Is this a side blog?
Yes. My main blog (for inspiration and things that I like/want to post that do not belong to me) is durian.
Where did you go to school?
I went to Art Center College of Design and majored in Illustration (Entertainment Arts, which is visual development for animation.)
What do you use to draw?
For digital work I use Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos4.
For traditional drawings and illustrations, I use Col-erase pencils for sketching. I sometimes use brush pens but mostly use sumi ink from the bottle with a Winsor Newton Series 7 #2 brush. Grey tones are ink washes and I use Winsor Newton watercolors as well as Chartpak, Copic, and Prismacolor markers. The brand of gouache I use is also Winsor Newton.
What kind of paper do you use?
I use pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I like Muji for affordable rakugaki sketchpads, Canson is also reliable and relatively inexpensive. I also use Strathmore pastel paper and art paper, and Stonehenge and Holbein make my favorite multimedia sketchbooks.
What artists have inspired your work?
I cannot even begin to list how many artists whose work I enjoy, but big influences are Edmond Kiraz, Mary Blair, Milt Kahl, Annette Marnat, Tadahiro Uesugi, René Gruau, David Downton, and Nico Marlet, just to name a few.
What kind of scanner do you use?
At the moment I have a Canon 3-in-1 printer/scanner/copier, but only the scanner works. It is not big and not amazing. I use Photoshop to clean up scans or composite larger images.
Will you do requests/Please draw me something?
Sorry, but I don’t take requests, please do not ask me to draw anything. This blog is mostly for sketches and drawings I do in my free time. Thanks!