Comics and 2D illustrations have always interested and inspired Manish D3mon and you can see how unique and deep his characters are.
Journey into art
Manish talks about his school days and reminisces about making funny and short comic strips at the back of the school notebooks. His friends would read them out loud, and laugh and appreciate his creativity which would really make his day. Soon, he made this a regular practice, and he talks with nostalgia about how his friends would wait for his comics. Even though the teachers would notice this, he would continue working on his comics. That’s how passionate he was to create art. This passion multiplied and grew over the years when he decided to become a comic artist.
After completing his high school education, he went to an art and animation institute where he got introduced to the world of digital art. Though there were multiple mediums of art to work on, Manish was completely glued to 2D illustrations. Other than the institute, he also learned the art from YouTube, Artstation, Deviantart and other tutorials.
Manish says that this was one thing that he had really worked hard in his life for. He sets his mind to a different art form once every few months and works towards mastering it. It really helps him work across a variety of art styles and we can find so many of them in his portfolio.
Manish says, “A year ago, I was just drawing fanarts, and recently, I have been more into quick-paced concept artworks and illustrations with slight humour elements in it, and I don’t honestly know what my mind would divert to next, but I’m looking forward to it.“
Manish’s growing interest in anime can be easily seen through his work. He talks about his days at the coaching institute when his friends introduced him to anime. The first anime that he watched was Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and he was completely mindblown by it. After reading the manga with monochromatic illustrations and screen tones, he was in awe of how many expressions it showed and the storytelling it did. After watching and researching endlessly, he began creating manga. He loves creating them, and all his artworks have an influence on this art form.
Dream Projects and Future
Manish’s dream projects fascinate him every day. He aspired to have a fictional world of his own, where he could have his own characters. He also talks about his love for medieval-themed games and that he would love to work in a Witcher with CD Projekt Red. He is excited about many things and is always looking for interesting opportunities that are coming his way.
While talking about how he envisions his future to be, Manish says, “I have not planned anything for the future. I wanna see where the waves take me. Maybe, I’ll be working in a gaming company, maybe, I’ll have my own comic universe, maybe I’ll be working in animated movies, who knows.
But the final place I want to grow in, and this might sound corny when I say it, but I would like to be an artist, growing artists look up to. I wanna inspire people. I say this because I grew up looking up to these great artists with awe and respect that it made me think, “I want that too.”, as he concludes.
You can visit Manish’s Instagram page to support his work, and to be inspired by his characters and comics.