Why did you pick this picture?
I picked this picture because I’m really proud of the line work and it’s grungey style. My recent free lance drawings while I’ve been away from uni have all seemed to be very graphic and I’m trying to experiment and continue with this as I feel this may be my personal style that I’ve been trying to identify for so long, and perhaps one day I’d like to design tattoos.
Where did the idea come from?
The idea came from me flipping through a pizza menu and wanting to experiment with typography. This has always been something I’ve struggled with and I wanted to push my own boundaries and I thought the stringy cheese of the pizza would create a good base for me to work with. I wanted to experiment with the shapes the cheese would provide. Also I genuinely love pizza and I thought this would be a fun easy design for me to later put onto t-shirts and stickers on my redbubble page.
What does this picture mean to you?
This piece doesn’t hold much of a conceptual meaning for me to divulge but it’s been the first thing I’ve drawn after a bit of a block of not drawing for a while through lack of confidence, so it means somethings to me as I’m proud of it and it has restored my faith that I am a good enough artist and I’m learning and developing my style every time I draw. I’m growing as an illustrator.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I’m 20 years old and an illustration student at The University of Lincoln and I have heavily enjoyed my time there so far. The course has been everything I’ve ever wanted to do and has really helped me come out of my comfort zone. I vividly remember seeing Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting “Sunflowers” when I was 5, and in that moment I knew I never wanted to be anything other than an artist when I grew up, this has never changed.
What more can you tell us about your art?
My art mainly follows a graphic style and I like to re-imagine characters from my favourite cartoons in traditional tattoo style. I enjoy creating references that I know people will enjoy and understand the reference to. In the future I hope to become more confident with colour in my pieces. I never want to feel like I’m getting too comfortable with any one style, I would hate to become bored by my own art. I’m unsure of my future as an artist (aren’t we all) but I’ve always wanted to illustrate children’s books and create an iconic recognisable style, such as Quentin Blake and Nick Sharrat. I also enjoy drawing satirical cartoons of politicians and would like to do some things for newspapers one day.
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