Graphic artist and illustrator David Furnal lives in South Florida, but hails originally from San Jose, California. He planted roots in L.A.’s art scene for a time, attending and graduating Art Center College of Design. Here he honed the illustration skills and graphic design savvy that earned him a win in the Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contest in 2017, and helped him see his work featured in Writers of the Future, Volume 33.
His artwork is lighthearted and playful, showcasing above all else a passion for comic-inspired illustration style that has earned him work in game development, web design, concept design, animation and storyboarding. While wistful and whimsical elements are prevalent in his portfolio, there is also, in every piece, a very deliberate and cloying attention to detail that sets Furnal’s work apart.
While his interview questions might be short and sweet, David’s portfolio speaks for itself. Nonetheless, take a peek at our Q&A with the artist and check out links below to see even more of his body of work.
Who and what are your biggest influences?
What is your personal philosophy, and how is it reflected in your artwork?