FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Netherlands Artist, Albert Kiefer

Albert Kiefer

Illustrator | 57 | enlo, in the Netherlands

@housesketcher | sketchart.nl/home_english.html
We are honored to have, Albert Kiefer, as our Featured Artist, he is an amazing artist that creates amazing illustrations of architecture using markers, make sure to check all of his amazing work on his wall and while your there make sure to hit that follow button to help support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
Basically I have been an artist since I was a child. I always wanted to draw, make pictures.

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 work as a digital artist making artist impressions and visualizations and animations. My sketching work as @housesketcher is something I started doing two and a half years ago because I really loved to draw and sketch again with traditional materials.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
Oh, too many to name really. And they are all important to me. I’ll name some of my hero’s from my teens, they were influencial in me really choosing this direction: They are Frank Frazetta, Jeff Jones, Ralph McQuarry, Berni Wrightson, John Romitta, Neil Adams among many, many others 🙂

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What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Well actually seeing exactly what I have accomplished with my sketching of houses is what I am very proud of! I started this out as something ‘away from my digital work’ and did not even plan to publish it. My wife, who is a great painter (@niekart) encouraged me to put them online. Since I am very much a perfectionist, and my sketching work is very loose I told her: are you kidding me? Well I did it and now I am so glad I listened to her. I could never have imagined that my work would attract such a fantastic group of followers here on Instagram, as well as in the offline world.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Well I’d love to be able to travel, sketch and live from publishing my art works in books. And I’d like to keep doing that for as long as I live 🙂

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Oh there again, are many. Some of my current heroes: @nathanfowkesart and @captain_tom and @rhobruppel would be high on that list as artists. Elon Musk would be nice to talk about humanity and the future 🙂

How is one way you make money with your art?
You can publish it on online art sites that sell for you or you can have books or prints made and send them out yourself. That’s what I do with my sketch art…

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
San Francisco 🙂 I just totally love that city!

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Moleskine! 🙂

Any advice for young artists?
You will hear this a lot but I cannot stress how important this is: do it a lot!!! You will mess up and fail, and that is how it’s supposed to be! You’ll learn from that and get better. When I compare my early sketches from 2016 with stuff that I do now, I have changed! I decided in 2016 to do (at least) one sketch and put it online, every day! That is a commitment that I still maintain. Only by doing it a lot you can develop your own voice and you WILL get better!

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