After graduating I found myself with a lot of time and not much work. I’d been told that in that scenario, it’s usually a good idea to set yourself a few briefs. So I did. I focused mainly on song lyrics for inspiration and tried to create pieces which reflected the feel of the tune, often including the lyrics themselves in the composition. Looking back now, those pieces of work formed the basis of my current illustration style. I don’t think the importance of self-initiated work should ever be underestimated.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.