Nathan Motzko’s illustrations have a flow to them. Organized around shape and color, his work fuzes together geometric compositions with organic references.
“Pen and ink are my default tools and materials,” said the animator and illustrator in an interview with Inky Goodness. “I also use protractor tools and rulers to get clean lines, and stuff like that. I love After Effects, but I want to invest in C4D and start making weirder 3D shapes…Haha! Otherwise, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign are awesome.”
Like most creatives, Motzko’s passion for art began early on. “The first time I realized I wanted to be an artist of some kind was when I was in first grade,” he recalled. “I would often draw and think about how great it would be if I had my art hanging up in a museum someday. Eventually, I made it my goal to get better at ‘making things’, so I could inspire others with my work.”
Now – a full blow “maker of things,” he admits that what excites him most is the process of discovering the world’s many wonderful designers and artists, and the opportunities that lead him to them. “For a while, I was stuck on the idea of everything having to be an original painting of some kind,” he says. “Though I soon realized how much this approach was limiting to me personally, holding myself back from communicating my ideas and actually having fun.”
Judging by his Instagram page, it sure looks like he has fun with his work. Take a look for yourself: