Cristian Eres is a Spanish Fantasy & Sci-Fi Illustrator
Cristian Eres is a Spanish Fantasy & Sci-Fi Illustrator. His work explores the relation between nature and abstraction leading to never-seen-before worlds. He has been creating digital art for over five years and he is truly passionate specially in illustration, graphic design and web design.
Perfect for any film-lover’s imagination, below you’ll find a great amount of insight into what makes Cristian tick, and reasoning behind these inspiring, empowering creations...
When did you start illustrating?
I started doing illustration since I was a kid. And I started doing digital illustration doing signs for forums which meant doing fan art pictures for the participants of the forums. Curiously is something similar as what I'm currently doing: Alternative movie posters. But my first illustration commission was seven years ago, it was an illustration for a strap of a luxury watch from China. This was a year after I finished my degree in graphic design.
Who has been the most supportive in your illustration career, perhaps your teacher, family, friends?
Most of my family and friends were supportive of me, specially my brother. My couple, Nadine, that is always my bigger support, and sometimes my art director.
Did you always think art was something that was going to be a major part of your life?
I used to doubt between drawing and doing something related with computers. So, I thought the best match would be graphic design and I studied that. After I studied graphic design, and though I've always enjoyed graphic design my real passion is doing illustration, so, when I finished the degree I decided to be specialised in illustration.
What is your favourite subject matter to illustrate?
I love doing music and film posters. But, I think that the thing I enjoy most is giving my own perspective on films that has a unique fantastic or sci-fi ambience.
How would you describe your style?
I enjoy doing large scenarios where I try to play with proportions. I work on digital support, but I try to imitate the traditional ink drawing techniques.
What is your favourite collaboration to date?
The Fallout 4 print. It was done in collaboration with Mondo and Bethesda. Fallout is a game I've played in the past, and it was a real honour to work on it.
What interested you about being represented by Illo Agency?
Having a team as the agents from Illo supporting your work is really helpful. They had really kind words about my work. Also, the platform is really modern and a pleasure to work with.
Do you have a favourite author, film director, or designer?
Moebius is my favourite artist. In my opinion he's the father of our sci-fi imaginary. He did a really prolific career, and he worked on many themes and different styles and always being top class.
Are you working on any personal projects you can share with us?
I always try to do pencil sketches in my free time. What I mainly do are fantasy landscape and character sketches. And when time allows me I try to digitalise them.
Do you listen to podcasts? If so, do you have a favourite?
I frequently listen to podcasts. My favourite one is 'Todopoderosos'. Is a podcast driven by a film director, a writer and two humorists where they talk about films and literature with humour. The same guys also have another podcast called 'Aquí hay dragones', which is also really funny, and they talk about everything.
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