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Thursday 22 September 2022

Meet The Illustrator: Jeremy Martinez

Jeremy Martinez

Describe your illustration style in ten words or less.
Colorful, warm and endearing.

What items are an essential part of your creative space?
Music, my papers, pastels, inks, rollers, scissors, charcoals, computer, scanner and iPad.

Do you have a favourite artistic medium?
My Pentel Arts pocket brush pen.

Name three artists whose work inspires you.

Marion Deuchars, Alice and Martin Provensen, Miroslav Sasek

Which artistic period would you most like to visit and why?
Now. There is so much wonderful and beautiful art currently being created.
Who or what inspired you to become an illustrator?
My love for the birds and nature inspires me everyday to keep observing and creating. I really enjoy documenting nature as a photographer, but illustration in my opinion takes it to a whole different level.

 Can you share a photo of your creative work space or part of the area where you work most often? Talk us through it.
I have a large table in the middle of my workspace so I can work with large papers and I can spread out. I like having all of my art materials in front of me as it allows me to create freely instead of looking for things in drawers or shelves. I do a lot of painting an rubbing to create different textures I use in my illustrations so having lots of room really helps.

What is your favourite part of the illustration process?
For me, it’s grabbing my binoculars and camera and documenting and observing my favorite nature locations. This is a need in my creative process which usually brings about illustration ideas.

What advice would you give to an aspiring illustrator?
Keep creating and don’t take yourself too seriously.

Jeremy is a visual creator. He loves to create with shapes, letters and lots of colour. He makes fun things for children and hopes to inspire a joy of learning through art.
He also observes and writes about birds.

For more information, please visit Jeremy's website or follow him on instagram.