Today we’d like to introduce you to Savannah Buchanan.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My whole life I’ve been a creative. My dad is a huge artistic inspiration to me and was a skilled tattoo artist and painter. I was drawing, painting, or in art classes constantly. Always craving artistic freedom in my life, I enrolled in an Art Pathway Program focusing on graphic design, 4D design, and animation in high school. I was passionate about the projects I did throughout the years and knew I wanted to have an artistic career. A friend and great teacher from my Art Pathway Program mentioned Platt College San Diego for graphic design, media, web and more! Since enrolling, I’ve established my own brand, created numerous digital illustrations, done client work, logos, and close to getting my Associates in graphic design. After that, I’ll be deciding my bachelors major as web, video, or 3d very soon!
Please tell us about your art.
I started off with acrylic and watercolor paints when I was younger but now focus on graphic design and digital illustration. Im inspired heavily by music and other artists, as well as the culture of San Diego. When I’m not on my computer working on other projects I’m skateboarding at the beach and drawing in my sketchbook. I render most of my work from my sketchbook into Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop using my Walcom tablet. Although a majority of my work is digital, I’m not tied to one medium and want to branch off and try new things creatively. My pieces are usually very colorful and about musical artists or my own personal beliefs. When people see my art, I want them to see something different and provoke thought, as that is what art is all about!
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I think artists have always been rebels in our society. Even famous artists made their break by pushing the boundaries in their work. I believe now more than ever is important to express and speak our voices through art. It’s always been an influencing tool in our society and has captured our history and culture for so long. You can look at a handful of artist’s pieces from one time period and recognize the influences and events. I believe an artists role in society has been to express their conscious thoughts into a visual experience for others to look at and think about – or even just smile or laugh at. There are so many factors in our society that can influence art and I think that is why it’s such a connected and personal thing. For me, current events, politics, and my perspective on our world heavily influence my creative work.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I’m very active on many platforms for my art. You can follow my personal graphic design Instagram account @Slimepunx and my online clothing brand @SickBoyThreads. My portfolio is on behance.com/savannahbuchanan. I also sell stickers, T-shirts, magnets + more on my depop.com/slimepunxdesigns. Thanks! When I get the chance, I love to be involved in art shows. I’ll be posting about them on my social media as well!
- Address: San Diego, California
- Website: behance.com/savannahbuchanan
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slimepunx/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sickboythreads/
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sickboythreads
- Other: sickboythreads.bigcartel.com
RAW Artists 2018