Tom Ungemach sees it as his challenge to create the illusion of a complete genuineness and realness. Strong and clear colors and tiny details, atmospheric light and an almost touchable three-dimensionality are some of his trademarks.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Tom: I already drew and painted when I was a child. It is simply fascinating to be able to turn ideas into something visible for people. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Tom: Yes, I had an apprenticeship for 6 years with a well known illustrator in Hamburg, where I learned all the basics for my work as illustrator. Question: Where do you live? Tom: In a little town, south of Hamburg. Question: Can you describe your studio for me? Tom: I have a roomy and light working space in our attic with room for all that I need to illustrate. Question: How do you get the best ideas? Tom: While I work or just before I fall asleep. Question: What technique do you use? Tom: Using photography and digital programs with my Wacom board. If needed I also can still do analog, photorealistic illustrations with airbrush, paint brush and pencils. Question: Tell us about a favorite project you have recently completed. Tom: That was a science series for a magazine. "Germany in primeval times." I read and learned a lot. Question: What would be your dream job/Commission? Tom: Recreate the "Schwartau" marmalades. Question: Who are your illustration heroes? Tom: Nobody in particular. I like looking at other artists images because there are always informations included that help you improve your technique. Question: What are your hobbies? Tom: Making music and watching movies. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Tom: Archaeologist, restorer or musician. Question: Who would you like to meet? Tom: Let them have their peace. Question: If you could travel back in time, where would you go to?Tom: Into the time of my parents childhood. Question: What kind of music do you listen to? Tom: Music that grooves, has a good melody and brain. Question: What is the funniest thing you have ever done? Tom: A two hour drum duet in the middle of the Teutoburger woods in a former stone pit. Question: If you won the lottery, would you still work as illustrator? Tom: Yes, between one holiday and the next. Question: Do you have a favorite game? Tom: Kinect-X-Box
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