Name: Irma Gonzalez
Location: Los Angeles
Job Position: Environmental/Lighting/
Texture /Modeling Artist
Current Employer: Freelance
What are some things you have worked on: Mask of Eternity, Red Giant (a video game and cartoon short for college), a bunch of Toon Disney/Jetix promos, Webisodes for NBC, Sid the Science Kid
What is the process you go through in doing your art, as well as the types of tools you use: Well when it comes to my art, I have a different way of doing it every time. First of all, I have to feel the urge to draw, otherwise it will never come out. If I'm feeling lazy, I wont be able to draw a thing. I start with pencil or pens and just sketch, see where my mind goes. Sometimes I choose a picture and get inspiration from it and go from there. I pretty much jump around from media to media.
What inspired you to become an artist: When I was 5 years old, I remember watching Looney Tunes, and I just fell in love with it. I always wanted to become an artist. Then I saw Metal Gear Solid, that game is the reason why I went to school and really focused on becoming an artist. 'Til this day, that game has continued to play a huge part in my life. I love that franchise.
What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: Environments!!! I love to create my own worlds, my own scenarios, my own landscapes. I love to have control of my worlds!!!
Any tips you can give: Just be consistent and never stop believing in yourself!!!!
Favorite Artist: Jerry Yarnell, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and so many more...
Favorite Animated Movie: Finding Nemo, Cars, Monsters Inc, Wall-E, Fox and the Hound, Up, so many disney classics...
Hobbies: dancing, exercise, drawing, painting, singing, cleaning, playing with my dogs, watching movies, horse riding...