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Artist Bonnie Robinson Stewart Makes Huggable Koi
Episode 15725th January 2022 • Not Real Art • Crewest Studio
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When you work as a commercial artist in a high-stakes game like animation, you know the importance of tracking your hours and managing your business rigorously. Today’s guest has also realized the value of bringing those skills to her personal craft, because knowing exactly how many hours she has spent on one of her incredible handmade pieces not only helps her determine what to charge for them, but also save time on making them and even motivate her to make more. By day, Bonnie Robinson Stewart is a Production Manager at Titmouse Animation Studios in Hollywood. By night, she is an artist that makes meticulously hand-sewn plush toys of everything from koi fish to Godzilla under the moniker, Huggable Koi. In today’s episode, Bonnie shares her process-oriented approach with us and gives us a glimpse into her creative process from ideation to finished product. You’ll also find out more about her work, the traditional carp-shaped windsocks from Japan that inspired her to make her plush koi fish, and some of the amazing (and surprising) opportunities that her plushies have afforded her, plus so much more! Tune in today to gain some practical insights from Huggable Koi creator, Bonnie Robinson Stewart!

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