Creative Crush – Michael Okoroagha, Illustrator
- Describe yourself.
I am someone who is mature, candid and who has integrity. Everyday I work to improve myself and my skills which is part of maturing and becoming better at what I do. I demonstrate an unwavering resolve to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult.”I take responsibility for my actions and when things go wrong I don’t look to outside forces to blame.
- How long have you been doing this?
Professionally I’ll say five years
- What’s your philosophy of art?
Not necessarily too realistic. Studying character art and environment art. …keyword (visual development)
- First step towards becoming an illustrator.
- Create a Professional Portfolio.
- Gain Work Experience. …
- Build Clientele.
- Are famous people happy?
Not all the time.
- Tell us how you handled a difficult situation.
Well most times, it often boils down to a tight deadline.. if the deadline is too tight and I am burning out..I hire a junior illustrator to help me with art thumbnails.
- What motivates you?
There are times where you do need to summon up the power(s) of creativity and get motivated…those times when you are feeling down,and almost depressed, the tough times. “My motivation just comes from wanting to get better all the time, I’m always looking to better myself as an artist and push onto more ambitious projects. I rarely feel content, I often look back at work I did one month ago and feel like I could do it better in the present. It’s also good to be surrounded by artists who are totally better than you, they have a way of making you want to work harder.”
- Who’s your mentor?
I have no particular mentor, every artist better than me is my mentor.
- What is your favorite website?
Pinterest and artstation.com
- What questions haven’t I asked you?
Cant think of any.
You can find Michael through the following links: