Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shane Nagle

What's this illustration for?

One of nine signs for an ecologically sustainable exhibition house in Sydney.

Do you have to wait for a flash of inspiration - how do you start?

After asking questions and getting clear what I'm supposed to do with an image, I start sketching. Stuff happens; this leads to that...

How did you get your start as an illustrator?

Copying MAD magazines as a kid - I never got over it. So used to commission myself (after I set up my own Graphic design company), then decided that doing just drawing would be more fun than all the activities peripheral to design. I was right.

Who or what has influenced your work?

Dr Seuss, Maurice Sendak, Crockett Johnson and Chris Riddle.

What's your favourite media for creating pictures?

Pen & ink, and watercolour

Do you experience illustrator's block - if so, what do you do about it?

Exercise or movies.

What's the worst thing about being a freelancer?

That projects come and go - the instability of that.

And the best?

That projects come and go - the instability of that.

What are you working on at the moment?

A signage system, and some image for a mate's website.

Where can we see more of your work?

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