Interview with James Ward of JimBob Art
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Our interview with James Ward:
Question. Tell The Row House Nest readers a little about yourself.
Response. I am a freelance illustrator based in London. Like most graduates I found it difficult to find my feet in the competitive world of commericial Illustration. Around a year back I found my niche drawing on ceramics; selling online, at local Markets and small independent shops which allows me spend all my time being creative – my major wish in life!
Question. Tell us a little about your favourite project thus far .
Response. My favourite project to date was a recent one. I was asked to design a t-shirt for Lacoste, which launches this spring. The nice thing about the project is that they allowed me a lot of freedom to produce exactly the design that I wanted, based on my style of work.
Question. What new projects are you working on?
Response. I am currently working on a series of work anthropomorphising animals and their toys, playing with the ideas and images in a fun, playful way. Plus – more plate designs and I still have to finish off a huge 9ft pencil drawing of a woodland concert scene that I’ve had to hang on my living room wall to work on.
Question. Where does your inspiration come from? And how would you describe your creative process?
Response. I think I have always been inspired by nature and natural history. I enjoy going for long walks when I can get out of London, and short walks in the small green areas in London. My creative process has started to change since doing plates; I used to sketch a lot more in pads and journals but when drawing on plates you have the ability to wipe clean every time you make a mistake. So – I work straight on the ceramic and if I produce a design that I like I generally trace the outline to recreate it.
Question. What is your most treasured possession?
Response. My girlfriend recently brought a print for my birthday from the street artist Ericailcane, I love it! I have always been inspired by this guy and I think everyone should check out his work.