Interview with David Lesperance
Q. What are the best things to put into the portfolio of Environment Artist?
Your passion, if you love rocks make rocks if you make great hard surface stuff… do it. If you are happy in
doing it that will make your work look 20 times better. I really like to see sets and lighting as well.
Q. What other interests do you have that help influence your work and keep you motivated?
I love to work out, play games, run, hang out with my girlfriend, make personal art, I love movies especially horror movies, and anything that deals with Vikings. I also find a lot of metal concerts help with the work as
Q. Please give some advices to the aspiring Environment Artists? So, they can give you some
healthy competition :-)
Learn from people who are better than you. Luckily for me there are a lot of them out there :-), I have art
hero's which helps too, guys like Seth Thompson, Vitaly Bulgarov, Syd Mead, Ken Scott, Kevin Johnstone,
Josh Jay, Levi Peterffy, Giger, Bosch, I could go on for hours. Go outside your medium to find great things.
Oh and ask a ton of questions.
Q. Are you working on any projects currently? If so, what are they?
A few hard surface studies, a lot of sketches, also planning on doing another large scene soon as well as
hopefully another Gnomon DVD. As far as the Professional stuff goes, HALO EPICNESS!!