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Welcome to the Destination Arete Podcast! (pronounced ah-reh-TAY) Check us out on Instagram @destinationarete or find us on Facebook!

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Episode 96 - Visual Development with Abigail Lowe

October 09, 2020 02:07 - 33 minutes - 46.8 MB

David and Mark talk with Abigail Lowe about visual development, a crucial part of the story process in animation and film. Abigail shares her heart about telling representative stories as well as her perspective when it comes to storyboarding and how it fits into the overarching goals of a film project! Connect with Abigail! https://www.instagram.com/abigailraelowe/ Connect with us on social media! www.instagram.com/mark_baral_art/ www.instagram.com/dlbaral/ www.instagram.com/destinationa...

Episode 95 - Illustration with Kobi Jekel

September 25, 2020 00:07 - 38 minutes - 53.6 MB

David and Mark caught up with Kobi Jekel, an illustrator and teacher in Florida. Kobi knows his stuff when it comes to art history and shares some fantastic tips about continuing to grow in your art education once you're done with school. He also tells us what impresses him most about artists like N.C. Wyeth and their commitment to their craft. Connect with Kobi! https://www.instagram.com/kobijekel/ Connect with us on social media! www.instagram.com/mark_baral_art/ www.instagram.com/dlbar...

Episode 94 - Illustration with Joel Santana

September 11, 2020 00:40 - 32 minutes - 46.4 MB

David and Mark have a conversation with Joel Santana, an amazingly talented concept artist and children's book illustrator. Joel shares exactly what he did to make himself employable as an artist no matter what phase his career was in. He also tells us which Schoolism courses he took and which course he's taking this fall! Joel's enthusiasm for his craft is contagious and his generosity is refreshing. We know you're going to enjoy this one! Connect with Joel! https://www.instagram.com/themad...

Episode 93 - Design with Dave Russell

August 28, 2020 01:36 - 29 minutes - 44.5 MB

Dave Russell has the privilege of working for Otterbox, the protective case company, as their Senior Designer! In today's interview Dave shares how he approaches the design process and what sets Otterbox's approach to art apart from their competition. He also tells us how being true to your initial identity can benefit you in the long run, as well as breaks down his love of toys! Connect with Dave! www.instagram.com/dr._toys/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC9D_x_vTIaWrtO6Nb07ARw Connect ...

Episode 92 - Illustration with Austin DeGroot

August 14, 2020 01:37 - 35 minutes - 52.6 MB

Austin DeGroot took the time to talk with us about his career in illustration. He spoke specifically about how he tackles the problem of illustrating Bible stories for children's learning literature. Austin also shares his top three favorite illustrators of all time and how they influence his personal style and development. Connect with Austin! https://www.instagram.com/cook.art/ Connect with us on social media! www.facebook.com/destinationarete/ www.instagram.com/destinationarete/ www.you...

Episode 91 - Oil Painting with G. Russell Case

July 31, 2020 02:14 - 25 minutes - 38.2 MB

G. Russell Case, an award-winning Western artist, joined us this week to talk about oil painting! Russell took time out of his vacation and shared his thoughts on the sustainability of oil painting as an art form before talking about using art workshops to build painting skills. He also spoke on the importance of taking advantage of where you live to make great art. We are really excited to share this conversation with you! Connect with Russell! https://www.russellcase.com/ https://www.inst...

Episode 90 - Architectural Design with Jeff Hammer

July 17, 2020 02:36 - 32 minutes - 49.2 MB

This week, Jeff Hammer, David's oldest friend, took some time to chat with us about his journey to become a residential architect. Jeff shares his process when beginning a design, whether or not architecture belongs with the fine arts, and the most helpful class he took in college. Connect with Jeff! https://www.instagram.com/hammer__design/ Connect with us on social media! https:/www.facebook.com/destinationarete/ https:/www.instagram.com/destinationarete/ https:/www.youtube.com/channel/...

Episode 89 - Graphic Design with Scott Fuller

July 02, 2020 23:56 - 27 minutes - 42.8 MB

Scott Fuller of The Studio Temporary gives his advice on portfolio building and shares the most important skill a designer can develop when looking to become a professional freelancer. He also tells the story of how he landed the Atlanta Hawks eSports uniform design job! Follow Scott! https://thestudiotemporary.com/ https://www.instagram.com/studiotemporary/ https://dribbble.com/studiotemporary Connect with us on social media! www.facebook.com/destinationarete/ www.instagram.com/destinat...

