You switch it up between pen and ink, acrylic and digital. Does what youre working on affect the medium?
Yeah most of my work is on commission so I'm really driven by what my clients are into. I love ink so I try to work analog wherever possible, but the flexibility that editing and coloring digitally provides is really key to keeping my head above water with a busy commission schedule. I love painting but it's almost its own little corner of my work ecosystem since it's more time consuming and such a different process. I always appreciate getting to paint even if it's not the bulk of my output.
Whats the weirdest thing you’ve ever drawn?
Haha I have no idea. Something really mundane I guess, since so much of my work involves the fantastic or supernatural.
Fav horror/cult movie?
Too many to name...Suspiria, Scanners, Cemetery Man, The Wicker Man, Messiah of Evil...not counting all the obvious classics like Alien, The Thing, The Shining, TCM, Halloween, etc etc etc. Also not a horror movie but gotta mention Repo Man.
Any new(ish) ones that have come out recently that youre into?
Mandy, Hereditary, The VVitch, The Void, It Follows, Deathgasm, probably a bunch that I'm forgetting...I don't keep up with everything that comes out but I try to see the good stuff, eventually.
Is music a big part of your drawing process, do you listen to music when you're working? Is it usually metal or do you have any guilty aural pleasures you want to reveal?
Yeah I'm always listening to something while I'm working, I can't work in silence. About half and half music and podcasts, depending on what I'm working on and what part of my brain I'm using. I've probably listened to every episode of Last Podcast on the Left multiple times. But music-wise it's a mix of stuff, obviously I love metal but I listen to a pretty broad range of genres...punk, country and folk, 80s alternative/goth, rap, prog, jazz, I mix it up. No guilty pleasures! Darkthrone and Bob James can coexist on the same playlist.
Thats an eclectic mix. Fenriz and Bob would be a pretty amazing collaboration on keys. Does your taste in art follow that eclectic appreciation?
I always try to keep an open mind when it comes to appreciating different types of art but I'm definitely drawn to a more particular milieu when it comes to visual art. I definitely dig plenty of stuff that's pretty well outside my stylistic wheelhouse, maybe like Rothko, Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, but then again maybe not far outside my thematic wheelhouse haha. I'm not sure how much of an influence you might see of that in my visual art, but I don't play country music either and I listen to plenty of Townes.