For my Graphic work I compile as much source
material as possible in the form of textures ,
random marks and scribbles etc and scan it all,
the primary image is drawn and also scanned. I
then manipulate the constituent parts on the
computer, I keep the amount of layers to a bare
minimum so the results are as spontaneous as
possible. I dont use any filters at all to keep
the 'digital' nature of the image to a minimum.
ARE YOUR MAJOR INFLUENCES ?
There are too many to list, but if you look at
the people I have linked to it will give a good
insight. Additional past masters such as Van
Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Basquiat also have a
great influence in what I do.
WHERE DID YOU STUDY ?
I studied at Illustration at Leeds Met.
University and specialised in experimental
film/animation there are a few bits onYOUTUBE.
The quality is pretty terrible but all pre
digital. Prior to Leeds I studied Foundation
at Northbrook College in Worthing.
In my opinion foundation level is by far the
most important because it helps you decide
whether you want to pursue a lifetime of
creative endeavour. Universtity allows you the
freedom to piss it all away which is exactly
what I did. Use the time wisely and work like
your life depends on it, DONT make the same
mistake I did and reach your 30's still not
knowing what to do with your life.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO ASPIRING
This is such a vast question it is extremely
difficult to answer in a concise fashion but
some fundamentals are-
Patience. Perseverence. Discipline. Commitment.
DRAW ALL THE TIME, sketch or doodle as much as
possible or at the very least write down ideas.
Carry an A5 black book always.
Be aware of what others are doing, seek out the
best of the best and learn from their
Never be satisfied with what you achieve.
Above all enjoy working and over time nurture
the necessity to work.
This doesn't even scratch the surface but is
food for thought at least.