We’d like to introduce you to Daniel Palacios.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Art has always been a part of my life. It all started with comic books when I was in elementary school, my brothers were big comic collectors growing up and their obsession was passed on to me whether I knew it or not.
Anyone who knows about comics, knows that they’re filled with incredible artwork. As a Marvel fan, I spent a lot of time tracing and drawing my favorite super heroes, especially Wolverine. I remember doing this a lot during summer vacation when I had the most downtime.
Eventually, I took painting classes in high school and became yearbook editor. It was during my sophomore year that I discovered Photoshop, which at the time, blew my mind. The possibilities seemed were endless once I found out I could manipulate things quicker on a computer.
Going into college, I knew I wanted to do something with art or design. I ended up choosing graphic design as my major because it seemed like a good fit based on my experience with programs like Photoshop and Illustrator. Once I graduated, I became interested in letterforms, which led me to teaching myself calligraphy and lettering in 2012 by studying other artists online.
Now, I use my lettering and calligraphy skills to design for brands and teach workshops.
Please tell us about your art.
I tell stories visually, inspire others and solve problems. I sometimes do that with a brush pen, pencil or mouse. I’m not sure I have a clear message, but my hope is to inspire others to keep learning and provide encouragement. I’m always open to helping others and I’m a big advocate of paying it forward.
Choosing a creative or artistic path comes with many financial challenges. Any advice for those struggling to focus on their artwork due to financial concerns?
Don’t focus on the “perfect” tools—use what you have. It’s easy to think that you need to spend a lot of money buying the latest and greatest tools, but that’s not the answer to becoming a great artist.
You become great by practicing and putting in the time to learn your craft. Usually all it takes is a cheap pencil and copy paper to get started.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I’m on all the popular social media platforms, but the best place to see my work and support me is my website: highpulp.com.
- Website: http://highpulp.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highpulpstudio/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highpulp
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/highpulpstudio
- Other: http://www.dribbble.com/danielpalacios