My objective when I create a pen and ink piece is to try and capture the emotions and feelings of the subject(s) while simplifying the image and reducing the noise that is usually seen in traditional photographs. My goal when choosing a subject is to focus on the diversity of humanity and the beauty that can be found within all people and cultures. The process to create these ink paintings can be quite time consuming to get the level of detail involved but I enjoy seeing them go from one step to the next.
More recently I had been playing with the idea of using the same technique to create linework as I normally use for my ink paintings, but painting it with watercolors instead to create a brighter, more colorful piece of work. The pieces I have done with watercolor so far have inspired me to create more colorful pieces in the future and even revisit more of my previous portraits and see them through a different lens.
I am a 36 year old artist from Noble, OK. I have spent several years studying and creating art though only began to refocus on and prioritize this passion within the last 6 years. My main medium is pen and ink though I also have experience with acrylic and watercolor paints as well as fluid acrylics.