Artist: Cédric De Smedt
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Who are you, where are you from?
My name is Cédric de Smedt, 22 years old, from Brussels, Belgium.
What do you do?
I study art in Brussels. Besides, I am an artist/illustrator and blogger for my artistic/musical blog (http://chutedestrings.com)
Why do you do it?
Because I think I’m cut out to do it, create, bring to life,Illustrate what goes on in my head. Like any artist, I can’t help doing it.
How does the place you live impact upon your work?
It has an everyday impact. Every morning I see people in the subway, people who go to work, who are in love, old, almost dead, who shout. Life mills about but stinks death, you have to show the ridicule,the pitiful or the adorable of all that shit, what I do while drawing.
How do you create these images?
With many different tools : posca, gouache, acrylic, Indian ink, walnut skin, etc. On different surfaces : wood, cardboard, paper, tracing paper, canvas, … Then the dark and bitter world in my head leads my hands to create those images.
Who are your influences?
I don’t have any, only music influences me in my work of illustration.
What inspires your work?
Love, religion, God, death, life, madness, stereotypes …
What do you like?
The unknown, the mystic.
What don’t you like?
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Originally posted 2012-07-19 08:00:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter