Good stuff. Got a couple of questions for you: who are your artistic influences? How long does it take you to color an image?
I have several different influences from all over, and it would take far too long to name them all. I draw inspiration from videogames a lot, cartoons (especially the fantastically done DC Comics animated movies done by Warner Bros.), comics (mostly from the 90s when I was an active reader), anime, and the bevy of awesome artists I follow on both Instagram and Tumblr.
As far as coloring, it really varies depending on the image, but lately my computer has been struggling to keep up, and I’m more so fighting that and cursor lag than actually coloring and drawing. I say from start to finish, it could be a day or so, but I don’t just sit down and crank out images all at once unless its a commission.
Is there any chance that you will be at the Anime Expo this year?
I’ve never done a show before or been to any con as an exhibitor, but that will change this year. Anime Expo seems like a huge commitment for me since this will be my first year (and also seeing as how I’m located in Virginia and Anime Expo is in LA), but I will be trying to branch out though. I guess that’s more than what you wanted to know…so long answer short, no unfortunately.
Just wanted to say that I found u while looking for inspiration & now I am a big fan. Recently got back into digital & I am on a learning journey. I would like to know what tools you use? Do you sketch by hand/software? Color by hand/software?
I’m glad that I could help you pick up drawing digitally. I just want to preface this by saying, don’t get discouraged if things don’t come out how you envision them at first…I’ve been learning pretty much all on my own since like 2009, and I’m still learning new things with everything that I draw. I used to use GIMP (and its free!), but I currently use Photoshop CS4. I have CS5, but I just personally prefer CS4. I do everything primarily in Photoshop, from sketches to the colors and inks. I found some great pencil brushes a while ago from here which also includes some inking brushes that I use as well.
There’s no magic to any of it…as I still sketch traditionally as well. The only thing that I can honestly tell you is practice…practice, practice. Hope that helps!
I absolutely love your artwork, not only do they have beautiful colors, but the women are so real. Their bodies are so real, they are not just stick figure models and not to mention the fierce hair. They bring out my inner bad ass.... Thanks for the great artwork.
No, thank you for loving my scribbles and sketches!