Artist: David Wildish
Who are you, where are you from?
I am David Wildish, based in Swindon, UK. I have been sketching for as long as I can think, I love pencil and nice plain black ink pen as my medium of choice. Pretty much all my art is self indulgent and I have an aim to create 33 monsters by the end of the year and an illustrated book.
What do you do?
By day I am a full time graphic designer for a national UK Optical company.
Evenings and spare time are spent compensating for the lack of artistic freedom at work (with a focus on monsters and illustrated infographics).
Why do you do it?
My Children inspire me with bedtime stories we invent together but mainly because I love creating.
How do you create these images?
I sketch most of my work in pencil on my favourite grid maths paper pads, I create all my vector artwork in InDesign over illustrator favouring the simplicity.
Who are your influences?
I love artists like Brian Despain and Jakub Dvorský whom I find totally amazing, although I try not to look at others work too much as I find I end up over analysing my own work.
What inspires your work?
I find inspiration everywhere, although I do end up thinking most my ideas up on my walk home from work or just as I’m trying to get to sleep at night.
What do you like?
I love clean lines and tidy measurements in my artwork, probably to an unhealthy level but it makes me happy, although in the real world I am a really messy worker.
What don’t you like?
The fact that undo (cmd Z) does not exist in the real world, and wasps who are my arch enemy in life.
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Originally posted 2012-06-05 08:00:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter