Ralph Akhigbe

Ralph Akhigbe

Sleep is for the weak

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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.

tbt

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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.

🤳🏿

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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.

lol

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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. 

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What is the last thing that made you laugh?
Roger the alien from American Dad. Best character in television history.

Hey big-head x

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