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Friday, July 20, 2012

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SCC International Artist Spotlight

Ok folks, here we go! We have a new feature for you, we are going to spotlight some creators of art and illustration that we have found on our travels. We are going to try and introduce you to as many great creators that we can get our grubby little mitts on, fear not though, we did wash them first, our mitts not the creators. Come and have an eyeball feast with us as we go global, to seek out some fantastic pieces from all around the world.

The idea will be to introduce you to some great people and try our best to get them to answer a little questionnaire and hopefully they can find the time to join in with our Blarts and provide us with some amazing work that we can all wonder at. We hope you enjoy the journey, don't forget your passports!

First up we have the joy of Edwarner, here's her bio, dig in!

EdWarner©

EdWarner© is an illustrator, ceramic modeller, craft and graphic designer based in Madrid, Spain. Mad toy lover and collector. Her studio and her home look like little Toy Museums. She worked as a digital and traditional technique illustration teacher, and character-graphic designer for other companies before falling in love with The Chestnut Girl©.

Now she wants to Chestnutzate the world with her sweet character, putting 2 big buns in everything and giving them the characteristic shape. Loves digital art, but sometimes needs to mess up her studio modelling a good ceramic piece. So definitely for Edwarner© everything looks better if it looks like a Chestnut!!!

Lets find out a bit about this artist and what makes her tick, maybe we'll find out if she has a comic book crush?

'WHO IS YOUR COMIC BOOK CRUSH?'

DO YOU READ COMICS?
Yes, but now I'm buying more art books than comics. 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST COMIC AND DO YOU STILL HAVE IT?
My first comic was a "Mortadelo y Filemón" one, it is a Spanish comic from "Francisco Ibañez". I still have it and a big part of that collection. 

WHAT WAS THE LAST COMIC YOU BOUGHT? 
"Berserk" no. 35. From Kentaro Miura.

WHAT COMIC(S) HAVE PROVEN MOST INFLUENTIAL?
I think that my most influential things are the cute ultra sweet series from the 80´s. Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Snoopy, The Smurfs... That kind of ultra girly stuff XD 

FAVOURITE/MOST MEMORABLE COVER? 
I know it isn´t an ultra great cover, but I fell in love with one of my first Spider-man pieces. "The Wedding". With that huge heart with the Spider-man mask in it (SoK! he say The Amazing Spider-Man Annual vol. 1 #21) 

FAVOURITE ARTIST(S) AND WRITER(S)?
Maybe my faves aren't all comics artists, but here I go with the mix:
James Jean, Alessandro Barbucci, Frank Miller, Sheldon Moldoff, Quino, Claire Wendling, Alan Moore, Charles M. Schulz, Hayao Miyazaki, McFarlane, Kentaro Miura...
 

FAVOURITE CHARACTER:
Mafalda.

WHAT ARE YOU READING AT THE MOMENT? 
Book: The second part of "Secret of the Seventh Son" called "Book of Souls", from Gleen Cooper.
Comic: "Berserk" no. 35 from Kentaro Miura. 

WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED MEDIUM TRADITIONAL OR DIGITAL, OR A MIX OF BOTH?
I love both. And love to mix them. I choose what I am going to use, thinking of the final result. I mean, for canvas and paintings, I prefer traditional techniques (markers, watercolor, acrylics). For prints, tshirts and that kind of things, I prefer digital (Adobe Illustrator).

WHICH TOOLS OR PROGRAMS DO YOU PREFER USING? (Inks, pencils, brushes, etc.) 
Traditional techniques (markers, watercolor, acrylics).
Digital (Adobe Illustrator).

WOULD/HAVE YOU SWITCHED FROM ONE TO THE OTHER?
I switch depending on the work.

WHY DO YOU PREFER YOUR CURRENT MEDIUM? 
I love every medium!!! And love to learn new ways!!!

WHAT IS YOUR WORKING METHOD: DO YOU SET YOURSELF DEADLINES? OR DO YOU WORK WHEN THE MOOD TAKES YOU?
I'm a little bit of a messy girl hihihi. Love to work really early. Prefer to paint in the first hours of the day but always respect the deadlines of my clients.

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ARE THE PERKS TO THE JOB? 
The best part is that you work doing something that makes you happy and in my case, doing something I dreamt of since I was little.

TELL US ONE THING WE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU:
I have a Kawaii style, but love Heavy Metal.

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? 
My house and my studio look like a Toys R´Us hehehe, I love collecting Toys and Plush. 

BATMAN Vs. CAPTAIN AMERICA? 
Of course Batman would win.

WHICH COMIC CHARACTER DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? 
I was in love with "Peppermint Patty" from Charlie Brown. I know it's not the typical character of choice when you were young, but she was the best for me XD

AND WHICH WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE NOW, AND WHY?
I think now I'd prefer to be one of the CREATORS of those characters hihihi. 

WHO IS YOUR COMIC BOOK CRUSH?
(Character or creator) I really love "Mafalda" from Quino. It's the kind of comic strip that I can read and read for the rest of my life, and it would always amaze me.

We hope you enjoyed our insight into the wonderful world of Edwarner and continue to follow her future creations as well as thanking her for taking the time out to join us on our travels, you can do this in many ways, click that mouse!

Web: http://www.jeshmind.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheChestnutGirl
Shops: http://www.etsy.com/shop/edwarner
http://society6.com/EdWarner
Twitter: http://twitter.com/EdWarnerTw

Continue to join us soon, on our spin around the world and catch up with the man who's silly draws are whipping up a storm with a recent exhibition of his work in New York city, Renzo, and ask him 'Who is your comic book crush?' This guys work is on fire!

While we are here we will kick off our next Blart, the theme being 'Favourite Cartoons'
Luckily we were able to get Edwarner to join in with us this time, so feast your eyes on our first international Blart, Huzzah!!!

EdWarner's Favourite Cartoon Blart


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1 comment:

Wagonovic said...

Awesome, just awesome!