GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: RICHARD GARCIA OF ARTBYRICHARD

How old are you?
45

What is the primary medium you work in?
Both

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Both

What is your favorite subject matter?
Pizza!

What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
Procreate, Clip Studio Paint, PS, Illustrator Prismacolors, Blackwing.

How and when did you start creating artwork?
Probably as long as I can remember.

If you could give any advice to your past-artist-self, what would it be?
Keep at it, and push yourself more. Things will get better.

If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
My own comic.

What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
To just be better than I was the year before.

Are you ready for the Halloween season? Is it your favorite holiday? 
Heck, yeah! And wait. There’s other holidays??

What do you love most about The Haunted Mansion? 
Everything! From the experience, to the build up to the ride, to the ride itself…it calls to my inner spooky child!

Who is your favorite Grim Grinning Ghost/room at the Mansion? 
The graveyard!

The 2003 Haunted Mansion film with Eddie Murphy, yay or nay? 
It’s still to early to ask that. Lol

Which is better and why: the traditional Haunted Mansion, or Haunted Mansion Holiday? 
Yikes. I’m not prepared to answer that!

Would you like to share any stories/experiences/special memories that revolve around The Haunted Mansion? 
I guess probably when I first experienced as a young boy. It was with my family on our first ever trip to Disneyland. I was in awe!

Would you take a hitchhiking ghost home? 
Sure! Hello, carpool lane in the OC. Hop on in guys!

Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
I have not.

Where can readers find your work? 
You can find me on Instagram over at @artbyrichard, or on my new horror focused account, @westernvideoent. Both have my work, with the artbyrichard one more for the general audience 🙂

Anything else you’d like to add?
Just want to thank the Artist Lodge for giving me the opportunity to showcase my work with them. I’m really stoked to be a part of this for such an exciting theme, and hope that visitors will enjoy it as much as we have!

YOU CAN FIND MORE FROM RICHARD HERE:
Website
Instagram

*Please note that all artwork is reposted with permission from the artists. Please do not use, alter, or repost the artwork without direct permission from the artists. Each artist may have a different Creative Commons license on their work/images and you will need to contact them directly in order to obtain permission for your uses.

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