FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Malaysia Artist, Zulkarnain Ismail

We are honored to have, Zulkarnain Ismail, as our Featured Artist, he creates stunning photo manipulations that are out of this world, we highly recommend that you click his links and check out his breath taking work, support a fellow artist and give him a follow if you like what you see!

Find Zulkarnain: Instagram – @en.ps

How old are you?
I was born in 1985. You do the math.

Where are you from?
I’m from Malaysia.

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
Since I was little I guess. My parents allowed me to doodle on the wall. My specialty is photo manipulation. I’ve been doing it since college. I got inspiration from just looking at stock none-manipulated photo. And the idea just came.

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’m a Creative Director at a creative agency. The only thing I hate is a lack of project. Got bills to pay. Well my dream job is just to stay at home doing some important stuff like sleeping.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
Yes I do. Gary Larson.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I’ve accomplished to raise 2 kids. So far so good.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
I don’t know maybe settle down in my hometown. I love the idea of becoming a farmer. I guess in 20 years I’ll be dead.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to talk to my younger self. And tell him to not to take student loan.

How is one way you make money with your art?
You tell me.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Scotland. I just want to listen to their accent.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Obviously, Adobe Photoshop.

Any advice for young artists? 
Not really. But do it your way at everything you do.



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