CSP Featured Artist: Linh Terford

CSP Featured Artist: Linh Terford

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How did you become an artist?


I have been a creative person for as long as I can remember, but I didn’t consider being an artist professionally until I was 17. As a result, in 2015, I decided to get a gaming and animation degree and after my graduation in 2019, I got a job as an 3D generalist and later became an art director. After a while I decided to work independently as an illustrator.





Where do you get inspiration?


I love looking at JC Leyendecker and Dean Cornwell’s works. But to be honest, in the age of technology, I substantially use Pinterest as my source of inspiration.





What’s your hardware setup?


I have two monitors and a Huion Kamvas Pro GT-240.





What do you like best about Clip Studio Paint?


There are many features I love about CSP but my top 3 are the 3d layer, perspective grid and its recent release, the liquify brush.





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


It depends on the project. For a full-body with complex background illustration it could take about 2 weeks to a month. I don’t keep track of my hours specifically because the amount of time I spend on art per day can vary. However, color sketches may only take me a couple of hours to finish.





How has Clip Studio Paint improved your workflow?


I have always struggled with perspective so the perspective rulers have helped me immensely in saving the time I had to grid it out manually. Another time consuming part of illustrating is pattern making, a lot of which can be found on the Asset Store or made by using the symmetrical ruler.





Where can we follow your work?


You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Artstation.