A. I usually look human, but when I laugh, my fangs are exposed and I look like Dracula! Other than that I’m completely straight, avid sleeper, highly caffeinated, half sensible-fully comical, fun loving kind of guy. I think I’ve covered everything!
A. Perhaps ‘Ron-man’…but it sounds like superhero. A simple ‘Reaper’ maybe. Or I guess ‘Mohawkcreature’ could represent me! Forgive me, I’m bad at giving names. 🙂
A. I have always loved to draw and have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I always wanted to do this for a living. I couldn’t have become an engineer, a doctor, or an IT expert because that is not my forte. I’ve been in the art industry for the last 6 years, and everyday I learn something new.
From there I jump in with loose thumbnails and brainstorming. Once I’ve done a few sketches, I move on to research and reference. I’m a sucker for research, so gathering images are huge part of my process. From there I start integrating the reference into my initial ideas- tightening up the structure and design elements, adding details and specificity, taking into account things like shape language and silhouette.
Once I settle on a design and color scheme, it’s just a matter of taking it to finish. I really think about the stylization – how stylized a character or design should be.
A. Now this is the weirdest question I’ve ever faced!
A. “Just do what you love to do, and do it whole-heartedly!” is what my parents always say. I think the best thing about working alongside other artists is learning different techniques to get to the same destination. It’s helped in broadening the methodologies while designing characters, and learning not to get stuck in any particular stylistic rut. Keeps you fresh!
A. Just like any other artist, I also meet with creative blocks. But they don’t usually sustain too long. Everyday before I start working, I spend at least an hour or so checking other artists ‘ blogs, sites, their interviews etc to keep my creative juices flowing. Oh, and I play games too, so that also motivates me! 🙂
I absolutely LOVE CreatureBox, Sergi Brosa, Nicolas Marlet, Brett Bean, Tyler Carter, Randy Bishop, Matias Hannecke, Sean Galloway, Michael Bills, Ryan David Jones, Wouter Tulp, Edwin Rhemrev, Cory Loftis, Skottie Young, Armand Serrano, Dan Seddon, Frank Stockton, Nikolai Lockertsen and Headless Productions.
A. Work more, learn more. I want to keep working on exciting new projects. Also, I really want to move out of my country and work in a reputed animation/design studio.
A. It started out in 2009 when I started collating all my artwork. I didn’t actually know what blogging was all about back then, but I wanted to showcase my sketches, doodles and scribbles. I then stumbled across some art blogs and knew right then that I wanted to create something of the sort for myself too!
As of now, blogs and other online portfolio sites like Behance, WordPress, Drawcrowd, Artstation, Deviant Art are the best platforms for showcasing your work.
A. That’s actually a funny story! When I was studying at an Animation Institute, a member of our faculty had made a caricature of me in the Grim Reaper’s outfit. A year later when I was planing to create my art blog, the name Ronnie the Reaper hit me. (I feel it’s pretty catchy!)