Sci-fi worlds: Simon Stålenhag

Simon Stålenhag is an artist based in the countryside outside of Stockholm, Sweden. He has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from films, commercials and book covers to art directing and concepts for video games.  Born in 1984, Simon is the internationally acclaimed author, concept designer, and artist of the art books Tales from the Loop (2015), Things from the Flood (2016) and The Electric State (2017). Stålenhag's highly imaginative ...

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Let´s Talk Art | being an illustrator and running your own brand with Alejandro Giraldo

Welcome to another Let’s Talk Art interview, this time Jack Woodhams spoke with illustrator and creator Alejandro Giraldo. Alejandro is an illustrator living in Colombia and has created work for numerous clients across the years, including Caller Chocolate. In this interview, Alejandro talks about his specific style, how he set up his clothing brand Velmost and how he balances his time between his illustration jobs and running his own brand. So, Let’s ...

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Let´s Talk Art | Balancing a full time job with freelance work with Maria Suarez Inclan

Welcome to the next episode of Let’s Talk Art. In this interview, we talk to Spanish illustrator Maria Suarez Inclan about her experience working in Madrid and London, her illustration style and her techniques. Maria currently works as a designer and illustrator for global agency Saatchi&Saatchi. In her spare time, she applies her skills and knowledge to her own personal projects, which has led to official work with some of ...

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Let´s talk art | How self belief and dedication propel your career with Paul Shipper

Welcome to the sixth episode of Let’s Talk Art. This time we chat with legendary artist Paul Shipper, who is known far and wide by illustrators and fans for his work with some of the biggest brands in film and T.V. Including Lucasfilm, Disney, Marvel, HBO, Rolling Stone, Topps and more. In this interview, Paul talks about how he established himself as an illustrator, as well as giving tips and tricks ...

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Building a freelance career in fashion photography and graphic design

Multiple award-winning fashion photographer Ilona Veresk from Russia found her passion outside of school. Getting involved in photography and graphic design she became a freelancer. Ilona also has an interest in fairy tale art portrayed in a dark style. For the Create More campaign, Ilona has shown Wacom her ways, her studio and created a gorgeous portrait. Enjoy. "Magic begins when you switching off your camera" - Ilona Veresk Tell us a little bit ...

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Let´s talk art | How to tell a story through narrative art with Erin Gallagher

Welcome to the fifth part of the Let's Talk Art series. This time we chat with Erin Gallagher, an illustrator, and designer living in Los Angeles. Describing herself as a multi-faceted designer, Erin has produced work for some fantastic clients over the years including Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Fox and more. She works in many different mediums and has a passion for hand lettering and comics. During this interview, we’ll be ...

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Let´s Talk Art | How to make digital art look traditional with Kevin McGivern

Welcome to the fourth part of the Let's Talk Art series. In this interview, we chat with Kevin McGivern from Scotland who has experience in illustration for movies, advertising, games, and more. Kevin’s digital art is created with the intention of preserving the look of traditional style paintings, giving his work a unique, visually appealing aesthetic. In this interview, Kevin will be discussing the importance of traditional art, the many benefits ...

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Let´s talk art | Heavy Metal: career Kick-Starter for illustrator Luke Preece

Welcome to the third part of the Let's Talk Art series. In this interview, we chat with Luke Preece, a UK based artist and designer who has worked on some really exciting projects during his career. We'll be discussing Luke's inspirations, goals for his career and his unique, instantly recognisable style, as well as his relatively new ventures into alternative poster art. The aim of this series is to explore what ...

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Let’s Talk Art | Combining traditional painting with digital and pin-up with John Keaveney

Welcome to the second interview in the #LetsTalkArt series. The aim of this series is to explore what it means to be an 'artist' and to find out how artists have developed their craft over the years. Throughout the series, Jack Woodhams will be chatting with artists from countries all over the world, many of whom have worked for incredible brands such as Disney, Marvel, BBC, 20th Century Fox, Empire Magazine ...

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Carli Davidson on shooting Shake and Shake Puppies

Where does inspiration come from? For photographer Carli Davidson, the seed was planted while she was wiping down her kitchen wall, again, because Norbert, her beloved Dogue de Bordeaux, had bedewed it with spit, again, during a particularly long and satisfying shake of his jowly head. “You spend enough time cleaning up drool and eventually you’re going to want to know – how exactly does this happen?” said Davidson, author of the ...

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