Hailing from Sweden, Tintin Lindqvist Nielsen is an illustrator and animator who lately graduated from Glasgow Faculty of Artwork in Communication Design.
Working throughout disciplines in visible communication and storytelling, she spends her time creating brief animations, vivid gouache work, blue ink and free drawings, and units and props for cease movement movies.
“With colours and characters, I prefer to create worlds that seem like ours, whereas nonetheless being completely different,” she explains. “A variety of my work is emotional.” Right here we chat to Tintin about coping with overwhelming ideas, shifting to the UK, and creating a kids’s ebook for his final-year venture.
the place did you develop up
I grew up in a small city in southern Sweden referred to as Karlskrona. It’s a nice summer time spot surrounded by blue sea and boats. I used to be, and nonetheless am, very delicate, and I keep in mind battling being overly delicate and overthinking issues. At that time, creation will develop into a type of escapism. It was a spot the place something was doable, one thing I used to be good at, and the place loads of concepts may very well be expressed.
How did you get into artwork?
I’ve at all times been drawn to all issues inventive. I’ve beloved artwork for so long as I can keep in mind. My mother and father do not work within the inventive trade, however they’ve at all times informed me to comply with my ardour.
Why did you select your course and college?
It was a type of issues that simply occurred with out a lot thought. One factor led to a different, and immediately, I used to be accepted onto the Communication Design course at Glasgow Faculty of Artwork. It was a mixture of listening to good issues in regards to the college and realizing that if I wished a clean transition to the UK it needed to be earlier than Brexit occurred.
I had a “now or by no means” mentality after I utilized and did my greatest to get into this college. I had already executed a basis course in Sweden to review visible communication and knew that I wished to proceed in the identical subject.
What was the expertise like?
It has been like a rollercoaster. I really feel fortunate with myself, and my household is wholesome, but additionally annoyed with not gaining access to a studio for a 12 months and a half. Luckily, I had two fantastic roommates throughout this era. We stored one another sane and collaborated on artwork tasks collectively. Working from residence additionally meant that my work turned extra digital, and I developed abilities in 2D animation. This time additionally taught me to not take something with no consideration.
Coming again and utilizing the amenities and studios reignited the hearth in me, and I wished to benefit from that final 12 months. However it was an excessive amount of as a result of we needed to make up all of the misplaced time in a single 12 months.
What are you able to inform us about your last 12 months venture?
My last venture is a kids’s ebook referred to as Lollipop Tuesdays aimed toward three to 6 12 months olds. The principle character, a luxurious cat who owns a nook store, offers with emotions like not believing you are adequate. The ebook ends with the principle character realizing that it is okay to ask for assist and keep in mind to be variety to your self.
Importantly, the sensitivity of this character permits them to assist many consumers. They take note of issues that others miss, and they’re considerate and genuine, all constructive traits. The phrase ‘delicate’ has a damaging connotation in our society. I wish to inform kids and their mother and father that being delicate has constructive points too.
I based mostly the story on my emotions and experiences and an interview with the proprietor of the nook store. I informed him about my thought, and he stated it was unusual how he might relate to the topic and thought I may need written a ebook about him. My illustrations within the ebook are historically painted utilizing gouache. They’ve been scanned, and a few line artwork digitally added utilizing Procreate software program.
Do not take any rejection personally. That does not imply your work is dangerous; It might merely imply that it wasn’t the fitting match for that exact job – however it might be an ideal match for one thing else.
Are you able to describe your fashion in your individual phrases?
I feel my fashion is continually altering and evolving. I prefer to attempt new issues, however what’s fixed is the usage of vivid colours and linework.
Who or what conjures up you?
I’m impressed by the folks, nature, homes and occasions round me. I often draw folks I see and create a story impressed by some clue which may inform me who they’re. For instance, what are they carrying? Do they appear relaxed, or are they in a rush? The place are they going?
What do you hope to do along with your profession?
I hope my profession will embody tasks the place I’m compelled to problem and work with many alternative inventive approaches. For instance, creating a large mural, making a industrial cease movement video for a model, or illustrating for a kids’s ebook creator. I’d like to experiment and check out new issues and create narratives about matters that really feel essential and encourage folks.
How do you are feeling about graduating in 2022?
It’s fascinating that issues have returned to regular this 12 months. Graduating this 12 months means we are able to carry out a bodily diploma. It has been a protracted wait, and I hope folks at the moment are prepared and excited to make new connections and collaborations.
It is scary to be thrown out into the world after 4 years at college, not understanding what lies forward. I hope I can proceed doing what I really like. I’d additionally prefer to work on getting my kids’s ebook printed.
What recommendation would you give to others following in your footsteps?
It is okay to get rejected when making use of for jobs or coming into competitions. There’ll most likely be many of those, however I feel it is essential to keep in mind that all you want is one ‘sure’. It is also essential to not take any rejection personally. That does not imply your work is dangerous; It might merely imply that it wasn’t the fitting match for that exact job – however it might be an ideal match for one thing else.