Interview with UsanekoRin

Published on 07/29/2019

Lim UsanekoRin is a Senior Illustrator from Singapore with 3 years of industry experience. He likes to work with Photoshop.

What led you into the CGI/2D? Tell us your story.

I love drawing since I was young. I was also exposed to anime and came to like the aesthetics. Since then my drawing style has been influenced by anime.

I joined Collateral Damage Studios as a hobbyist back when it was still a doujin circle. When they incorporated, I freelanced with them for a few years and only recently this year, did I go full time with them.

Where do you go to get inspired? What/Who inspires you?

Seeing other artists awesome works inspires me! Colors, nature and music also inspires me.

How does a typical working day look like?

Wake up, go to work, draw (for work), go home, draw (for myself), go to bed, repeat.

What does your workplace look like?

It’s your regular art studio! Nothing special in particular!

How do you stay motivated in this industry?

Looking at artworks from artists that I admire keeps me motivated!

What is your passion beside CGI/2D?

I love listening and playing music!

How do you keep your portfolio up to date? Any tips?

By following other artists and see which are the sites that they upload their artworks to.

What Software do you use to create your artwork?


What Software do you want to learn in future? And why?

I wish to learn Premier Pro, After effects and Indesign. I think it would be useful and help with my art.

Which books would you recommend to the read?

Anything that inspires you!

What music do you listen to while working?

It depends on what I’m into at the moment.

Any advice for new Artists?

There are moments where I feel like I wont make it or that my art standards are not good enough. The key is not to give up and keep pushing forward. It might be hard to convince yourself to continue. You might need something to motivate/inspire you. For me, looking at artworks from artists that I admire keeps me going. Most importantly you have to like drawing!


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