Art takes many forms. While I enjoy all forms
of art, from sculpting to painting, there are few opportunities to actually
create (with the time and space needed) than there used to be. Future months
may see a resurgence in sculpting, although there will certainly be more
emphasis on continuing to draw and sketch.
Typical artwork for me starts with a pencil and paper, and usually is finalized
with traditional or computerized inking methods (Photoshop 7.0) and digital
coloring. I also enjoy traditional coloring with Prismacolor markers, although
I have not been excited about that recently due to the hazard of messing up a
My influences are fairly typical: US comic books, Japanese Anime, and graffiti.
Over the years, I have taken elements from these styles and turned them into my
own style. Specifically, I tend to go for the proportionality of American
artists, the technological focus and facial features of anime, and the
intricate details and background effects common in most good graffiti.