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10 Questions with Mukesh Singh
1…. what medium and tools do you use to create art?
As of now it is all digital except for the occasional doodle on paper.
2…. can you describe your creative process when making art?
It is always about the goal of the image. Anything that helps to bring it into focus informs my thumbnails. I find it useful at times to turn full 180 degree on an idea just to see if it might spark something. If the idea is decent enough the next stages are layouts, Pencils/Inks and finally colours.
3…. what helps boost your creativity?
Nature itself. The universe. And giants, past and present.
4…. what helps you maintain focus and motivation when creating?
The fact that once it is done it is done. No going back and correcting it endlessly. But really the process of creating art is motivation enough. Focus is a by product of that motivation.
5…. what is the secret to creating a great piece of art?
I am not sure I am qualified to answer that but I think any work that is, in the final analysis, true will always be great. Sargent’s strokes still speak true with the same flourish as they did in his time. Coppola, Scorsese, Kurosawa or Satyajit Ray’s movies have truth in them too. It comes from something deep inside that is unshakable and unyielding.
6…. do you feel its important to follow your passion in your career?
Yes and I can attest to that. Since taking up art again a few years ago I have realized it was a risk well taken.
7…. how do you find your passion?
Observe what you seek and you will find your passion.
8…. who are your favorite artists?
Too, too many. But for Comics it will always be Bill Watterson. He is a complete Comic book artist. For me there is Bill Watterson and then everybody else.
9…. do you offer workshops for artists?
I am not sure what I can offer. Maybe someday.
10…. if you could give other artists one piece of advice what would it be?
“Hell, there are no rules here. We are trying to create something” Go break it. If nothing else it will reinforce your beliefs or set you on a different direction.