Holaa.. how you guys been doing, hoping all just good. Today, we’re going all the way to Madrid, Spain for some cool interview with digital illustrator and also a computer programmer named Drfranken who loved dark art very much. Those who have missed my previous interview with Kevin Roodhorst, click here to read full interview.
Briefly tell us little bit about yourself, and what you do?
I started my carrier in the world of digital illustration, after finishing my studies as a computer programmer, but my passion for art and design came since childhood. My father was a great artist. He painted using all sorts of techniques such as oil, charcoal, pencil, watercolor. My mother also paints very well and loves arts very much. For several years, I experimented with different techniques, tools and media and now I’m more focused on the digital art and my current job is software developer of electric engineering.
Tell us your typical or daily source of inspirations?
I am inspired by everything around me, the cinema, the street, internet, and especially the dark environments and black color. I’m a fan of dark art.
How is your frequent design working process like from scrath to the final artworks?
Every project I do is divided into several phases, first step is to study each project and collect as much information as possible by looking through related images, text, references and shoot some pictures. Once we have a clear idea, I usually select a techniques which I will use for such combination of a 3D element, photo retouching, vector, airbrush, etc.. The creative process and production will usually starts from here. If you perform a preliminary study of the project, it is a lot easier to adapt for customer delivery at the end process. Before conclude, I will seek an adequate lighting elements to the overall scene and finally chose a proper name that best suits your art piece.
How you improve the skills and ideas in your digital drawing techniques?
The best way to improve your skills is practice and experimentation. I love experimenting with new codes and software. Create textures, enhance details, etc..
Tell us which are your most favorite artworks among many of your creative art piece and why?
The truth, is that each piece has special meaning for me and I give them the same importance. Each was performed at a different mood and I like that way.
Tell us what is your favorite softwares and hardware you currently use?
I use many software programs and I’m developing tools for the creation of certain effects. For the 3D and rendering, I use C4D and 3D Max. For the composition of the pieces and some effects, I´m using Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, etc. As for the hardware , Wacom Intuos Tablet, Mac and as well as Windows.
Tell us about your mentor or idol?
I’ve always found exceptional the work of Salvador Dali, an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Do you have any up coming projects you want to share with us?
and tell us your goals for your career?We are currently working on some projects with clients and a few surprises that will be arriving soon…
What is the biggest achievement you’ve achieved so far?
Devote myself to what I love, digital art and software programming.
Now comes to my favorite question.. If you’re not a digital illustrator or designer today, what will you possibly be by now?
I think the answer in my case is pretty easy, since my current job is computer programmer and software developer for combined cycle power plants and other type of energy plants such as eolic parks and hydraulic plants; if not devote myself to this, I think I would devote to other thing in relation to my true passion, the art and creativity.
Any advice or tips you like to share for junior designers and illustrator out there?
I think the best advice I can give is that they are perseverance in their work and to strive to improve every day a little more.
Lastly, me at esharkdesign.com would like to say big thank you for this interview and wishing you all the very best! and to finalize, I leave the last words for you..
Thank you very much for this fantastic interview. I wish you all the best and a creative future with EsharkDesign.
For those who interested more of Drfranken’s creative art piece, you may visit his official portfolio site nastplas.com. Hope you guys have happy reading the interview and don’t miss coming interview by subscribe to my RSS Feed! or simply follow me on Twitter. Get inspired!