This week, we welcome Sutton Kane to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!
Q. Where are you from?
A. My parents moved around a lot when I was growing up because my Father was in the military. But we settled in the town of Gettysburg which is close to the state capital, Harrisburg, PA.
Q. How long you’ve been drawing?
A. I drew a lot as a child. So I would have to say most of my life. Professionally, 30+ years. I spent most of my professional career in the imprinted apparel business doing designs for screen printed t-shirts and sweatshirts. During March 2020, Covid quarantine, I had a few blank sketch covers I did pencil drawings of Princess Leia. They sold almost instantly from my Instagram. I then picked up a few commissions. So in the comic industry, I’ve been doing it for 3 years.
Q. What materials do you prefer to do your art with?
A. I do both traditional and digital. I use a lot of Copic markers and colored pencils. I also have a love for the Airbrush. For digital, I use Procreate on my iPad, for coloring I use Adobe Photoshop on my desktop or laptop.
Q. Character you love to draw?
A. I love to draw, Harley Quinn and Princess Leia.
Q. Character that you want to draw that you haven’t drawn yet?
A. Vampirella! But have one to do!!
Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?
A. Hajime Sorayama and Olivia de Berardinis. I feel that Sorayama just breaks the mold and stretched the boundaries of traditional art. I fell in love with Olivia’s work when I was in my early 20s from seeing her work grace the cover of Air Brush Action magazine. She seemed to stand out in a primarily male dominated area of the art world. My first born is named after her.
Q. What was your first published work?
A. A major publishing, I have none. I have done work for a small independent comic companies such as Mad Love Comics and Lab Comics LLC.
Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?
A. I have a lot of favorites such as Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Paul Green, Gregbo Watson, Elias Chatzoudis, Eric Basaldua “Ebas” (Go Ass!) but if I had to pick one, it would have to be J. Scott Campbell. But to be honest, I would feel extremely intimidated. Honored! But intimidated.
Thank Sutton Kane for taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him follow!
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