the-fandom-room asked: when did you find you had a passion for animation and cartoons?
I was gonna say kindergarten, but in all seriousness I really got into drawing Peanuts in a BIG way in 2nd grade and never looked back.
dimitrigrimm asked: Hi =3 I love your work and I actually just realized you've drawn a lot of the characters I grew up watching when I was a kid! I love drawing cartoons and different characters and I've even tried coming up with my own drawing style, but every time I try I wind up over thinking it and my designs just look off. Is there any advice you can give for over thinking like that?
No artist ever starts out automatically having their own style— It’s something that develops gradually over several years of doing art (By a combination of learning basics, imitating your favorites, free artistic exploration, and sometimes professional work that may or may not be outside your personal wheelhouse). As years pass, your “style” will re-define itself several times; How you draw at 23 will be much different from your drawings at 43.
I say just DRAW— Learn, explore, enjoy. Eventually you’ll look up and realize you’ve got a style that’s the sum of your experiences.
… and then you’ll decide to explore an entirely new style just for kicks ;)
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