FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Knoxville Artist, Austin Barnitz

Austin Barnitz

Illustrator | 19 | Knoxville, Tennessee

@barnitz_art | m.facebook.com/austinbarnitzartgallery
We are excited to have, Austin Barnitz , as our Featured Artist, he is an incredible artist that draws in a few different styles, but mostly anime and they are amazing, definitely some nostalgic references within his art, go check his page out and support a fellow artist by hitting that follow button!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I’ve been an art ever since 4th grade, but never took it seriously until 8th grade./ Color pencil./ In competition.

Do you have a job in the art industry? If So, what’s one thing you don’t like about it? If no, where would your dream job be?
Well I do work for a small math business, my dream job would honestly have to be drawing my own story being my own boss.

Do you have a favorite Artist?


What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Able to have the art of Grinding/self motivation/originality and the ability to help other artist that need help.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Finishing and/or done with art school, professional artist with a professional art job , and only God knows that last one

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
This might be clique but Jesus because you know he is the master artist.

How is one way you make money with your art?
Art Commissions

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
China, learn about the Chinese culture and the food

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software

Any advice for young artists?
Yes, 1. The age of an artist doesn’t matter

2. When you receive art block push through it it’s only a phase

3. Try to branch out of using references that is already drawn by other artist, God made you to have your own art style and your own ideas I encourage you to stop copying and start being creative

4. Last thing, don’t be discouraged when you compare your artwork to others that have more experience. You can achieve any level of art if you give it time and hard work!


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