5 Questions to... The things we are
12:30 5 questions to...
- A new feature! Because I'm just curious, and I assume most of you are, I like to know the ins and outs
about other artists I admire. So, this will be the first of a new series on this blog: 'Five questions to....' -
The things we are
is Joost Stokhof, an Illustrator from the Netherlands. I love his work and the
developments in it over time (I've known Joost for a while). He has a very personal
drawing style and most of his work has an almost poetic feel.
Do you have a work routine and if so, what is it?
Well, since october I'm working on a daily collage project called 'the daily things'.
I make a collage out of the newspaper everyday and I always start my day with that,
it's good to be able to start working without thinking too much what you will be
making, that get's me started. As far as other work or assigments I try to just go
with it. I stopped making sketches a long time a go, so most of the time I have a
vague idea of what I want to do and just start from there. for me it's the most
exciting way to work, not knowing what you are working towards.
How do you keep yourself going and motivated and what to do if you get stuck?
I always have 500 plans I want to do after I finish the thing I am working on at that
moment, so in a way I'm always in a rush to start with something new. I guess only 2
out of the 500 plans do get excecuted, but I think that is my drive to keep on going,
I have so much stuff I want to do still, so there's no time to waste. Getting stuck is a
bad thing though, it happens from time to time but I really found comfort in the
thought that when something goes wrong one day, it will be alright the next. Just
try not to force it too much, atleast that's the way for me to solve it. I work well
under pressure, so when I'm really close to a deadline because I got stuck for a few
days, that's when things will turn out well.
What is your biggest fear?
Not being able to create the things I love anymore. I really realise that I am very
lucky to be able to do that on a day to day basis, I think I would go nuts if I can't do
What would be your dream assignment?
Something like :'we have this big space for you to fill with your work, you can live
there for a month or two and work on it and ofcourse you can make a nice book
out of it. Preferably somewhere in Sweden or Norway.
Do you have a 'best tip' for getting your work out there?
Harass people with your work. It's always such a pain in the ass to do, but I guess
it's the only way. And ofcourse, always be critical towards your work. The happier
I am with work, the easier it is to show it to people.
For more work of The things we are, have a look here.
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