We have the brilliant Loiz Zimmerman on Art Libs today... if you aren't familiar with his art... you should be. It's amazing. I've been really awful with features lately, so I'm gonna post up a bunch of his photos instead of just a couple... Enjoy!
What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Getting started is not always easy and finishing is often tricky.
90% of the process is about being in conflict with myself and wondering why the image suck.
The last 10 are a mix of joy and excitement. Proportions may change.
Where and how do you find inspiration?
In details, annedotes, misunderstanding. You think you see something but it's not. And then it's up to you to bring to life what you thought you saw .
What do you feel is the significance of online communities, such as deviantART, to aspiring artists?
I guess it helps not to feel alone. It's a way to get the feedback you need to evolve and become better at what you do. In the meantime it can become a massive waste of time and you have to be careful on how much time you spend on those. I think you should always ask people with experience when it comes to opinions. it may hurts, but it will help you way much more than WAHHHs and HOOOsss.
What is the weirdest, strangest or funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
(online printing service) : "we like your works but they look like overscaled jpegs and we cannot have them in our catalogue".
What advice can you offer to other artists?
It's not an easy life. It requires dedication. A lot of it.
Please make sure to check out his web site! And as always, please respect the art and the artist. Art Libs has gained permission from the artists to feature their work on our site. If you would like to use any of the art for ANY reason, you MUST obtain your own permission. Please do not steal or reproduce any art. Respect the art!