Wilmer Murillo is a doodler, designer and illustrator. He was born and raised in Honduras where he studied graphic design. His keen interest in drawing inspired him to start developing his style of illustration while in university. He has worked with many people from all over the world on illustration projects, collaborations and personal/collective exhibitions. His work has been featured in many international magazines, books and exhibitions.
We love the bright, bold, graphic style that we’ve come to recognize as Wilmer’s work. Here he shares a little about his process and things that inspire him.
Q1. How do you approach starting a new project?
Getting in deep with the concept. Searching for references.
Q2. What is most important to you when working on an illustration?
To keep a consistent style and make my work the most visual appealing possible.
Q3. What’s the role of sketching in your creative process?
Maybe the most important part, I usually make dozens of sketches before working on the final piece.
Q4. Weapon of choice (favorite materials)?
Sharpies and Wacom tablet.
Q5. Your favourite procrastination pastime?
Q6. What do you like to listen to while you’re working?
Chillwave music mostly, I’m also into downtempo, synthpop and any kind of experimental music.
Q7. What are some of your sources of inspiration?
Chillwave music mostly, Music, people, other artists’ works.
Q8. If you weren’t a professional illustrator, what would you be doing?
That’s a good question at this point, because after being a freelance illustrator for more than 3 years, just a few months ago I took the decision to join a company as a full-time UI designer for a while and I’m really enjoying my work over there. I think it has been a good personal stage and a chance for personal growth. However, I’m still making art by nights and always involving in light artsy projects and collaborations.
A HUGE thank you to Wilmer for taking the time to do this interview.
Be sure to stop by Wilmer’s site!
All images ©2012 Wilmer Murillo