Well … what can I say apart I love his artworks! Come and spend at least five minutes looking at them. This is definitely a good time spent while watching them!
Are you a professional artist?
Yes my main software of choice is Photoshop CC
Do you have your own website?
Yes I do tikantz.wix.com/ibroid
Are you a professional artist?
Not sure if I consider myself a professional artist but, I have done works for anime/social conventions, illustrated book covers, indie games and design companies. I hope to be one.
Where are you based/nationality?
I’m Nigerian, born and raised in Kaduna, located in the northern part of the country.
What kind of artworks do you fancy to draw?
I like Asian styled art, anime, sci-fi, manga and Korean comic art. Though, I sometimes love to draw hybrid style art.
Can you please explain a little about yourself, and where do you come from?
Well, like I mentioned earlier, I was born in Northern Nigeria. However, I did spend a substantial part of my youth in Lagos; the commercial capital located in the south. I am self-taught artist, I have been drawing ever since I could remember and I have always been fascinated about new techniques and art styles. I pursued a more professional approach to my art in the early years of my higher institution and I’m happy to say I have a little experience in the professional field but there is always more to learn. In Nigeria, digital art is not a major profession but I hope in years to come that will change.
Do you think it’s possible to describe the process of your art style, what are the does and don’t, the important aspects you set yourself to achieve your style of design? I take time looking for references, they help a lot. I get a good sheet or make one, from there, I sketch out the composition, depth or mood I want the art to portray. It’s important to start with a free mind i.e. don’t constrain your imagination and work your way from there. Keep in mind the basics like anatomy and lighting. Don’t use a single reference it starts different but once the art is done your art will most likely look like the original. So it’s a big no no.
For your Designs, do you start manually the sketches or do you start straight with the software? Why this choice?
A little of both actually. For a comic/manga, I start manually on a piece of paper, scan and go digital from that. On concept art and illustrations, I start from the software; I find this method better because on some concepts and illustrations there is constant communication between the artist and the client. Thus making it easier to edit on this.
What is your current profession?
Graphic Designer, Creative illustrator, Concept Artist.
What products do you deliver?
Concept art, Book Illustrations, Logos.
What is your dream for the next five years?
To create an art and animation school here in Nigeria XD. I know that’s a big dream but with hard work it’s possible. I’d love to show that there’s a living in this profession.
What are your expectations from the design world?
To be able to make people’s ideas and fantasies come to life and gain more experience along the way.
Do you have any favourite artists, who may influence your art?
Yes I do. Major influences include: George Kamitani, Jason chan, Ito Ōgure, Feng Zhu and most recently, Arnold Tsang.
Any books/movies/video games that you fancy and get you inspired?
For movies, I’d say: Never Ending Story, Willow and most fantasy movies. Video games, a lot actually: Shin megami series (Persona), Black Desert and Street Fighter.
|Profession||Graphic Designer, Creative illustrator, Concept Artist.|
|Work||Concept art, Book Illustrations, Logos.|
|Favorite Artists||George Kamitani, Jason chan, Ito Ōgure, Feng Zhu and most recently, Arnold Tsang.|