FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Manchester Artist, Scott McCurdy

Scott McCurdy

Illustrator | 28 | Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

@scutillustration | scutillustration.com
We are honored to have, Scott McCurdy, as our Featured Artist, he is a very talented illustrator that creates some really awesome designs, you would be crazy not to follow this dood! Head over to his wall to scope all his work and while your there make sure to hit the follow button to support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
As long as I can remember. I would draw the covers of Disney movies when I was 4, and my interest in art never really slowed down from there.

As of now, illustration.

Everywhere! Skateboarding, snowboarding, places I visit, illustrators, movies, people I see/ meet. It all in some way filters into the work I do and how I do 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?
I do. I work as a freelance illustrator, and I love it. I don’t have any true negatives because anything that challenges progress i enjoy. Finding that progress in difficulty allows me to continue in the right direction as an artist and a business man.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
I have many. But I think my first substantial influence was Rob Kaz. He is a fine artist for Disney, and has this unbelievable eye for light, and creates narrative using that light and subject. Its hard not to smile when looking at almost any work he does.


What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Does not need to be art related. Surrounding myself with great people over the years (including my family). It’s super important to have good energy in your life, and the people you surround yourself with have a large impact on that.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
I have no idea. It isn’t really something I think about often. I enjoy living in months, as opposed to years. If I set a 5 year plan/ goal I may know where I’ll be in 5 years, and I don’t want to know whats coming. I just want to keep making my choices, work hard, and see what comes from that. Short term goals are more my speed. But who knows, that may change.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Heath Ledger. I’m a movie fan, and that guy was it. He was an artist, not in for the fame or attention. His humble approach, along side the success he had in a short amount of time would make for really cool conversation.

How is one way you make money with your art?
The bulk would be logos, and event flyers. I really enjoy collab work with companies because I usually have more creative freedom.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Japan. Being tossed into that culture would be something else, and the snowboarding looks amazing.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
I use micron pens but any felt tip pen I guess. I also use Adobe Suite programs everyday. So, I’d say both of those for sure.


Any advice for young artists?
Have patience, and do not stop creating. Observe everything, I think that is most important. Observation allows you to refer back to memory and experience which can influence your work/ style and allow you to relate to viewers. Also, enjoy yourself!


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