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The Self-taught Illustrator

The Self-taught Illustrator

By @Nataszko

A podcast proving you don't need a fancy Art degree to be a successful, and thriving illustrator. Natasha Polozenko AKA @Nataszko provides tips, tricks, and intel into creating an illustration practice you love.
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023. The biggest pitfalls I see illustrators fall into
023. The biggest pitfalls I see illustrators fall into
In this episode, I break down the biggest pitfalls that I see illustrators encounter at various stages in their illustration journeys. My AdobeMax Session: https://www.adobe.com/max/2022/sessions/na-become-a-selftaught-illustrator-design-concept-s309.html Personal Style Masterclass: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3ka-r13giiDtct-3jcL6w Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
26:39
November 12, 2022
022. How old is too old to become an illustrator?
022. How old is too old to become an illustrator?
In this episode, I break down the limiting beliefs around age, and how old is too old when it comes to creating a career in illustration. My Adobe Live Sessions: Day 1: https://www.behance.net/live/videos/15191/Vector-Character-Art-with-Natasha-Polozenko-1-of-2 Day 2: https://www.behance.net/live/videos/15195/Vector-Character-Art-with-Natasha-Polozenko-2-of-2 SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3ka-r13giiDtct-3jcL6w Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
13:40
March 20, 2022
021. How to get people to buy your art and illustrations
021. How to get people to buy your art and illustrations
In this episode, I walk through the various motivators that lead people to buy art and illustrations, to help you strategically approach the way that you sell. Survey referenced: https://www.statista.com/statistics/887848/top-motivations-for-art-buyers-when-buying-art/ SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3ka-r13giiDtct-3jcL6w Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
14:37
February 20, 2022
020. How To Get Freelance Illustration Work
020. How To Get Freelance Illustration Work
In this episode, we go through the steps that you need to take if you want to start doing freelance illustration work. SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3ka-r13giiDtct-3jcL6w Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
18:57
February 09, 2022
019. Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
019. Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
In this episode, we dive into the topic of Imposter Syndrome in the art and illustration world.  SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
10:36
January 23, 2022
018. The Professional Illustrator vs. the Artist Illustrator
018. The Professional Illustrator vs. the Artist Illustrator
In this episode, I talk about the differences as well as the pros and cons that exist for both the Professional Illustrator and the Artist Illustrator SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
12:34
January 09, 2022
017. Level up your Illustration practice in 2022
017. Level up your Illustration practice in 2022
In this episode, I go through the exact planning and goal-setting tactics that I have been using over the past few years to help me reach my creative business goals!  SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
10:38
November 21, 2021
016. Selling your Illustrations as NFTs
016. Selling your Illustrations as NFTs
In this episode I deep-dive into the crypto world, exploring what NFTs are, and how we as illustrators can create and sell them. Drawing from my own experience and knowledge I walk through all the platforms and services that I use when it comes to minting and selling my Illustrations as NFTs. LINKS:   Project File Downloads:  https://nataszko.com/grainy-shading-tutorial#project-file-download.0 Buy my Grainy Brush:  https://nataszko.com/grainy-shading-tutorial#get-my-brush.0 Coinbase Sign-Up: https://www.coinbase.com/join/poloze_i Makersplace Application Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewnu8ch_KjAbKPnA5OjQSP4a3k7ihpCmhtthmFgfGK4dUStg/viewform MY NFT PLATFORM PROFILES: Makersplace: https://makersplace.com/natashapolozenko/ OpenSea: https://opensea.io/nataszko SolSea: https://solsea.io/nft/7gBTZJyKfKUGw5ckngUPkm7KSvAWZksc3AYF88f5pB7o SOCIALS:   Website: https://nataszko.com​​​​ IG: https://instagram.com/nataszko​​​​ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko?​ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nataszko/
19:50
November 07, 2021
015. The biggest hurdle for self-taught illustrators
015. The biggest hurdle for self-taught illustrators
One of the biggest hurdles for self-taught illustrators COACHING APPLICATION: https://natasha293360.typeform.com/to/m0P0Hhgi ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
07:56
June 14, 2021
014. TikTok for Illustrators
014. TikTok for Illustrators
Should Illustrators have a TikTok? In this episode, we dig into the benefits of TikTok for your creative practice. COACHING APPLICATION: https://natasha293360.typeform.com/to/m0P0Hhgi ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
