Alyn Spiller is a freelance digital artist currently based in Wales. He has been in the industry for many years, working as a concept artist and illustrator with a specialty in environmental 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 complete beauty, he tells us a story in each image.
Alyn has given us a small interview to present us with 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.
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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.