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MissMonster is one of the coolest artists on the internet, always trying something new and different. Fever is a great example of her clean, flowing style and skilled character work.
Tell us a bit about this design.
This is a piece i did purely for myself after a really stressful time of doing nothing but art for others. It was actually heavily inspired by a song by Fever Ray called I'm Not Done. Nothing to do with lyrics but sometimes i hear a song and an image immediately pops into my head. I had also been researching a tattoo design for a client...the Strength Tarot card. Combine the two and bam! This design.
You've created a lot of great products like soap, masks and stuffed animals- which has been the most fun so far? What product are you most excited to try in the future?
I think the masks are the most fun! I like making art that people can wear. I really enjoyed seeing what customers did with the demon masks..painting custom colors and making costumes around them. It was so cool.
Was there a defining moment on your path to becoming an artist? What were some of the important steps along the way?
Well, growing up reading comics and horror magazines first set me on the path to wanting to do this for a living. I used to want to do practical special effects. My mom took me to a SPFX exhibit when i was about 12 or 14 and i will never forget how fired up and inspired i was afterwards. I think the things that shoved me in the direction of doing it full time was working about 6 different jobs that i couldn't stand in my early twenties. All i could think about was going home and doing art after my shift. I figured out that im just not cut out for anything but this and calling my own shots. So, make it work...do or die!
Apart from other artwork, what inspires you? Food, books, music, or something else?
Music, big time. Like i mentioned before, sometimes songs make images pop out of nowhere and that becomes a piece. I listen to almost everything...classical and metal are two favorites right now.
If you could have any kind of pet, whether real or imagined, what kind would you choose? And most importantly, what would you name it?
Oh man this is the best question ever. A Gryphon, hands down. His name would be Max or Dave. That or a big fluffy monster, Wild Things style...the book versions, not the depressed hipster ones.
Any tips for artists who admire your work?
Work every day, be disciplined! Always push yourself and don't be lazy.
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