I'm so excited because today we have the first of our featured artists for Love Your Work Month! Meet the incredibly talented designer, illustrator and true gentleman: Fab Gorjian.
Could you explain your work to us?
I think it all revolves around a need to see my imagination come to life somehow. It's similar to that feeling you get when you're trying to describe a dream to a friend. Rarely does the final image correlate perfectly with what I had first envisaged, but, on the other hand, sometimes it surpasses it, and when that happens it is a wonderful surprise.
How did you get into that?
I actually can't remember because I have been drawing since I was two years old. I think my first ever scribble was in my Father's passport.
Best thing about what you do?
The whole process of making an image is joyous, but I'd have to say the best part is when I show my work to my friends and family - even if they are not that impressed. It's a sort-of 'Ta-da!' moment I savour.
What's the hardest part?The hardest part is before I've even made a mark. Sitting in front of a blank bit of paper or card is far more daunting than it sounds, and, for me, only a real leap of faith allows me to start the image.
Where do you work best?My bedroom. It's a quiet room that used to be an attic, and there's no traffic outside my door. In the middle of the night, I can convince myself that I am the only person awake in the world.
What's the first thing you do when you start a new project?Something I've started doing recently is taking my first imagined image, and then, as though my mind's eye were a camera, I start to fly all around the scene, looking at it from every possible angle. Then I experiment with colour and light until I 'see' something that excites me. It's also been useful to completely abandon the original image and see where that takes it, but I usually come back to the original somehow. It's best to try this as you're falling asleep.
What inspires you?Reading, mostly. Great writing puts a million ideas in my head; as does music and the right kind of weather.
Amazing right? I highly recommend you check out his website for more beautiful work. Thanks so much Fab for sharing your images and inspirations with us!