Hopefully I’m just scratching the surface of my illustration career. I moved to San Francisco about 3 years ago, and since I have been here, I have been getting more and more serious about my art / illustration career. I have been lucky enough to land some cool gigs, have my work in numerous shows, and published in magazines, books, and online journals around the Bay Area.
Why thank you. I have been drawing ever since I stopped pissing my diapers. It has been a constant throughout my life.
I typically use watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencils, graphite, and sometimes oil pastels, boogers, bug guts, and mud. (just kidding about the oil pastels). If I am illustrations digitally, Adobe Illustrator is the way to go. I have dabbled some with digital painting using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet. Generally I am more comfortable using traditional methods. I love seeing my stupid weird ideas come to life on paper.
Every art teacher I have ever had definitely has shaped me in some way. More recently I have discovered artists like Alex Pardee, and Nate Van Dyke. Its dudes like this that keep me going.
I have definitely thought about it.,. but that’s about it. If there were only more hours in the day.
My degree is actually in Graphic Design. For me personally, Graphic Design is my bread and butter. It pays the bills. And in SF, those bills are no joke. As for tattoos, I have not given any, but I have received a few.
Hell yeah its difficult. Its easy to copy other peoples technique or style, but its another thing to be inspired by it and develop your own. This is a never-ending process. I learn something new every day about my own art.
Just picking up gigs here and there. I am always working on various personal projects, and trying to get as much art into shows and publications as possible. I currently have art up at D-Structure, and Lower Haters, both located in the Haight district of San Francisco. I also have some work hanging in Sun Gallery in Hayward, CA.
I still consider myself to be an up and coming artist, however I will be glad to dish out some things that I have learned thus far. Draw every day, be persistent, be patient, drink beer, don’t watch fox news, and when your up to your nose in BS, keep your mouth shut.
My blog is where I post most of my new art, and some in-progress stuff.
My website has mostly graphic design work, with some illustration as well.
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