1. What's your story? Where are you from?I am from Kent, the South of England. I began drawing from early age, and just never stopped, I remember dreaming as a kid of spending all day just drawing.
2. Tell us about your aesthetic.I think, recently I’ve been working a lot more digitally, rather than analogue, however all of my line work is hand inked and drawn, I just prefer the look of digital, I suppose, my Aesthetic, is very cartoony, and has changed a lot other the years, I feel that I have found my style know, and everyday I learn something new to inject into my work.
3. What is your favourite medium and why?My favourite medium, is mainly ink and a brush this is because I like how the ink and a brush gives movement to my illustrations and makes my work look more hand, finished, I like the fact its very old technique, and it something I am still trying to understand, and get a feel off.
4. What is your artistic process like?Well I start of, sketching ideas, and concepts in my sketchbook, once I’m happy with a composition, I draw out roughs’ and take time to play with it, and manipulate the line work or tone within the illustration. Then I draw up final illustration, all of my work, I ink with a brush or with my pentel brush pen if I’m feeling lazy I normally use this when I’m doing Roughs. I then scan my work, and begin to edit my illustration even more on Adobe Photoshop, I then paint it and manipulate it even further, until I’m happy with the final result.
5. Who and/or what inspires your work?So many things inspire me, pop art, comics, other illustrators that I follow on Instagram. I’m mad about Daniel Clowes at the moment my tutor got me into his work, at university. The world around me also, if I hear something interesting or I watch a film, or listen to some music.
6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?Art and drawing is all I think about, I think art makes me more aware of what things look like, and their shape and movement, and also how beautiful the world is. I feel that I’m more aware of life, and what things do or say about themselves visually.
7. Where did you study?I studied Art & Design at University of Creative Arts, I am know studying at Middlesex University in North London, studying Illustration which I Love and I learn something new everyday!
8. Where do you see yourself in five years? Working in an agency?I see myself, hopefully living in my own house, with a studio and hopefully a business, within print and design. I want to continued to peruse my career within art and illustration, and just have fun and be happy.
9. What about in ten?In ten years, wow ermm I have no idea, hopefully, still drawing and running my own business, but who knows!
10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?I hope, to inspire over people to draw, or to just make so much work that when I die I will live on through my artwork that I have left behind. I just want to try to influence anyone that they can draw or make art if they put their mind to it.
11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?Now that I am older I much more confident and more outgoing and funny. I enjoy watching sci fi films and reading comics, I often can be found taking my dog for a walk called Arthur who is a four-year-old Beagle. My favourite food, well that’s a hard question, I mainly like Italian food, like pasta and pizza, but I will pretty much eat anything as long as it tastes good.
12. Favourite book?Got to be Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury I love that book and was very lucky to be able to illustrate a few pages for it for a project I've done at university.
13. Favourite genre of music?I love alternative rock music, my favourite bands are Artic Monkeys,The Kooks, 1975, and I am addicted to Coldplay have been since I was young.
14. What are your hobbies?Well I don’t have many hobbies I spend most of my time, drawing, but when I’m not doing that I’m Watching sci fi films and superhero films, and traveling with my family abroad. I enjoy going out for meals, and playing table tennis during the summer. Or going to comic book shops, around London where I spend hours gazing at every page.
15. If you weren't an artist, what would you be?That is a hard one, If I couldn’t be an artist, I would probably be a chef or a cook, or a painter, something hands on where you had to be creative any way you could be!
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