Monday, Inspiration, let’s get right to it. Meet Illustrator  Jon Defreest. I came across Jon’s work via the internet, we are both big fans of the AMC show Breaking Bad, and Jon recently did a couple tribute pieces to the show, that actually got him some attention from the cast members themselves. It doesn’t get cooler than that folks. Seeing his tribute artwork to BB, I was compelled even more to explore the rest of his art and I was pleasantly surprised with how talented he is.

I: What’s the earliest memory of a creative activity you did?

J: I vividly remember making my own Ecto-Cooler print ads using stick figures and crayons. I kind of want to dig through all my old drawings and see if I can find that particular piece and recreate it.

I: If you weren’t doing what you do right now, what would you be doing?

J: Before I became a full time artist I was working in online marketing. I honestly wonder how long I could have lasted. I probably still would be making the same kind of art I do now in my spare time though.

I: Inspiration, who? what? where?

J: Most of my inspiration comes from the internet. Sites like Behance.net and Deviantart.com are amazing places to find new artists and styles. Aside from that, almost all of my work is inspired by either a movie or TV show. I’ve loved fan art ever since I was a kid.

I: Share any of piece your work, recent or old and talk about it.

J: I just finished this personal project last weekend. George Bluth’s !@#$%&*! Cornballs Cereal. It’s a reference to the extremely dangerous “Cornballer” from Arrested Development. I’m usually under such tight deadlines that I don’t have the luxury of really taking my time with my illustrations. This one was just for me though, so I was able to take a week and make sure I got everything just the way I wanted.

I: Name 5 websites that you check often.

UpRoxx
Superpunch
Deviant Art
AbduZeedo
Behance

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