Let me introduce you to one of the member of the Nomad Community, Julien Long, a self-taught freelance illustrator who will talk about the process to create one of his artworks and his art dreams.
What are your strength and weakness ?
My weakness would be staying too comfortable, not daring to learn something that seems complicated to me.
Maybe the strong point would be that I learn "fast." I think it has to be that because it’s been maybe a year and a half that I’ve been seriously creating and I find that the evolution has been rather fast.
What is the last thing you learned ?
Make a better composition and look for an interesting point of view and do not hesitate to delete or to say "Ok, I’m doing all of this again because it's not okay" , do not be lazy.
What do you want to learn next ?
Drawing characters !!!
What was your process to create your artwork METRO ?
First I made a block-out with blender so I simply lay cubes to create the composition, here it was an arch and a stair descent. After it it’s all in photoshop, drawing and photobashing
How did you come to do this job / passion ?
I've always been drawing but I stopped for a long time and left high school after 4 months (I am French so to be precise I was 17 years old). I had to be homeschooled, but I didn't study that, instead I drew, learned my way to this job and since then, I’ve never stopped.
What inspires you ?
Many artists inspire me! Post apocalyptic photos or movies like "The road" are a great inspiration to me. But it’s mostly seeing other people’s drawings that inspire me.. Is that strange?
What is your art dream ?
Working for the studio "Techland" those who made Dying light . I love this game so much…