Frequently asked questions
I get asked the same questions a lot, almost every day. While I try to respond individually, it's overwhelming and distracts from making art so I decided to answer them here for ya!
What tools do you use?
For traditional art and commissions, I use a BIC mechanical pencil for rough sketches. For inking, I use PIGMA Sakura Fine Brush Pens and Sharpies. For coloring, I use Copic markers. The paper I use is smooth vellum bristol board.
For digital art, I use clip studio paint on my iPad pro.
Who are your inspirations?
One of my biggest inspirations is Jack "The King" Kirby, but I also love the classic art/inking of Saul Romita and Steve Ditko. I am also inspired by modern artists like Wilfredo Torres, Babs Tarr, Joe Quinones, Doc Shaner, Michael Cho, Frank Cho and Paolo Rivera.
Are you an artist full-time?
Yes I am! In addition to creating comics and drag art, I work as a senior graphic designer at an events company. I've been there for over 13 years and I love it.
Do you have any advice/tips for aspiring artists?
Don't be afraid to make mistakes, it's the best way to learn. I've tried and failed to draw things so many times, but it's what makes my art stronger with each passing day. And the most important tip: practice, practice, practice! There is no tool or app that can take the place of hard work and practice!
Will you have a booth at drag con?
I have yet to have a booth at Drag Con, but it's definitely on my list! Traveling from Hawaii to NYC is really tough, especially with prints and booth supplies in tow, so I think LA is a better option for me. I am planning on getting a booth at DragCon LA 2019.
what about other comic cons?
I am usually in the artist alley at Kawaii Kon and Comic Con Honolulu. You can find me there each year! I do commissions and sell prints.
Where can I buy your art?
I sell originals and some prints on my site. If you sign up for my Patreon, I send postcards and prints to my supporters as rewards each month. I also have some tshirt designs for sale in my redbubble shop.
Can i request a specific print?
Are you single?
Sorry, I'm not. I have a boyfriend. We're both huge Drag Race fans :)