Alyn Spiller is a freelance digital artist currently based in Wales. He has been in the industry for over six years, working as a concept artist and illustrator with a specialty in environment art.
His main focus is on fantasy and Sci-Fi genres, working with such clients as Cryptozoic Entertainment, GamerMats & Fantasy Flight Games, creating work for the official Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Warhammer board/card games.
He also designs books and CD covers, both physical and digital, and sell numerous T-SHIRT designs to various companies.
The inspiration for poetic illustrations…
The Alyn’s illustrations are of a complete beauty, he tells us a story in each image.
Alyn has given us a small interview to present us her beautiful and poetic work.
What is the source of inspiration for your work?
I’m inspired by the movies I watch, the music I listen to and the places I visit and live in.
All of these and more play a big part in shaping the work I create.
However, above all else, it is the work of other artists that inspire me the most.
Whether it’s studying the work of a master or another up and coming artist, it never fails to inspire or motivate me to improve and create richer, more artistically sound pieces of art.
What kind of technology, technical or software do you use?
I currently use Adobe Photoshop along with a graphics tablet, a Wacom Intuos 4.
It is possible to create impressive digital paintings using only a mouse but it doesn’t compare to the freedom and accuracy of a tablet.
Why can your work be a source of inspiration for others?
As someone who’s quite naturally self-critical, that’s a tough one to answer 🙂
I was a latecomer to the art game and never really showed much interest as a kid.
I was a young adult when I finally started to develop a passion for digital art in particular, so much so that I dropped out of University where I was studying web design to pursue a career as a self-taught digital Illustrator.
Whilst there are many benefits to having a formal education in an artistic field, hopefully, I can be an example that it’s never too late to pick up that “brush” and forge your own path into the artistic world.