lucky coin – Sam

Why did you pick this picture?

It’s the one I enjoyed drawing most of all and it represents the style I’m working towards at the moment which is a mix of a couple of things like perspective which I really find enjoyable to work on cause it really makes you think a bit more when your drawing especially when you are inventing a scene. It’s a good feeling when you get it right. Another reason why I picked this picture is because its one of the more surreal drawings I have done and that is something I wanna get more into in future.

Where did the idea for this art come from?

The idea came to while I was doing an architectural drawing study which I’m really into. So I was going through pinterest and just thinking how I would love to draw all these buildings and rooms. I didn’t wanna rush into anything too complicated because my understanding of perspective was uhh… not that good. So I settled for a front view of a shop. Next up, I wanted to add something more to it, make it more surreal and since I’m also really into anatomy the giant lady was really my way of making a sandwich of the two.

What does this art mean to you?

It’s basically represents the style and media that really interests me right now. I mean anatomy, perspective, architecture, pencil & ink. Also when I see it, it reminds me of how enjoyable the process can be. I enjoy all my drawings of course but there are some that you just get lost in, they put you in a flow state, hours later you realise you haven’t eaten or talked to anyone all day. Also the process of making this was a bit different, I had to pose the model with some software

What can you tell us about yourself?

I’m 23 from Nairobi, Kenya and I just recently finished a computer science course and right now I’m really trying to find where computer science and art intersect. That’s the dream.

What more can you tell us about your art?

Well I have been drawing all my life. I used to really strive to get better at hyperealistic drawing cause it was what people where I live were really interested in. After exploring art online and various art books like Andrew Loomis’ books, I realised hyperrealism was not for me. I wanna create a world that cannot be, rather than replicate this one. That’s what I’m really working towards. In terms of media, traditional media is what I’ve used so far cause of its convenience but I would really want to explore other mediums. Graphite and ink will always be my favourite media but I don’t want to limit the ways I can express myself.

To see more of Sam’s artwork please follow the link below to see their instagram page

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