How did you become an artist?
It was almost an accident, I've always loved to draw but I had never considered that it was a potential career I could have for myself! I had just graduated studying Architecture at university, and after that all I had realized was that being an Architect was not for me. I was having a hard time not knowing what I was doing with my life and I started posting my art more often on social media, it started to get enough momentum to make me think I could actually start taking my art more seriously. I was planning on studying for an Illustration Masters Degree when my Instagram took off enough that I could start making an income from commissions and an online shop! And now here I am!
Where do you get inspiration?
I get my inspiration from all over the place. I grew up loving manga, anime and cartoons, which I think really shaped my art style into what it is now. I'm a big fan of fantasy, be that books, video games, or films/TV (Lord of The Rings and all of Terry Patchetts books to name a couple). Also a huge inspiration for me is seeing such a wide variety of artists on social media, sharing their creations, I truly don't think I'd have been able to make it a career without seeing so many others thriving online.
What’s your hardware setup?
I've always had a Wacom and used Clip Studio since starting up, I'm currently using a Wacom Mobile Studio pro which is handy because it's portable!
What do you like best about Clip Studio Paint?
It's been such a breeze using Clip Studio Paint all these years, I tried a few programs when I was learning and as soon as I found Clip Studio Paint I never looked back. It's great to have access to tutorials and free assets like brushes, I'm always finding extra features to use! I'm not sure I could pick one particular thing I like the most!
How long does it take you to make a single illustration?
I don't really have one answer for that, it really depends on what I'm drawing, it can vary from an hour to a day usually, it's not an exact science that's for sure haha!
Would you consider Clip Studio Paint an industry tool?
100% yes, it's the key program I use for my illustration and I'd recommend it to anyone looking to do something similar. I have other programs I use that compliment my workflow but I'd never be without Clip Studio Paint.
Where can we follow your work?
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