What is your story, how did the process taking you to illustration evolved? What was there in your life prior to illustration?
Actually it is all because nothing went as I have planned. This is not a complaint, in fact I say it so because I like what happened. It seems it will continue as long as creation, expressing and the desire to criticize doesn’t end. For a long time I was involved with music and theatre. I participated in many projects local and abroad. Later, the graphics work I started due to financial needs overtook. At the time I used to sketch on the side but did not take it seriously. Then one day, thinking maybe I should publish those, I dropped an email to a Blog and gratifyingly they did not refuse and published. Within 5 minutes of publication I got my first official illustration work offer. I was delighted, continued work, the process evolved fast and I started to produce for many brands, agencies, magazines and publishing houses. I am still continuing the same way.
You were involved with music, is the connection still there? If so at what level?
I wish I could answer ‘yes’. Unfortunately, the instruments have gathered dust due to my preoccupation with work but the audiences are a must and it will continue.
What type of materials do you like using in your drawings, pencils, paper types and others?
Generally I am required to work digitally because of time and space. I have a little studio and everybody is on a deadline... These are the outside job assignments... In my personal work I generally use 2 sets of materials, first is the standard paper and pencil pair. In it I do not use very special material, the usual soft eraser, lead pencil grades like H, 2B, 4B, 6B and 9B. For paper I use the Fabriano 1.5mt x 10mt roll. The second set consists of acrylic paint, large black and white photograph prints, ink and glue.
Your work titled “Trigonal Meshes & Animals” appear to be more detailed and seems to be consuming more time. It also seems to contain a subtext?
Yes, in comparison to my other work these became more detailed and time consuming. There is a subtext, I thought long and hard to describe it, I wrote plenty but the path I follow meets at the point of self-estrangement and deformation of the subject entity. In order to express that estrangement and deformation more clearly I choose animals especially with large teeth or bigger horns. In reality and in some sense, a conflict of the digital and traditional are present in these works. I made a series in this form and now I am searching for other ways of deformation. I produced several works along these thoughts and used the traditional methods. Other works were digitals.