I'm inspired by God, light, divinity, nature, people, sport, space, energy, tons of colour and movement. I guess anything futuristic and colourful would inspire me but my aim is to draw from imaginative scenarios that often look and feel out of this world. Sci-Fi movies particularly inspire me, as they are often very surreal, containing almost every element of inspiration for me to draw from.
It would have to be 'Lightning Bolt' for good reason. The sporting icon that I chose to illustrate is possibly the most inspiring athlete of all time for me. The sense of sheer power, energy and movement is highlighted more effectively in this piece than any other in my portfolio. I also enjoyed creating a painted effect on the main subject’s body, which adds a unique traditional artistic feel to the image.
I think sharing my work with the creative world is key in terms of inspiring others who intend to succeed in the industry. However, the creative approach I take can often begin from a lonely or isolated standpoint. I often find that I'm more creative when I isolate myself and my thoughts, then allow my subconscious mind to take over and produce something without trying too hard or thinking too much about it on a conscious level. In other words, I just have fun with it and go with my inner flow.
Probably not, I usually don't look back in hindsight. I prefer to see my past techniques, failures and successes as progression. I think once an artist has developed his or her technique and feels comfortable with it, there is little to look back on. In some cases I have produced some really nice work and I honestly don't remember quite how I achieved it, which often leaves me feeling grateful and unregretful.
Definitely not, technology is fast evolving and the next generation will be using mediums that might be quite alien to someone like myself who originally started out as a traditional artist before making the transition to the digital world 13 years ago. I think people should embrace new mediums, be it mobile or tablets.
I think the Behance integration with Adobe is brilliant. Getting Behance ProSite as part of the standard subscription is hugely beneficial, particularly as ProSite offers such a robust portfolio platform for professional artists. Having access to every Adobe application is great, especially for graphic designers and illustrators like myself who wish to expand in developing their skills in unexplored areas, whether it be web development or motion graphics.