Rich Braham’s art is whimsical and intricate and so fun to look at. He creates under the name Whale Submarine and here he shares some details about how he approaches his art and what might help young artists stand out in a crowd.
1.) Who are your top 3 artistic influencers?
Geoff McFetridge, Aubrey Beardsley & Thomas Campbell
2.) Where do you create your art?
I create my images mainly in my little studio in Newquay, Cornwall, but sketch a lot of ideas wherever I go.
3.) How much time do you typically spend on each piece?
Pieces can take me minutes to months to create, depending on what you want the image to do and what purpose intended. Some images I go back to after time and tweak and change them, when I can walk away from an image that is when it is finished.
4.) What mediums do you work in?
I mainly use pencil & inks onto a variety of materials such as fabric, paper, wood and glass. I like to experiment.
5.) Do you have any advice for young artists?
Go with whatever flows naturally into developing your own style and way of doing things, be true to yourself and you will get noticed and recognised for the way you do things and people will be able to easily establish your work when they look at it. Take inspiration from everything, ask questions and travel as much as you can!
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