Name Ries-William Lamont
Website/blog website http://366sketches.wordpress.com My blog's slogan is simple, 'From stickmen to mini-masterpieces'. I wanted to open up my sketchbook to the world as I developed my illustration skills, over the course of 2012. One of the great things about 366sketches is that it forces me to keep illustrating no matter what. So often life gets in the way of art and you end up making excuses. Next thing you know, years fly by and your skills have become as blunt as an overused HB pencil. In this way 366sketches is one giant sharpener for my skills and hopefully an entertaining insight for my visitors, followers and fellow bloggers.
Client of your dreams Me. I've worked in design and advertising industry for years and spent some time running my own independent agency. The truth is there's no greater satisfaction, artistically, than creating work where you get to call the shots. When working for someone else, you have to meet their brief, play by their rules and are bound by the constraints of their budget. For me, art isn't about producing pretty pictures. It provides me with the freedom to create worlds and populate them with characters of my choosing.
In 5 years time... I would like to have created a series of digital comics for tablets and other mobile devices. Ideally the comics would have been a worldwide success. I would also be working on a number of adaptations for each title; mobile games, graphic novels, motion comics, merchandise, animations and of course a live action version of the most popular titles... Think big.