Has your painting influenced your graphic style or vise versa?
Definitely. I like to try out new techniques and styles with my paintings, some of which can then be applied to commercial work. I’ve also started using more contrast and fine brush work in my paintings, and that’s definitely from doing so much black and white line work.
What are some of your favorite materials and tools to use when you’re sketching and creating?
I love drawing with pin striping brushes, sumi brushes, and crow quill pens. And of course, good old Staedtler Lumograph pencils.
What has been your biggest influence or source of inspiration as an artist? How has your style changed over the years?
One of my favorite illustrator/artists is Evan Hecox. I love his line work and style, and he’s been a big influence for years. My style used to be a lot more similar to his, but over the years it’s gotten a bit more organic, and I hope a bit more my own. Another of my biggest influences is the creator of Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo. His line work and attention to detail is second to none, and the range of his skill set is incredible. His landscapes have had a big influence on my own.
Join us Friday, March 1st for an evening of sketching and shop talk with Adam. Thanks again to our community partner, Nemo Design for hosting. Hope to see you there!
DATE OF THE EVENT: Friday, March 1st
PLACE: Nemo Design, 1875 SE Belmont St
Check-in begins at 6:00pm. Doors close at 6:45
COST: FREE, however a donation is always welcomed!
REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday morning at 9am, February 25th
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