This week we welcome Zed Edge to the CBFC Artist Spotlight!
Q. Where are you from?
A. I was born in Sweden but moved to Australia when I was a toddler. Basically went from one side of the planet to the other before I knew it.
Q. How long you’ve been drawing?
A. I’ve pretty much never not been drawing. Started with crayons like most kids and just never stopped.
Q. What materials do prefer to do your art with?
A. While I typically work in Photoshop these days, my mum made sure I tried all kinds of mediums early on – oils, watercolor, chalk, clay, (crayons). But my favorite is probably still the classic pencil on paper. For such a simple tool, it’s incredibly diverse.
Q. Character you love to draw?
A. I’ve certainly grown fond of drawing the sexy ladies, but on the other end of the spectrum, Ganondorf from the Legend of Zelda series would be favorite character to draw. His sharp and chunky features perfectly capture my love of angular styles – and with so many iterations of his design, you’re free to explore a unique take on him every time.
Q. Character that you want to draw that you haven’t drawn yet?
A. Hm – good question. Much of what I’ve learned about art has come from drawing others’ characters and mimicking their styles. So, as long as there’s more to learn, I’ll keep making fanart. But perhaps now the character I’m most looking forward to drawing is one of my own. Someone influenced by all those characters I love. Maybe they’ll even earn some fanart of their own. Or maybe Garfield…haven’t drawn Garfield yet 😛
Q. What artist inspires you the most and why?
A. That would be Atey Ghailan, aka Snatti. There are numerous artists I admire for their own specialties, but snatti captures such a range of things I aspire to with both his characters and environments. He manages to make things feel detailed yet simple, stylized yet realistic, familiar yet original. And most of all, he’s got that fantastic angularness which I’m just a sucker for.
Q. What was your first published work?
A. Now that you mention it, I’m not sure if my art has actually been published in the traditional sense. A lot of my professional work has been somewhat behind the scenes. But like most comic fans, I’ve always wanted to create one of my own. So finally decided to write and illustrate an original one-off Spider-Man fan comic. I suppose when it’s posted online, it’ll be self-published too – but I wouldn’t mind if Marvel comes along and adds their official credit. So, I’ll get back to you on that.
Q. Which artist would you love to do a collaboration piece with?
A. I mean…snatti, of course 🙂
Big thank Zed Edge taking the time to answer a few of our questions! Be sure to give him a follow!
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