Under starter’s orders
Island life A new Singapore event sees artists and illustrators from comics, cinema and video games come together to share ideas
Spread over three days, hosting nine speakers and over 500 attendees, START is Asia’s first digital design festival.
The event, organised by art college 3dsense Media School, brings together artists and illustrators from the worlds of comics, cinema and video games to share their ideas and inspirations in Singapore.
“It’s not about who is more successful,” Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau says, “nor who is more talented. But to inspire a new generation of artists in an authentic manner.”
That said, Stanley is one of Singapore’s most successful digital artists, having worked on AAA games and blockbuster films. “I’ll be taking a tongue-in-cheek look at the importance of building a fan base and a brand,” he says. “I’ll also talk about fan art and how it can facilitate an artist’s career. For my masterclass, I’ll be explaining how I create my attractive female artworks and make them come alive.”
Chino Rino Visual Lab co-founder Eduardo Peña is also on the bill. He’ll be explaining what concept artists do – from project conception to completion.
START runs between 26 and 28 June. Find out more at www.startevent.sg.
At START Eduardo Peña, who painted the above, will present an industry
insider’s view of the concept art process.
Stanley, who painted this image, wants START to “inspire a new generation of artists in an authentic manner.” This artwork, featuring Princess Peach, is the cover of Stanley’s Kickstarterfunded, debut art book, due to be published later this year.