我想成為Daenerys的龍——插畫師Relly Coquia

我想成為Daenerys的龍——插畫師Relly Coquia

1.你畫了多少年畫?除了繪畫,你還有甚麼項目正在進行?

自我有記憶以來,我一直都在畫畫。小時候,我主要的玩具就是紙和鉛筆,但到了我上大學時我才開始認真畫畫。當我看到和我同齡的人畫得那麼好時,那讓我更加認真對待插圖(同時刺激了我)。除了數碼插圖,我還畫油畫,最近我正嘗試用油畫來畫滿整本速寫本。我目前也對街頭攝影很有興趣。

2.試形容自己的插畫風格。

我認為我的風格貼近現實,具有粗糙和繪畫風格的筆觸同時又帶有電影的氛圍。

3.每天的時間怎樣分配?

我早上6點起床上班(我是平面設計師)。我先會回覆電子郵件、閱讀網上新聞和雜誌文章來開始新的一天,讓我的思緒在整天保持清醒。下班後,我會從辦公室走路回家,沿途拍攝任何引起我興趣的照片。我喜歡散步,散步幫助我理清我的想法。 當我回到家後,我會畫畫或用吉他彈些新的東西。然後,我會在睡覺前鍛煉一下,然後在Netflix看些節目。維持日常生活習慣使我的工作效率更高。

4.靈感來自何處?

角色是我靈感的主要來源。有趣和擁有符合人物性格特徵的角色是最好的,這就是為什麼我平常畫那麼多人。我不認為我的作品算是肖像畫,我希望我的藝術能讓觀眾感受得到這個人/主題。

5.最喜歡吃甚麼菜?

有很多芝士的食物!

6.畫畫時聽甚麼音樂?

這取決於我的心情,大多數時候我會聽搖滾或Folk。 Beatles、Queen、Creedence Clearwater Revival、Jimi Hendrix、The Doors、Arctic Monkeys、Hozier、1975、King Princess和Billie Eilish的音樂我都會聽,但有時我也會聽那些昔日美好的百老匯歌曲。

7.講一個你印象最深刻的故事

對我來說,其中一次最難忘的經歷是第一次看到珊瑚礁。那是段苦樂參半的經驗,當時我正在自由潛水,那些珊瑚是如此美麗和多彩,但我注意到其中一些已經因為強烈的高温而死亡。那次經歷讓我非常關心海洋和海洋生物。沒有我們的幫助,海洋生物沒有辦法在當前的極端氣候中生存。

8.如果有一張機票/船票,你想去甚麼地方?

印度!她的文化、鮮明的色彩和壯麗的建築一直讓我驚訝不已。希望不久的將來有機會親眼看到。

9.如果下世要變成動物,想變成甚麼?

神話中的生物可以嗎? 我可以成為丹妮莉絲(註1)的龍嗎? 那將會很棒! 如果不行的話,我想成為一隻貓。

10.你最不欣賞/最欣賞哪一位插畫家?

我最欣賞James Jean,因為他是現代視覺藝術家的完美典範。 他證明了你可以在數碼和傳統藝術兩方面同時取得成功。 我喜歡他在於他有能力無縫地使用這兩種媒介來創作他複雜的藝術作品。我最喜歡的現代插畫家,還有Rory Kurtz、Ignasi Monreal、Vlad Rodriguez、Alexis Franklin、Kildren、Tito Merello和Betsy Cola。

Storyteller and Illustrator:Relly Coquia | https://www.instagram.com/rellygc/

註1:丹妮莉絲·坦格利安(Daenerys Targaryen)為電視劇《權力遊戲》(Game of Thrones)女角色之一

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1.How long have you been drawing? Beside illustration, do you work on other projects?

I’ve been drawing for as long as i can remember. As a kid, my primary toys were paper and pencil. But I started to take drawing seriously when I got to college. Seeing how good my peers are inspired me (and challenged me at the same time) to take illustration seriously. Aside from digital illustrations, I also paint in oils. Right now, I’m trying to fill an entire sketchbook with oil paintings. I’m also currently into street photography.

2. Try to describe your illustration style.

I see my style as realistic with a rough and painterly look and cinematic atmosphere.

3. What is your typical day like?

I wake up at 6am to go to work (I work as a graphic designer). I’ll start the day by answering emails and reading online news and magazine articles to keep my mind sharp throughout the day. After work, I’ll walk from my office to my house, while taking photographs of anything that I find interesting. I love walking. It helps me clear my mind. Once I get home, I’ll either paint or learn something new to play on the guitar. Then, I’ll exercise and watch some shows on Netflix before going to bed. Having a daily routine makes me a lot more productive.

4.Where do you get your inspiration?

Characters are my main source of inspiration. People with interesting and relatable characteristics are the best. That’s why I paint a lot of people. I don’t consider my works as portraits though. I want my art to make the viewers get a feel of the person/subject.

5. What kind of food do you like the most?

Foods with lots of cheese!

6. What kind of music do you listen to when you draw?

I guess it depends on my mood. Most of the time I listen to rock, folk, and alternative. I listen to a lot of music by the Beatles, Queen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Arctic Monkeys, Hozier, the 1975, King Princess, and Billie Eilish. But sometimes all I want to hear are good old Broadway tunes.

7. Tell us a story/ experience that is most memorable to you

One of the most memorable experience for me was seeing coral reefs for the first time. I was free-diving and the experience was bittersweet. It was so beautiful and colorful but I notice some of it were already dying due to intense heat. It made me care deeply about the oceans and sea creatures. These things won’t survive the current climate without our help.

8. If you have an airline/ ferry ticket, where would you like to go?

India! The culture, vibrant colors, and majestic structures never fail to amaze me. I hope to see it in the near future.

9. What kind of animal you would like to become in your next life?

Does mythical creatures count? Can I be one of Daenerys’ dragons? That would be awesome! If not, I’ll be honored to be a cat.

10. Which illustrator do you admire/despise the most?


I admire James Jean the most because he’s the perfect example of a modern day visual artist. He’s a proof that you can be successful in both digital and traditional art. I love how he seamlessly use both mediums to create his intricate artworks. Some of my favorite modern illustrators are Rory Kurtz, Ignasi Monreal, Vlad Rodriguez, Alexis Franklin, Kildren, Tito Merello, and Betsy Cola.
Thank you for taking interest in my work. Let me know if you have any other questions. Have a great day!