I believe in my dream to succeed in my endeavors. There are a lot of things I want to do in life and it's difficult battling the idea of "pigeon holing" yourself. I know I'm a creative and one of my greatest passions is drawing... Figuring out what you want to do as an artist can be a difficult question to answer. For me, I had to really think about that for a long time. All signs point to editorial Illustration. I believe that I can realize my dreams of succeeding in the editorial Illustration world. I have big dreams and being an editorial Illustrator isn't the only one. But it's what I'm giving everything I've got towards right now and I will make it happen. -
What started this dream?
My dreams of being an Artist as an occupation began at a young age and were always somewhat of a fantasy growing up. I was always good at drawing (or so I thought until Art School). I was one of the best artists at my high school and when I was applying to colleges, I would always choose "Art" as my major. I ultimately said to myself, "why don't I just go to an art school?" I applied to one art school and got in. I was shocked. That time in College, my professors, and the people I met along the way changed the way I see the world and how I see art as a whole. It really showed me what it is to develop as an artist and find your style and your voice. All the late nights, frustration, excitement, joy, tears..really made me fall in love with it all. I definitely was a late bloomer in school with my progression, but I've continued to grow since I graduated in 2015 and I'm more confident than ever now.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
What motivates me is the thought of Tomorrow. What will I do to get closer to achieving my goals tomorrow. Another motivator is the people who believe in me. My family. My persistence and will to always get better and stay motivated and create new work no matter how I'm feeling or what's going on in my life. The fact that I have made so much progression as an artist and can really own the title of Illustrator. I've seen so much growth for myself as an Illustrator and I want to see what the future holds. I moved from Florida to New York a few months ago to be with my girlfriend and be closer to the "action" and to chase my aspirations.
What are your goals?
My goal is to be better than I was yesterday. I want to become a successful Illustrator, preferably in editorial work but who knows what other creative endeavors will cross my path. I want to be fulfilled and make work that I can be proud of. Where ever life takes me, I want to enjoy the journey and never look back and wonder if I could have done something different. I will always try my hardest to be the best I can be.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
I would like people to know that I am twenty-three years old. I am currently in the New York area. I am a passionate and creative person. I am an Illustrator and Designer and I'm ready to take on any project. Magazines, Blogs, Comic, Posters, Editorials, all publications, I'm ready. You can find my work on Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter @kennyroutt and my online portfolio is http://www.kennyroutt.com