We are honored to have, Erika Saccoman, as our Featured Artist, she is a very talented artist that draws amazing anime/manga illustrations, make sure to head over to her wall to scope out all her work, while your there make sure to hit that follow button to support a fellow artist!
How long have you been an artist? What is your specialty? Where do u find inspiration?
I started drawing back in 2010. I mostly draw using anime/manga/comics style, and I’ve always been inspired by artists around me. I started drawing thanks to my sister, though, so she is my biggest inspiration!
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?
Unfortunately, no… I would love to work as an artist, and make my own comics/graphic novels. My dream job is also to become a VA, I’m currently studying for that!
Do you have a favorite Artist?
Yes, my sister and my best friend above everyone! But also Yana Toboso and Deejusan
What is one accomplishment you’ve had in your life? Does not need to be art related.
I graduated from school with 90/100!! And I also got the opportunity to meet my favorite VA ever. He was my teacher!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?
Hmm I hope I will accomplish some of my dreams. For now, I must think about the present in order to make my future brighter!
If you could meet and talk to any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to meet Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio) he’s one of the artists I admire with all my heart!
How is one way you make money with your art?
I do take commissions! But my account is not big, so I rarely get to sell my art
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I would like to visit Japan. It has always been one of my biggest inspiration, and it’s a world so different from mine! And I would also love to visit Iceland!
What is your favorite brand of art supply? Whether it’s a brand of pencils or brand of camera or software
Hmm I’m not really sure. I really like Wacom and I think their products are professional and efficient!
Any advice for younger artists?
Draw for yourself before drawing for others. Be happy with what you make and don’t stop at the first wall. Be bigger than that wall and fight in order to smash it.
Don’t be your “stop”, be your “go”, learn from mistakes and bloom beautifully