Published 1st October, 2018
My name is João Garcia and I’m an illustrator hailing from Brazil, more specifically, from the city of Florianópolis in the southern part of the country. I graduated in Design in the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina with a focus on illustration and animation.
I’d say both. I work mainly with game art but I like to explore new ideas with illustration in my spare time.
I don’t think I have a set genre I exclusively work in, but I tend to more modern stuff involving technology or the future. I had a cyberpunk streak a couple of months ago hahah.
I rarely do fantasy or medieval works, but, hey, maybe in the future I’ll work in that genre.
Thanks to Instagram and ArtStation I just can’t stop finding new inspiring art. At the moment my inspirations are: Jacob Hankinson, Ashley Wood, Kudaman, Faraz Shanyar, Ilya Kuvshinov, Anthony MacBain and many more.
I tried my first hand at digital art when I entered college around 2009. There was this shiny thing called a tablet that I didn’t know existed, but I knew I immediately wanted to use it.
The possibilities. That being said I learned tons from practicing the traditional way.
I simply wanted to find alternatives to Photoshop, to be honest. I tried GIMP first and it didn’t suit my workflow and then, luckily, I found Krita.
It took a day or two to get used to the software, but I quickly got the hang of it.
The fact that is specifically made for digital artists. It becomes so intuitive after a while. That, its selection of brushes and, well, because it’s open-source. It amazes me how much Krita suits digital art.
Maybe the fact that it seems to stutter with high resolution files. Or that may just be my not-so-great notebook.
As I said before, the fact that is made exclusively with the digital artist in mind. I mean, that new reference image tool is great!
“Museu Nacional”. It was a way of expressing my sadness at losing such a national treasure.
Sketching 2 Chrome Large, Bristles 2 Flat Rough, Watercolor Texture, Airbrush Soft and Blender Rake, basically.
I’m at ArtStation, Instagram and Mastodon as @joaogarciart. Also, my website: https://joaogarcia.art
Yeah. Krita developers and the whole team: Please keep up your great work!