KENDALL D. LOCK is an american illustrator. She has participated in the cover voting for our SUPERIOR DIGITAL October issue. An interview and some impressions of her work show Kendall D. Lock’s excellence.
Since when do you work as an illustrator? How did you get to your job and where did you learn?
Illustration is a new career for me! I started as a makeup artist and hair stylist, but I’d always wanted to return to my fine art roots. I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design and was lucky enough to find a mentor, Julie Lieberman, who pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Where do you get your inspirations from and what is your style of illustration like?
My style leans toward Lowbrow or Pop Surrealism, so I find myself playing up color and dreamy figures. A few of my favorite contemporary artists are Audrey Kawasaki, Hsiao-Ren Cheng and Mark Ryden. I like their attention to delicacy. Very powerful and vulnerable at the same time.
What do you want to express with your illustrations?
In fashion, I’m most inspired by the concept behind a collection. I like to focus on the mood and emotion of the garment. There’s beauty in movement, but I want to capture something deeper.
What are your future goals?
Starting a textile collaboration would be an absolute dream. But really, I think the best part of this job is the element of surprise. The sky is the limit!
How would you describe your interpretation of SUPERIOR Magazine cover?
SUPERIOR has incredible covers with attention to color and lighting, so capturing that was crucial for me. The covers are always very contemporary: ultra hip, evocative, playful. I used the Undercover S/S 2014 collection as a baseline and amplified it to what I felt the SUPERIOR reader might like.