Episode 88 - Business of Art with Keith Huang

June 19, 2020 01:00 - 21 minutes - 40.3 MB

We spoke with Sentient Academy founder and CEO Keith Huang about the Business of Art. Keith shared his expertise and experience with pricing, marketing, and knowing the balance between the business aspect of selling art, and the creative aspect of making art! Sentient Academy's Art Business Course comes highly recommended by us and is immensely valuable for any artist looking to make a living with their talents and abilities. https://www.sentientacademy.com/ https://www.instagram.com/keith.t...

Episode 87 - Halfway There!

June 04, 2020 00:42 - 16 minutes - 31.2 MB

We have ten interviews down, ten to go toward our goal of 20 in 2020! Follow these amazing creators at the links below: https://www.instagram.com/ryankleinicus/ https://www.instagram.com/clague_fine_art/ https://www.instagram.com/bethanyb.creative/ https://www.instagram.com/hansenhousestudio/ https://www.instagram.com/nathandrushinin/ https://www.instagram.com/meridiemfilms/ https://www.instagram.com/tim_ooee/ http://corygodbey.com/ Connect with us on social media! www.facebook.com/desti...

Episode 86 - Illustration with Cory Godbey

May 21, 2020 22:58 - 32 minutes - 50.6 MB

We recently sat down with Cory Godbey, a professional illustrator and storyteller, to talk about navigating the twisting road of professional art. Cory shares his experiences and thoughts on the best way to stay motivated while pursuing your creative passion. He also shares a great tip for those who tend to view their own work too critically! If you're an aspiring artist or creative we can't recommend this interview enough! Follow Cory! http://corygodbey.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cory...

Episode 85 - Creative Block with Tim Uy

May 07, 2020 22:54 - 16 minutes - 27.6 MB

Creative block always seems to strike at the worst possible time! Being stuck on a project or unable to produce art is one of the toughest things creatives face. Professional illustrator Tim Uy sat down with us this week to share how he overcomes this obstacle in his creative endeavors. Follow Tim! https://www.instagram.com/tim_ooee/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFGdeF1zS-DcRLdAN0zvzAw Connect with us on social media! https://www.facebook.com/destinationarete/ https://www.instagram.co...

Episode 84 - Filmmaking with Drew Schettler

April 24, 2020 01:19 - 31 minutes - 49.7 MB

Drew Schettler is the founder of Meridiem Films, a company dedicated to providing the church with excellent visual media. He has created multiple short films and church promotional videos and seeks to promote the work of the Lord with every film he makes. His perspective on story and creativity is refreshing. We were very happy he made the time to talk with us about filmmaking and storytelling! Follow Drew! https://www.instagram.com/meridiemfilms/ Connect with us on social media! www.fac...

Episode 83 - Animation with David Rogers

April 09, 2020 23:25 - 34 minutes - 62.3 MB

David Rogers is an award-winning animator and teacher with a big laugh and an even bigger heart. We recently had a chance to sit down with him for a few minutes and ask some questions about animation, preferred mediums, the 12 principles, and more! Watch David Roger's award-winning short film! https://youtu.be/ZYQIs3kXbP4 Connect with us on social media! www.facebook.com/destinationarete/ www.instagram.com/destinationarete/ www.youtube.com/channel/UCrWgI_dynnb3VEy5PSQdUmA Watch this epi...

Episode 82 - Art Supplies with Nathan Drushinin

March 27, 2020 02:11 - 48 minutes - 92 MB

Nathan Drushinin sat down with us this week to discuss the best way to approach art supplies! With the broad variety of options available to creators in today's world, we wanted Nathan to give us some insight on how to determine which tools are BEST for each skillset. Nathan also has a YouTube channel where he teaches art tips on a weekly basis! Be sure to check that out below and give him a follow, especially during this world-wide "home school" period of time. Follow Nathan! https://www...

