By Yue Lynn

We are now in our sixth episode of The Level’s Artist Spotlight! Do hang tight as joining us for this interview, is the one and only Brian Lim aka TixiT. Brian may be a man of few words but his artworks are full of details!

Describe yourself briefly so that readers get to learn more about you and how awesome you are!

Hi I’m Brian Lim, also known as TixiT on Facebook and other forms of social media.

Generally, I’m an outgoing person and I love geeking out on pop culture!

What do you do for a living? Also, are you an artist full time/part-time/freelance or etc.?

I’m currently just freelancing in illustration and also selling my own artbook.

How did you start out in the local art/comic/animation scene and how long have you been in the local art/comic/animation scene?

I started out as animator back in 2011 and after that, I was introduced to the local indie comic scene by a friend, so I’ve been making comics on and off since then. The rest is history, I guess!

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What are the tools you use to draw, and how would you describe your art style?

I mainly use the Pigman sakura black ink pen (from 0.3 to 0.05 nib size) and blue lead pencil. Style-wise, I draw mostly ‘robotic features’ on animals or any living beings.

Have you ever wanted to experiment with any particular form of art or story in your comics/works?

I would like to draw a surreal kind of style for comics.

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What is your inspiration/muse when it comes to your art?

My inspiration would be comics from the 80’s and Gundam toys, but these are only my personal preferences. Music is also my other kind of muse as it can get me started on drawing. Jazz music is my favourite!

Who has been the biggest influence on you from outside the comic/art/animation community?

I would say Peter Dinklage (I think a lot of people would know who he is!). He actually strived to get into an acting career regardless of how he looked like and his advice to everyone about achieving their dreams, is to not care much and move on!

What do you think can be improved on in the local art/comics/animation scene? And where do you see the local comics/art/animation industry headed?

Unfortunately, local artists don’t really get much love and appreciation so hopefully this situation can change for the better soon. On the other hand, private entities should hire more local artists for product campaigns in order to up their appeal and local artists’ profiles! It could be a win-win situation… who knows? In the long run, I truly hope that local artworks and artists can be recognized at an international level.

How do you keep your creative side from depleting and how do you recharge?

I clean up my work desk and go to my personal library of books. The alternative/best solution would be to go out for a swim!

Describe your typical day of work.

I wake up, help my mom with house chores (haha). Then, I review my work for the day. In addition to that, I set aside some time to do other personal work too. At the end of the day, I sleep!

What is the most memorable fan encounter you had?

I don’t have a fan per say, but a lot of friends that know me like to ask me for advice. However, it would be nice to have one fan…haha.

What is your artistic/art pet peeve?

Brainstorming/looking for ideas at first, but I got used to it.

What was your most favourite project to work on?

My favourite work will be an illustration for a Kickstarter comic that I will be announcing soon. Stay tuned…

What advice would you give newcomers to the scene?

One, it to never underestimate yourself.

Two, is to keep away from naysayers.

And three, is to keep on drawing.

 

To see more of Brian’s works and connect with him, do follow him on the following pages: TixiT Facebook page, Instagram and DeviantArt!

Note: All photos are courtesy of Brian Lim.

Want to read more artist spotlights? Click here to read Jennifer’s Spotlight!

If you’re an artist and you want a chance to be featured on The Level, feel free to drop us an email (editor@thelevel.my). We don’t bite!

By Yue Lynn

How did you start out in the local art/comic/animation scene and how long have you been in the local art/comic/animation scene?

I started out as animator back in 2011 and after that, I was introduced to the local indie comic scene by a friend, so I’ve been making comics on and off since then. The rest is history, I guess!

What is your inspiration/muse when it comes to your art?

My inspiration would be comics from the 80’s and Gundam toys, but these are only my personal preferences. Music is also my other kind of muse as it can get me started on drawing. Jazz music is my favourite!

Who has been the biggest influence on you from outside the comic/art/animation community?

I would say Peter Dinklage (I think a lot of people would know who he is!). He actually strived to get into an acting career regardless of how he looked like and his advice to everyone about achieving their dreams, is to not care much and move on!

How do you keep your creative side from depleting and how do you recharge?

I clean up my work desk and go to my personal library of books. The alternative/best solution would be to go out for a swim!

Describe your typical day of work.

I wake up, help my mom with house chores (haha). Then, I review my work for the day. In addition to that, I set aside some time to do other personal work too. At the end of the day, I sleep!

What is the most memorable fan encounter you had?

I don’t have a fan per say, but a lot of friends that know me like to ask me for advice. However, it would be nice to have one fan…haha.

We are now in our sixth episode of The Level’s Artist Spotlight! Do hang tight as joining us for this interview, is the one and only Brian Lim aka TixiT. Brian may be a man of few words but his artworks are full of details!

Describe yourself briefly so that readers get to learn more about you and how awesome you are!

Hi I’m Brian Lim, also known as TixiT on Facebook and other forms of social media.

Generally, I’m an outgoing person and I love geeking out on pop culture!

What do you do for a living? Also, are you an artist full time/part-time/freelance or etc.?

I’m currently just freelancing in illustration and also selling my own artbook.

What are the tools you use to draw, and how would you describe your art style?

I mainly use the Pigman sakura black ink pen (from 0.3 to 0.05 nib size) and blue lead pencil. Style-wise, I draw mostly ‘robotic features’ on animals or any living beings.

Have you ever wanted to experiment with any particular form of art or story in your comics/works?

I would like to draw a surreal kind of style for comics.

What do you think can be improved on in the local art/comics/animation scene? And where do you see the local comics/art/animation industry headed?

Unfortunately, local artists don’t really get much love and appreciation so hopefully this situation can change for the better soon. On the other hand, private entities should hire more local artists for product campaigns in order to up their appeal and local artists’ profiles! It could be a win-win situation… who knows? In the long run, I truly hope that local artworks and artists can be recognized at an international level.

What is your artistic/art pet peeve?

Brainstorming/looking for ideas at first, but I got used to it.

What was your most favourite project to work on?

My favourite work will be an illustration for a Kickstarter comic that I will be announcing soon. Stay tuned…

What advice would you give newcomers to the scene?

One, it to never underestimate yourself.

Two, is to keep away from naysayers.

And three, is to keep on drawing.

To see more of Brian’s works and connect with him, do follow him on the following pages: TixiT Facebook page, Instagram and DeviantArt!

Note: All photos are courtesy of Brian Lim.

Want to read more artist spotlights? Click here to read Jennifer’s Spotlight!

If you’re an artist and you want a chance to be featured on The Level, feel free to drop us an email (editor@thelevel.my). We don’t bite!