I've noticed some of the same questions coming up at my shows, and on my social media pages, so I thought it would be fun to answer a few. If you have a question that I didn't cover, feel free to comment and I may include it in the next session. Enjoy!
Where can I buy your work? Do you sell originals in addition to prints?
You can buy prints and other assorted limited edition items in my shop. The handbag collection I designed for Cykochik's Artist Series is available here and here. If you're in the Dallas area, you can pick up a bag at Gallery at Midtown or the McKinney Avenue Contemporary gift shop in Uptown.
If you are interested with a particular piece you saw at a show or otherwise, message me and I'll let you know if it's available. I'm working on making a designated section on my website for originals, so be on the lookout for that.
Did you go to art school?
I'm entirely self-taught.
How long have you been drawing?
Since I was 3 years old!
What pens/paper do you use?
I'm convinced I've tried every writing utensil in existence, and I always come back to Sakura Micron pens and Sakura Permapaque markers. My surfaces of choice are Canson bristol art board, American Easel deep wood panels, or Windsor and Newton deep edge canvases.
Why black and white? Don't you like color?
I adore pops of color in my life, but have always been drawn to a monochromatic palette when it comes to my drawings. I love the drama of contrast, and think the simplicity of black and white best compliment the intricacies of my work.
Do you work out of a studio?
I work out of my home office here in Dallas, and as unglamorous as it sounds, sometimes on my huge Ikea coffee table with a good horror movie or documentary on in the background.
How long does it take you to finish a piece?
Anywhere from 1-20+ hours, depending on the size and medium.
You must be a very patient person! Don't you get overwhelmed?
Oh, I wish I was! I don't usually feel overwhelmed. Drawing is actually extremely therapeutic and relaxing for me. I don't usually think about the time it will take to complete a piece unless I have a client or show deadline creeping up on me.
Can you design my tattoo?
I no longer accept tattoo commissions, but you are welcome to get a tattoo using any of my preexisting work.
Can you draw me a ______________?
I only accept a certain number of commissions per year, but inquiries are always welcome. Just send me a message with your ideas, and I'll give you an idea of my availability and pricing.