Q&A: THIS or THAT
Here’s a quick little Q&A! Choose: “THIS or THAT?”
- Sketch/plan first or Go straight into it
- People or Landscapes
- Digital Art or Traditional Art
- Simple backgrounds or Detailed backgrounds
- Characters and letters or Still life
- Draw/work indoors or Draw/work outdoors
- Draw/work without music or Draw/work with music
- Colourful/bold palette or Pastel/muted palette
- Whatever comes into mind or Use some references
- Set up early or Set up on time
What word or phrase would you use to describe your creative style or approach?
Capricious – who knows what I’m doing next
Past & Present - Cringe!
Remember what it was like when you started? What work have you done that makes you cringe now?
I was that weird kid in middle/high school who watches animes and doodles anime-influenced original characters. I would make up a story that branches into multiple universes, and would turn red in embarrassment when somebody wants to see my sketchbooks.
Now, I sometimes cringe whenever I look at my old artworks and writings, thinking ‘oh god, why did I make this?!’. Though, no matter how embarrassed I felt, I was glad that I have that past. After all, it shaped me to who I am today. Admittedly, that little weird kid is still in me haha.
Do you have any advice for freelancers or those starting out in your creative field?
Have a basic knowledge in business before you start freelancing, and don’t be afraid to interact with people in your field. These two come in handy in the long run.
Just Bruneians is partnering with Creative Economy Week in 2020 to bring you A Creative A Day, for 30 days!
Creative Economy Week or CEW is a week-long event and social enterprise focused on the development of the creative industries in Brunei.
In 2020, CEW is from 14th to 20th December 2020.
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