2. You've got a very distinct style, did it take you long to find it?
Thanks mate, I found the hardest thing about drawing is finding my distinctive style to call myself an artist. It has to be distinctive, or the art world will rip you to shreds.
You could say a style of art is developed over the years you walk on earth, but I feel my style has just come from practice and practice, and of course life experience.
I’ve been taking my art serious now for the last three years, and I find my style is finally what I wanted it to be, but it’s a really harsh experience finding your style, every 6 months I do an audit of myself, and art, being a huge part of me, cops a beating.
Every part of your style takes a little bit from your life, for an example, the clean single monochrome line I use for my outlines represent the simple, quiet life I desire.
3. What kick do you get from the skeleton which is so prominent throughout your drawings?
The skeleton represents me as a person and humanity as a whole.
It speaks on such a larger surface than painting flesh, as a skeleton, we can all picture ourselves in my illustrations. From all avenues and walks in life, we all have a skeleton in common.
Death is a lurker, and he’s always just waiting for a slip. But as humans, we love to play with death! I know I do with my surfing, so the skull is a representation of me and death.