LAUNCH DARWIN PUT the call out to emerging creatives to design some custom skateboard decks and scooter grips, and the results were impressive to say the least. Meet 16-year-old-artist Isabelle (Izzy) Craven and 22-year-old digital creator Yunus D Surtie!
How long have you been creating art?
Izzy: I’ve been creating art ever since I was little. I’m glad over the years I’ve gotten the time to improve and figure out my style and mediums I’m comfortable with.
Yunus: I am very new at creating artwork for the public to view, I started in March 2020. However, I have been a creative from a very young age and have expressed my ideas through visuals mediums all my life.
Favourite medium to work with?
Izzy: I think my favourite would be acrylic because it’s easy and effective when painting. I have also gotten into digital art this year when creating commissions for clients.
Yunus: My favourite medium to work with is graphic arts; I love to sketch, paint, do animations and Photoshop work on my tablet and computer… I think it’s the medium of the new age and, when done correctly, can be used to create some breathtaking work.
What inspired your design?
Izzy: I’m a total movie buff so the inspiration for this piece came from a series of my favourite psychological films such as Shutter Island, Donnie Darko, Disturbia and Gone Girl. This piece represents the paranoia I get from watching these types of films, hence the eyes everywhere, always watching.
Yunus: The feeling you would get when you are skating, cycling, or to describe that feeling when you are at peace. When you’re transported to a place where you feel free. Free to wonder, look around in happiness, see the beauty of the world around you.