What’s the worst thing about where you’re staying at right now? The best thing?
I’ve been in California for over a month now. The thing that drives me insane is not being able to get anywhere (lack of trains, expensive taxis, shit bus systems), and the fact that everywhere closes at 2am. I feel stuck. On the other hand, instead of staying up to bomb at 5am, I now wake up at that time and have been able to get a fuck ton of practice illustrating and coming up with weird ideas. It’s been nice to relax a little and not be on the grind every night, but I’m getting restless as shit.
I’ve been painting for only 5 years – so since 2009 when I finished fashion design school – I’ve been doing letters and I would draw my characters on the side – I never really felt like I had my style and I didn’t want to copy Fafi or Miss Van so I wanted to wait to do a character until I felt like I had a good sketch!