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.


current job?

freelance painter and illustrator.

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



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.



A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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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