anonymous asked:

why dont you ever use white paper

I dunno man, like… artistic preferences or something like that?

Toned surfaces have always appealed to me. I’ve used white paper quite a bit though, for example all of my old sketchbook work was done on white paper. But that was because the sketchbooks I liked using are only available with white paper. But yeah… I just prefer the look of toned paper.

plantpools  asked:

I am so in awe of your work! I could seriously scroll for hours. when I first came across one of your recent pieces it reminded me of some things I've been playing around with in my recent work, which was very interesting!! I really appreciate your line work and use of black, with subtle color, I'm just sooo in love! I was also wondering, if you went to school for art? if so, where?

Seriously thank you so much. It’s always nice to see a little bit of yourself in other people’s work. I love finding similarities like that. It sort of shows a shared thought process which I find very interesting.

I did go to art school. I went to a school called The American Academy of Art in Chicago, although my work was very different while I was going there. I was focused on creating figurative pieces, and mainly used colored pencil. Since graduating I feel like I’ve really found myself through experimenting and trying new things. I’ve gravitated towards abstraction and it just feels so much more honest than anything I ever made in college.

Anyway, thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate messages like these.