Born in Madrid in 1992, Igor studied 2 years of fine art and 2 years of illustration. After receiving this education, Igor was ready to start his professional career as a tattoo artist. Igor spent the next 5 years traveling around the world tattooing in any place he had the opportunity.
In 2018 Igor had the opportunity to be granted a visa and move to the US. When he moved to America, he began working more on his paintings. Watercolor became his main form of expression, and he began spending the same amount of time (or more) working on his paintings, instead of tattooing.
Igor used the pandemic to dive as deep as possible in the watercolor world. His most recent achievement in his career has been that his watercolor painting, “the other cat of the house “ has been accepted into the open jury exhibition of the New England watercolor society and it will be on exhibit next month .
What’s your preferred medium to paint, and why?
Watercolor! It lets me build my paints with transparent layers, creating my tones with the mix of multiple colors.
What’s your favorite and least favorite thing to paint?
Skulls and bird of prey are my favorites right now. I've always been really interested in skulls and anatomy illustrations. Landscapes I've just never been into, so I lack experience with them.
When are you the most creative? Morning? Night?
I have to say that I paint a lot in the mornings right now. This is something that never used to happen before. I probably get the last brushstroke in between 3 and 4 AM.
What do you listen to when you are painting/creating artwork?
I like to have a show or an audiobook playing in the background. That helps me relax and take my attention away from the paint while it’s drying. It also helps me with getting in a full days worth of painting, without getting bored.
Where do you like to paint (outside of a studio)?
Studio but I want to start going more outside too.
When you receive unsolicited critiques or comments, how do you feel/how do you react?
I always listen when it’s something that is just an opinion. I feel you should listen and see if you agree with it or not. If it bothers me, it's probably a problem I already know about in the painting, or usually something that I did not want to accept, so I'll see if I should change it.
Igor's Favorite Trekell Products:
Probably my Nick Runge set. It’s already messed up from using them everyday! I always finish using them anyway.
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