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What got me started as an artist?
Even as a young kid I took drawing and other art projects very seriously. I made an effort to observe life and record it through art. My twin sister and I would draw together and learn from each other. My father is a musician and my mother is very creative and always drew charming pictures of animals and plants on the napkins she packed in our school lunches. From a young age I was encouraged to be creative and I always have been.
What inspires me?
Inspiration can be found anywhere. Music is a powerful tool for opening up the mind. I close my eyes, listen, let the music guide my thoughts. Sometimes I visualize characters singing the songs, dancing, or acting out the actions of a song. Biology, anthropology, sociology are all sciences that provide an endless supply of inspirational ideas and concepts to incorporate into art.
Who would I consider my influences?
I admire many Japanese artists such as Hayao Miyazaki who founded Studio Ghibli, and Tatsuyuki Tanaka who worked on "Akira". I also love creature designers such as Allison Theus and Terryl Whitlatch who designed many great beasts for Star Wars.
Do you characterize your work in a specific style?
For a long time I worried that I would never be able to find a style I liked enough to stick with, but defining one's art style is much more organic than that. Trying out different techniques, mediums, and interpretations of a subject is a great way to find out what you like and don't like. Defining my own individual art style has been a long process and there is no doubt that it will continue to change as I improve.
What I try to emphasize in my work are sharp contrasts in color and light, expressive faces and subtle textures, and dynamic perspective
Learning how to create comics is very difficult. There are many factors to take into account when telling a story through words and pictures. Comics is where I am headed right now.