By The Collected Mutineer
A few months ago, we had the opportunity to catch up with artist Artinggrace at Anime Los Angeles. We have purchased a lot of Grace’s art over the years (the Collectress has several pieces hanging in her office right now) and we eagerly look forward to the next time we can visit her!
Read below for some insight to Grace’s work and her creative process!
Note: all artwork is posted here with permission from the artist.
How did you first become interested in creating fandom artwork?
What inspires you to create art?
Interesting characters &/or concepts are my main source of inspiration for drawing. The art itself may not be particularly meaningful (I do draw lots of silly things & mindless doodles) but if I like a character, I like to express my love for them through my art. It also doubles as a way for me to share my thoughts or ideas about them and their interpersonal relations with other characters.
Do you have a particular process for creating art (i.e. when I write, I have to outline everything on post-its or nothing gets done…some people have to drink a particular type of tea…etc)?
What is your preferred artistic medium?
Who is your favorite artist? (Classic, current…list as many as you like)
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, JC Leyendecker, Nell Brinkley, Robert McGinnis, Tom of Finland, Fiona Staples, Hiromu Arakawa, Naoki Urasawa, Nagabe, Gigi Cavenago, Enrico Marini, Leinil Francis Yu, Chris Samnee, David Aja, Hyeonjin Kim, Old Xian, Tan Jiu, Audrey Mok, Jayd “Chira” Aït-Kaci, I’m going to stop now but the list is endless.