FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Malaysia Artist, Syamil Haqimi

Syamil Haqimi

Digital Artist | 31 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

@_syamilonfire_ | syamilonfire.weebly.com
We are are excited to have, Syamil Hagimi, as our Featured Artist, he is a super talented digital artist that creates some really cool photo manipulations, glitch art, and matte paintings, you definitely don’t want to miss any of his posts, they got such cool vibes with vibrant colors 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’ve been working as Digital Artist for 9 years now. My specialty would be Matte Painting. I can say that 80s futuristic pop culture are one of my inspirations.

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?
Yeah I’m a Creative Director at Inkreature Design based in Malaysia, I spent too much time on my desktop 🙁

Do you have a favorite Artist?
Hideo Kojima. Half man, half amazing.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I worked with the guys from Pixite Apps by designing my 3D models for their app “Matter”. It feels good to see my 3D model circulating on Instagram along with so many unique designs from various artists.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
I cant really tell what’s in for me in 10 or 20 years later, but in 5 years time I do hope I can work with the regional film industries.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
My late grandfather.

How is one way you make money with your art?
Besides my day job, I do get approached on Instagram by musicians regarding their album covers and so. But recently I just started selling my rendered graphics on Creative Market – https://creativemarket.com/syamilonfire

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Australia. You gotta love the critters, seriously.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Adobe Photoshop will always be my one true love.

Any advice for young artists?
Just be yourself, grind whatever you have in your mind and pat yourself at the back.


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