surname: Moretto Izé
year of birth: 1980
Q1: When did you start making art?
I started when almost everyone starts, as a child, I just kept doing it until now.
I began to study art seriously around 2003, when I was 22 years old.
Q2: What does inspire you?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, but it usually comes from books, music and nature.
Q3: What are your techniques?
I would say that traditional drawing is the most basic thing I have as a technique, I wouldn’t do much without drawing. Besides, I have quite a few experience with digital modeling and sculpting.
My usual workflow is: drawing sketches on paper, 3D reference, more refined drawing and then painting.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
When they’re personal works, it revolves a lot around death… and some science fiction. I don’t know why it is
like that, I’m not really as morbid as the things I draw, but it is what I feel like drawing.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I would rather paint without color, I like shapes and shades. But the results in black and white are not that good, so I force myself to use colors. I think brown is my main color, mostly because it’s relatively neutral.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Well, everything. I have quite a lot to learn yet. Better figure drawing and composition would be a great boost for me right now.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
A few minor personal projects.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Samize.
Brown, ominous, science!
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
My first drawing, I have no idea.
My first professional work was a technical illustration for a dentistry project. Not much feelings involved. As for technique, it was a 3D model and I didn’t do any drawings.
I don’t have any copies of it though.
The oldest work I have online is this one HERE from 2006.
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
I wouldn’t say it’s the essence of life, no. Nor it is an escape. I see it more as a tool to interact with reality, both to learn and to teach.