FAQ

Can I get a tattoo of your art?

I am okay with people getting tattoos of my art, but please make sure to credit me if you post photos of the tattoo online. This can be done by either linking to this page, or tagging me by using one of my social media accounts. If possible, please buy a print of the design if one is available to purchase in my shop; every little bit of support helps me to continue making art.


What art supplies do you use?

For watercolor, I use paint from a number of different brands including Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith, and Qor. My favorite watercolor paper to use is Arches 300lb in either hot press or cold press, depending on what type visual effect I want. Hot press is easier to use with graphite and pen in terms of line precision. My favorite brand of watercolor brushes are Connoisseur Kolinsky Sable, but I also use synthetic or sable mix depending on what type of effect I want.

For gouache, I use Holbein Acryla Gouache, or Winsor & Newton. The type of paper I use varies for gouache since it's a versatile medium.

I don't use acrylic or oil very often, but when I do I use a wide variety of brands. Golden is a good brand for acrylics in my experience, and for oils I prefer using the water soluble kind. Both Holbein and Daniel Smith have great water soluble oil paints.


How long have you been making art?

Technically I've been making art since I was a little kid scribbling on the walls with a crayon. When I was a teenager I scribbled in my sketchbooks and journals, taking a few art classes in high school for fun. In my late teens/early 20s, I used art as a coping mechanism during a very rough period in my life. In spring of 2012 I took my first college art class, and shortly thereafter is when I started making art in the context of submitting to gallery shows.