Issue Three - March 2013
Who are you and what type of creative are you?
I'm a 21 year old Australian girl trying to move my butt to the big city of Sydney. I am a digital artist, photographer, and I am just about to gain a degree in graphic design. My art style of late is primarily digital painting and general post-processing in Photoshop.
How did you get interested in illustration and photography?
I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil - always loved it. I grew to love painting in particular, and photography followed pretty naturally as well I think. I discovered Photoshop around the age of 12 and taught myself from then on. Digital post-processing quickly became my obsession, and that lead to teaching myself the basics of using the brush tool and then drawing/painting with it.
If you would work for anyone you wanted who would it be?
Pixar, Bungie, WETA, so many places...
Where do you get your inspiration?
I spent a huge chunk of my time of the internet, so I guess you can say that's my main source. Games, books, movies... Childhood memories, too.
How do you go about starting a project? What is your creative process?
I have ideas swirling in my head all the time. Coming across pictures that intrigue me or scenes in day to day life. A lot of the time I work from photo reference, and as I'm always on the internet I see work that makes me want to practice. I'm constantly trying new techniques and styles, trying to improve and just get better at painting. Studying light and shadow and tone or colour. It comes down to the fact that I generally enjoy the feeling I get while painting, and putting that time into something that I can be proud of.
What illustrations are you most proud of and why?
Anything I finish I feel really proud of and then when I paint something new I see so many things I could fix in the first.