Monday, July 21, 2014
Interviews: 10 Questions with the AWESOME Stephen Silver!
images and podcast copyright Stephen Silver
1.... what medium and tools do you use to create art?
col-erase and paper, mars stedeller graphic 3000 duo for clean up and sketchbook pro with photoshop
2.... can you describe your creative process when making art?
It all starts with the idea, once I have that then i start exploring, researching, costumes, etc.. then it is about putting it all down until I am happy with a direction.
3.... what helps boost your creativity?
life drawing and drawing from observation in my sketchbook, also could be a good tv show.
4.... what helps you maintain focus and motivation when creating?
sometimes it is just a matter of time of day, I need to be relaxed, finish up any busy work i need to get done, life stuff and then i can just focus.
5.... what is the secret to creating a great piece of art?
no secrets, it just happens when it happens I believe, but you must have an idea, vision, good gesture, design, understanding of forms and clear details to top it off.
6.... do you feel its important to follow your passion in your career?
without it, you will give up very easily.
7.... how and when do you get your best ideas?
can happen at any moment for me, i rely on THe SPARK. when it comes it comes.
8.... who are your favorite artists?
I'm old school MAD magazine, also Rockwell, Hirschfeld, Leyendecker.
9.... do you offer workshops for artists?
yes, at my physical school in Los Angeles www.silverdrawingacademy.com or online @ www.schoolism.com
10.... if you could give other artists one piece of advice what would it be?
Build up your skill level, never stop learning. learn about the business of art.