Who is Travis and what do you do?
I’m a freelance Graphic Designer & Digital Artist from South Africa. I’ve currently decided to embark on a journey that will eventually lead me to becoming a Concept Artist. My dream is to one day work in either the games or movie industry as a concept artist. I’m an appreciator of all things artistic. Art is my life.
How would you define your style or art?
I try not to be defined by one particular “style” but if i really had to classify my work, it would be considered as experimental. I try my best to never limit myself to one particular medium. I’ll often incorporate hand drawn traditional elements into my digital art pieces. Most, if not all of my ideas start on paper first. This fusion of mediums keeps my design workflow fresh and constantly evolving.
What inspires your work?
The world and the people in it. There is no better source of inspiration than our own surroundings. Just look outside your window and admire this gigantic canvas of the most beautiful painting you’ve ever seen. If the world doesn’t inspire you, probably nothing will. Creative individuals that go above and beyond and realize that the only limitation is their imagination inspire me immensely. One of my favorite sources for inspiration is cghub.com.
What are you currently working on?
Besides the usual client work, I’m actually taking a lot of my time to study and understand my art fundamentals a lot better. I dedicate about 2 hours every day for some drawing practice. As a creative you never stop learning so i try my hardest to learn something new every single day.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
BELIEVE and NEVER stop believing. If you truly believe in something and you’re willing to put in the amount of time to achieve greatness, you’re more than capable of accomplishing anything. Nobody said it would be easy; you just need to keep pushing and never give up. If you feel like you’re winning, you’re probably not working hard enough, keep pushing and work even harder. Build up a momentum and keep it going. I would also say that making your presence known on social media is VERY important. We are given these amazing platforms to promote ourselves and interact with other creatives that are willing to provide us with constructive feedback to help use grow. Get out there and start promoting your work! Work hard and work smart.
Where can our readers follow your work?
I’ve got most of my updated work on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.160697037322226.37338.160667547325175&type=3
You can also follow me on twitter @MrDavids1 and on instagram @mrdavids_art