Fantome Studio

“I wasn’t challenging myself or the people looking at my work, and I felt the process of working digitally somehow wasn’t engaging enough for me.”

 

When and where were you born?
1979
Yorkshire, England  

Where do you currently live and work?
I live and work just outside the City of Newcastle.

How long have you been practicing your craft?
My work in many ways is a continuation of what I have always done, although I probably draw less spaceships than I used to as a kid. I have made artwork on and off under the moniker Fantome for about 5 years before I established Fantome Studio earlier this year.

What inspires you?
Great things and small details help fuel a simple compulsion to draw and make pictures.

How would you describe your style
/approach?
My method is rooted in the simple, classic tradition of pencil, paper and pen. I try to add something different, something new, however small with each piece of work. Style is something that is evolving as I learn. The decisions, marks and mistakes made by my own hand are enough for it to feel unique – at least to me.

What has been a defining moment in your career?
I guess I had a moment back in 2008/9 staring into a computer monitor when I realised I’d lost direction and been blown off course. I felt too passive, pushing pixels on a screen. I wasn’t challenging myself or the people looking at my work, and I felt the process of working digitally somehow wasn’t engaging enough for me. This experience helped to kickstart a more analog way of working and a desire to start producing the work I always wanted to make.

What are your future plans?
I want to keep moving forward, growing, and meeting the challenges I face head on.

Can you leave us with some parting words or advice?
Making your own mistakes is the only true way to learn.

Where can people learn more about you and purchase your work?
www.fantomestudio.com
adam@fantomestudio.com

All images copyright Adam P./Fantome Studio. All rights reserved.
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