Pablo Fazzi (www.caricaturecan.com) [pablofazzi]
What is your specialty in illustration?
Caricatures, line drawing and detailed colored art with comical theme. I also di a lot of technical illustration and drafting so when dealing with props and architectral environments I can produce decent and accurate imagery.
What are your regular clients like? What do they expect from you?
Magazines, newspapers and also individuals who have an idea but can't draw it. I also create visual solutions for complex marketing and outreach programs. They expect effective art work. They want the result well executed and on time.
Have you completed formal art studies, or are you self-taught?
I studied animation, industrial design and computer science. I also have formal training in marketing and business. These account for half of what I know. The other half is self-taught.
How did you get your first full assignment? What did it involve?
I was a street artist in my early 20's. A writer approached me to illustrate his book. I did a good job. Several projects followed and I found myself to be a full time artist.
What past or present day illustrators do you admire most?
Norman Rockwell, Sebastian Kruger
How similar are your current drawings to those you did as a child?
I used odd angled. Uncommon and uneasy ones. I still do that. I also start my drawing from unusual startsing points. I did this as a child. Always started drawing a face from the corner of the eye.
What was your favorite comic book as a child?
Tintin books. I didn't like super heros.
Do you have a particular style, or does it vary a lot?
For the most part I have a particular way of drawing but the intensity of the lines can change from time to time.
What is hardest to draw?
What type of music do you listen to while you work?
drum and base, latin.
Do you have a favorite work of art?
Bird in space by Brancusi.
What do you do when a client simply says "I don't like it"?
If I get that one day I will ask what it is they don't like about it and start changing it from there.
What new techniques have you been experimenting with lately?
Mostly digital techniques. Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro and similar programs are replacing the paper for me.
What part of your work do you do on paper and what part digitally?
Initial concepts are on paper. Once the idea is almost fial I move on to digital. Oberall about 95% digital.
What research do you do for your illustrations?
Mostly internet imagery and then books.
Do you have colleagues with whom you share techniques, tricks, ideas, etc.?
Yes. I learn and share with many people. Learning never stops.
Do you have any specific goals as an illustrator?
I would like to use my art for educational systems. I have in the past worked on publications aimed at children with special needs. I look forward to more of that.
What illustration web sites do you frequent?
Pablo Fazzi (www.caricaturecan.com)