The surreal world of Justin Estcourt

So honored to have here with us Justin Estcourt aka @jetsyart answering a few questions about his work. Let’s begin!

How long have you been drawing?

I have been drawing and creating for as long as I can remember. I became obsessed with drawing every day when I moved to Denmark over a year ago. In that time, my drawing style has developed considerably and hopefully become more cohesive and original.

What’s your process?

I take my time thinking of drawing ideas, producing small ideation sketches on whatever is closest to me at the time, phone/sketchbook/internet bills. When it comes time to start a final piece, I rarely take breaks and can be focused on details for hours at a time.

Digital vs traditional?

For drawing itself I prefer traditional, but I also take pleasure in using Photoshop and designing on the computer.

How long does it take to create it?

My pieces can take from 4 to 20 hours to complete depending on size and detail.

Is it a hobby or your career?

I have been a full-time illustrator/designer over a year now, however I don’t believe that someone should do just one thing for their entire working lives. Therefore, I like to think of it as how I am expressing my creativity in this moment. I have many other interests such as music, film and architecture that I would be just as eager to pursue.

Why do you draw?

Put simply, I want to create work that I like. The artworks that I am most proud of are always pieces that I haven’t seen anything like before. I feel powerful willing my work into existence, and I love watching it unfold because I really enjoy what I do. My tastes change over time and I see something lacking in my previous work which pushes me to keep creating.

What inspires you?

I have a myriad of interests including music, astronomy, physics, architecture, fantasy and film. What attracts me to these disciplines is the extraordinary nature of the intellectual and artistic complexity that can be achieved by human beings. The cerebral search for perfection that will never be satisfied.

How can people get in contact with you?

Feel free to send me an email: justin@jetsyart.com

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