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Unsupportive Parents and Toxic Environments – Draftsmen S1E08

July 23, 20192 Comments

Stan and Marshall talk about toxic environments, how an artist’s family and/or school can create situations that hold them back and how to overcome them. A caller asks about creating an attractive portfolio for Disney and Stan actually forgot about this week’s “thang”.

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Referenced Artists:

Marshall Vandruff

Cody Shanks

Norman Rockwell

David Pruiksma

Drew Struzan

Modern Day James

Ralph Bakshi

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  1. Hello Guys, Big fan and aspiring artist here.

    Listened to your podcast and one thing really stuck out to me when Marshall mentioned that psychology book “Games People Play” I can certain attest to its insights.

    When I was in my 20s I was in a bit of a slump I had just been made redundant for the 2nd time but hated the job so I wasn’t that bothered. I was obsessing over a girl who wasn’t interested into me (she was into my friend) so nothing was happening.

    I distinctly remember walking into the kitchen after waking up late (again) and offering a caveat to my mum that I was going to do something soon and fix my misfortunes/unhappiness/etc.

    She turned around and said something along the lines of Its okay Hun, I dont care if you dont succeed, you could work in McDonalds and I wouldn’t care, just know that we dont expect anything from you so dont worry.

    I walked away thinking so they have written me off basically. It was like a bubble burst and suddenly I could see that firstly I wasn’t happy, secondly no one believed in me and thirdly no one really gave a shit if I made something of myself in fact they were prepared and somehow already thought I’d go nowhere.

    Thats when I went to college to study games development then went to university (the first in my family) to study animation. The course was hard and I did burn out a lot (18+ task per unit – none of them small). All the while the fire in my belly was more or less “Ill show them, you dont write me off”.

    My career isn’t exactly where I wanted to go currently but I do get to animate and I am building more work behind the scenes to ultimately get into the games industry. I draw every day at lunch time on my ipad I draw every day last year and this year I have a few projects underway some with my former business partner. So even though I’m not there I already believe I have surpassed the lofty ambitions they thought I was capable of.

    My intention was never to get rich but to love what I do and to ultimately show that you dont write them off. I love my mum but damn what she told me really stoked my fire.

    Hope this helps!
    All the best

  2. Neiker says:

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    Pero stand quiero que sepas que eres un gran guia para todos y quiero que notes que la comunidad hispano que tambien esta presente en tu canal y sabes todos mis amigos te conocen asi que para que veas que eres un gran apoyo y sabes me gustan tus videos y consejos pero quisiera que tuvieras mas encuenta ala comunidad hispana al menos en los subtitulos porque en tu pagina solo la traduciremos haci que eso era lo que tenia que decir gracias proko y espero que me respondas

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