GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: STEPHIES DOODLES

How old are you?
30

What is the primary medium you work in?
I love using acryla gouache on watercolor paper!

What is your favorite medium to work in?
Even tho I do digital work using pro-create I will always make time to paint with acryla gouache!

What is your favorite subject matter?
Favorite is horror with a hint of cutesy

What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
I don’t have specific brands ! I buy most of my brushes from Michael’s and paints on amazon or raw material store! The paints might be brand acryla I believe!

What sources would you recommend for artists that are interested in pursuing your art medium?
I love using art books; the art of _____ (favorite animated movie) And I always look through those for inspiration! I always look up to other artists as well with the same interests and that’s how I learn new techniques.

How and when did you start creating artwork?
I’ve always been drawing and creating. Making cards for friends, decorating their agendas! But didn’t start selling my work until 2015 I believe!

If you could give any advice to your past-artist-self, what would it be?
Don’t give up! Don’t wait for the right moment and just go for it! Stop making other happy and do what’s best for you!

If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
I would create tons of puppets and figures of my own characters!

What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
My goal as an artists is to continue to create my own characters and inspire others. I love creating something where people see themselves in. Representing everyone in my drawings

Are you ready for the Halloween season? Is it your favorite holiday? 
Yes, I’m so ready! It is my favorite holiday! I get to dress up decorate and the only time my drawings and paintings fit without being told it’s not Halloween yet haha.

What do you love most about The Haunted Mansion? 
I love the decoration and the door knobs !

Who is your favorite Grim Grinning Ghost/room at the Mansion? 
My favorite part is the grave scene! Where everyone is singing ghosts coming out everywhere and the singing!

The 2003 Haunted Mansion film with Eddie Murphy, yay or nay? 
Neutral

Which is better and why: the traditional Haunted Mansion, or Haunted Mansion Holiday? 
Traditional ! Every time I go in I find something new and never get tired of it!

Would you like to share any stories/experiences/special memories that revolve around The Haunted Mansion? 
Every memory I have has been great! My favorite one is when my partner and I went to Walt Disney World for the first time! It felt even more magical and sharing that moment with him.

Would you take a hitchhiking ghost home? 
I definitely would!

Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
Yes!

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