Back in 2008 was working on private commission, and really steps into the industry was 2010 after I graduated from college.
Illustrator, Concept Artist and Creator of Panty Warriors, currently base Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. with 9 years of industry
experience. His main tools are Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup and Procreate.
What led you into the CGI/2D? Tell us your story.
I love to draw since young, And I think was manga that inspire me to draw. The most influences and gets me pursue 2D illustration was a book by Koji Morimoto „Orange“. First time I saw that book, I was hooked, and its opened my eyes to 2D illustration, and also gave me a clear path on what I want to do. Ever since I keeps drawing till now.
Where do you go to get inspired? What/Who inspires you?
The internet, and most importantly my artist friends and fans, they give me the positive energy and support. This keeps me energized and continue to improve my craft.
How does a typical working day look like?
Start with a cup of black coffee, and reply email and stuff. Mostly start drawing in noon till night. hahaha, just a very normal work day.
What does your workplace look like?
Messy and old/aged, most of my stuffs/tools lasted very long. hahaha
How do you stay motivated in this industry?
I always feel a need to improve myself, and I don’t want to be left behind. I think this motivates me to non-stop drawing. And I will always found joy in drawing.
What is your passion beside CGI/2D?
Hmm, I like building/DIY stuffs, I’m also interested in prop making.
How do you keep your portfolio up to date? Any tips?
Spend some extra time to do more personal art, and upload it once a month(if can), be consistent on the post duration. A personal series would be a great, because it have a clear direction on what to draw next and it looks good in a portfolio. And most importantly, the audience will remember a series way better than an individual art piece.And it shows or reflect the artist personally.
What Software do you use to create your artwork?
Adobe Photoshop, procreate, once awhile Sketchup.
What Software do you want to learn in future? And why?
Maybe Blender, able to merge some 3D models into my illustration, might speed things up.
Which books would you recommend to the read?
I’m not a reader type. I would heavily recommend Manga.
What music do you listen to while working?
Game and movie OST.
Any advice for new Artists?
Perseverance is a must. Improve 1 step at a time, no rush. draw more.