Flin Brogan

Flin Brogan

Aspiring Artist / Illustrator


Who is Flin Brogan?

“I’m just an aspiring artist that’s currently studying illustration. I spend most of my time watching horror movies or playing video games. Not really sure what else people should know about me apart from that I find something very fascinating about dark and creepy media, whether that be games, art, tv or film. And of course this is often reflected in my art.”

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Creativity and art journey


“If you could only show us one project of yours, to describe what you do, which one would it be and why?”

“This is one my most favourite art pieces that I have created recently. I just really adore the contrast between the bright colours and the dark nature of the creature. This is something I often love in artwork and attempt to achieve on my own. I find that contrast can be used in such interesting ways!”
 
 
Flint brogan painting of a colorful devil with a crown


 

“What art pieces (from other artists) blow you away and what specifically do you like about them?.”

“This artwork by Dusty Ray is so inspiring to me. I absolutely love the way he used the brush strokes to make the creature look disgustingly bloody and fleshy. The use of bright, solid white is just so pleasing to me.”
 
 
Watercolor painting of a surreal dark bone skull


 

“Throughout your life, what kind of support did you have from the people around you when it comes to your artistic developments?”

“Well I am still very young but I have always and will always continue to be supported by my family and friends as I go through my artistic development. My parents have never held me back and have no problem with me (or any of my siblings) going down whatever career path we want.

As long as we are able to support ourselves and are happy, my parents have no problem with it. Because of this I have never felt restricted by anyone’s view on my art and I honestly feel incredibly lucky for that. If I didnt do art I’m not really sure what I would do with my life… it is just such a big part of who I am as a person.”
 
 
 

“What are things that influenced you in your life, to create the art that you create?”

“This changes all the time. I am always and feel that I will always be inspired by dark and creepy things. But a lot of the time little things give me ideas and influence my art.”
 
 
 

“What aspect of your art do you want people to remember you for?”

“If people can remember how beautiful, and yet at the same time how dark my art is. Then I would be absolutely over the moon.”
 
 
 

“Why are you creative?”

“I don’t know what else I would do if I wasn’t. There’s something so therapeutic creating something from nothing.”
 
 
 
 
 

Personality and values


“If your friends or co-workers were here, what would they tell me about you?”

“Strange. Quiet. Random. Probably that I’m very laid back and chill. I dunno. I always feel strange talking about what others may think of me.”
 
 
 

“What’s one specific memory you never want to forget?”

“I’m not sure about one specific memory but probably just remembering how life was before I came out as gay. Remembering that makes me realise how happy, free and open I am in my life at the moment… even when stuff doesn’t particularly seem like its going my way, at least I’m being and feeling like my true self.”
 
 
 
 
 

Creating Art


“What does the process of coming up with new ideas look like for you?”

“I’m not entirely sure myself. Sometimes just mindlessly scribbling on the page while I listen to podcasts or music. Sometimes new ideas just come to me or I’m inspired by media I consume.”
 
 
 

“What kind of advice would you give someone who struggles to come up with ideas?”

“Don’t scrap ideas that you think may be too advanced for your current level of art, you can find a way to use that idea to suite your current way of working. I also think its important to look back on your own work. Sometimes I’m inspired by certain aspects of my own work.”
 
 
 

“At what point in a project do you struggle the most?”

“I think just the idea generation. Sometimes that can be the most frustrating and hardest thing about being a creative person.”
 
 
 

“Do you have any advice on breaking out of your artistic comfort zone?”

“Don’t worry about making bad artwork and experiment with very small things. Recently I bought myself some posca pens which really helped limit my colour pallette to very harsh and vibrant colours, and I’ve ended up creating some of my favourite work!”
 
 
 

“If you could give your younger self any art advice, what would it be?”

“Make artwork for yourself, even if other people don’t like it and don’t pressure yourself to be as good as others.”
 
 
 

“If you could ask your favorite artists anything you wanted, what would you ask?”

“What aspect of my own artwork do you think I could experiment with changing?”
 
 
 
 
 

Flin Brogan


Remembering an artist’s name shows that you care. It’s not all about the artwork, but also who created it! If you could ask Flin Brogan any question, which one would it be? Post it in the comments down below!

  • Thanks Flin! Your answers were really interesting to read and I definitely agree with you on your favorite piece of yours. The colors and the creepy nature of the devil make for such a nice mix!

  • I have a couple more questions for you Flin.

    What’s your favorite horror movie?
    What games do you play?
    What kind of podcasts/music do you listen to?

    • Favourite horror movie is hard. I don’t really have one. I like basically all of them, even the really shit ones.

      I play a variety of video games. My favourite is The Last of Us but I play on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. Sadly not a pc gamer.

      I am absolutely obsessed with QCode Media. They make some really amazing horror fiction podcasts. I highly recommend any of their podcasts but my favourite would probably be The Left Right Game or Borrasca!