LCS Artist Profile: Alex Wilson

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in LCS News | No Comments

1. When did you first start reading comics?

I have been around comics for as long as I can remember. My older brothers had huge comic book collections well before I could read so I always had plenty to look at.

2. What are your favorite comic books?

I have always been a big X-men and Spiderman fan. Black Sad is probably my favorite comic of all time though.

3. What tools of the trade do you use?

I work traditionally as much as I can. Ball point pen, red pencil, graphite and india ink with nibs are my bread and butter. I use water colour and acrylic for sketching in colour, but finish anything for print in Photoshop.

4. Any beginning artist tips?

Just draw. A lot.

5. What was the biggest professional influence on your work?

I can’t nail it down to one influencial source, but basicly: Disney, Pierre Alary, Juanjo Guarnido, Chris Sanders, Rodolphe Guenoden, Katsuhiro Otomo and Mark Schultz.

6. Any advice for a young artist that you wish someone had told you?

Don’t be too hard on your self, just keep drawing and enjoy yourself.

7. Why did you become a comic book artist?

I was working on my A levels taking Biology, Physics and Business Studies and hated it. I switched Physics to Art when I was 17 and havn’t looked back.

8. What inspires you most?

Sitting around a coffee shop watching people watching. I travel quite a lot and thats the first thing I do when I get to a new place.

9. Who is your favorite comic character to draw?

I pretty much never draw recurring characters, I just enjoy drawing people in general.

10. What have you done to get your work noticed?

As far as comic work goes I go to comic cons and speak to editors.

11. How often do you draw?

All day pretty much everyday.

12. What are your plans for the future?

More Drawing.