1. Please tell us about yourself
My name is Israel Benloulou, better known as IzzyBll on social media, where over the course of 11 months i have transformed my content from videography and shifted into photo editing which this has yet again transformed into Photo-manipulation and digital art. And I find a joy in photography but also seeing what nobody else see's in an image or the view in front of me and throwing my imagination into that, turning it into a reality and sharing this reality.
2. You art is absolutely breathtaking, how do you manage such perfection ?
In my very early period of digital art I was more focused on simply creating as much content as possible and much of this content was never shared as I wanted to use this time to practice and learn from it, each and every final concept I would create , I would learn something from the process of making that piece and so recently I took a several month break from social media where i was both taking time off but also creating and perfecting my style and content and overall choosing quality over quantity when it comes to content as I find it important to not rush a concept since there could always be improvement.
3. What Does Your Artwork Represent?
I would say my artworks have a representation of what I wish existed in a way, as well as just the fun fact of being able to have an unlimited imagination and being able to put that into a visual form and sharing that with everyone, always finding a second view to something whether it be a rock that can be transformed into a floating castle in the sky or even an elephant doing yoga.
4. What techniques do you use to create your artwork?
I focus more on surrealism which I implement into every concept, but with a twist of fantasy and fiction made into a realistic view.
5. Who are your role models, what inspires you?
A good guy on instagram @hoodass is someone I’ve always looked up to and find his work very inspiring , encouraging and very similar to my personal style of work.
6. What art work do you enjoy doing the most?
Probably my favorite would be anything to do with the real world and in-cooperating imagination onto that, turning it into something interesting to look at , for example the skull island I’ve done with the castle on top of it. Which was basically a boulder on the beach.
7. What factors helped you in your success journey?
Probably the most important factor that helped me succeed in digital art and be able to make money from it and work with amazing brands and people, would be more for doing it as something you love to do and enjoy doing and not simply doing it for any other reason. And I would add that another important factor that helps with this is being different.
8. What were some of the challenges you faced?
In the very beginning my biggest challenge was not having the right software and i made use of every photo editing app and site I could find to create what I wanted, sometimes using several at a time while importing the image from one site or app to another just to get a specific tool or effect from them,
But as soon as i realized that this is something fun and can really open doors to a wide open imagination I got Photoshop very soon after.
9. What Internet Marketing strategies do you use to promote your artwork?
I do collaborations with brands relating to digital art for example I’ve worked with Gaomon recently which is a brand that makes digital art graphic tablets, besides this I mainly share my work on social media and thanks to the great fans of my work many do share it as well, helping attract other fans, brands and potential clients.
10. How can people connect with you?
To see more of my work and/or contact me my instagram is www.instagram.com/izzybll
11. Any message for our readers…
For anyone looking to get into digital art or even simply photo editing, Do it! do not be scared of imperfections at first, that’s what editing is all about, fixing those imperfections in your work. take your time, enjoy what you do and it'll be alright.