Episode 81 - Church Media with Ethan Hansen

March 12, 2020 21:53 - 31 minutes - 53.1 MB

Here is the interview portion of our latest episode! Ethan is a good friend of ours and an expert in creating and coordinating church media. He has great ideas of how to handle the practical, mental, and spiritual aspects of church media production. Follow Ethan! https://www.instagram.com/hansenhousestudio/ Connect with us on social media! https://www.facebook.com/destinationarete/ https://www.instagram.com/destinationarete/ Read the latest chapter of the webcomic! https://www.destin...

Episode 80 - The Art of Learning with Bethany Baral

February 28, 2020 02:37 - 30 minutes - 58 MB

Studying art is quite different from most other lanes of education and approaching the art classroom with the right mindset will help you go far. Bethany Baral joins us this week, bringing her experiences while earning her MFA and teaching at the college level to talk about the best way to approach learning as an art student. We sift through the attitudes, actions, and achievements to be expected over the course of a semester in art school. Follow Bethany! https://www.instagram.com/bethany...

Episode 79 - Portrait Painting with Adam Clague

February 14, 2020 00:33 - 24 minutes - 47.5 MB

Award-winning portrait artist Adam Clague sat down with Mark to discuss where to start when pursuing portrait painting. Portraits are commonly attempted by beginners while being one of the most difficult forms of artistic expression. Adam provides his expert opinion on marketing your art, what skill levels should attempt portraits, and how to stay motivated when results aren't what you want. Plus, Adam has an online portrait painting course! Click the link below if you are interested. https:...

Episode 78 - Creativity with Ryan Klein

January 30, 2020 23:03 - 37 minutes - 67.5 MB

Ryan Klein has worked with us before and was gracious enough to sit down and help us test some new equipment (that we will hopefully use in future interviews)! Our discussion ranges from the purpose of art to whether or not creators should have a full-time job in the field they are passionate about. Ryan is a talented illustrator and graphic designer and we are glad to know him! Be on the lookout for more collaborations in the future... Click below to watch the interview in its entirety! ...

Episode 77 - Poetry with Dr. Lauri Lou Jones

January 17, 2020 00:55 - 32 minutes - 61.6 MB

Poetry is a creative endeavor not often thought about as "mainstream" but Mark recently sat down at a coffee shop with Dr. Jones to discuss poetry, context, finding that creative drive and so much more! Her perspective on finding the balance between art and passion is incredible and such a blessing. Poets have social responsibility when putting pen to paper and Dr. Jones gives her unique perspective on providing a "pocket of happiness" when finding words that fit together. Connect with us o...

Episode 77 - Dr. Lauri Lou Jones Interview

January 17, 2020 00:55 - 32 minutes - 61.6 MB

Poetry is a creative endeavor not often thought about as "mainstream" but Mark recently sat down at a coffee shop with Dr. Jones to discuss poetry, context, finding that creative drive and so much more! Her perspective on finding the balance between art and passion is incredible and such a blessing. Poets have social responsibility when putting pen to paper and Dr. Jones gives her unique perspective on providing a "pocket of happiness" when finding words that fit together. Connect with us o...

Episode 76 - Creative Goals for 2020

January 03, 2020 03:43 - 12 minutes - 23.3 MB

Look back with us at 2019 and the creative goals we set for ourselves and look forward to what we hope to achieve in 2020! Success is measured by whether or not you accomplish your goals and today's episode reveals what our sights are set on in this coming year. Be sure to send us a message or comment with one of your creative goals for this year: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete Subscribe for bi-weekly podcast episodes about creativity!

Episode 75 - A Closer Look At Klaus

December 19, 2019 22:25 - 37 minutes - 51.8 MB

We liked Klaus so much we went back for a deep dive! Tune into our final episode of the year, a little Christmas present from us to you, as we take a closer look at the story and animation techniques used by the creators of the new Christmas film that released on Netflix earlier this year. Here is the article we reference during the episode: https://www.polygon.com/2019/11/15/20966847/netflix-klaus-sergio-pablos-interview-despicable-me We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Yea...

Episode 74 - Klaus Initial Reactions

December 13, 2019 02:50 - 20 minutes - 28.2 MB

Here are our initial reactions to Klaus! An animated Christmas film produced by Netflix. We'll talk story, techniques, and theories after our first viewing. If you haven't seen it yet go watch it! We can highly recommend it as a shining example of "arete" in filmmaking. Merry Christmas! Be sure to connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 73 - Two Year Anniversary!

