ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – Skoot Starnes

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This week we welcome Skootsart to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!

Q. Where are you from?

A. I am born and raised in Memphis, TN, and still reside in the greater Memphis area.

Q. How long you’ve been drawing?

A. I have been drawing since I was very young. Maybe 4 or 5.

Q. What materials do prefer to do your art with?

A. My focus is on comic pencils. So give me a pencil and I’m happy. As far as what pencil, I use the cheap mechanical pencils in 0.5 size that you can get in bulk from any retailer.  Nothing fancy. On the occasion I do ink work, I prefer Pigma microns and the Pentel pocket brush.

Q. Character you love to draw?

A. There are so many, but Spidey or anything from the Spider-Man universe is my go to. Venom has been a big one for me.

Q. Character that you want to draw that you haven’t drawn yet?

A. Hmm.  I’ve gotten the chance to work on a lot of awesome characters for commissions.  But one that I’ve always wanted to do for myself is a Sentinel battling various X-Men characters.

Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?

A. First and foremost, Michael Turner. He’ll always be the pinnacle for me. But I find myself heavily influenced by David Finch, Ryan Stegman and Mark Bagley.

Q. What was your first published work?

A. Funny enough, I have only had one story published.  My brother and I did a 5 page story called B Movie Saga for an anthology put out by our local comic shop.  However, we are continuing with that story and have a creative team on board. We hope to release it in the very near future.

Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?

A. There are so many.  Currently, I’d have to say Ryan Stegman. I think our art styles match up pretty well. He also seems like a pretty awesome guy! 

Thank Skootsart for taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him a follow!

-Chris

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