Your spaceship is about to leave for the Betterverse and you can only pack 3 things – what are you taking?
The largest container of water possible, the book I’m currently reading (The Cyborg Manifesto) and my cat Zilli!
How did you get into digital art? What advice would you have for someone wanting to do similar?
I got into 3D animations during the first Melbourne lockdowns. Prior to that I was a stage designer and installation artist, so I transferred my skills in spatial and lighting design into a virtual context. It seemed like navigating into digitisation was the only option/resource available from my bedroom at the time. I always wanted to do 3D animation but thought it was too daunting or an impossible undertaking however, I saw isolation as an opportunity to up skill so I spent everyday of iso teaching myself with Youtube tutorials. Over time, I developed a style and a supportive audience and things have been growing exponentially ever since.
I think the most important thing to know for anyone interested in getting started is that discipline and consistency is the most important component to progress. It’s also important to ask for help when you need it and if there’s anyone you’d like to collaborate with, don’t be shy! Reach out to other artists, musicians, designers, whoever you like and people are usually very responsive and you always learn new things working in a team. It will help you create a real world community that aligns with your values which can’t be underestimated.