David Eichenberger is as much a weaver as he is a painter. His illustrative storytelling manages to weave us out of reality and into fantasy so seamlessly that it is often hard to tell which is which. David’s paintings open a door for the viewer allowing them to take a brief vacation from the mundane and enable the mind to get lost in the intricacies of flying chunks of soil, mystical weather vanes and musical mammalian critters.
A current member of the Bonded Llama Studios, David leads the pack when it comes to eclectic Raleigh illustrators. We caught up with David to inquire on what keeps him inspired and his creative process.
“When I need inspiration I’ll go running or ride my bike. Something about the passing scenery helps me think. I also get inspired from long road trips. If it’s for my own projects I get inspired by something I saw or a phrase that I cant shake form my head. For instance, right now I’m slowly working on a series of paintings that are inspired by the nautical term ‘consent bearing’. I will sketch out several thumbnails that are all about 2 inches big then pick my five favorites and develop those into paintings or pen and ink drawings.”
We recommend keeping up with David. You never know what world he may take us to next.