Dylan Moore: Student Spotlight

Thursday, May 10, 2012

We are proud to put Dylan Moore, Illustration BFA candidate, in the Illustration Student Spotlight. Dylan's Out to Launch display was voted Best in Show in the Illustration category, and he continues to produce great work in class and beyond.


1. Where are you from?

I was born in Maryland, right outside the DC area, but have spent most of my life in Charlotte, North Carolina.


2. Where have you been to school?

I took a couple dual enrollment courses at a local community college in Charlotte while I was in high school, but, other than that, SCAD is the only school I have attended. I was home-schooled up until coming here.


3. What attracted you to Illustration?

Illustration seemed to be a haven for representation drawing and painting. Representational, and especially figurative work comes and goes, within Fine Art, according to the zeitgeist; but it is always needed in Illustration. I also had a love for illustrators such as N. C. Wyeth and J. C. Leyendecker


4. Who are your biggest influences?

James Jean, Sterling Hundley, Toulouse-Lautrec, all of the Surrealists and Symbolists, Andrew Hem, Aryz, Przemek Blejzyk, Phil Hale, Kent Williams, Jeremy Enecio, etc.


5. If you weren’t studying illustration at SCAD, what would you likely be doing?

I spent the majority of my life convinced that I was going to study Marine Biology in Wilmington. I don't know if I would have actually gone through with that, and even if I did I would definitely still be doing art on my own.


6. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Sing, play music, and read.


7. What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I am obsessed with movies. Really, really obsessed... also, I can juggle.


8. What would your dream job/client be and why?

I would love to create covers for Vertigo. I think part of me still wants to become James Jean (not just to become like him, but actually become him)


9. What’s your typical process for creating your artwork (technique, media, etc)?

Most of my work is created physically with colored pencil and oil paint, and then brought in to Photoshop to add elements and/or tweak colors and values. Colored pencil and oil paint is fun because the solvents that I use to thin the paint also break down the wax in the colored pencil. It's not a completely controlled process though (which I enjoy). In some areas the pencil shows through, and in some areas it melts into the paint.


10. Sum up your personal philosophy in 25 words or less.

Wow, uhm... Work hard, hope for the best, and understand that, good or bad, things go exactly the way they are supposed to... and draw.


Heather Lund said...

Beautiful work Dylan.

Erin / Miri-love said...

Amazing work Dylan! Well-deserved spotlight!