It is our pleasure to announce today’s Featured Artist, Luke Mitchell Stoddart Robson (Hence the alias Stoddartist), an artist from London whom has been one of our favorites on Instagram for awhile, I believe he is one of the first few Artists we followed on the gram. He has very unique works of art, and you’d be crazy not to go give him a follow, I know we say this a lot, but you don’t want to miss this!!
How old are you?
I’m 23 years old
Where are you from?
I’m from London, England.
How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty?
Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve only been making my digital art for the last 3-4 years. I’ve always been quite tech savvy however with Photoshop, After Effects and etc from my passion of filmmaking and visual effects since I was 16 years old. I find inspiration from both the past and the future; vintage photography and science-fiction.
Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
Yes, I work for a digital creative agency where we make videos and lots of graphic design for various big companies. It’s a great job that proper utilises my skills which I can continuously practice and learn from. However saying that I don’t like being told too specifically what to create. Harsh critical client feedback can sometimes knock my enthusiasm.
Do you have a favorite Artist?
Erik Johansson’s work is my favourite, although our styles aren’t too similar I find his surrealism pieces so inspiring. It’s all so beautiful to look at and really opens my mind up to some truly unique ideas.
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Through the creative agency I work for we occasionally film events at Buckingham palace, however on this one occasion we went The Queen herself attended it too. Thirty minutes of waiting at these huge double doors top open I managed to film Her Majesty’s entrance. Was a huge moment for me, my heart was racing seeing her in person! She’s also a lot smaller than I imagined her to be…
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In an ideal world I hope that my artwork would be successful enough to get me into a position where I can take it on full-time. For now it’s a really fun hobby so I’m in no rush for that but I hope that’s where it ultimately takes me!
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Without a doubt it would have to be Bob Ross. Not just because of his beautiful artwork but I find his soft voice and wonderfully positive attitude so therapeutic and soul-healing to listen to. Plus I’d love to touch his fro in person, I bet it’s magnificent.
How is one way you make money with your art?
I do the odd commissioned piece, mainly album artwork but my main proper source of earnings is by selling prints and other merchandise through my society6 page: https://society6.com/lukerobson
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Space, anywhere in space, whether it’s the moon or the extra-terrestrial slum equivalents, I’d be happy.
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
I’m a bit of a nerd so I have to pay homage to the Adobe suite. Without it I don’t even want to know what I’d be doing instead these days…
Any advice for young artists?
It’s super cliche, but it’s really simple you just have to keep practising and making art yourself. You can read and study various artists and different techniques but you’ll never fully grow and become confident in your own style unless you continuously practice by putting pen to paper / pen to tablet / brush to canvas etc. You catch my drift!
Thank-you Luke for taking the time to answer our questions, we love learning more about the artist behind the art, and I know our audience and fellow artists appreciate it too.