Friday, December 6, 2013
Interview: 10 Questions with the AWESOME Eddie Nunez!
images copyright Eddie Nunez
10 Questions with Eddie Nunez!
1.... what medium and tools do you use to create art?
I like to be versatile and not stick to one medium, so I try different mediums. I do alot of work digitally as well as traditionally and this helps me to not get rusty on either medium. I do like inking traditionally because I find that you don't get the same line weight digitally.
2.... can you describe your creative process when making art?
My creative process for making art - I usually go online and look at different sites and pictures to get the creative juices going. For example, if I'm working on a robot I will look at car engines, techy stuff, etc. Lately I'll sit in front of the TV, watching old Disney cartoons and start scribbling shapes.
3.... what helps boost your creativity?
Looking at my favorite artists' work helps give me a boost. I also like to pick certain music playlists that will help set the mood on the piece I am working on at the time.
A little espresso helps do the trick as well ;)
4.... what helps you maintain focus and motivation when creating?
This one is hard because I always get distracted. I blame YouTube and video games haha. I think getting focused is hard. But once you get in a groove, the hours just fly by. I think the thing that helps me out the most is music or even a documentary that you can just listen to as background noise.
5.... what is the secret to creating a great piece of art?
There really is no secret to creating a great piece of art. It's all trial and error and seeing what works and what doesn't. There are some pieces I'm super happy with and grow attached to, and there are some pieces that I'll literally tell myself "What was i thinking??"
6.... do you feel its important to follow your passion in your career?
I think it's very important to follow your passion. There is nothing more satisfying than to do what you love. It can be a tough path, but any career choice takes hard work and dedication. There will be plenty of frustrating moments and headaches, but the hard work will pay off in the end.
7.... how and when do you get your best ideas?
My ideas can come at random times. I will sometimes get an idea while I'm laying in bed- I'll get up and sketch out a quick rough, so I don't forget the next day. Or I can be out somewhere and see something interesting and an idea will pop in my head. I don't think there is a right or specific time for a good idea.
8.... who are your favorite artists?
Whew, too many to name. I'm a huuuge fan of the Capcom guys. I like Joe Mad, Katsuhiro Otomo, Katsuya Terada, Roger Ibanez, Andrew Robinson, Arthur Adams, Jim Lee..and the list goes on and on.
9.... do you offer workshops for artists?
I've been asked to do workshops and I just really haven't had the time. I'm currently working on some self made YouTube videos to show different the different ways I approach art. I hope to have those done by early January.
10.... if you could give other artists one piece of advice what would it be?
KEEP DRAWING! I tell artist that come up to me for critiques that there is no magic pill or pencil. It's just sitting down and putting the work in. You'll start to develop your own library of shapes and find what works best for you. If you take care of your art, your art will take care of you.