GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: COPPERTOP INK

How old are you?
36

What is the primary medium you work in?
Digital or In my hand drawn art I use makeup, pencil and marker!

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Lately I’ve been enjoying digital.

What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
Pencil wise I use the brand “Black Wing” and I use Prismacolor markers. I love to use real makeup and choose brands that have the best pigment to stay on the paper, such as Nars, Urban decay and Mac. I use it mainly for the eyes, cheeks and skin tone.

How and when did you start creating artwork?
I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid. It was my passion for years, and I dreamed of being a cartoonist. There was a time that I stopped drawing to pursue my work as a makeup artist, and that’s where I learned how to do face charts adding makeup to paper, which really started what I do now.

If you could give any advice to your past-artist-self, what would it be?
To trust yourself, be more patient and gentle in the art journey, and know that great things are coming!

If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
I have so many to list! What is your ultimate goal as an artist? Where should I begin? 😅 I have so many projects, but I would love to do something with Disney in some sort of way. Since I was a kid that was a dream of mine.

Are you ready for the Halloween season? Is it your favorite holiday? 
I LOVE Halloween, it was always a big deal In my family growing up. While I work on commissions everyone teases me because I’m allllways watching a scary movie.

What do you love most about The Haunted Mansion? 
Everything! The music, the smell of that old building, the look, and the stories behind the making of it.

Who is your favorite Grim Grinning Ghost/room at the Mansion? 
The ball room scene is my favorite and the graveyard! There is so much to look at and I feel like it changes every time I see it.

Who is your favorite Grim Grinning Ghost/room at the Mansion? 
The ball room scene is my favorite and the graveyard! There is so much to look at and I feel like it changes every time I see it.

The 2003 Haunted Mansion film with Eddie Murphy, yay or nay? 
Mmmm I’m in between lol

Which is better and why: the traditional Haunted Mansion, or Haunted Mansion Holiday? 
Even though I do enjoy the Holiday Haunted Mansion, nothing beats the original.

Would you like to share any stories/experiences/special memories that revolve around The Haunted Mansion? 
My dad always like to share the story of the first time I ever went on the Haunted Mansion, I think I was about 4 or 5, and I took one step out of the elevator and screaaaamed! I was so terrified! I hid behind him until they cleared out the room to take us back up 😂

Would you take a hitchhiking ghost home? 
I think I already have! Muahaha!

Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
This is my first time!

Where can readers find your work? 
You can find me on Instagram @coppertop.ink and my website http://www.coppertopink.com

Anything else you’d like to add?
I hope you enjoy this piece, I wanted to do my best to showcase the graveyard scene. This ride is near and dear to my heart and I’m so happy to be a part of this gallery with SO many amazing artists!

YOU CAN FIND MORE FROM COPPERTOP INK HERE:
Website
Instagram

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