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“We don’t ever really copy the world, we translate:” Interview with Alan Lawson

iv by Alan Lawson

Recently painter Alan Lawson reached out to me and after taking a look at the work over on his (excellent) website, I asked him if he’d like to take part in the Drawn in Black interview.  Lucky for all of us, he graciously agreed!  I hope you…

November 15, 2012

Interview with Jonathan Bergeron aka Johnny Crap

"Balloon" by Johnny Crap

What’s your name? Jonathan Bergeron Where did you grow up? Beloeil, a suburb of Montreal in Quebec. Where do you live now? Montreal. How old are you? ugh, 38 What is your educational background? What, if anything, did you study? I am a self taught…

April 27, 2011

Matt Cassan: Charcoal Art and Interview

Untitled (Charcoal Torso Drawing) by Matt Cassan

Matt Cassan sits down for a brief interview with Drawn in Black.  His charcoal art is splendid and I especially like his women on bed.  Thanks to Matt for participating. What’s your name? Matt Cassan Where did you grow up? Port Colborne, Ontario Where do…

February 10, 2011

“Making work makes me want to make more work” – Interview with Henry St.Leger (aka Sainty WHAT)

"Chameleon Tree King" by Henry St.Leger

What’s your name? Henry St.Leger Where did you grow up? A town called Bridport in Dorset Where do you live now? Bristol How old are you? 28 What is your educational background? What, if anything, did you study? I have a degree in illustration with…

February 9, 2011

Illustration Friday: Surrender

Illustration Friday - "Surrender" by Lee Clemmer

Here’s my entry for “Surrender”, this week’s topic for Illustration Friday.  The concept here was inspired by Enter the Void, an amazing movie I think everyone should go see, which deals with what happens after death (based on the afterlife conception as written in the…

February 3, 2011

“The Drawing Is the Most Important Part” – Interview with Matt K. Smith

"Geist" by Matt K. Smith

In our ongoing series of artist interviews, I was able to catch up with Matt Smith, illustrator and artist in San Diego, California.  Matt has some great figure drawing work displayed on his sites that form the basis for his superb illustrations, often of the…

January 26, 2011

Eduardo Recife: Interview and Drawings

"True Love Waits" by Eduardo Recife

Eduardo Recife seems to me that rare talents who’s work is both distinctly his own and in tune with the times.  This Brazilian illustrator has an impressive list of gigs under his belt, including a cover for a New York Times article and ads for…

February 17, 2010

Steel City Artist: Drawings and Interview with Charles Ott

"Cinderella Castle, Magic Mountain" by Charles Ott, Jr.

Lest you think that I have a predisposition for trippy, vulgar, and raunchy drawings (what am I saying, I confess I do!), I want to showcase an artist who’s been making a name for himself in the Pittsburgh area and beyond with his meticulously rendered…

January 22, 2010

Selecting Between One Million Possibilities: Drawings and Interview with Andreas Martini

"Monstrum" (Detail) by Andreas Martini

Looking at some of the drawing art of German Andreas Martini, it might be a bit surprising to find out that he was schooled as an architect, and even more surprising that, as he states on his website, “andreas works in the field of 3d-design…

January 19, 2010

Interview with Scott Move

Scott Move - Untitled (Zombie Head)

Untitled (Zombie Head) by Scott Move Jim Phillips on acid – that’s kind of what the art of Scott Move reminds me of, and why I was so excited when he got in touch with me.  The interwoven imagery looks almost like the T-2000 burning…

January 8, 2010

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