As a child I was heavily influenced by comic books, and comic art, and thought that was what I wanted to do for a long time. After dipping my toes in the comic book industry I found out that wasn’t for me. Then I focused on my other love, fantasy art. I loved Boris Vallejo and Frank Frazetta, as well as Drew Struzan. My style is influenced by those guys, but I also think the comic book style of my earlier days shows threw to.
My studio, located in my basement, is full of toys, comics and my art making junk. One shelf in my studio is dedicated to nothing but dinosaurs. Something about dinos awakens my inner child and gets my creative juices going. Beside the shelf is my computer that is connected to my Wacom tablet and secondary screen. I use the second screen to put reference photos on, or search the internet, or maybe just watch a movie while I’m working. Next to that is my drawing table/painting easel. It’s really just a drawing table that can tilt up. When I paint I clamp my board down to the table and tilt it up and paint on it. I also have a table set up strictly for framing art and prints. And mixed in between all of this you can find random art books, comics, toys, or any other nerdy kind of stuff laying around.