Zombie Ninja Pirate
About the artist
Words from jimiyo:
Chris is probably one of the most skilled professional illustrators we have had ever showcased. Check out his insane portfolio!
Tell us about this design:
Originally this idea started out just with the ninja. I liked the idea of the ninja mask incorporated into a black shirt with the eyes staring out. But it needed something extra. The eye patch was added making it a Ninja Pirate and finally the zombie detail was added just to make it even more outrageous. Thus was born the ZombiNinjaPirate!
Tell us about yourself:
I'm a commercial artist and illustrator living in Sydney, Australia. I like exploring many different styles in my art mainly due to my short attention span.
What's a day in the life of Chris like?
Reluctantly wake up at 7:30 am, help my wife get our son off to school. Head upstairs to the office. Depending on what needs to get done, I work, surf the web or draw for myself. Pick son up from school. If I haven't a deadline I spend time with the family. After the son's bedtime it's back upstairs again, then off to bed around 1-2am.
What inspires you?
People with motivation and passion for what they do.
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers/artists?
Learn to welcome criticism. Draw all the time. Meet your deadlines no matter what.
What would the you of now, tell the you of 10 years ago?
Stop playing video games and draw more!
Have you ever had to get stitches? Any battle scars?
No stitches but I do have two pencil related injuries. The first was from when I was 10 and I was stabbed in the ankle by a girlfriend's little brother (he didn't like me obviously), the second was from fooling around one day working at the Disney Studio and I impaled my left hand on a friend's pencil. Both bits of graphite are still embedded and visible. I guess they're appropriate injuries for an artist to have. Ironically though neither were sustained while drawing.