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Art & Life with Yves D’Orsi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yves D’Orsi

Yves, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I moved around allot as a kid, as a result I couldn’t really play many school sports or have many friends for too long. So, most of the time I kept to myself and watched cartoons. I would try and copy the characters from shows I liked and keep the doodles in my notebook. I kind of liked that through drawing I could collect things I liked and create my own worlds and realities in a 2D space. It gave me confidence and made me feel like I could control something.

I started getting serious about art and drawing around middle school when I read “The Crow” James O’barr. Seeing a work that was so raw and visceral with emotion solidified my decision to draw for a living and strive for that level of intense mastery. I thought that I wanted to be a cartoonist or a comic book artist but when I realized they didn’t really make much money I decided on being a storyboard artist. To unite my love of drawing, comics, cartoons and film.

Since then I like to be inspired by the world around me as well as reading a watching thing with intensity and emotion. Whatever those things might be. As of current I’m a freelance illustrator.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I want to make art that conveys a strong sense of emotion and has allot of com positional intensity. I like portrait’s because I can play with the intensity of expression and the subjects’ feelings. Within that I can tell a story about my perception of the subject’s reality.

Story and drawing quality are very important to me, so I am in a constant state of study to improve in these areas.

My message is to make people feel as if there is something within us or around us greater then ourselves. I like getting inside people’s heads and exploring the dark side of the human condition in an analytical and non-judgmental way.

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
I’m honestly very optimistic about an artist’s ability to make money in this day and age. The internet and social media make it much easier to sell/promote your work.

Although to do anything well requires an immense deal of sacrifice, commitment discouragement and failure. Art is not excluded from this rule. Consistency of high quality and efficiency evolution is absolutely key. Now more than ever there is allot of noise/well-promoted bad art that can make someone feel like a needle in the haystack but I believe that hard-work, faith and karma will rule the day in the end.

I think by using sites like this an encouraging other artists/lover to vote with their dollar and support work they enjoy if they can encourage more people who are independent creative people to take the next step in leveling up what they do.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can follow me on Instagram:

See more of my artwork here:

you can check out my patreon:

you can also read a comic I’m making on tapastic.

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Yves Dorsi

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