High Artist Spotlight: Ade Milhad

Ade Milhad is a freelance illustrator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He specializes in digital art and guitar illustrations of various types and shapes. His work is inspired by some kind of retro style and colors, mainly created in the form of vector graphics. Drawing has always been a big part of his life, and his passion is to provide detailed and high-quality works.
We recently caught up with Ade after High Art 2022 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
My main inspiration comes from songs I love, books, and magazines about the history of guitars, and sometimes inspirations come suddenly to me. I start sketching every detail in my notebook before I forget.
Why do you do what you do?
Because art is the way that I express myself besides music. I love to illustrate all the things in everyday life such as guitars, cars, portraits, photos and many more.
What art/artist do you most identify with?
music, abstractionism, surrealism, and nature
What themes do you pursue the most?
Music and Nature
What role does an artist have in society?
To express people's inspiration or emotion into art, do a campaign or promotion about something in artistic way, and build community or platform for artists to help them to show their best works to the people and art lovers.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
To inspire people to express their feeling and show their true colors confidenly with no doubt. Because people were born unique, different and have different missions and visions in life.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Invest in yourself, never copy anyone else, and be unique. Famous people never copy anyone. They influence and impress people with their unique personalities.
And please don't stop playing guitar.
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
Yes i really love listening to songs while creating artworks..
One of my favourite songs of all time : Weezer - Only in Dreams
What's the best thing about being an artist?
Freedom of Expression
What is your dream project?
My biggest dream is to create my own design studio with my fellow designers and illustrators and build my own recording music studio to produce music independently.
And make my mom and dad super proud of me.