I often call myself a conceptual illustrator because the idea and the concept play such an important role in my art. Because I love working on tight deadlines, I mainly focus on the editorial field, working for clients like Der Spiegel, Playboy, GQ, Harvard Business Manager but also for commercial clients like Google, Instagram, Volkswagen, McDonalds and many more.
After high school I wasn't accepted to any art school so I started studying Business Administration. I truely hated it but somehow I survived and later worked in Marketing for a couple of years. But something was missing in my life and my need to do something creative grew stronger every year. At almost 30 years of age, I quit my job and moved from my hometown Hannover (Germany) to the Netherlands to study Illustration. I was first living in Groningen then in Amsterdam and enjoyed making all kinds of art. In 2011 I studied Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where I found my love for political and conceptual art.
And what I realized over the years in this business is that we artists tend to worry way to much about "style". Instead of focusing on HOW we draw, we should focus more on WHAT we draw. And that's what i see as my mission as a Domestika teacher. Because there might be countless people that draw better than you, but no one thinks like you. Your ideas make your art unique!
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A course by Lennart Gäbel, Conceptual Illustrator80% Disc. $59.99USD
New York, United States
2011 - 2012