Yun Ling, Master Artist interview.

Yun Ling aka Lingy-0, Master Artist interview. He is one of my favorite artists that I’ve found on the internet. He currently works for Volta as a concept artist, and was kind enough to give us a short interview here at idrawgirls.com

1. How and why did you want to become a Concept Artist?
Yun Ling: At first I just liked to draw, but I didn’t realize what I could do, then I found a job as a concept artist by chance, and that’s how I began.

concept art soldier © Yun Ling

business concept art soldier © Yun Ling

2. What is your first art job and how did you start?
Yun Ling: My first art job was freelance work. It was for one of my friends doing some illustrations for cards. They were very small works.

cave concept art © Yun Ling

cave concept art © Yun Ling

lingy0 big bot concept art © Yun Ling

lingy0 big bot concept art © Yun Ling

3. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Yun Ling: I’m inspired by a lot of things: books, movies, comics, and other artists of course. A good story is the most inspiring.
4. To you, what are the three most important elements in painting or concept art in general?
Yun Ling: I think the most important element is idea, I don’t know what to draw if I have no idea. then basic drawing knowledge it’s the tool, and composition. This is a key to make a picture beautiful.

lingy0 route-xxx painting © Yun Ling

lingy0 route-xxx painting © Yun Ling

5. What would you suggest to young artists on how to get start and become the better artist?
Yun Ling: Keep drawing from life as suggested by many arists. I’m still learning to do this.

lingy0 quicky01 speed painting © Yun Ling

lingy0 quicky01 speed painting © Yun Ling

You can connect with him at LinkedIn here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lingy0

Now go draw and paint more.

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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