Monday, March 25, 2013

Interview: 10 Questions with the AMAZING Shane Lewis


Shane Lewis
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in34j10 Questions With Shane Lewis

1.... who is your favorite artist?

I have a lot of favorite artists, but I would say that Bill Peet, Chuck Jones, and a lot of the guys who made Disney Animation successful before I was born have had the most influence on my work. My favorite artist right now is Byron Howard. He co-directed "Tangled." I met him once before I knew who he was. Dumb me.


2.... do you offer workshops for artists?

I know I wouldn't want to take a workshop from me, so, no... unfortunately I don't.


3.... what do you like to listen to while you work?

It depends on the day and my mood, I guess. Here are some of my favorites, though... lots of variety: John Denver, Barenaked Ladies, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Eagles, Cat Stevens, Creedence, Clearwater Revival, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Sons of the Pioneers, Bread, R.E.M., Jim Croce, and Disney soundtracks.


4.... what medium and tools do you use to create your art?

I either draw with pencil on paper and clean it up with a pen, or I draw on a Cintiq tablet in Photoshop. That's pretty much it.

5.... during an average week how many hours a day / week do you work on creating art?

Probably between 20 and 40.


6.... are you working your dream job?

I can think of a lot of dream jobs I could have, but yeah - the job I have is one of them.


7.... do you feel its important for others to pursue their dream jobs?

Definitely. If you're one of the best at what you do, you'll be able to find work doing it. It may take a lot of work, but it can be done.


8.... where can people see your work (online, conventions or exhibits)?

I have a blog, and that's pretty much it...


9.... was there a certain moment that you knew you wanted to be an artist?

I don't think there was one specific moment... unless my entire childhood can be considered a moment. I always loved cartoons and drawing, so my life's direction just kind of fell into place from there.

10.... is there anything else you would like to add or say to other artists?

The world needs art, so thanks for doing what you do.


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