11:07
May 30, 2021
013. Do you have what it takes to make it as an illustrator?
013. Do you have what it takes to make it as an illustrator?
Addressing a question that a lot of self-taught illustrators have when they are first starting out "Do I have what it takes to make it as an illustrator?" COACHING APPLICATION: https://natasha293360.typeform.com/to/m0P0Hhgi ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
08:38
May 17, 2021
012. How to select color palettes in your illustration work
012. How to select color palettes in your illustration work
Chatting all things color, do you need a color palette? and how do you find the right one for you? COACHING APPLICATION: https://natasha293360.typeform.com/to/m0P0Hhgi ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
11:17
May 02, 2021
011. Which platforms should you be on for illustration?
011. Which platforms should you be on for illustration?
How to decide which platforms you should be using to establish and grow your illustration practice.  COACHING APPLICATION: https://natasha293360.typeform.com/to/m0P0Hhgi ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
12:19
April 20, 2021
10. How to know which illustration medium is right for you
10. How to know which illustration medium is right for you
Let's talk all things mediums and how to know which one is right for you! COACHING APPLICATION: https://natasha293360.typeform.com/to/m0P0Hhgi ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
08:10
April 04, 2021
9. The 3 big myths standing between you and your personal illustration style [PART3]
9. The 3 big myths standing between you and your personal illustration style [PART3]
In this episode I dispel a huge myth that is keeping a lot of illustrators and creatives stuck. COACHING APPLICATION: https://natasha293360.typeform.com/to/m0P0Hhgi ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
06:45
March 22, 2021
8. The 3 big myths standing between you and your personal illustration style [PART2]
8. The 3 big myths standing between you and your personal illustration style [PART2]
In this episode I dispel a huge myth that is keeping a lot of illustrators and creatives stuck. FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
12:48
March 08, 2021
7. The 3 big myths standing between you and your personal illustration style [PART1]
7. The 3 big myths standing between you and your personal illustration style [PART1]
In this episode I dispel a huge myth that is keeping a lot of illustrators and creatives stuck. FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/ Sponsorships: off for this episode
08:56
February 28, 2021
6. Different ways to make money with illustration
6. Different ways to make money with illustration
In this episode I go through a few different ways that illustrators can make a little extra income from their art. FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
10:10
February 22, 2021
5. The low-down on Illustration commissions, should you be offering them in your business?
5. The low-down on Illustration commissions, should you be offering them in your business?
The low-down on commissions! I talk about my experience with them, and how I decide whether or not to take them on.  FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
12:22
February 15, 2021
4. How to find a unique personal illustration style that gets you noticed.
4. How to find a unique personal illustration style that gets you noticed.
In this episode we talk about my favorite topic- Personal Illustration Style- I introduce my own formula for finding your style, and I tell you about my FREE masterclass that i'm offering, as well as my signature course "Illustration Style Academy". FREE MASTERCLASS: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/ISA-Webinar-Signup ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
10:47
February 08, 2021
3. Is it actually possible to balance a full time job and an illustration business?
3. Is it actually possible to balance a full time job and an illustration business?
In this episode we look at balancing a full time job with your illustration practice, and how to go about it in the right way! IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/ ILLUSTRATION STYLE ACADEMY COURSE: https://nataszko.mykajabi.com/illustration-style-academy 
10:31
January 31, 2021
2. Level up your illustration practice in 2021
2. Level up your illustration practice in 2021
In this episode we look at big picture goal-setting, and how we can strategically and tactically approach leveling up in 2021 regardless of how far along you are in your illustration journey.  IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
11:14
January 17, 2021
1. The Self-taught Illustrator Podcast is finally here!
1. The Self-taught Illustrator Podcast is finally here!
Your host Natasha Polozenko AKA @Nataszko introduces The Self-taught Illustrator Podcast, getting you riled up for all the great illustration gems  coming your way! IG: https://www.instagram.com/nataszko/ TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataszko WEBSITE: https://nataszko.com/
08:05
December 08, 2020