Here at IWOOT, we have a wide range of artist collections, showcasing some of the best design talent from across the world.
In this new series, Meet The Artist, we are getting to know more about the designers, from their inspiration, to their process, and the advice they would give to others.
We recently chatted to Andy Westface about his cute and fantastical like designs, which are sure to brighten up any home.
IWOOT: Hi Andy! Tell us about yourself!
Andy: My name is Andy Westface, and I’m an illustrator based in Hong Kong.
I’m a big fan of simplicity in vector art, and animals and rainbows are the most commonly seen elements in my artwork.
IWOOT: What’s the inspiration behind your designs?
Andy: My artwork is always about not giving up your dreams, and to try your best to have a happy life. Don’t dream your life, live your dream!
I consider animals and rainbows important elements in my artwork because of their purity, sincerity and their joyful colour in the world.
IWOOT: What’s your process like?
Andy: Although I always try to draw something every day, it’s hard to say. I think it depends on my condition.
If I have a very clear idea and image in my mind, I usually can complete the work in a few hours, or a day. But if not, these kind of pieces can take me a week or a month.
I usually create late at night, because in those hours the world is so quiet and nobody expects anything from me! It’s such a calm but creative time.
IWOOT: What would you offer as advice to other artists, and what’s the most important thing you’ve learned?
Andy: I’m a budding artist myself, but I think learning how to build your own style is the most difficult thing to work out when becoming a great illustrator.
No one can tell you a shortcut to find the way, trying and practicing should be the key to opening the door of success.
I am still trying my best to establish my own style now, and I would say the following to other artists: it always seems impossible until it’s done. You should start your illustration career as early as possible and no matter what the results are, just do what you really want to do.
IWOOT: What do people typically say about your art?
Andy: What I’ve heard most often on social media, and in my customer responses, is they can feel positivity, cuteness, colour and happiness in my art.
IWOOT: And finally, where can people find out more about you and your work?