I live in Cornwall, a county in South West England that only has one city. So I guess Truro would have to be the city I call home.
I don’t remember my first EVER drawing but I remember when I was around four I used to steal greaseproof paper out of the kitchen and draw over pictures of fish from an ocean encyclopedia my dad had. I always got told I was good at drawing and I had “talent” like my mum.
I’ve never really seen her draw, I’ve only seen a couple of her old drawings (pencil) but they are phenomenal. My grandparents, my dad, and even her friends always talk about how I have the same talent as her and how I shouldn’t make the same mistake by not pursuing art.
I pretty much draw anyone that makes me happy or someone who I see makes a lot of other people happy.
Loads of people I’ve drawn from Post Malone to Lil Peep to Ghostemane have seen/re-tweeted my art. Lil Peep was the first person to share my art, then Post Malone which gave me a LOT of exposure which was when I thought maybe I could go far with art. I only really draw to inspire, but my only goal really is to have $uicideBoy$ see my art.
The people that think I’m a fake or fraud or whatever; it obviously pisses me off. I’ve found out a lot of people don’t even want to be proven wrong (I link live streams of me drawing without tracing and whatever and they still ignore it and are SURE I’m using photoshop filters) – they just aim to make me unhappy. So I troll them back, I have a lot of spare time so I like to wind stubborn people up. It’s probably not the most sensible way of dealing with it but I find it entertaining. Also, why would it take me 40 hours to apply a Photoshop filter or trace a photo I don’t understand?
I’ve never even thought about a collaboration but I think King Jediah would be cool to make art with, seeing as we have sort of similar music tastes and his art is just sick.
I started doing digital portraits in September 2017 because at the time I was very unhappy with where I was – hadn’t stepped outdoors in six weeks. At the time I was really into Lil Peep and he was/will always be my idol and influence to create. So I drew him as a way to say thank you for making me happy. After he retweeted it, shared it on his own Instagram I promised myself I’d never stop drawing.
My favourite musical artists currently are $uicideBoy$, Yung Lean, Mac DeMarco and Black Sabbath. Which I guess is a kind of weird selection but they seem to make a lot of sense to me.
I like the idea of permanence as opposed to just a poster on a wall that you’ll get sick of and replace when you grow up.