What tools do you use?
Digitally-Wacom Cintiq 24HD
Traditonally-Copic Marker Multi Liner BS (inks) and Classic Copic Markers (color) on X-Press It Blending Card.
How long have you been drawing with Copics?
I discovered Copic Markers about 15 years ago and have used them ever since. Most times I use them for warm ups and sketching.
How long have you been drawing digitally?
Around 15+ years when I started colouring in my scanned linework in an early version of Photoshop.
For the last 3 years years I both draw and colour digitally on my Wacom Cintiq.
What do you call the style you draw?
I call it my own as I have worked hard over the past 15+ years in the illustration industry where I have built up a unique style through hard work and lots of practise.
Can I buy your artwork?
Did you know your drawing of Rick and Morty are on T-shirts being sold at Hot Topic?
Yes I do. Cartoon Network bought the rights from me so it is an officially licensed product
What are you currently working on?
I am working on a picture book series with Penguin Workshop called 'The Tooth Fairy vs Santa' (October 2019) by Jamie L. B. Deenihan and it's sequel 'The Tooth Fairy vs the Easter Bunny' ( 2020)
I am also working on multiple freelance jobs.
Can you give me advice on how to get into the industry?
First off, enjoy what you do! I believe that it will show through into your art.
Study the publishers/animation studios etc that you want to work for, follow them on social media and get as much information as you can. These will help show you what sort of work they are looking for.
Don't put all of your eggs into the one basket regarding social media. Popularity is fleeting and likes and follows don't mean success.
Social media can also be a great tool but it can also be just as much of a distraction, so use it wisely.
Concentrate on creating good artwork and constantly challenge yourself in getting better and learning as this is a job that asks that of you.
And remember there is only one of you with your own unique voice and talents so try not to compare your work to others too much, have fun and good luck!