Interview with Derek Eads

Derek Eads is in love with music and movies and you can definitely see that in his profile or in his shop here at ARTFLAKES: most of the faces he has illustrated somehow look familiar.

We invited him over for a virtual coffee and asked him about his work. Read on!

Why and when did you start making art?
A little over a year ago after the band Via Audio showed interested in some fan art pieces I did. Having these talented musicians’ support, I decided to pursue art full time. I don’t think I would be anywhere if it wasn’t for them.

What kind of art do you make?
Mainly pop art illustrations but I also do gig posters and paint.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Music and movies. I’m always listening to itunes. That’s another way Via Audio has helped me. I draw the most inspiration from their music and lyrics. I also love to show my love for certain films and actors by illustrating them. Bill Murray has been an obvious muse of mine.

What does your usual workday look like?
Eat, sleep, and draw.

How do you spend a perfect Sunday?
At my desk working on a project I’m excited about.

Show me your favourite artwork (from your own collection or another artist) My favorite artwork is the piece “You Still Think of Him Sometimes” by Jordan Crane.

Whom should we interview next?
I’m don’t know many artists on ARTFLAKES, but I really admire the work of Peter Larson (photography) , Dan Meth, and Angela Duncan.

If you could have coffee with a famous artist – dead or alive – whom would you choose?
Margaret Kilgallen, no one comes close.

What is your philosophy of life?
Don’t take anything seriously, it’s just more fun that way. I’d also say ignore any kind of rule when it comes to art. It’s the one thing I think you can do that with.

Thank you, Derek!