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What brushes do you use?
Like a LOT of other people in the digital art world, I have been using Kyle Websters brushes for a minute now. They’re available as part of Adobe Photoshop CC, so if you’re using that then the you have access to the same toolkit we all have. With that in mind, I have customised the settings so they do exactly what I want, and I’d suggest you do the same (and no I wont share my customisations - you gotta figure out some of that on your own).
Can I buy a copy of [insert popular and popular print here] from you directly?
If it’s in my webshop, sure! You dont have to ask me first! If it’s not there, then there’s probably a reason for that, which will either be: it’s sold out or I’m holding my stock for a convention or I haven’t gotten around to listing it in my shop yet or I haven’t received my copies yet. I tend to announce pretty loudly in advance on Instagram and Twitter when I have prints for sale, and my shop (or my booth at a convention) is the only place I sell them because it tends to work out as the fairest solution in terms of everyone having an even shot at getting one. Basically: please don’t email about the availability of prints because I have too many emails to reply to as it is, and I probably wont get back to you; if it’s available it’ll be in my shop.
Do you take on private commissions?
If, by private commissions, you mean unlicensed screen printed movie posters for groups of collectors, then no. But other than that, drop details about the project to one or other of my agents whose contact details are just up there. Try and be as specific as possible in terms of what you’re looking for and if you have a budget in mind that would be super helpful too.
How do you make your art? Can you give me a walkthrough on your process?
I just… draw it, I guess? That sounds like a flippant answer, but honestly by this point my process is that I work out what I want to draw and then draw it. If it has specific likenesses or locations that need to be spot on then i’ll get a bunch of reference images to work from - these are especially useful when it comes to working out exactly where the seams and buckles go on those pesky Marvel costumes. I use 3D models, photo references and good old fashioned winging-it to get poses and anatomy looking right. For colours, I use Adobe Color to generate palettes and then tweak them as I draw. I try to look at a wide variety of art and design and photography and typography that I find exciting and try to work out why i find it exciting and what is speaking to me. Then I see if I can capture some of that excitement in my own work
There’s no real shortcut or secret to drawing the way I do other than trial and error. You dont find your artistic voice overnight so find your own path.