How did you become an artist?
I decided to become an artist when I was 16 years old. I was really into games for a huge chunk of my life and made a decision that I wanted to do concept art for a living. Currently, I am taking some time to focus on my artwork and to work on my health! But prior to this break, I have had experience as a Visual Development Artist on the feature Bad Guys, Kipo and the Age of the Wonder Beast as the Art Director, Kungfu Cooking Girls as the Environment Art Lead, and on Legend of Korra and Voltron as a Background Designer and Painter. Although I ended up working more in the animation industry, I still have a super soft spot for games. I also really enjoy teaching classes and running a group called "Warrior Painters". Hopefully, through that group, I can encourage people to get outside and do more Plein Air painting!
Where do you get inspiration?
This is going to sound so cliche, but "life" is my greatest inspiration. I really enjoy capturing moments that feel special to me, and having an audience who can experience those moments with me is also another source of inspiration.
What’s your hardware setup?
I use a Cintiq, and a computer my friend built for me. Lol.. I also really enjoy the iPad.
What do you like best about Clip Studio Paint?
I love the pencil brushes in the program. It feels so much like traditional!!! I also enjoy that it does not crash my computer, haha.
How long does it take you to make a single illustration?
Ranges from 2 hours-20 hours. It really depends on when I want to stop.
Would you consider Clip Studio Paint an industry tool?
Heck to the yea!!!
Would you like to promote some recent projects?
I am thinking about creating my own comic. More information to come :)!
Where can we follow your work?
You can follow me on my social media:
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