Kickstarter Artist: David Lojaya

Kingdom Tales Kickstarter Artist: David LojayaOne of the age-old questions we face when it comes to an individual’s development is based on the theory of “nature or nurture.” In the case of David Lojaya, one of the artists who is helping with the new Tales of the Kingdom artwork, it most definitely is a case of “nature.”

“I have known,” Lojaya shared in a recent interview, “that I wanted to be an artist since I was five years old when I did my first drawing.”

Lojaya, who lives in Lampung, Indonesia, self-trained up through his teen years, and then went to the university and majored in animation.

“Interestingly enough,” Lojaya added, “neither of my parents are artistically minded, but my siblings and I all took art related majors for our education.

Lojaya, who is hoping to find employment outside of Indonesia, currently works as a freelance illustrator. He has learned that 99Designs, where he located the Amanda and the Dragon Illustration Project, serves as a good source of work.

Kingdom Tales Kickstarter Artist: David LojayaLojaya shared that the most exciting part of the project was getting to “build” the characters from what he read, while the most challenging part was determining what kind of art would be suitable to the client. He said he was most appreciative that he was able to receive such good advice in regard to what was expected of him. He also shared that the project took him a mere five hours, from sketch to finished project.

You can view David Lojaya’s online portfolio and see his charming and dramatic illustration of Amanda and the Dragon, created for the 2015 Princess Amanda and the Dragon Wall Calendar, by going here.

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