Today Aaron Miller, the talented illustrator who created our La La Land poster, is with us to divulge his secrets....
When did you realise you could draw good?
I don't think that's something I've ever realised to be honest.
I still don't think I'm very good at it, I think there's always room to learn and improve.
What is your favourite sound?
At the moment most probably the sound of Pippin chirping my chinchilla when
he is out exploring with his girlfriend Piglet.
What/who inspires you on a daily basis?
I work at a secondary school, so I would have to say at the moment I get a lot of
my inspiration from seeing the pupils feeling positive and creative about their work.
Creativity is very contagious I find.
Boris or Ken?
I much prefer the loveable derp Boris.
What do you do when you get drawer's block?
I get a creative block quiet a lot, sometimes you just need to switch off and let
your ideas flow and see where you end up. It's very easy to try and force an idea
or a drawing, which usually end up very contrived.
What condiments do you have in your fridge?
Um… Mint sauce, some old caramelised onion chutney and pesto.
What other artist rocks your world at the moment?
I'm inspired by a lot of great illustrators at the moment, I admire the work of
Lydia Nichols, Matt Kaufenberg, and the all round talent and drive of Ben O'Brien (Bentheillustrator).
What are you currently reading?
Working my through Grace Dent's - How to leave Twitter.
What has been your favourite piece of work/client to date?
I would say it's still the work I did with Poke London for Skype.
An incredible place to work, super creative people all around me and a passionate
company who gave me the freedom in my ideas.
The plan is to finally get my recipe cards designed and printed up, try and get some
food related editorial illustrations and to keep having fun and experimenting in my work.
Think that's very important.
Thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us today Aaron.
You're a superb illustrator and we think you're rather fab.
Here's Aaron's La La Land A3 poster that he did for us which you can buy for £35