This week we welcome Vheto Gutierrez V to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!
Q. Where are you from?
A. I’m originally from Mexico, Michoacan, but at the age of 14 my family moved here, Chicago, and have been here since then.
Q. How long you’ve been drawing?
A. Since I’ve remembered I have always like to draw. What kid doesn’t like to let go his imagination and come to life on a piece of paper. However, it was in high-school, in my sophomore year, when I decided to take it seriously to improve and work on my artwork.
Q. What materials do you prefer to do your art with?
A. I’ve worked with almost any type of material but I prefer to use ink, pencils, and some watercolor.
Q. Character you love to draw?
A. There are two characters that I love to draw, The Joker and a Genderbent version I’ve created of Edward Scissorhands.
Q. Character that you want to draw that you haven’t drawn yet?
A. I love to create Monsters, creatures, pieces with dark themes, and one of my favorite Comic book characters is THE SWAMP THING and unfortunately I have not been able to draw.
Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?
A. There are two artists that have influenced my art journey. The first one Guillermo Del Toro, who is because of him that I do my work. He might not be a traditional drawing artist but what I took as inspiration from him is his creativity, the way how he gives horror and death a different perspective, he romanticizes the concept of horror, it makes you see the beauty in the peculiar and dark. The way he transfers his vision into his films was what inspired me to do the same, to create my own creatures, characters, and make interpretations of other existing characters. The second Artist is Menton3, he has influenced me on creating my own art style. For many years I was in the void, drifting to find my signature, something that could distinguish me as an artist from the rest. Then when I was introduced to Menton3s Art was when I knew how I should develop my work. His work gave the vision of how I wanted my work to look like.
Q. What was your first published work?
A. My first published work was the Cover book and interior illustrations of “Snow White Shattered Coffin”, written by the talented Cynthia Pelayo.
Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?
A. If I was given the chance to make a collaboration with an artist today I would say I would love to work with Allem Williams. I fell that he and I could create something really strange, twisted and beautiful.
Thank Vheto Gutierrez V for taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him follow!
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