Where did you get your training? And what made you want to do illustrations full-time?
Was trained in graphic design at this old art school by the name of Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) about 14 years ago. It was so old school that what they taught there had more fine art subjects than graphic design. Well, after being in a visualiser, visual merchandiser to design executive I found out I can't take the 9 to 5 job torture no more. So.... here i am.
What's your dream illustration project?
Actually kinda just completed it. The no no nonsense, no ego trip, raw and free flow collaboration with Mike. kaka. For now.
In your opinion, what steps should one take to become a great illustrator?
Not really sure because I am still striving to be one. Based on observation, most of the great minds were open to criticism, egos aside and learn like a child everyday. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. They open new doors.
Which great artists do you learn from? And what can you learn from each?
Picasso, he is known to party hard and work hard as well in his time.
Which illustration style/medium are you currently obsessed with? And why?
The combination of the liquitex soft body and super heavy body acrylic. The diluted soft body acrylic creates a watercolour type ambience that never fails to amaze me. Together with the super heavy body acrylic sculpted with palette knives it makes the painting have it's own dimension. Damn. hope this makes sense.
Share one of you oldest and...
...newest drawings you are proud of.
Share an andy yang tip or illustration technique we could learn from.
Learn like a child. Don't be afraid to ask.
Show us your studio.