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Cale Atkinson Art Director/Concept Artist

Cale Atkinson Art Director/Concept Artist

Welcome back this very talented artist who this year will be offering limited art prints from his animated short ‘Lil’ Red’ as well as some nice little give-aways! Be sure to stop by and feast your eyes!  He is also always more than happy to give any Portfolio Critiques and offer his opinions/advice!

Cale Atkinson is an illustrator/animator currently residing lakeside in Kelowna Canada.Believing in Tea more than sleep, Cale is constantly working on numerous projects.His work can be found in children’s books, animated shorts, television, and games.He is currently lead artist for Rocketsnail Games spending much of his time developing the exciting new property ‘Mech Mice’.

*Trivia* Cale has an awful addiction to drawing top hats and moustaches on most things.


“In my opinion the two best things you can do to work in this industry is practice and get your work out there. If you want to get into this business bad enough you should be able to find the time to practice, practice and practice. The internet has everything right there at your fingertips, whether it’s other artists for inspiration, life/art reference, or tips/lessons. Now that you have practiced and become a pretty good artist you need to get your stuff out there. Start a blog, tumblr, forum accounts, twitter…etc. You can be the best artist in the world but if no one knows you exist, well then it doesn’t really matter if you are great or terrible. There is such a great wealth of talented and experienced professionals online, don’t be afraid to email or comment to them. Ask for advice, critiques, or tips. If you want it bad enough, do everything you can to make sure it will happen. ~Cale Atkinson

ASK THE ARTIST NOW: If you could ask this artist about his technique, his talent, what he feels is the next step in his career, or anything at all, what would it be? Share your questions and comments to this amazing artist by posting below and they will be shared with the artist. The artist will answer them onsite at CTNx2012 and the answers will be posted here.