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?