December 06, 2019 12:17 - 24 minutes - 33.4 MB

It's officially been two years since we released our first episode! We've come a long way in that time, thanks to you guys and a lot of trial and error. Today's episode talks about the unique position of being 'not there yet' and takes a brief look back at some of our favorite moments of the journey so far! Be sure to connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 72 - Creative Education

November 22, 2019 03:05 - 25 minutes - 35.8 MB

As a senior in college, Mark has learned the value of educating himself beyond the classroom. Taking advantage of every opportunity to grow and learn is an important attitude for every creative to embrace. Mark shares the benefits he's experienced as a result of self-education, including an excerpt from Robert Henri's book, The Art Spirit. Be sure to connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 71 - Commit To Your Line

November 08, 2019 03:18 - 20 minutes - 38.7 MB

Commit to your line! Decide to create and then get to it with aplomb! Today's episode is all about the benefits of setting your pen down on paper and committing to that first line! Once you've drawn that line you can't go back so go forward with enthusiasm and an attitude of excitement. David and Mark discuss three specific positive outcomes of committing to your line, whether it be art, or any other creative endeavor! Be sure to connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationar...

Episode 70 - Repetition Reaps Rewards

October 25, 2019 00:06 - 24 minutes - 45.9 MB

Over the last four years Mark discovered that its the little steps taken every day that lead to big rewards. Listen in our latest episode as we talk about being committed to the little steps every day in order to see lasting results. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 69 - Strong Side Characters

October 11, 2019 00:50 - 22 minutes - 42.6 MB

The key to well-written side characters is simpler than you think! Join David and Mark this week as they talk about the best way to give that secondary character the depth they deserve. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Bonus Episode 3 - Jenneth Dyck

September 27, 2019 00:02 - 10 minutes - 21.5 MB

We are excited to share this short interview with Jenneth! Mark sat down with her in the common area at the college and had a chat about goals, habits, and attitudes when it comes to making art. Go follow Jenneth and be sure to thank her for being on the podcast! https://www.instagram.com/jennethleed/ Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 68 - Art Is Not Life Or Death

September 13, 2019 00:55 - 27 minutes - 50.9 MB

Mark took this week to remind us that while art can consume so much of our time and energy, its wise to take a step back and breathe. Everyone on a creative team has a job to do and supporting one another is the best way to get your story across to the audience. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 67 - Fictional Bible Characters

August 30, 2019 01:20 - 27 minutes - 51.7 MB

Expanding on stories in the Bible brings uncertainty when writing additional characters. David and Mark discuss the intricacies of bringing new characters to life in light of historical and Biblical settings. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 66 - Art Workshop Lessons

August 16, 2019 01:19 - 26 minutes - 50.3 MB

Mark recently attended an art workshop and learned valuable lessons while he was there! Tune in this week as the guys discuss the values of taking lessons from an instructor who has experience in the field and what it takes to consider a workshop week "successful." Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 65 - Writing with a Deadline

August 02, 2019 01:45 - 25 minutes - 48.8 MB

Our latest episode examines what its like to write with a deadline hovering over you. David explains his mindset when trying to get words down on paper before they are due! Plus, the guys share an interesting story concerning the story of Launch and what the writing process has been up to this point! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Bonus Episode 2 - Launch!

July 26, 2019 01:45 - 13 minutes - 25.5 MB

Our second bonus episode of the year comes with a big announcement! Mark and David share some exciting news about the future of Destination Arete and tease future content listeners can expect from them in January of 2020. Tune in to hear all the details that they can reveal for now and email us to be added to the mailing list and receive future information! [email protected] Also, connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitte...

Episode 64 - Lessons from Comic Strips

July 19, 2019 00:42 - 29 minutes - 55.1 MB

This week's episode features several lessons Mark learned from reading comic strips growing up. Tune in as the guys discuss the positives that they gleaned while reading comic strips. Calvin and Hobbes, Snoopy, Garfield, the list goes on and on! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 63 - Learning from Comic Strips

July 05, 2019 02:11 - 25 minutes - 48.2 MB

In this week's episode David and Mark break down three things they learned from comic strips over the years. Listen in as they discuss several key points in their creative development that came from reading comic strips, whether in the paper, or in a collection from the library. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you! P.S. here is the video mentioned at the beginning of the episode: http...

