1. When did you begin creating art? Why?
As long as I remember myself I have been creating stuff with my hands either drawings or sculptures.
It started because I wanted to create my own magical world or my own toys to play with but eventually
it became a way of life that I would never change for anything in the world.
Imagination has no boundaries and always finds ways to express through creation.
I am a visual thinker so this is my way of sharing my ideas and communicate them to the rest of the
2. Who or where do you find inspirations?
When I was in my early years I used to get inspired by childrenâ€™s books and animation movies and I
was always fascinated with anything magical or shiny such as glitter, gems, or vintage
jewels that I kept in a small treasure box.
As I got older my inspirations were drawn from fashion photography, lots of anime and holywood films.
Nowadays that we have plenty of internet resources available I can assure you that itâ€™s pretty much
from anywhere. I like to combine knowledge and visual stimuli to create something unique and not
have a sole source of inspiration, since I always liked to evolve and question my style.
Do any kind of movie, society or topic have an impact on what you decide to draw or illustrate?
The things that influenced me more when I started doing art was Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind by
studio Ghibli, all the work of photographer Anne Geddes, and Ariel by Disney.
I am all against objectification of womenâ€™s bodies and when I draw my characters I try to make
them as friendly looking as possible.
I always like to look at the bright side of things and
want my art to convey a feeling of magical hope or happiness in itâ€™s viewers despite all the cruelties
of real life there is always a good aspect to look at every situation.
4. Your artwork are quite mixed with different types of content. Can you tell us a little about your style?
I studied graphic design and 3d animation which are fields of applied arts and turning my hobby into
my day job means you can find mixed stuff in my portfolio.
I offer a combination of services and I am not obsessed over a certain technique or program
so I just enjoy using different mediums each time to complete a task and I never thought of
it as a disadvantage. This goes for the professional side of me;
In my personal
works I usually prefer simple stuff like focusing on a character or a feeling and setting the mood
with the appropriate lighting and color palette. In my head the latter and the subject of the image
matter more to me than the technical excellence of an overworked artwork.
Which of your pieces are you most fond of and why?
My most favourite artworks are usually the most unexpected ones
Death by strawberries was one of my first photographs that involved self portraiture,
a pyrex glass, two stacks of books, a self made lightbox, strawberries and lots
of fun underwater or should I say under-perrier!
Then it was followed by Cherry bite in the same style and it was something different
and fun to do. I really look forward to do more of these one day.
The other one is the 3d artwork â€œOrange Squeezer Remixâ€ that was used for a cd cover because
it was made for my favorite band â€œSoulbroâ€
and I was so happy that I was given the honor to create something so unique and
ingenious for them and get to meet and collaborate with them in person.
What mistakes have taught you the most when it comes to developing your style?
From my biggest regrets is that I rarely used image reference and I was in denial of my true technical
level for a very long time. I would set unrealistic goals and would never post anything until
I asked a few people on the anatomy.
But in the end, this would just save the specific artwork
from having horrible mistakes but wouldnâ€™t teach me anything about anatomy.
This didnâ€™t help me progress as fast as I would if I had been more open minded,
and practice a lot of anatomy doodles instead.
Can you give us a little insight as to what goes on in your mind when you create your artworks?
For personal work it usually starts as a spontaneous blurry vision of color or a
cinematic capture of an imagined moment in my head.
This is usually motivating me enough to visualize a quick draft in color since
I mostly tend to perceive things in color, light and shapes in my head rather than
line art only.
After I am done with the drawing of the thumbnail version and I am sure my idea is
now saved, I proceed to write down some notes on the side containing various
information on the artwork that are not able to be depicted in such a low quality
These ideas usually pop up in the most inappropriate times like when
I have client work to do, when I am reading for exams, after a movies marathon
or when I try to sleep. So I usually donâ€™t have the time to continue the artwork
right away. But I keep this folder of ideas and when I am stuck I pick one random
file and start working on it, hoping I remember what I was thinking.
7. What kind of tips or suggestions would you give to people interested in
To all the aspiring artists I would like to advise you to not fret if you canâ€™t
draw exactly what you have in your head on paper from the first time.
You have all the resources online and its makes things easier nowadays to find
directions and inspiration than before from references to online history of art to
other artists like you to talk to. Everything will come in time with practice
Try to have a balance among the development of your technical skills and your
spiritual development as a person that will later be reflected in your art as well
and give depth to your creations and have a main theme in your art.