How to Stay Motivated as an Artist with Mark Pullyblank

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We chat with Mark Pullyblank, Department Head of 3D Animation at CG Spectrum, about the essential topic of maintaining motivation as an artist. From battling creative blocks to navigating the highs and lows of the creative journey, staying motivated can often be a challenge, but it's a crucial aspect of nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling artistic practice.

Tune in for a discussion touching on how to sustain your creative drive and stay motivated as an artist, even when faced with obstacles. We'll discuss the importance of setting achievable goals, overcoming self-doubt, and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting on your artistic journey, this episode offers practical advice and inspiration to help you cultivate and maintain your creative passion. Tune in to learn how to harness your inner motivation and harness your artistic potential.

About Mark Pullyblank

Mark Pullyblank spent much of the nineties working as a musician, traveling around North America in a tour van. Mark began his animation career bringing talking animals to life in the first Garfield movie and, since then, has been an Animation Supervisor at Rainmaker Digital and Frantic Films, a Senior Animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks, and worked in various departments at Wētā FX. His film credits include Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, The Smurfs, Night at the Museum, and many others.

Mark is currently the Department Head of 3D Animation at CG Spectrum, co-founder of Theia Interactive, Director of Non-Stop Motion Virtual Productions, a Lecturer at a Californian university, and undertakes freelance and consulting work at film and game studios.


Still from a shot that Mark worked on in the original Avatar film. Mark was in charge of setting up forests and environments as the Senior Previs Animator/Senior Layout TD.

More great advice from Mark: How to stay motivated as an animator 


To discover more about Mark's animation career, visit his LinkedIn and IMDb.

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