Who is Louis Sciannamblo?
I'm a freelance artist and illustrator from Montreal. I'm absolutely fascinated with drawing and painting as a language and means of communication, an avid learner and passionate teacher. My friends say that I'm helpful, and tend to have a kitchen-sink approach to art and life, using skills and experiences gained out of their original context to move forward. I would describe my art as a healthy mix of my interests in cartooning, painting and drawing, comics, film, with an emphasis on using form and direction to share a tone that hopefully communicates a little joy. My work finds its outlets in print media, shirts and game art. I can't say that I've found my place yet in the art world, but I make enough money from it to support my craft and continue pursuing my self-education.
I'm a strong believer in cultivating inspiration. I find it comes from a state of mind and an approach to observing what's around you. Among other avenues, I tend to find most of my inspiration in the clarity of golden-age illustrators, the certainty of old masters, the subtle power and effect of good conversation, drawing from life, and, most importantly, from being in love.
I make shirt designs on a semi-regular basis. In the past year I've made five designs, plus variants, with more still in production. I spend the rest of my time making more kinds of art.