When did you start drawing?
I think everyone has drawn something as a child. I rediscovered a love for drawing cartoon characters in 2008 when I got into an animation project that would finish up my bachelor degree in design.
How do you make your mascot characters look alive?
It’s all about adding those little lines and curves that makes bodies and clothing look tangible. The drawing has to look like there is gravity, and not just floating around the ‘wearer’.
How would you describe your mascot character style, and what influences it?
When I started, I really wanted my art to look like the traditional animations from Disney. Now after many years of drawing, I guess you can recognize elements from that way of building up characters. But mostly I don’t really think about style anymore and my drawings look the way they do because it all comes from this library of muscle memory. I like adding little details and wrinkles and folds to show off how clothing would both follow lines of the body and be subjected to gravity.