Featured Artist Spotlight : Jessica Watts
Our Featured Artists have become an integral part of Pigment. We want our users to get to know the artists behind the designs, so starting today we will be posting interviews from our new Featured Artists before their books are released in Pigment. We hope you enjoy meeting this week’s artist, Jessica Watts. Her book, Doodles, comes out this Wednesday.
Los Angeles, CA
Jessica Watts is a pint-sized illustrator with a penchant for the weird and whimsical. Always creating, her offbeat sense of humor and imaginative style can be found in everything from book illustrations to emojis. Her most recent exploit includes a clay-doodle mash-up hailed by Buzzfeed as one of the “14 People Transforming Your Feed into Art.”
How did you get into art/illustration/design?
Art has been a lifelong passion, from doodling on my bedroom walls and framing my little sister for it, to studying art in Florence, Italy.
If art isn’t your full time job, what do you do for a living?
When not drawing or painting, I work in an ad agency, studying culture and behavior. And bringing delightful commercials into your living room, whether you want them or not! Besides that, I work on freelance art projects and writing pieces.
What themes do you like to pursue?
I truly believe art should never be without personality, that’s the soul of the thing. I like to make pieces that say something to you as a viewer, and oftentimes what it’s saying is a bunch of terrible puns and warm funny things. The pieces in this book were designed to bring a bit of whimsy to your coloring relaxation/creativity time. Besides that, I like themes around art nouveau, dark humor, and big fat lines.
What do you want people to get out of your designs?
A delicious hand cramp. Lower blood pressure. The resolve to start a girl band. Any of those things are good.
Frank N’ Goat, the Book on Amazon (Link: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Goat-Tale-Freakish-Friendship/dp/0692431462/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480404903&sr=8-1&keywords=frank+n+goat )
Say It With Eggplants App (Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1161983676 )
ClayDoodles Instagram (Link: https://www.instagram.com/claydoodles/?hl=en )
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