When did you start drawing and what got you started?
I started drawing when I was in 3rd grade. So 8 or 9 years old. I started off with Garfield, Calvin and Hobbs and ninja turtles. Around that time I started getting bullied for being over weight. The two things you could do to be “cool” was collect spawn comics and draw. I figured if I try and get better drawing and draw spawn stuff the bullying would stop. Of course it didn’t.
Do you think that still influences your art today?
Today I get in moods where I don’t think anything i draw looks good. Other times I’m proud of what I have drawn and try and show it off. Without getting to Dr Phil on you I’m sure subconsciously I still try and draw something awesome so it
wont bring attention to my flaws. However I don’t really think about that aspect much. I have people who genuinely interested in me and what I draw, and that makes me think of why I started to now.
What is your most commonly used medium?
I commonly use either Bristol board or Bristol paper. I started using that on the advice of my tattoo artist and friend Rusty Biscamp. Pens I use micron normally. Usually .5mm for outline and the detail lines I use .20mm.
You’ve lived in the area for a long time right? What do you think about the Wichita Falls art seen today? What would you like to see more of?
I am born and raised and the art scene has definitely grown. As someone who primarily draws comic book genre art of course more displays with that type of art displayed. I also think more comic conventions would be awesome.
Any thing else you’d like to share?
I would like to say to the kid who is getting bullied that might come across the hub that it gets better. Find whatever type of outlet you need that will help you. And talk about those issues with their parents or loved ones. I’m not a professional artist, and no one really important, but if I can brighten someones day with something I’ve drawn then its all worth it in the end.