Hang-Out with Artist KUROLAYEFAH, A Rising Star ON DIGITAL ART, MAKING COMICS AND ART PROCESS
The crew had finally decided to move out and reach for some cool icons that still honour and practice exceptional artwork in our time, we found One! From the Western Part of Africa, his works had been reviewed as amazing. He agreed to share a little of his time with us.
Digital Artist, Writer & illustrator KUROLAYEFAH OWUGAH
ON DIGITAL ART, MAKING COMICS AND ART PROCESS
Having been on the job for over these past few years, I’ve learnt quite a lot of things that’s pretty much shaped my personality and ever evolving skill, so whenever I looked back into the past I never believe I could come this far as an Artist . The passion for art has always been there right from the get go, but when you’ve got people trying to convince you that the market for it, is non-existent in a third world capitalist society where most Artist shops take permanent residence by the road side with little or no improvement, it takes the struggle to a whole new different level.
My love for comics drove me on towards digital Arts, God! I made a lot of those things especially in notebooks which pretty much stacked up over time. Over here in PH city, comics are quite rare things to come across, and whenever you found one nowadays they were expensive.
So I decided to get mine published, hence my journey began. The foray has been pretty much, quite a struggle, with a lot of challenges cropping up along the way especially with achieving print quality, But being inspired by Cool Great Artists such as Jim lee, Patrick Brown, Sakimi Chan, Stanley Lau (also known as Art germ),Sean Murphy, Greg Capullo, Tim Sale, Anthony Piper, Ibrahim Ganiyu, Ivan Reis, Ifesinachi Adrien Orjiekwe, Joe Kubert and a whole bunch of other artists, whose works really got me going. Even the Comic Book Studios, Notable ones such as Epoch comics, comic Bandit, Empire comics and a few others were pretty much doing quite a good job in setting a standard
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My work process has pretty much been dynamic over the past few years and is ever evolving, I’ve been very much busy these past few days and I am usually at it (penciling, inking, lettering and coloring) all day long, cos’ you know this kind of thing kind of kills your social life if you are very committed to it especially if you want to be successful at it.it requires dedication, so many people try this out and are not even able to get it off the ground. So focus is an essential ingredient and eventually when one makes it into the industry (that’s getting the recognition one deserves) you have to still prove that you can consistently deliver. So this job demands quite a lot.