Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
As a way of introducing yourself, who are you and what do you do?
I’m Sander Berg, a Swedish illustrator. I work digitally, creating pieces that tend to have some flora and fauna and/or colorful elements, usually with some sort of narrative component to it.
Current city: West coast of Sweden
How did you make these?
I work digitally, using a tablet and Photoshop. Sometimes, I start with some quick thumbnails on paper, but I transfer those over to my computer, where I use textured brushes to properly draw up and finalize my work.
Where do you draw your inspiration, and how has being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community helped your creativity?
I’m very lucky to be surrounded by supportive friends, most of whom are in some way part of the LGBTQIA+ community, like me. It’s not a conscious decision on my part, but maybe there’s some truth to the saying birds of a feather flock together? They’re all an integral part to my inspiration and drive to work—showing me new and old interesting things, discussing events and stories, offering insights and solutions, and generally just being there for each other.
We’ve all been shaped by mutual experiences because we’ve grown up together, and naturally, some of those relate to LGBTQIA+. It’s really a gift to have the support of people who emotionally and intellectually understand similar events.
What is the best advice you’ve gotten as an artist or the most important thing you’ve learned?
Take breaks. It is not a race. It is not a “you vs them” scenario, so take care of yourself. Take breaks and rest up. I find that after a period of rest, I often come back with new energy because I’ve had a chance to clear my mind, take care of myself and get new impressions from things I’ve enjoyed.
Where can we find you online? @sanderbdraws