Creative fuel: Seeing illustrators hopping around different fields of art has made me realize how broad and all-encompassing “illustration” really is and how versatile an illustrator can be. I’ve seen indie comic creators transition into animation, digital illustrators try their hand at ceramics, and painters translate their work into beautiful textiles. All of that movement and experimentation inspires me to challenge myself with different media and techniques. Plus, seeing how an artist’s style transforms from one medium to another, whether it’s drastically or subtly, is always fascinating.
Vibrant work: I’ve been loving the work of Choo (@choodraws) for their use of color and composition; there’s also an underlying tension in a lot of their work, like something sinister has just happened or is about to happen. I’ve also been enjoying art that’s bursting with bold colors, like the work of Molly Mendoza (@msmollym) and L A P (@lapstract).
Dream job: Even though I’m not in the animation field, I love designing characters. If I could work as a character designer at Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network or Disney, that would be my childhood dream come true.