Entreview for ISCA

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Sample image Roldan entreview for the Exaggerated Features (ISCA) magazine.

right before the annual convention at which he was the guest speaker, courtesy of ISCA president Robert Bauer:

EF: Ismael, it’s such a pleasure to have you as our guest of honor for this year’s convention. Our members will have a great opportunutiy to see your work and watch you draw all week long. It will be like cramming an entire semester of art classes into one week for all of us. Speaking of which, what was it like attending Parsons School of Design in New York?

IR: Thank you, Robert. As with any school, there are good teachers and subject matter and there are bad teachers and subject matter as well. Parsons is VERY much directed towards art directing; they don’t really teach art techniques which is essential in the field of Illustration. The good thing about that school is that while I was there Sam Viviano and Philip Burke came by to give talks which was very refreshing. I had some talented classmates as well and that’s something that helps a lot. But in the end I had to teach myself techniques and come up with my own stuff. Self taught in spite of.

EF: I am always amazed at how common that is with many artists I meet. Many learn more from each other or on their own than they do in class. It’s why our convention is becoming more & more popular. There is so much to learn from so many gifted artists when you go. Did you take classes elsewhere as well?

IR: Before coming to Parsons I did a year at Altos de Chavon in Dominican Republic. That allowed me to come to Parsons since they have an association. I also did four semesters of Graphic Design back in Colombia where I am originally from.

Find the entire entreview at: http://www.tomrichmond.com/blog/2009/09/15/ismael-roldan-r-i-p/

 

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