This week we welcome Jean Carlos to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!
Q. Where are you from?
A. I’m from Brazil. I live in a small city in northwest region
Q. How long have you been drawing?
A. Well.. I’ve drawn since I was a kid but I see a professional path when I went to the college (Graphic Design). After that, all the jobs I took was for illustration things. At college I dream to work with concept art. After that I started to read a lot of comics an I fell in love with sequencial art. Now I have two comic book and I’m planning to draw more!
Q. What materials do prefer to do your art with?
A. I love how digital art can make things magical but there’re a lot of awesome things when you do in tradicional, right? I aways draw digitally, I preffer doing this to not waste some paper and to be able to change and draw as much as I can. After I get the idea and the composition right, I draw on the paper with a colored pencil blue and then draw the details of linework with an red pencil. So I start to draw the lineart with some brushpen. I use two Towbows fudepen and the
Pentel pocket brush. Colors are aways in photoshop. I’m studing a lot of to do more beautful pieces.
Q. Character you love to draw?
A. Batman or Wonder Woman. I love how Batman can be a joke and do funny things with him.. I like to break the stereotype of him but with Diana is the opposite. I like draw her as the strong woman she is. WW is powerful fictional symbol of woman in pop culture.
Q. What Character would you want to draw that you haven’t drawn yet?
A. I love Kamala Khan and Miles Morales. Two of my favorite teenage heroes. I would love to draw more of them although I have drew them a few times long ago. They are so much funny and the possibilities with them together are aways very good.
Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?
A. This question is so easy to anwser. Skottie Young is one of my favorites artists and inspires me a lot to do cute and funny things. But my style was to close to his art style, now I’m trying to evolve my style. Eduardo Medeiros (@hellatoons) have a nice artwork and I’m studying his style a lot. For my new comic, I’m going to mix something in the style of Jefferson Costa (@jeff_costa_rm) and Mike Mignola.
Q. What was your first published work?
A. Dandara was my first comic book. It tells a story of two black slaved simblings in the end of slave era in Brazil. It’s a combination of history and fantasy. The second one I made with my girlfriend, It’s called Contos de Griô: O espelho da Verdade (Tales of Griot: The mirror of truth). She wrote some tales from Africa. Both were made by crowndfunding campaings.
Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?
A. Since I started doing this, I had worked alone. But there’re some artists that I would love work together. Neil Gaiman, Mat Lopes, Jordi Lafebre, Melissa Garabeli (@melissa_garabeli), Eduardo Medeiros and some others probably
Big thanks to Jean Carlos for taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him a follow!
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