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Interview with Marcos Chin, Fashion Illustrator

Interview with Marcos Chin, Fashion Illustrator

Penelope Dullaghan

October 12, 2009

Do you ever have creative slumps? What do you do then?

Definitely. I just take a break from what I’m doing at that moment. I’ll go to the gym, get a coffee, leave my studio, open up some books to get inspiration, or just stop (if I can afford the time to) and reinvestigate it with fresh eyes the next day.

What do you do for fun/when you’re not working? I love to hang out with my partner, Mikee and our dog rita. I also like hanging out with my other friends and going out for food and drinks. Even when I’m at the studio it’s not always work, I share a studio with my best friends Yuko Shimizu and Katie Yamasaki and so oftentimes being there can be like “hanging out”. Strange, I just wrote the words “hanging out” four times.

What has been inspiring you lately?

To be honest, it’s difficult to say as I am inspired by so many different things. I don’t necessarily keep a log of them, nor do I remember the specifics of any of them right now; however having said that, I think that once I’m in the mode of creating something I become inspired so many different things at that moment: it could be by other artists’ works, something that I may have observed on my way to the studio — really anything. That’s why it’s so difficult to pinpoint so much of what inspires me because almost everything does whether i am aware or unaware of it, at the moment I am experiencing it – it has the potential to show itself in my work in some capacity.

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