CSP Featured Artist: Ilse Harting

CSP Featured Artist: Ilse Harting

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How did you become an artist?


I’ve always had an interest in drawing from a very early age. I started to take it more serious when I was around 16 or 17 and wanted to apply to an Art school with the direction of Animation Design. Once I graduated I kept working on personal projects which eventually led me into the world of freelance illustration!





Where do you get inspiration?


My inspirational resources are quite diverse. They could be life experiences, photography, other people’s amazing art. Usually it’s the small things however, the way light shines through a window or how autumn leaves color a normally pretty boring street.





What’s your hardware setup?


I currently use a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium. I’ve always had tablets from Wacom, I like them a lot. Since recently I also have an Innovator 16 from XP-PEN. It’s the only screen based drawing tablet I’ve tried but I like it a lot and use it to give myself some work space variety.





What do you like best about Clip Studio Paint?


What I like the most is how they make it so easy for you to go in all kinds of directions. Illustration, comic, animation. They’ve got it all covered in one program!





How long does it take you to make a single illustration?


It depends on the type of illustration but it can range from 1 hour to a couple of days for bigger and more complex illustrations. Whatever the amount of time the illustration needs I will give.





Would you consider Clip Studio Paint an industry tool?


Absolutely! Everything seems to be at a professional level and I’m pretty sure they already are a staple in the industry.





Where can we follow your work?


You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Artstation if you would like!