Castle GraySkull Jumper
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Hello Teefurians, we let you do the interview this time! The questions below are taken from a request we made on our Facebook. We'll probably let the community do more interviews so keep an eye on calls for help on our Facebook.
Niku Azam asks
When did you decide you wanted to start designing?
Back in high school I took a commercial art class that my teacher had recommended. It was the first time I saw myself doing art as a career.
What sparked it?
My grandfather and mother were always an influence in my artwork, but my art teachers really pushed me into doing more.
Any advice for aspiring artists?
Study. Study. Study. Keep pushing yourself and never get discouraged. I can't say I am ever completely satisified with my artwork. There is always something I wan't to change or do differently, but there's a point where you just have to walk away and be finished with it.
Favorite pizza topping?
I like it all, but I got to say pepperoni is my favorite
Shari Lindsay asks
Do you wear your own designs or is that just too weird?
I do find it a little weird, only because I am always critical of my work. People are always commenting to my family when they are out wearing my shirts. I guess it would be good promotion if I wore my stuff more.
Share a moment in time you will never forget.
Seeing my wife walk down the aisle towards me. The backlight behind her was so bright that day that I could only see her silouhette coming towards me. It just blew me away how beautiful she was when she finally emerged from the light. My best man had to remind me to go down and take her arm.
Patrick S Brickley asks
Pirates and Pancakes OR Ninja and Waffles? DON't DODGE THE QUESTION!!! ANSWER!!!!!
I'd have to say Ninja and Waffles. Waffles for how perfectly the little square pockets hold the syrup and Ninjas for being lethal with the waffle. Nothing intimidating about a pirate coming at you with a pancake.
Ryan James Felton asks
Lord of the Rings? Star Wars? or Star Trek?
STAR WARS!!! I was an Ewok and Imperial Guard one Halloween. My mom put together both costumes and I thought my brother's Imperial Guard costume was cooler than my Ewok costume so I threw a fit until I got to be the guard. He ended up winning a bucket of candy in a costume contest that day. Nevertheless, I asked for my costume back after that.
Matt Mayer asks
Where do you find your inspiration?
Mainly from pop culture or my own interests like music, sports, people, humor or the outdoors. Studying other artists and their backgrounds are always influential.
Ariel Kadouri asks
What do you do when you have nothing to draw (no ideas)?
I never used to have that problem as a kid. I was always doodling something or drawing people around me. Nowadays I'm so easily distracted by the internet, TV and video games. I'm trying to keep sketching materials more available. When in doubt though, I always draw people/faces.
Andrea Phillips asks
Have you ever seen a total stranger wearing something you designed? If not, do you have some special response planned for that fateful day?
I haven't come across that yet, but I would like to pretend that the person wearing it is a celebrity and then gather a bunch of people around them and take their picture like it's a big deal... Then I'd tell them their shirt looks stupid.
Jessica Hart asks
If you could be any Muppet, which would you be?
ANIMAL!!!!! Dudes a rock star.
Laurie Walker asks
If you lived 100 years ago instead of today, what do you think you would be doing career-wise?
I think I would specialise in painting dog portraits or in a garden painting nude portraits of salads. My favorite kind of salad dressing is undressing.
I recently won a ton of t-shirts from the http://www.teebanter.com/ launch competition and would like to thank them and everyone that contributed tees and gift certificates. So, a big thanks goes out to the following