Thomas Woody Q&A
We sat down for a chat with inspiring artist Thomas Woody. Here’s what he had to say:
1. How long have you been illustrating, what got you into it?
Well, I’ve been drawing/illustrating since I was 2 years old, so I’ve always drawn. I think the turning point came when I realised that I could almost draw a exact copy of the characters I would see in the cartoons. And that happened around age 6. And then I started doing my own cartoon characters and comic books, in and after school.
2. Where do you get your inspiration from ?
Almost everything and everywhere. I know it’s a cliche to say, but I get my inspiration from basically anything. Animals, trees, music, furniture, clothing, hairdos, what ever works! But I don’t seek inspiration. Stuff like that has to come by it self.
3. Talk us through your signature style
My style is a mix of Classic cartoon, graphic forms and photos. I was once told that it was what people would call “Mixed Media” So i think i’m gonna stick with that…. “Mixed Media” I like to signify that I come from a cartoon animation industry in my work, and twist it with some graphic forms. I have this pattern that I use in almost all my works. Just to keep a thread.
4. What this exhibition the first time you experimented with 3D media?
Yes it was.
5. We love the video, what was the response?
Thanks for loving the movie. Yes the response was good. People has been telling me in person how much they enjoyed it. I posted it on my Facebook page, and with in 2 hours it was seen 2000 times. (That’s Facebook views, not Youtube views.)
6. What made you want to work with Generator?
I just thought that Generators brand and style was so close to what I was trying to do.
So I wrote to them and asked them if they were interested in having a exhibition with me.
7. What can we expect from you next?
Of Course more pictures of my whimsical characters but I really got a taste for doing viral videos, after i did the video with The Bear and The Fox. Maybe something with puppets…
8. If you want to buy a piece of your art, where should we go?
If people feel like it, they can go to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/ThomasWoodyArt to keep track on news, exhibition, videos, and where they can buy my artwork.