Even though I’ve been drawing my entire life, I never dreamed I would make a career of it. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working professionally within multiple industries including Film, Fashion, and Literature.
Many people ask me, “why did you choose colored pencil?” Believe it or not, my advanced painting teacher in college told me “You can paint, but to me you’re a drawer”. To a lot of people that could be taken the wrong way, but for me it was a huge relief. I enjoyed painting, but holding a brush just never felt natural to me.
Within the same year I discovered Derwent Studio Colored Pencils, which is the brand I still use today. The hard lead allows me to keep the rendering in the work without “over polishing” the art. I never wanted my work to be photorealistic, but instead to maintain a classical trois crayons aesthetic resembling the work of the old masters.
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