How would you rate Illustration at The Arts University College at Bournemouth?
The studio space and workshop for my course were mixed in with the other year groups so you feel very connected as a course and there’s always discussion floating ideas around between peers, plenty of modern iMac for some digital platform , print area and wet area for paint-based and print-based work. You feel like everyone has the same mindset, like your a part of the creative community. Bournemouth was a great place for me because it has the the city side to it without being to busy,has lovely beaches and great nightlife.
Where do you see yourself this time next year?
I see myself either living in Brighton, Bristol or London still trying to make a living as a freelance illustrator with other creative related part time job on the side.
Standing next to my work at Feral show, Free Range Exhibition in London, realising that I made it! and having very proud parents beaming at me.
What can’t you work without?
Music, if is too quiet I tend to over think things, music help the idea flows a lot easier.
Vital skills you feel you’ve gained from the course?
The ability to be able to know when to stop, sometimes you can overwork things and you need to let the image breath, some white area or negative space can be a great help to an image.
How do you approach a brief?
Google is pretty much the first place I start, then on to finding books for more information and looking at products( if relevant to the brief). At first I’ll sketch out some ideas to see what would be suitable for the brief and have a good think weather I have met with the brief requirements in ticking every box. I know that the work is done when I look at it and I am completely happy with the aesthetics.
Visit Anisha Evans to see more works. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to offer a job. Images used in the interview are from Khon Dance. It tells the epic story of ‘Ramakien’ from Thai literature.