[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1295″ img_size=”full” css_animation=”top-to-bottom”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FANTASY IS REAL.

This was the title of the Creative Mornings breakfast lecture series talk by Tami Hopf, an illustrator and graphic artist based originally from on the subject of Fantasy, starring Tami Hopf, an art director, illustrator and tattooer from São Paulo, now based in Vevey, Switzerland. She spoke of her evolution as an artist, and her approach to her work, which is deeply rooted in fantasy.

Below are some drawings I made on behalf of Geneva Creative Mornings. The speaker always influences what I do, and in this case I kept the work to black and white ink, and included some of her motifs such as the eye, doorways, and florals.

Fantasy is incredibly important, both to her work and to mine. There’s an element of research involved – looking at other artists to remind of what’s possible, and inspire for ideas that go in other directions, for example. Daydreaming, reading, discovering that there is no such thing as a mistake if it’s put down courageously, and trust all play a role in fantasy. It’s very personal.

I just asked my wife, a physicist, if fantasy plays a role in science. ‘Of course, man’, she said.  It’s important to all of us.

It was a fun and mildly odd experience drawing another artist. Thankfully she liked the work. And I hope you enjoy them, too.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid initial_loading_animation=”fadeIn” grid_id=”vc_gid:1480341324099-c290ea17-3e5e-5″ include=”1286,1288,1287,1291,1290,1292,1285,1284,1294,1283″][/vc_column][/vc_row]