I had the opportunity to interview a talented young artist,Kimberly Bicknese. On this interview,we talked about her work, passion for arts and music,creativity and more. Enjoy!
Can you tell readers a bit about yourself and what you do?
When did your interest in art start?
Artistically how have you grown compared to when you first started to now?
Looking back at my old drawings from middle school (which were very very very bad), I can say that I’ve actually grown quite a bit. When I was younger, I used to draw anime (Japanese cartoons) because one of my good friends introduced me to the realm of anime. I was so inspired by these cartoons that I’ve never seen before that I began drawing nothing but anime. My anime characters were nothing special - they were ugly distortions of people that included ridiculously huge eyes, huge heads, impossibly skinny bodies, and choppy hair.
I always cringe looking back at them. After a while, I finally converted to a more realistic, yet still illustrative style, and as of now, I’m still trying to perfect my style.
Your work depicts various aspects of LIFE , what do you think is the power of illustration and what do you try to communicate with your art?
Illustration and any other type of art conveys strong emotions, stories, and ideas that sometimes words alone can’t express, which is what I like about it. Everyone who looks at a piece of work all have their own interpretation of what it means and what it’s trying to say, and I think it’s very wonderful that art can do such a thing.
With my work, I like to express emotion and have the viewer somehow connect with it and maybe think about what all the elements in the image mean. I like putting symbolism in the colors I choose, in body language, and anything else that appears on the image.
Most important factor to you when working on a project.
Composition. The image has to be composed nicely and weave all elements together.
Your work involves digital art,photography,drawing and more and you are as well a student aspiring to be an illustrator/author , what keeps you motivated for all the different projects you do?
Reading your bio i discovered you have a passion for music and you compose your own music, will there be any personal music project from you in the near future?
What is your perfect working mode like?
Top 3 visually inspiring movies.
Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Whisper of the Heart - basically anything created by Miyazaki. Everything about his movies - the backgrounds, the characters, the story - is so inspiring and breathtaking.
What does creativity mean to you?
Creativity means to me solving a problem in an artistic and expressive manner.
What do you like most about what you do?
I love bringing abstract ideas and nonexistent worlds to life on paper, whether it be my own idea or a client’s.
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