Sometimes I write little blurbs next to my drawing but they don’t quite feel like ‘me’ yet, so for now I’m just working on the line quality and the image that comes out of that. Most of what I draw comes from life, and if I’m alone in my room, I’ll pick up a CD, put it on and flip through the booklet until I see a face or shape or something I like and draw from that. Typically, though, I stay away from pictures. Photo reference can completely flatten an image and (usually) doesn’t give the same feeling or vibe as the person in the flesh would. Compositionally I try to draw from painters…there are too many to list. Cézanne is pretty big in my life right now. Also, in terms of sound I usually have some sort of offbeat “beat” goin’ in my head… Minutemen, Captain Beefheart, like a lot of music that has a jazzy backdrop but with a ROCK finale.
I’ve always drawn, I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing. I used to get sick a lot up until…6th grade and I read a lot of comics, so I filled up my time with making my own. I don’t really understand people who don’t have something going on, musically, artistically, or intellectually. To be interesting you gotta be interested, so most of my time is probably filled up just listening and learnin. The future is too far ahead to think about so I’ll just wait until it shows up.