Dominique Success Story
Dominique is an illustrator from Atlanta, GA.
Tell me about your work experience?
My experience with freelance has been good thus far, I love being my manager and creating my schedule. People in the art industry have been nice and wonderful to work with!
At what age did you start doing work and developed a love for artwork?
I have been drawing since age 4 and developed my love for art around that same time.
How did you develop a fondness for artwork?
I was namely inspired by Pokemon & Disney growing up, I always loved how they drew and designed their animal characters. When I got to college I developed a love for master painters.
Did you study artwork? If yes then from where?
I studied illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I graduated with a BFA in 2020.
Why did you choose illustration as a profession?
I chose illustration as my profession because in my senior year of Highschool I fell in love with storytelling and spot illustrations from the 1950s, I said to myself “I want to do that!”.
(my profession is illustration, not Graphic Design)
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences are Albert Durer, Eyvand Earle, Gustav Klimt, Canis Albus, & Aspen Eyes.
How do you become a successful artist?
Becoming a successful artist is not guaranteed but some ways that make it easier are posting quality over quantity on social media, being nice to others, encouraging others and giving back to the community, being yourself and engaging with your followers/ the community, etc.
What makes you a good illustrator and different from others?
What makes me a good illustrator is that I love what I do and try to stay authentic to myself, allowing the rawest feelings to come through when I create. My use of animals in my art that adds a personified touch is what makes me stand out amongst others.
What Does Your Artwork Represent?
My artwork represents the wonders of life, exploration of the subconscious mind, and the merging of cultures.
What Does Your Art Mean to You?
My art means a lot to me, it is my gift to the world and my contribution to society; adding a little more beauty to the world.
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