Sit Down With Our March '22 Featured Artist

Created By Imrie

Instagram / @createdbyimrie
Featured Artist / March '22 ScrawlrBox 

Self taught artist from Scotland who loves all things robots and cartoons.

“I absolutely love inking and line work, not a huge fan of colours mostly because I’m not that good at it. I like to dabble with all things art from digital, painting, wood cuts, whittling, more or less anything to do with art I'll give it a bash. Other that art I love gaming and movies.”

Do you think personality is reflected in an artist’s work? If so, what personality traits of yours do you think are present in your work?

Yeah I think I’m a pretty light hearted person who doesn’t take myself too seriously and feel that does come across in my art with the combination of robots, cute animals and scribbles.

What do you think is the most important aspect of creating art?

To enjoy making it for yourself and if others like it then that’s just a bonus.

If you had to describe art to a robot (who had no concept of what art is) what would you say?

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Do you think art is something that has to come from human creativity or do you think that machines could have the ability to create art?

... But the machines would be made by humans, so it’s their art?

Are there any artists that you are influenced by?

Yeah definitely think I’m heavily influenced by Pendleton Ward (adventure time) and Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz) but also some amazing Instagram artists Ewan, Ephk and Doodles N Drips are all amazing artists.

Did you always want to be an artist? When did you start creating?

I did at a young age, but grew up in the “you need an apprenticeship” time, so all dreams were shelved till my first kid who was born nearly 6 years ago now. That’s when I started to get really into it and once my wife got me an iPad that was game changing.

Do you think habits/routines help or hinder creativity? Do you have any particular habits/ routines when working on a project?

I think my only one is to pickup a pen everyday...just draw something, even if it’s just getting an idea down on a scrap bit of paper in your pocket.

Do you think life experiences influence your artwork? Are there any experiences that you have had that have had an effect on your work?

Yeah the great cat/mech invasion of 2018 in Kilmarnock.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

No dream as such, I just feel very fortunate to be in a position Stick with the art, you will love it later down the line and pick up those graffiti cans too because when you’re old your knees and back will be feeling it.

On average, how long does it take for you to finish a project? And how do you know when it is complete?

A finished digital piece normally takes about 1 to 2 hours. It’s normally finished when I start adding the wee “bits” or if the client is happy. Im not the kind of person who lingers over a piece for too long.  

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