FEATURED ARTIST: Interview with Washington, DC Artist, Chris Holcombe

Chris Holcombe

Illustrator | 32 | Washington, DC, USA

We are honored to have, Chris Holcombe, as our Featured Artist, he is an amazing artist that draws some awesome illustrations, you definitely wont regret following this guy, so go over and support a fellow artist!

How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
Been an artist since I was a kid. I specialize in markers, charcoal, and digital mediums. I find inspiration from every. Video games, pop culture, architecture. I usually go off of gut instinct and personal interests when it comes to what I want to create. Especially interested in tattoo culture.

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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?
I do not have a job in the industry. If I did, my dream would be to run a tattoo studio.

Do you have a favorite Artist?
Monet. And most of the high renaissance artists. There are so many talented tattoo artists out there too. Tough to choose one.

What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
Raising a kid.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Being a loving father and husband.

If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
Bruce Lee.

How is one way you make money with your art?
I don’t make money really wish my art. An occasional commission here and there.

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If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Japan. I really appreciate the historical and pop cultures of the country.

What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Sakura Micron pens. Such smooth, dark lines!

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Any advice for young artists?
Keep drawing! Try different styles. Mix them together. Create stuff you like and don’t feel forced to create stuff you don’t like.

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