1. What’s your story? Where are you from?
My name is Tony Chen, I am an illustrator artist from Taiwan, my works show on newspapers, magazines, books and many kinds of printed matter, and I also continue to create my own illustrations and story books.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.
I think that aesthetics is a very abstract concept, each person’s feelings are different, and I think a beautiful works in addition to external beauty, but also must be able to convey the role of ideas and concepts.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?
My favorite creative tool is digital mapping software, such as photoshop and illustration , that’s my most commonly used, because it’s easy to modify the drawing, and better to show what I want to express the content.
4. What is your artistic process like?
I prepared a lot of notebook for different cases. When I got an idea , I’d like to use pencil draw on the notebook first , that will help me to express the picture I want, and then scan into the computer for coloring.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?
I’ve seen many works of illustrators or artists from Taiwan or other countries, through their works can made me aware of my lack and got different ideas.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?
Art is a part of my work and life, and also I enjoy it. Just like the most of the artists in the world, through their way to make colorful for the world .
7. Where did you study?
I have studied all the art concepts and techniques in Taiwan, and now I can through the internet to view and learn many best illustrator artists in the world.
8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I hope to improve my work have a better concept and ideas in five years, and have the ability to complete it.
9. What about in ten?
I hope to complete more stories book and create more works then publish in ten years.
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?
I hope my work can be more artistic, more ideas, more aesthetic that’s what I want to convey.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?
I like dogs always. And I have a dog, I like it was always quiet near of me when I draw. I also like basketball, michael jordan has been my favorite basketball player. And I also like reading in a free time, watching movies and traveling. In addition, Taiwan snacks are the best food in the world.
12. Favourite book?
I really like “if you want to see a whale.”
我非常喜歡 if you want to see a whale這本繪本。
13. Favourite genre of music?
I like the more gentle music, the piano playing class music is great
14. What are your hobbies?
Sports, movies, reading, travel.
15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?
If I am not an artist, then I might try to open a pet shop.