Saturday, April 20, 2013
Interview: 10 Questions With The INCREDIBLE Chris Moffitt
images copyright Chris Moffitt
10 Questions with Chris Moffitt
1.... who are your favorite artists?
I have so many favorites. these are just a few off the top of my head: Sculptors: Simon Lee, Jordu Schell, Steve Wang, Aris Kolokontes, Ron Muek Comic books: Joe Mad, Travis Charest, Adam Hughes, Geoff Darrow, Jim Lee, Frank Cho 3D Artists: Kris Costa, Rafael Grassetti, Gio Nakpil, Cedric Seaut
2.... do you offer workshops for artists?
Not currently but I hope to in the future.
3.... what helps boost your creativity?
Looking at people, nature and architecture will sometimes give me a creative boost. Seeing what other artists are doing out there inspires me as well as drives me to try things that are outside of my comfort zone, creatively.
4.... what medium and tools do you use to create art?
Sometimes I mess around with sculpy but I usually just use zbrush and photoshop
5.... what helps you maintain focus and motivation when creating?
Usually when I start something, it's because I have an image in my head of what the final idea could be. I try to keep that final image in my head as I go and that helps everything come together until it's there. It's sort of a feeling I get when I imagine it and I don't stop tweaking it until I get that feeling, if that makes any sense.
6.... do you feel its important to follow your passion in your career?
Yes, if you aren't passionate about it, you can only go so far. If you have that passion, you will find yourself wanting to grow outside of work and wanting to create art any chance you get. If you don't have that passion, it will show in your work and you can become stagnant.
7.... what is the secret to creating a great piece of art?
I think if you have a strong composition, a good sense of value and color and are able to guide the viewer's eyes to the areas of importance, it can definitely help better your chances of making great art but I don't think there really is a secret. It's all so subjective but I think at the end of the day if you have created something that you are truly proud of and other people think it's great, then you've succeeded.
8.... where can people see your work (online, conventions or exhibits)?
Most of my work is on facebook but I also occasionally update my blog: http://muppetworks.blogspot.com/
and my website. It's pretty old but there is quite a bit of stuff on there: www.chrismoffitt.com
9.... was there a certain moment that you knew you wanted to be an artist?
I've drawn my entire life but it wasn't until I was in my early 20's working for an aircraft inspection company that I was unhappy at my job and I knew that moment if I was going to follow my passion, I had to just do it. So I quit my job, enrolled at the Art Institute of Dallas and worked part time doing valet parking and typography for a small printing company. When I graduated, it was only a month or so later that I was working at a game company called Paradigm Entertainment.
10.... if you could give other artists one piece of advice what would it be?
Never stop learning.