Did you study a lot of anatomy and references in the beginning with your creature design? Are you able to create beings from scratch now or do you still draw from reference?
Yes, I have studied quite a bit of anatomy and reference material, and I still do. It’s never enough, really. This kind of training is key. The more you do it, the more freedom it unlocks for you. So, as much as possible, I look at references, at least before I start. There’s always something new to see.
How do you find inspiration for that and for your other work, and what do you do to recharge?
To recharge, I look at the films, paintings, drawings, books and music that I love. From old classics to contemporary pieces, from exhibitions to Instagram, looking at great work is a strong source of stimulation. Paintings make me want to paint, drawings make me want to draw, and so on.
Nature is probably one of my biggest sources of inspiration, along with traditional crafts, objects from various cultures around the world, legends, lore...