a huge visual aspect that fine-tuning just doesn’t have.”

—Eric Peterson

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“Coffee and drawing is perfect.”

—Eric Peterson

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Tools

  • Drafting table
  • India Ink
  • No. 2 or No. 4 Watercolor brush
  • Japanese brush pens
  • Red photo pencil

Techniques

  • Allow the writing to lead the art, as well as the art lead the writing
  • Take a break — perhaps even months or years
  • Keep your pencil sketching loose, let the inking process take the lead
  • Procrastinate on purpose, to take meaningful break
  • Embrace creative distraction

Habits

  • Sketch ideas as they pop into your head, don’t let them vanish
  • Wake up with coffee and enjoy the rituals of all its sensory aspects
  • Carry a sketchbook at all times!

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About Prescott Perez-Fox

Prescott Perez-Fox is a New York-based graphic designer and brand developer with 14+ years experience in branding, packaging, graphic design, and web design. He runs The Busy Creator.
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