Daniel Wimmer, freelance painter and illustrator

Obertrum | Austria
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Who are you : 

I'm an Austrian illustrator and painter. I also work as a male nurse in a hospital. I'm painting and drawing for about ten years and I'm still really addicted to it! I didn't attend any art schools and learned everything I need from books and the internet. (tutorials and stuff).

Still searching for my way into the crazy art world.

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current job?

freelance painter and illustrator.

I work part-time as a male nurse in a hospital.

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In which city are you located? 

I´m located in the village Obertrum. It´s very small but beautiful and fortunately, the city of Salzburg is not far away from it.

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A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

I like to work fast. For me that kind of preserves the freshness.

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What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

My tools are very old-fashioned. I use pencils, brushes, watercolor, ink and for my bigger paintings acrylic and my beloved oil paints.

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What does your office space look like? 

In the bedroom, I´m squeezed in between our bed and the ergometer. But everything is there. Pencils, Brushes, Paper,.. and very important for reference, social networking and of course music, the PC.

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What kind of music do you listen when you are working? 

I´m really into beautiful voices and melancholic kind of music. At the moment I love the new "Grizzly bear" Album.

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Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work? 

I get up early in the morning, eat breakfast and start the work right away. The most difficult thing is getting started.

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What tips would you give to improve productivity? 

My days are pretty stuffed with work and my little family so I sketch a lot in front of the TV when my little boy´s asleep. Everyone is spending a lot of time before the tv.  

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You're better than your colleagues to : 

I think I´m really good at capturing the human figure. I´m fascinated how the different the human body and his possible expressions can be. I also love the colors of the skin.

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What is the best advice anyone has given you? 

The advice is from a book of the amazing art teacher Harold Speed. " study the best arts of all time and the nature that surrounds you and you can´t go wrong" For me, that hits the core.

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What is your routine start and end of the day? 

Currently, my day is starting when our little boy is awake and want´s our attention.

In the evening I drink maybe a glass of wine and draw while watching Netflix.

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Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

I don´t even have a watch.

 

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