So here’s an update on my whereabouts! (if anyone cares)
I’m on my last year at art school and have been working on my thesis project, as well as worrying about life, post-graduation. I haven’t been drawing any fancy schmancy sketchbook pages recently. In fact, my sketchbooks are just filled with actual sketches and ideas regarding projects or work. Womp womp.
On the bright side, I’ve been working on some projects and I’m excited to post them when they finish! I’ll be making an exciting announcement (at least for me) on Monday.
Since I’m at it, lets answer some anon questions that have been sitting in my inbox:
1. “Did you make the Threadless shirt called Collecting Wishes, or did someone steal your idea?”
2. “whats the deal with the fake as tall as lions website you created?”
It was for a class final project to make any kind of website, and ATAL just broke up recently at the time.
3. “what kinds of markers/ pens do you have? your work is beautiful :)”
Thank you, kindly. I answered this previously, but I’ll say as of more recently, the Pilot Precise V5 is my go-to for everything.
On a last note, I’ve recently hit the 2000 followers mark! I would do a print giveaway but I honestly don’t know where to start when it comes to shipping prints. However, I will figure that eventually and will try to give away cool things in the future.
how long have you been drawing for? I'm sixteen and only recently started drawing non-doodles, I was just wondering- is drawing like gymnastics, where you're either born with it or you start when you're a wee tot, or do you reckon I could be alright if I tried? p.s. I know you aren't like super sensei so it's fine to be like "dude shut up"
dude shut up
I’m kidding. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. Some people start early, and some just do it later. As long as you’re interested, nobody should quit just because they didn’t get an early start. Everyone gets better over time naturally, and one can boost this with more practicing!
Try not to be discouraged, because one day you’ll look back at your old drawings, and you’ll be like, “LOL.”
did you ever take art lessons? how did you develop your style? :)
I’m attending art school at Parsons currently. That counts for art lessons sorta, right?
I still feel like I’m trying to develop a style, especially when it comes to illustrations alone. Maybe other people see differently, but I can’t tell my style yet. Sorry this doesn’t really answer your question, but I hope to find out myself!
just wondering, what materials do you use for your work, and what influences you?
I’m going to assume you’re talking about my sketchbook stuffs.
Weapons of choice: - Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine Pen - Pentel Color Brush Pen (I have two so I can have wet and/or dry lines) - Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen (Marker?) (stolen from Iain)
I switch to these occasionally: - Staedtler 1.6mm Maxum pen - BIC round stic Grip fine pen
I’ve been using the Moleskine Cahier series for the longest time. I mainly keep using them because I want to keep consistency in my sketchbooks (on my 34th one at the moment! Yay!)
I’ve never really thought about what influences me… I’d have to say at some point in high school, I stumbled upon James Jean’s sketchbook work and was totally amazed. There’s too many artists/designers who inspire me now.