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Interview with Kenyan Illustrator Lynn Atieno – African Digital Artwork

Interview with Kenyan Illustrator Lynn Atieno – African Digital Artwork

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Take time to excellent your craft. The extra you’re employed at it and keep constant, the extra it comes simply to you and illustration turns into like second nature. All the time be open to study from different artists as a result of that’s the way you develop.

Lynn Atieno is a Digital Illustrator based mostly in Nairobi, Kenya. She has been illustrating historically for over ten years and not too long ago discovered her ardour for digital artwork.

Allow us to start by attending to know you Lynn, are you able to please inform us extra about your self, the place are you from and the way did you start your journey into artwork.

My identify is Lynn Atieno. I’m a Digital Illustrator from Nairobi, Kenya. I started drawing from a younger age and have at all times had an curiosity and fervour for artwork. My love for digital artwork took place after I invested in my first digital drawing pill in campus and commenced exploring numerous digital artwork software program. I started illustrating digitally six years in the past and haven’t stopped since. Sometimes, I discover animation to convey my paintings, and am at all times open to exploring new and rising avenues for inventive expression.

Lynn, Are you able to inform us in regards to the course of of constructing your work?

I provide you with an concept, perform a little research in an effort to have a stable psychological image of what I need to create, then sit down to really start the inventive course of and ultimately provide you with a closing artwork piece. I presently use a Samsung pill with a stylus pen to create my artwork items and my predominant software program of selection for some time has been Sketchbook.

What has been one hurdle you’ve overcome as a inventive and the way did you navigate that drawback?

Navigating the digital artwork house has been difficult by way of studying the best way to use the various choices of design software program at my disposal and determining which one works greatest for me. I’m largely self taught and may attribute most of what I do know to the web, as a result of it’s by observing what different individuals do and the way they do it that I learnt the best way to do it by myself.

What are essential methods or decisions you make that assist help your inventive course of?

I at all times guarantee to plan and do a variety of analysis earlier than executing an artwork piece. It helps to streamline the workflow as soon as all of the totally different concepts are aligned.

Are you able to describe the evolution of your inventive fashion?

Earlier than I settled on my present artwork fashion I experimented lots with totally different kinds. I draw a variety of inspiration from each native and worldwide artists. I’d say my artwork fashion is a mixture of overseas affect with a contact of African parts.

What’s one inventive useful resource you may’t stay with out?

The web. It has an enormous assortment of assets of every kind and in all mediums. It helps to spark creativity particularly when it’s operating low.

Who/what evokes you?

Whereas creating my items, I draw inspiration from a variety of issues akin to daily lived experiences, music I hearken to and even the exhibits I watch.

 What piece of recommendation would you give to younger aspiring African digital artists?

Take time to excellent your craft. The extra you’re employed at it and keep constant, the extra it comes simply to you and illustration turns into like second nature. All the time be open to study from different artists as a result of that’s the way you develop.

Any present initiatives you may discuss? What’s your final dream challenge that you just canʼt wait to work on, or be part of sometime?

I not too long ago obtained into NFTs and crypto and that i’m presently engaged on an thrilling collaborative challenge with a fellow Kenyan artist, Ed Wainaina. I’d like to sooner or later work on a challenge with South African digital artist, Karabo Poppy.

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