Abhisek Biswas is a Mumbai based illustrator , currently working with a studio as a storyboard artist. He is a professional 2D animator and a stupendous story teller through various form of art like flipbook, doodling. His interests are skateboarding, listening music, traveling , watching movies. He tries to put an impact over the society through his creation over the world of art.
Why are you an Illustrator?
Art has many beautiful ways to express creativity and I have found illustration is one of the most creative and powerful way to explore. Beside its my passion to frame a bunch of feelings in one image.
Did you attend school for fine art or design?
I have completed 1 year diploma course of 2D animation from Webel animation academy.
You have a distinct style of illustration. How long did it take you to develop your style?
Illustration for me is not just a single image, it’s more than that. Whenever I create a new one, I try to play with the theme by expressing emotions along with that enhance the mood with some added drama if required. The challenges that I meet daily gets better day by day due to practice and experimentation which makes it progressive. Finally I have developed a unique style that in actuality grows from my own work in every step.
Were there any particular role models for you when you grew up?
Mario de Miranda, yes, he’s that great person from whom I am influenced. His illustrations and art works actually gave the wings to my dreams to become an illustrator.
Who was the most influential personality on your career in Illustrations?
My batch mate Ritaban Das was the influential personality of my career. I got stimulated by this great artist in my career his contribution for my creativity is immense.
What made you decide to become a freelance illustrator? When did you start freelancing? Do you illustrate for advertising?
I usually don’t do freelance much unless I don’t find any challenging project. So mostly I wait till I get a very interesting project. So far I haven’t done any illustrations for advertising.
Was there any time when you wanted to quit Illustrations?
How did you decide on animation?
Like I said before art has many expressions. So beside illustrations, I also like exploring the fun of 2d animation. Another reason is, from my childhood I was very fond of cartoons. So joining 2d animation was my dreams come true.
Tell us something about your animation work…
I have worked in several Indian 2d cartoon series. I have taken part in international 2d animation competitions. Mostly I have spent my time in exploring more new styles in 2d animation.
Any other Indian Illustrators who you admire?
There are plenty of good and talented illustrators, but Sameer kulavoor , Rohan Jha , Abhinav Kafare , Abhilash Menon they are my favorite ones.
You have such a wide experience as a top working professional. What advice do you have for aspiring creative professionals? Would you advise them to take on Illustration as a career option? Is it paying well enough?
Honest effort towards the work is necessary. Definitely there would be barriers which have to be faced with efficiency to meet the success.
If someone’s dream is to earn money through this career, then don’t just choose this field as an option. To gain a platform in one’s career he or she should work hard. Imagination, creativity are the innate quality that an illustrator must have but to put them together through hard working will always give monitory success. There are studios to satisfy the financial needs but the illustrator has to earn it through labor.
Whats your dream project?
I would like to do a 2d flipbook animation, which is based on culture of Mumbai.
Mac or PC?
I grew up with PC but would like to jump for Mac.
Who would you like to take out for dinner?
My fiancée of course ..:)
What’s on your iPod?
Ah, that’s my favorite part ” music”. Coldplay, Imagine dragons, Kodaline, One Republic are always on my ipod. Oh, how can i forget the smell of metal.
Bullet for my valentine, that awesome band.
Whats your Twitter Handle?
My twitter handle @abhisekmis2 and my insta handle @abhisek.mis2
”ME AND JUJU” one of my coolest experiment with live-action and 2d digital animation.