Andreas Schickert works as a freelancer since studying communication design. His output includes conventional styles like watercolor or acrylics as well as computer based work. This enables him to do layout and storyboard jobs ranging from very rough and stylized to realism.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? I draw since childhood and stayed with it after studying. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Andreas: I studied communication design. Question: Where do you live? Andreas: In Mainz. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Andreas: In the attic, not very tidy. Question: What is your biggest inspiration? Andreas: Magazines, comics, fashion, films, art. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Andreas: At night, shortly before I fall asleep and then I can´t sleep until I have written it down or scribbled it. Question: What technique do you use? Andreas: Computer, sometimes finalizer or pencil. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Andreas: Character design for a computer game. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Andreas: John Buscema, Jae Lee, Frank Miller, Gerhard Richter. Question: Do you keep a sketchbook? Andreas: No, but loose pages and other things I can use instead. Question: What are your hobbies? Andreas: Swing, Lindi Hop, playing the guitar and sometimes running. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Andreas: The worst dancing teacher in the world. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Andreas: Country, Jazz, Blues, Swing. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Andreas: Yes, only in bigger formats. Question: Do you collect anything? Andreas: Comics.
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