Q) The art samples that you forwarded to me were very detailed, and the likeness that you produced of actress Charlize Theron is spot on. What kinds of pencils do you draw with?
My favourite medium to draw with has always been colour pencils (even for the black and whites) I am also trying my hand at mixed media (with markers) and progressing to re-working my drawings in photoshop. At the moment I like to use photo references for my drawings, making sure that I put my own spin on the final outcome.
Q) Now that you've gotten the "itch" to use your art talents again, tell me about any plans you may have for exploiting your skills?
I have a big dream to produce an online magazine at some stage, I already have some other interested parties who would like to contribute. Hopefully it will be a mix of art and also articles (perhaps some tutorials) having a keen interest in graphic design is driving me towards the magazine idea.
Q) In our correspondences, I noticed some of the typical spelling differences that occur between American and English citizens; plus you mentioned Sydney. Are you an Australian?
I am originally from London, England but moved to Sydney Australia in 2001 (along with my wife and 2 children), the draw to move to Australia just got too big to ignore, as my wife has 2 brothers and a sister over here plus of course the nieces and nephews and they were of course always asking us to come over. We have not regretted it, as the lifestyle has been great over here in Australia, although I do also miss a lot of England (especially the football !!) and a certain "page 3" of the Sun newspaper (a regular page for the likes of Keeley Hazell and Lucy Pinder), plus the culture.......but sunshine almost every day (even in winter) sure does make you want to stay in Australia. Plus we do still have some family in England (mine mostly).
Q) I've looked at a few online galleries which feature your pencilled illustrations. Is there a specific web page that anyone who is interested in your work can go to check out your stuff?
Sure. Just go to this link and I will have things up and running very soon. Thanks!