CCC 238 – The Matt Kohr Interview

Matt Kohr drops by to talk to Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme talk ctrl+paint and his time in the gaming industry.

Matt Kohr WoW

About the work:
http://ctrlpaint.com
CTRL+Paint
Ctrl+Paint is a free learning resource dedicated to the basics of digital painting. Each bite-sized video covers a different concept, allowing you to learn complex subjects in manageable increments.
About Artist:
Matt is a concept artist in the game industry and creator of the digital painting resource CtrlPaint.com. He has a BFA is in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. When he’s not working he likes playing video games, board games, reading, and cooking.

 

I’ve been following your work – specificlaly CTRLpaint.com for a while, but I want to give Matt a shout out – who is also a fan – as he was the one who suggested we interview you on the show. Joel
CTRL+Paint
CTRLpaint.com has proven to be a success. How did it start? Joel
Would you say you’re more well known now for CTRL+Paint? Joel
What has been the most rewarding part of CTRL+Paint? Joel
Have you read business books since CTRL+Paint took off? Joel
How many vidoes have you produced for CTRL+Paint? Do you keep a count? Joel
Why Vimeo and not Youtube for your videos? Brian
You decided to go No Ads on CTRL+Paint. Was that more an aesthetic choice, because the site is free of disctractions. Or was it the uncertainty of advertising? A little of both? Brian
What can people expect from your paid content vs. the free videos on CTRL+Paint? Joel
The CTRL+Paint library is broken up into three sections. Can you break them down briefly for us? (In particular the 4th section.) Joel
(it’s 4 sections actually)
Concept Work
http://www.mattkohr.com
We’re in the middle of E3 2015. What games have you excited? Inspired? Joel
Video games are “research” right?… Right? Joel
You have worked on a wide range of Video Games. From Smite to Yogi Bear. Is any job too big for your comfort? Too small? Just right? Brian
What are you up to now artistically? Can you talk about any recently completed or released projects? Joel
Matt’s strange interests
I’d love to talk about beginner-unfriendly techniques that I use for digital art, since never get to talk about them on ctrl+Paint 🙂 Can someone set that up?
– link to my oddball keyboard, if I bring it up: kinesis
http://pixologic.com/sculptris/