Raheem Nelson

Evan Nork: iPad Artist

Welcome to my blog! In this post I will be interviewing my student, Evan Nork.

When I created this blog I wanted to make it more than just a platform to show my work but a place for art education, resources and interviews. This post is the first of a series of interviews on different creatives. Evan is a student of mine from New Haven and a part of the band, The Foresters. Below is our interview and some of his art.

Ra: Describe your style?

Evan: Minimalism. Definitely minimalism. This is probably because I’m not that experienced, but it’s also because I’ve always liked making a lot out of a little.

Ra: What do you enjoy most about iPad Painting and Drawing?

Evan: I like making everything come together. It’s always satisfying when a bunch of lines become something bigger.

Ra: How does it compare to traditional drawing?

Evan: Although I find iPad art enjoyable, I still haven’t really started experimenting with shading and values. It’s much easier to do this while sketching, and the finished product can look much more detailed as a result.

Ra: What are some things you learned over the course of our classes?

Evan: One of the most important things I’ve learned is that everything is just geometric shapes. Form comes first, and detail comes after. I used to focus on every detail at once, but it’s a lot easier to start simple and work up from there.

Ra: You recently had a showing at The Grove. What was that like?

Evan: I think it was pretty cool to see my art up there with art by other up and coming artists in the New Haven area. It’s essentially a showcasing of the voices of the next generation.

Ra: What do you think your strengths are as an artist?

Evan: People say I have a talent for getting forms down on paper. I’m not so sure I agree, as I’m still beginning, but I really appreciate it.

Ra: How can people find out more about you online?

Evan: I don’t have that many of my iPad drawings online, but you can see a lot of my abstract art on TwiceTheStyle, my deviantART page athttp://twicethestyle.deviantart.com/gallery/

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