BEN KWOK

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?

 

I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. I currently live in Pasadena, California.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

When I saw drawings my cousins made, it really blew my mind and fascinated me. So I had to try and give it a shot.

 

 

Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?

 

I guess my favorite skateboarder is Rob Dyrdek. Because I'm not a hardcore skater myself and the only other skater I can think of is Tony Hawk. 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead? 

 

I have 2 favorite artists. Aaron Horkey and David A. Smith. They both have intense ultra detailed drawings that humbles me

 

 

When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?

 

I enjoy spending time with my wife and my 2 cocker spaniels. Lately, I've been really into reading about dogs and learning about self made millionaires.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences?

 

I've always admire Alfonse Mucha and H.R. Giger for most of my high school/college life.

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

Mechanical pencils, click erasers, technical pens such as Micron and Copic Multiliners.

 

 

Anything else you want to tell?

 

"One's ability to succeed is always proportional to one's willingness to fail" -Unknown