CSP Featured Artist: Bryan Sánchez
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How did you become an artist?
Hello friends! Thank you very much for this opportunity to talk about my work!
I am always grateful about how I started, I have literally drawn ever since my first memories. I remember I was always the kid with a book full of sketches but was never able to finish my math homework. I am so happy to create art for a living because obviously, I am terrible at math. Plus that I never had to struggle or defend the idea of being an artist, I always felt the support of my family and that encouraged me to do my best for art.
My work seeks to pure abstraction against the paths already established, my tattoos and murals are not concrete images, but hints of what could be as a sketch on paper. I paint using the skin as a canvas, I love to leave unfinished areas and premeditated mistakes, like the solid colors out of the line, in order to remember that what I do is handmade work.
for realism, photography already exists.
Where do you get inspiration?
As a fine artist, I have a strong inspiration in traditional painters, two of the most important artistic movements I get inspired by are impressionism, Monet, Manet, Renoir, and abstract expressionism, With Pollock as one of my biggest influences.
I also love movies, I love how perfectly animation movies use color theory.
What’s your hardware setup?
I am a Wacom lover since my college days, I always dreamed about having my own tablet and create my own designs directly on the screen. Currently, I use the WACOM Mobile studio pro which is perfect when I am traveling and preparing all the designs for my tattoo conventions.
What do you like best about Clip Studio Paint?
Clip Studio Paint is beyond perfect for my sketchy style. I love to play with the pressure to create every type of line and keeps every single detail of my gestures, plus that with the airbrush I create some textures that make the transition to the tattoo process easier.
How long does it take you to make a single illustration?
It takes a couple of days to prepare the idea after my client consultation. When I have my mind clear, it takes like two hours to have the illustration done.
Would you consider Clip Studio Paint an industry tool?
It definitely is, especially for illustrative tattoo artists. This software gives us a lot of tools to create anything we want, from a little doodle to a big mural.
How does Clip Studio Paint help you in your tattoo/street art creation process?
I think one of the good things about digital tools, it's that they are environment-friendly. Clip Studio Paint emulates the artistic tools and helps me to simulate how the mural will be when it's done without wasting paper and painting.
In tattooing is really helpful because I can easily create and show to my clients some variations and see they would look on their skin. This give them the opportunity of choosing the best for them!
Would you like to promote some recent project?
Right now, in the middle of these crazy times, I am enjoying coming back to my teaching part, which I miss a lot because of the infinite lockdowns. I am also working on some murals for the city! I hope to keep you updated!
Where can we follow your work?
Facebook: Bryan Sanchez M.