1. When did you get into art?
I started drawing Naruto art when I was around 11 and 12. Then I signed up on Deviantart as a birthday present to myself at 13, and pretty much functioned on it until I was 17, posting mostly anime fanart and body-mod oc’s. Then I was introduced to Tumblr, a little before the first Thor movie came out. I only used my main blog to reblog pics of Eminem and food, but then I started improving a lot at my Naruto art BUT was losing my weeb vibe since the Akatsuki died/not a lot of new anime I was interested in was being released. But then one day I woke up and was like, hey, Thor is a thing. And now look at me.
Thor saved my interest in drawing and the friends I’ve made as well as the art I’ve seen and researched over the last few years has made me want to go into game design again. So I guess I’ve only been seriously drawing for three-four years, I don’t like counting the years before I turned sixteen.
25. Draw a picture!
Have a Nobu~
7. Show us at least one picture you drew or sketched recently that you did not put on a public site.
I more often than not delete my warm up sketches almost immediately after I make them, so I don’t have a lot of recent stuff.
But I’m working on this right now, an OC for my comic:
And I have these from a while back:
21. Do you believe there is such thing as “bad art?”
I don’t think so. I think people draw and keep drawing and end up improving. And then I think there are people who draw one thing and get upset because they don’t see the improvement or it didn’t turn out how they wanted it to. I think a lot of my art is shit but I know if I stop drawing then I won’t improve anyway.
I also think a lot of artists, myself included, compare their art to the other art out there and it can be really depressing or inspiring, it just depends on how you choose to look at the situation; don’t strive to reach someone else’s style but strive to be confident in your own style and strive for your own consistency. It’s a cycle of trial and error that needs to be approached much like schoolwork I think. You either want to learn or you don’t.
22. List at least one of your “artspirations.”
The big ones are:
seventypercentethanol, reapersun, hamletmachine, coeykuhn, viivus, soltreis, and ctchrysler.
Things that make me want to draw the most: faceless photography, music by Agnes Obel, The Civil Wars, dubstep, etc etc.