Interview with Illustrator Niclas Boman (Tillfabriken)

1. which materials do u prefer when it comes to art?
When I first started drawing/painting again after a couple of years of not doing it, I preferred canvases, a lot of paint and brushes. But I grew tired of that and for the past year and a half I've only used fine liners on pretty much any paper I can find. I developed this style of shading that's almost impossible (at least for me it is) to do when using a brush, so I kind of have to use fine liners and other pencils, hah.

2. where do u get ideas and inspiration from?
I think that inspiration isn't something that you just grab or decide to go look for. I rather believe that it's something you just discover by random, maybe sometimes without really knowing it. I like David Lynch's theory about ideas and inspiration as being a bit like fish: you just have to catch it, because it's out there. But when ideas pop up it's usually when I'm reading a book, watching a movie or just taking a walk. It's kind of hard to describe, because an idea could just pop up anytime and anywhere.

3. what animal would u like to be and why?
maybe some kind of a mutated blue whale that's ten times it's normal size, so that I could swim to the southern ocean whale sanctuary and scare away the japanese whaling fleets, haha.

1 comment:

  1. Like your etching like drawing...directional and somewhat 3d. Like your blue whale comment. Whale Wars rules. But do you like the taste of krill. The offending nation harvests this also...Krill Wars msy be the next reality tv program...aaarg!