Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Logan for being today’s interviewee.
Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.
My name is Logan Faerber. I’m originally from Newport, RI, but am currently living in Boston, MA. Primarily I’m an illustrator, but having experience in graphic design, painting, typography and printmaking has allowed me to work on a variety of projects.
What are you working on?
Currently I’ve been working on several comics, one of which was recently picked up by 215 Ink called “Re-pro-duct”. It’ll be a 6 issue mini-series that will follow a robot protagonist in a world where people and robots live unanimously.
There’s also a couple of other comics that will be featured in two separate anthologies. One book is a collection of stories inspired by “metal” and the story I’m doing for that is titled, “Six-Barrel Shotgun”. The other story is in a collection inspired by the seven deadly sins. I was given the one titled, “Envy”.
Along with these comics, I’ve also been developing a company with my partner Steve Trevathan titled, “Dobot” that we will be working on together in order to create and develop for people and ideas we strongly agree with and would like to support.
Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.
One of my favorite shots that I posted was “Hiking”. There was a huge response to this shot immediately after posting it, and it began as just a simple stock photo image amongst a series, but it took on a life of its own when I added to the depth and volume of all the objects within in. I love it because it was a piece I wasn’t expecting to love, or for anyone else to love for that matter, but it ended up accomplishing both.
Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot(s)? (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch, etc.)
My setup is honestly pretty basic. I’ve got a desk next to my bed that has a variety of pens and pencils including Microns, Copics, Pentel drafting pencils (0.5 blue lead, 0.5 HB lead) and Prismacolor architectural pencil holders. I love all these devices because they can get very fine and varied lines, which is something very important to me when creating my style that needs to have a very fluid and natural feel.
I do almost all of my illustration work in Moleskine notebooks and on smooth Bristol paper. That way I can retain control of my lines. Most all of my final inking is done with 00, 1, 3 size round brushes and India Ink. On occasion I use acrylic paints as well, and for those I have always stuck to Golden brand, since their flow, color and blending have worked beautifully for each and every project.
Once all the on hand technical drawing is done, I transfer the image into Photoshop (primarily) or illustrator for coloring and additional touch-ups. For all computer related works I use a Wacom tablet.
Choose a favorite shot from another player. Tell us why you dig it.
I’m going to cheat here a bit because it’s hard for me to choose a favorite shot from this person since to me they seem to be part of a large series. Matt Kaufenberg’s redesigned characters are one of my personal favorites. I love them because as an illustrator I’m always considering the various exaggerations and styles in which to depict character, and each one of these figures is right on and perfect for the feeling he’s going for; they are fun and lovable. This is especially true since I’m currently working on a children’s book of my own and these are always inspiring.
I’d also love to give a shout out to the runner up pick, Chris Sandlin. Another fantastic character designer!