Please introduce yourself
I am Jimmy Linear, originally from France and living in Barcelona, Spain for the past ten years. I have started to learn 3d by curiosity perhaps 5 or 6 years ago and I do this for living now as a freelance 3d artist/generalist.
How did you get into art and what motivates you to create?
I think the most important moment I need to talk about is when I have started to live in Barcelona. I met so many people connected to art. I have seen some of my close friend creating from scratch to the final exhibition, at that moment I realized that this was also possible for me. After few month of learning 3d, I found the work of Jimmy Edgar and Pilar Zeta and this has been a stimulus for me, I was completely mesmerized by what they where doing at that time and their artwork helped me to find a purpose in 3d.
What memory do you recall most vividly from childhood about your creative talent?
I remember when I was playing videogames where I could customize the avatar, car or other items. I was spending more time customizing than playing the videogame itself ahah. I also used to have a magic stones collections and I was spending hours and hours looking at them, they are actually one of my source of inspiration too!
How would you best describe your style and who/what are some of your major influences?
It’s hard to describe your own stuff, I always describe it as abstract but this might mean nothing for other peoples. I think I would use the words surreal, trippy and colorful. My major influence is nature and the way it combines colors so perfectly.
What is part of the creative process that you would rather avoid, and part that you can’t get enough of?
I keep doing the same mistake for my personal projects, I mostly never plans what I would do (meaning no mood board or reference as a starting point) and I just open the software and start generating procedural shape. On the other side I think that these experimentations are what has brought me so many knowledge in term of creativity and technical skills.
How does commercial pressure and the business of art effect, shape, or guide your creative decisions?
Well, during such a project, the pressure of a deadline for example will force you to find the quickest way to create something complex and this is where you get complete new skills for later on. I believe that what we call experience.
Your favorite book, song, film.
Song: From the Beggining – John Frusciante
Film: Jurassic Park 1
Book: 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami (the 1st one, I have not read the others yet)
Send a message to your future self.
Creating is and should always be a pleasant process.