Today we have a fun chat with digital impressionist Tyrone Govender.
Who is Tyrone Govender and what do you do?
I’m an Aquarian, like long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners under the stars… oh, errr I mean… I’m a young, passionate, mid-weight multimedia designer who works at a company called Osiris Trading in Johannesburg.
How would you define your style or art?
I’m a digital artist so I mostly work with Photoshop and Illustrator, although I am still very passionate about traditional mediums such as paint and pencil. I can’t really define my style since its always evolving, I like to think that I learn from every piece I complete and grow from my experiences, so I guess my style of art would be “progressive”, if that makes sense. If it doesn’t then I’m a digital impressionist, that sounds cooler.
What are you currently working on?
Quite a bit of stuff actually. I’m working on a painting of Nelson Mandela as well as a family portrait, I’m also doing some illustrations for a graphic novel I’ve been working on. Oh and a whole bunch of mailers and splash pages at work.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
Eat all your vegetables and look both ways before crossing… oh and also practice, practice and practice more and when you think you’re done practicing then surprise your brain and practice some more. And after that when you’re all done you should actually get some sleep because practicing is really tiring, but when you wake up and have that nutritional stimulant mortals called breakfast you should start practicing again. Also if you’re in college then trust me on this, make the most of your free time, most working designers would kill for that free time to do personal pieces, time is such a valuable thing to us and if you take it for granted you’ll never get to the level you want to be. But serious about those vegetables though, eat those things, especially them carrots.
Where can our readers follow your work?