Hi, Please introduce yourself in a few words, tell us who you are and where you come from?
Hi! My name is Abby Philips (ourgraphicfaith is my art name), 32 yrs old and I hail from the city of Cochin, situated in southern India. I am a doctor by profession, currently doing my post doctoral medical degree in Hepatology and Transplant Medicine. At present, I work at New Delhi. I dabble in a little bit of art during my spare time, looking for artists around the world, who would work with me on some cool ideas that I cook up from time to time. We collaborate on ideas that stretch from fantasy to nasty cuteness and gore to political parodies and sub these designs to tee design competitions.
What was the your aim in collaborating with different artists and how did this passion come about?
I have been following tee design artwork for a very long time and I have had nice ideas all the time in my head which I wanted to put out for design competitions. I have very very limited art skill in digital and graphic designing and so I set out to collaborate with artists who were experts in this matter, to kind of help me bring my ideas out there. In the end, for me, seeing something in my mind as a real design out there was more satisfying than winning any. So I keep this collaborative effort up all the time.
Collaboration with Adabelle Tan. – Meowtown The Last Bark
Collaboration with Nicholas Roberts. – Daycare Diplomacy
Collaboration with Matilda Rodriguez.- Evolutionary Advantage
Collaboration with Davi Silva.- Pugged!
Which music do you listen to when drawing? And where do you look for inspiration in general?
Music does not inspire me to think on ideas. For me, music is a break from all the thinking that heats up my head at times. I love to listen to Yann Tiersen and anything power ballab from the 80’s and 90’s. Currently I am into this band called Of Monster’s and Men and this fantastic women’s choir, Scala and Kolacny from Belgium. I look at other artists style for inspiration. I do not have a particular set of characters or instances that I work with. I am always open to new thinking and new events that would eventually produce a great design!
Could you please introduce some of the artists with whom you have collaborated to submit designs to laFraise?
My first submission to laFraise was with this fantastic artist by the name, Sem Brys aka Mantichore. He is such a cool guy and is very versatile when it comes to art. He is well known for his ‘Pixel’ based art. Our submission was based on pop culture, specifically, Dr Who.
The second artist who I have been good friends with and did a collaboration work on was Triagus, who is already printed on laFraise. Our submission was based on Calvin and Hobbes and it did pretty well. I subbed another one with the legendary Randyotter on laFraise, which we called ‘Fantastic Relief’. It was funny and caught many an attention!
What are your 4 favorite printed designs at laFraise?
Miam by Lufograf
Delicious Colors by Ifanknight
Hamelin Concert by Vaca
Why so serious by Dracoimagem
What is your favorite website and do you have any favorite artists ?
I love all those design competition sites! They are all very energizing and makes me want to make more good fun artwork!
Do you have hobbies other than drawing? What are they?
I draw rough only, so that I can pass on an idea to an artist. So basically drawing does become my big hobby eventually. But other than that, its movies and a lot of console gaming. I don’t find time to do a lot of things that I would like to do because I have a hardened schedule at work, but whenever I get some time, I mostly draw, watch movies and play on my PS3.
How long do you know laFraise and how did you know it?
I have known laFraise since maybe around 2008-2009, but never did sub designs here until now, because I was trying to make a niche for myself in the artworld all this while. Now, I am a little set for it J
If you were …
- A movie – Cinema Paradiso
- A band - White Lion
- A color - Black
- A book - Bone by Jeff Smith
- A famous person (dead or alive) – Guillermo del Toro (the director)
Could you please draw us an interpretation of strawberries with chantilly crème?
This one is all by me! I did this by myself and this would probably be my first non-collaborative effort! Hope you like this one J Cheers and thanks!
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