I found Blueboy Art Club on Instagram, his account came up in a suggestions list. I love the minimalism in his work.
Interview With Blueboy Art Club
Immortal Images : Let’s start from the beginning, how did you get started creating digital art ?
Blueboy Art Club : So in my day job I am currently a retoucher, I spend all day on photoshop and when i first started to learn about it when I was 16 or so, I would just play with different things just trying to get used to the software. At university, I was asked by a makeup artist to help with one of her projects to recreate a particular painting, which is sort of where I got introduced to digital painting, which I loved. But then fast forward 5 years, I didn’t really create art much more… then lockdown happened! I had all the time in the world and like most people I was super bored, so I started messing around with both traditional and digital art and found a love for it again 🙂
Immortal Images : Where does your inspiration come from ?
Blueboy Art Club : My inspiration for how I started sort of stemmed from my love of interior design and fashion. I loved line art and minimalism and I wanted to create art that people would be happy to hang in their homes or would be willing to wear. I loved the idea of creating a brand that was a fusion of different things. The inspiration for my subject matter is mainly focused on the human body and people in general. I love fantasy and storytelling and enjoy trying to create moments where you can almost imagine the story playing out of what’s happening. I think that stems from my photography background.
Immortal Images : From the first conception of a new idea, to the viewing the finished product, which stage of the creative process do you enjoy the most ?
Blueboy Art Club : I would have to say it’s when the image is nearly finished ha. Thats when I get most excited because I can see it coming together and what direction it’s going in. This is the point where I’m happy with what i’ve created because I can then share it and see how people respond to it.
Immortal Images : What do you find to be the most challenging part of your creative process ?
Blueboy Art Club : The most challenging part would have to be the beginning for me! Nothing more daunting than a blank page haha. Sometimes what I really struggle with, is ‘finding’ the lines. What sort of style do I want this piece to be, how do I want it to look? It’s also quite hard to create a sense of depth with just line drawing as it’s so minimal and flat so trying to create a sense of ‘3D’ and keep the flow between the lines can be hard. I go through a rollercoaster everytime where I get frustrated if I can’t work it out, or it’s not turning out how I envisioned, but after some perseverance (and lots of procrastination) I usually end up pleased with how it turns out.
Immortal Images : What do you want people to take away from viewing your work ?
Blueboy Art Club : I don’t know really! Just a feeling of enjoying what I’m creating. I sell my work currently as art prints and it still blows my mind everytime I get an order. Knowing that someone liked my work enough to hang it in their home is a very surreal but cool feeling. It just makes me want to branch out and explore other areas. I will hopefully be releasing phone cases this year too, so I’m excited for that.
Immortal Images : What do you like doing in your spare time ?
Blueboy Art Club : Well currently since I have a full time job, my spare time is just preoccupied with creating new work. But before, I used to go to the gym, I dabble in carpentry and make my own furniture, anything interior design focused and anything involving dogs haha.
You can find more of Blueboy’s work here – Instagram @blueboyartclub
Link to Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/blueboyartclub
Blueboy Art Club Gallery