David Ernst is a young Illustrator from Germany, he makes free and expressive work using techniques such as drawing and re-appropriating old photos.

His work really jumped out at me as it has a very loose, psychedelic feel and it seems to create an alternate reality of it’s own.

We asked him a few quick questions about his work and process:


Do you listen to music while making your art, and which genres/artists?

Always! Mostly jazz, my favourite artists are Art Tatum, Wes Montgomery and Paul Desmond but I also listen to electronic music like Rhythm & Sound, Pablo Bolivar and Nicolas Jaar.


Is any of your art inspired by any of the music that you listen to? 

Sometimes I like to pick part of lyrics that touch me the most and draw something from it.

Is there one artist/piece/style that had a memorable impact on how you create?

A friend of mine, Christian Lindemann, who is also an illustrator based in Berlin; he gave me my first Copic Multiliner for my 17th birthday. So I started to experience the possibilities of the tiny 0.1 mm pen tip and drew bodies made of small lines.

What does the best creative session involve for you? Any particular moods/settings/people/ or habits that help you get in the right mind set to create?I

don’t think so…


Do you procrastinate? Any particular work – evasion habits?

All the time.




I have selected a few to show you but you can view her full portfolio here : http://davidfoughtgoliath.tumblr.com/