What is your favourite medium to work in and why?
I don’t really have a favourite medium. I’m constantly switching between digital and traditional ways of drawing. I’d say my work is best when it’ a mixture of both. I like traditional techniques because theres a certain imperfectness and grit to them that you just can’t get with digital, but on the other hand I like working digitally because its ten times more convenient and I can just undo mistakes. Personally, I think my artwork is still in it’s early stages and I’m not comfortable enough to say I have an established style yet. I’m also planning on branching out and trying film and photography in the near future.
When did you start to take art seriously?
Around year 10 whilst I was still in secondary school. During this time students were encouraged to think about their future career options and I realised that I couldn’t imagine myself being genuinely happy devoting the majority of my time and effort to anything else. I didn’t want to grow up to be a middle-aged man wondering what my life would’ve been like if I pursued my dreams.
What is your earliest memory of art?
Drawing characters from fighting games and anime with my older brother. He was always better than me so I took it as a challenge at the time. As he grew older he got ’too cool’ for that kind of stuff but I kind of just didn’t stop.
When and where are you happiest?
Whenever I’m not expecting it, It could be anywhere. Just in random moments in life like taking care of my baby cousins or a funny conversation with a friend. Those small things that you remember forever.
What is the last thing that made you laugh?
Roger the alien from American Dad. Best character in television history.
Images courtesy of RALPH AKHIGBE
words HANNAH GLENN
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