Artist | Student | Digital Art
In west Kansas City, born and raised, on the NES is where I spent most of my days~ Grew up on NES and Sega Genesis, and corny 80s hairmetal, Weird Al, and synthpop. I do like to try to make music from time to time, but it's more of a hobby than something I'd want to pursue seriously. Who knows, though, if this art thing doesn't work out, I could always try the music field. I do love cartoons, Western and Japanese alike. I've started to get dried out on Anime, though, so I've been looking back at old American cartoons from the 80s onward.
So, when I was about 7 years old, I was exposed to a video game called Super Mario Bros. 3. I played it almost religiously and found myself collecting a lot of Mario toys. There was a time that I would go through the TV Guides and magazines around the house and started drawing raccoon ears, tails, and leaves all over the photos of the people inside. Boy, deeprooted interests and influences come from the weirdest places, huh?
Super Mario 3 is probably my favorite game ever, since it pretty much sparked my influence in art. I used to fill spiral notebooks with Mario doodles and hand-drawn level maps. Plus I thought the raccoon thing was pretty cool. As a result, I've specialized in this form of art where you draw an animal with human-like qualities, or "Anthropomorphism", if you will. It's a pretty traditional style of Anthro, unlike this "modern" form that's been floating around, which seem to look a lot more human than animal.