Episode 62 - Successful Storytelling

June 21, 2019 02:06 - 29 minutes - 56.2 MB

Sweet success comes when written and visual storytelling combine perfectly to tell a great story. Our discussion this week covers some of our favorite examples of successful storytelling on screen, and on the page, as words and pictures come together to make stories come alive! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 61 - Difficulties in Storytelling

June 07, 2019 00:19 - 26 minutes - 49.7 MB

Translating a story from written to visual, or vice versa, can be difficult! Today's episode covers the limitations of each medium and the ways that storytellers can go wrong when trying to transition between different formats. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 60 - Visual Storytelling

May 24, 2019 02:42 - 21 minutes - 40.2 MB

Visual storytelling can be powerful when in the right hands. Emotional impact, little pieces creating a big picture, and purposeful framing all come into play when telling a visual story. Listen in as David and Mark explore several facets of the visual landscape! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 59 - Written Storytelling

May 10, 2019 01:31 - 29 minutes - 55.2 MB

Written storytelling is one of the oldest forms of storytelling and in this week's episode David and Mark talk about their favorite aspects of this genre. Listen along as they discuss the different ways written storytelling can engage a reader and encourage imagination! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 58 - Character Development, the Struggle

April 26, 2019 03:15 - 29 minutes - 56 MB

Authentic character development can be a real struggle at times. This week's episode dives into the ins and outs of how to keep a character developing at a realistic pace. How to Train Your Dragon and the Civil War also make an appearance as David and Mark put their heads together and summarize the best way for a character to make choices that lead to natural development. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We ...

Episode 57 - Filtering Feedback

April 12, 2019 02:18 - 27 minutes - 53 MB

How do you receive feedback and constructive criticism? Mark brings to us some interesting ideas about the attitude to take when receiving feedback as a creative, and David shares a time when he was encouraged by the correction he received from a superior. Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Bonus Episode 1 - Disney Bracket Recap!

April 05, 2019 01:20 - 37 minutes - 71.8 MB

Destination Arete's 2nd annual March Madness bracket has concluded! Our hosts sit down and discuss how the tournament progressed plus a few surprises and some interesting insight as to why they chose 2D Animated Disney Characters as this year's theme. Enjoy this bonus episode and then come back next week for our regular programing as we continue to share creative lessons and stories! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/de...

Episode 56 - Short Film Connections

March 22, 2019 01:04 - 19 minutes - 35.9 MB

David had the chance to create a short film in 2018 and today he shares with us two connections he made during the process: one that happened years before the film was every imagined, and one that happened after the film was released! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you! David's short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnMSxug_3h0

Episode 55 - Pitfalls of Creative Discipline

March 08, 2019 03:41 - 22 minutes - 42.4 MB

Have you ever thought about the downsides to being creatively disciplined? Mark brings up some excellent points this week concerning potential pitfalls to look out for when developing a creative craft. David also shares the best way to handle distractions and roadblocks that always seem to pop up when you're working on a project! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 54 - Benefits of Creative Discipline

February 22, 2019 03:12 - 26 minutes - 50.3 MB

Developing creative discipline comes with many benefits. This week Mark tells us an interesting story about the benefits of creative discipline and you do NOT want to miss it! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 53 - Developing Creative Discipline

February 08, 2019 03:10 - 20 minutes - 38.5 MB

Have you ever wanted to do something creative but don't feel competent? This week David shares some stories about how developing creative discipline will benefit you in the long run! If you put in a small amount of time each day after a week, a month, a year, you'll see progress and begin to accomplish the goals you have for yourself! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 52 - Mark's Creative Resolutions

January 25, 2019 00:00 - 20 minutes - 38.5 MB

Mark gets real with us this week and shares what he's planning on working on in 2019 in order to become a better artist and writer. Listen in as we discuss the importance of reading, writing, and drawing on a daily basis. Developing creative habits is important for your success, now and in the future! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

Episode 51 - David's Creative Resolutions

January 11, 2019 03:26 - 23 minutes - 44.1 MB

David describes three big creative goals and the stories behind why he decided to make them part of his journey in 2019. Join us on the road to excellence this year with new episodes every two weeks! Connect with us on social media: facebook.com/destinationarete instagram.com/destinationarete twitter.com/destarete We love to hear from you!

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