I am a Surrey based artist creating in a variety of mediums. Predominantly I prefer to use pen & pencil for a large portion of artwork but have recently started to explore acrylics and inks.
Predominantly I prefer to use pen & pencil for a large portion of artwork but have recently started to explore acrylics and inks. As someone with Asperger’s I like my art to be made of bold colours and smooth, clean lines because I find messy art can unsettle me.
Using acrylics has been an amazing new direction for me to take as I find painting to be very calming. Gaining inspiration from the video games, comics, music, and films I have seen, I try to make my art imaginative and energetic.
When I used to draw traditional artwork years ago I thought that was the only form of artwork that I could do.
But then when I discovered in around 2010 that you can draw artwork straight on to a computer screen with a digital tablet and that really opened my mind up to new possibilities. I had already been looking up digital artwork in media before all this but I never really looked into how it was actually drawn. So of course I did want a tablet for myself and I got one on a nearby birthday.
Of course it did take a lot of trial and error to get used to drawing but looking up at a computer screen as I was doing it. I realised that igital artwork had lots of tools and effects that just cant be done in traditional drawings. Another thing that won me over to digital art was the colouring, it is really annoying when using a pen to colour in on paper only for it to leave a weird overlapping look from the pen ink. But with digital art programs you can just select an area, fill it in in one click and reverse it if it comes out wrong. But I do understand that traditional artwork will always have the one area in that being hand drawn is more of value than a digital one. In the end I draw digital artwork because it is more vibrant, colourful and less frustrating to me, but I do like to do traditional artwork too as I like the feeling of a pencil, pen or pastel on paper than a tablet.
Though even after that you still have to do the many layers for each item of clothing, background, foreground, etc. And even more layers for the shadows and lighting of said previous layers, it can get really confusing at first.
Prints and commissions are available on request.