Sylvia Chin and us are not much of a stranger between each other. As a matter of fact, we’ve met a few times! We have to say she’s a very cool chick with the best sense of hairstyle. Enough about everything else and let’s dig in about Sylvia Chin and her art!
1. First thing first, what lured you into picking up the pen/pencil/brush/charcoal for the first time?
When I was younger, I was influenced by cartoons on television but Japanese Anime was the one that got me to pick up the pencil to draw for the first time. My passion for drawing grew ever since.
2. What keeps your creativity tank full and ready to go each time you create something new?
Sometimes I get my inspiration by reading articles online, watching a movie or even going through other amazing artist’s works. Even my normal daily life gives me an idea to what I want to draw.
3. What are your tools of trade and would you recommend them to fellow artists?
Photoshop if you’re up for digital artworks. For traditional artworks, I would recommend a pencil, artline pen, eraser, travellers watercolor set, watercolor sketchbook and not forgetting, a scanner to scan all your works.
4. What is the most memorable place you’ve found inspiration for your next artwork at and do you frequently go there for more ideas?
To be honest, I sometimes find my ideas when I’m in the shower. The long shower of thoughts. On other days, I get my ideas while driving in my little cherry tomato car.
5. Out of all the artworks that you have produced thus far, would you happen to have a favorite amongst them that you consider to be your baby?
My Chubby Stormtrooper! Who can resist a cute stormtrooper with KFC chicken?
6. What are your thoughts on Printcious? Feel free to comment on before and after joining us.
I’m actually glad that I was contacted by Sara (thank you!) to join the Printcious program. In the beginning, I felt the interface was a little not user friendly, especially on mobile.
But now, it has improved and I could enjoy viewing my products on my laptop and also on my phone. Being a part of the Printcious program also gave me confidence to my work and I didn’t thought I would ever see my works printed on products.
7. Do you find yourself able to benefit from Printcious’ Designer Program and would you recommend it to other artists out there that are still finding a Malaysian platform to sell their artworks?
Yes, and I would recommend it to other artists out there because I find that it is a good platform for people who loves art, wants to showcase their works but has no idea where to start. Printcious does it all for you and all you have to do is just design and create your product.
8. Printcious is now international! What do you feel about the possibilities of your artworks travelling the world?
I think that is absolutely brilliant! It’s a great opportunity to reach out to the world.
9. Lastly, we’re letting you promote your designer store in your own words. No word limits, go for it!
Hey guys~ If you are looking for a fan art artwork ( like Star Wars/ any anime inspired art) or even just a cute yet funny shirt that represents you, please come and visit my page! I welcome ideas and would like to draw them as well.
10. Thank you very much for participating in this Q&A session. We wish you further growth & success in the near future!
Thank you for having me at Printcious 🙂
Gosh, we won’t ever get tired of Sylvia’s artworks! We hope to see more and more of your presence on Printcious, dearest Sylvia.