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Can Başdoğan Interview

25.02.2015
Vol. 4

"Currently I draw large spaces, since I try to experience different circles. For example, while trying to draw a future city, I begin first to draw the inherent technology, the different types of buildings, the elements like vehicles. And this creates a great opportunity for me to improve my imagination, as well as my drawing and design ability."

Who is Can Başdoğan? I was born in Cappadocia in 1990, after living here for 10 years, I came to Izmir for the purpose of education and graduated from the Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department of Izmir University of Economics. What is the name of your art? Could you tell us in short? Environmental Concept Design, I think is the right thing to say. Environmental concept designers, can do environmental design without concern for production (construction), for those sectors which have a need, especially for computer games and movie scenes sectors, and these could be completely imaginary. For example, from the design of the city in 2500, to the house of an alien race. How did you start? Are there illustrators that influenced you? Actually, as a person playing computer games since the age of 7, I was one that produced continuously his own imaginary spaces, but being courageous on drawing and taking the marker in the hand began after taking elective course on Illustration from the "Tarzan of Manisa" illustrator Enis Temizel, I can say. Melike Acar and Cecil Kim are the main artists, who influenced me with their technique of drawing. Are your drawings composed entirely of images? Are there places that influencing you? I cannot say that it entirely consists of images. I draw most of my drawings for practicing purposes or to have some ideas for the future. Since I received education in interior design, any interior or external place is influencing me, but if I saw an abandoned building or a factory, then I’m mesmerized, I can say. I think you prefer to draw large spaces. Is there a particular reason? Currently I draw large spaces, since I try to experience different circles. For example, while trying to draw a future city, I begin first to draw the inherent technology, the different types of buildings, the elements like vehicles. And this creates a great opportunity for me to improve my imagination, as well as my drawing and design ability.
What kinds of material are you using when drawing? After using soft-tipped lead pencil during the sketch stage, I bring out the drawing with Rapido pens. I'm just coloring with markers in hot and cold shades of gray. Do you have plans about the future of your artwork? What are they? After improving myself, I will work in concept art companies abroad and with this experience will come back to Turkey, and would love to share what I have learned. Apart from this, I intend to establish business relations with my drawings regarding the subject needed. I'm open to any proposal, from drawings of cartoon background scenes, book covers, comic books background scenes and movie scenarios, to the games space design.
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