FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with India Artist, Raikchak Reang

Raikchak Reang

Illustrator | 22 | Bangalore, India

@raichu.copper | www.dribbble.com/raichucopper
We are are honored to have, Raikchak Reang, as our Featured Artist, he is 22 year old artist with more than 50k followers, for good reason! He draws some amazing illustrations, you definitely don’t want to miss what he posts next, so go over and support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I tried my hand at art in school and high school itself, but I gave preference to my studies and the whole “Science” bandwagon and lost touch. Thankfully I started making digital illustrations in college and it’s been 3 years since.

I’m honestly not great with traditional ‘art’ on paper. I mostly work on vector illustrations and have a clean and minimal approach to my artwork.

I predominantly draw inspiration from superheroes and fictional characters because they have no limits and anything is possible in their world. But apart from that, movies, television series and the like that grab my attention. If something engages me I’m probably gonna illustrate it.


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?
Not necessarily art per se, but I do work part time at an advertising agency.
It’s a learning process. I get to work with so many interesting people, be it Creative Directors or Brand Managers, to understand the client requirements to create amazing stuff for them.
My dream job would be me, making and selling my own merchandise and curating my own personal brand.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
I do have a long list of artists I look up to, but a few that stand out would be: @mexifunk @wizyakuza @datrinti @bosslogic
I feel their work is unreal, original and very hard to replicate.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Last year Yahoo interviewed me for my “hairy” Wonder Woman artwork and that felt amazing.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
In 5 years: Being an independent artist and collaborating with for big brands and clients (with my own style of course)
In 10 years: Having an established brand and having some talented designers work for me.
In 20 years: Going through my e-mails and suddenly finding an offer that pops up from Marvel asking me to illustrate something for them.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
The Legendary comicbook artist, Alex Ross.

How is one way you make money with your art?
Freelancing and selling some merchandise. Also pestering the clients to pay up on time.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Paris. I’m fascinated by the architecture of the city.

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


Any advice for young artists?
NEVER STOP CREATING. Always practice and be your own critic. It’s ok to fail and make mistakes but don’t get discouraged. Believe in yourself and your art
and make something which makes you happy. There is nothing wrong to get inspired but start developing you own style in the process. Lastly, never be afraid to experiment and create awesome shit.


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