Just spent the past while thinking about what to write in my bio for my #Patreon
account, only for it to get cut it in half when I hit "save". Thank God the back button didn't bring me back to a blank text field; my whole message still remained. Posting it here now, so as not to feel like I just spent my time introspecting for nothing.
'Sup. I'm skillustrate
. NY-born & mostly raised, but received mail all over.
I was brought up lovingly
, but also rather strictly. As a small child, I learned early on that speaking my mind and sharing my thoughts were synonymous with crossing the line in my family; and the rod was not
always spared. Solution? Shut the f☆ck up. Become a clam.
Instead of voicing my opinions or showing out, I embraced the sketchbook (literally and metaphorically), as well as secrecy.
I believe that that repression had a pressure-cooking effect on me; it made it so that art bleeds into and/or dictates everything that I do —sometimes even to a fault— and when it doesn't, I'm just not content. Basically, in one form or another, I bleed art; from writing and designing, to drama and music— even the Venu-
...Well, we'll leave that one alone. 👍
Anyway, as I was saying: Music!
It entwines with writing and writing locks arms with wordplay.
Being a Monster of the Double Entendre
myself, wordplay influences a great deal of my artwork. As such, often times the references made therein —visually and otherwise— remain cryptic to,
and unexplored by
part of my audience. However,
this is NOT a problem! I maneuver around it by doing my current-best to make sure any piece I create —no matter how esoteric— appeals to more than just the audience it was directly intended for.
In other words, if I painted a still life of a tofu dinner, my aim would've been to make an African lion drool over it. And if I fell short there, my second priority was to at least
make it so that Mr. Lyin'-Ass
Lion was lyin' (like a barcode! OHHH~)
if he couldn't look at it and admit he would benefit from even a bit
more calcium in his diet. Ya dig?
tl;dr - iHeart
, but as for drawing, what I currently lack in understanding and/or technical know-how, I try to make up for with wit.