It wasn't until computers that illustration became so addictively fun for me. I would sit for hours experimenting with filters and tweaking effects until suddenly realizing it was 3:00 am.
So no, I don't miss the glory days of dealing with temperamental airbrushes. Or having my studio look like a technicolor crime scene with paint and friskit bits everywhere.
Lots of artists have inspired me over the years but none more so than Lou Sremac.
His ability as an illustrator always took my breath away. In the short time we were co-workers, he taught me more about technique and lighting than all my classes at Art Center combined.
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Pentel Twist-Erase 0.5
Every once in a while, someone will ask me if I can actually draw in addition to doing digital work.
It's a fair question actually. It's easy to assume that you don't need any drawing skills to do digital illustration as somehow the computer will just "do it for you."
In hindsight, all those classes in color theory and life drawing I whined about in college have sure proven valuable today.