People: One Minute with Hue magazine cover illustrator Tommy Chandra
Name: Tommy Chandra
Creative Medium: Manual (Water colour, Pencil, Drawing Pen) and digital (Illustrator, Sketchup, Coreldraw, Photoshop)
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work: I’m from Indonesia and live in Jakarta, the Capital. Today, I run my own illustration and design studio, HEIMLO. I have loved the illustration world since I was a kid, it is the best way to express my ideas. I’m an avid self learner and the internet helps me a lot to improve my techniques. I use both of my hands for drawing. The left one for the manual and the right one for the digital. It means I can draw twice as much as the average illustrator!
I have an architecture background, so some of my works are usually related to architecture things. Other inspirations come from daily things such as animals, children, geometries and vintage stuffs. I have illustrated for clients, such as Dulux, Pocari Sweat, Nestle, Danone and some local brands in Indonesia.
If your portfolio could speak what would it say? ‘I draw life, world, and stuffs with witty styles, keeping my creativity limitless’
What makes you different from other creatives? The vector style has details in simplicity and also the colour palettes I use give different tone to others.
Who has been your greatest influences? Hayao Miyazaki (Ghibli Studio) has influenced me the most. He inspires me to draw better and his works are full of amazing concept and details. I draw a lot of living things from my imagination, just like Miyazaki.