Looking through the gallery of Justin Laurence Hill (also known as Zazzle Contributor Gingerbloke) is a Yin/Yang experience. It’s hard to believe that the same artist created all of the items in the gallery — from the light-hearted, cartoony Snowman’s Land collection, to the futuristic, computer-generated Prints of Darkness collection. It’s truly an eclectic artwork collection (no wonder he calls it J.L.Hill’s Cornucopia!) Justin recently chatted about art with Team Zazzle, all the way from his home in Brighton on the south coast of England.
Zazzle: Where do you get your inspiration?
Gingerbloke: My inspiration is from a variety of different sources: everyday life, wordplay, the mysterious and unexplained. Other artists and their work inspires me, as well.
Z: How did you get started in art?
GB: I got started in art many years ago (around 1984) when I studied at art college.
Z: How long does it take you to create one of your images?
GB: The time varies to create one of my images. Some take 30 minutes whilst others can take days or weeks.
Z: What can we expect from you in the future?
GB: You can expect more humour and nonsense along with darker images plus a few surprises thrown in. I never know what I’m going to do next and with that sort of freedom it can go in any direction … and that’s why I love what I do.
Z: Any advice for fellow Zazzle Contributors?
GB: My advice for fellow Zazzle Contributors is to enjoy what you do and have fun with it. Everyone has the right to express themselves somehow or other and it’s wonderful to have a place like Zazzle where we can all see each others work from around the world.
Z: Which Zazzle Contributors’ work do you like?
GB: The Zazzle Contributor’s work that I like (at the moment) is Gilles Tran. The digital imagery they create is outstanding … truly breathtaking.
GB: I would like to take this opportunity to thank Zazzle for their outstanding site. I never thought I would get the chance to display my art so to have the chance to show it world wide is brilliant … to have the chance to sell it is even better!
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