Justin Hillgrove


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


Born in 1976, USA, CA. I currently live in Washington State



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures


Role-Playing Games kept me drawing for the many years that I may have otherwise stopped. As a kid I was always drawing everyone’s Dungeons and Dragons characters.



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


I actually don’t follow skateboarding though when I was younger I enjoyed riding. 



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I am a big Hayao Miyazaki fan.


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


I like playing the guitar, playing with my kids and shooting (guns and bows).



Who are your biggest influences


Maurice Sendak and Hayao Miyazaki.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


I primarily work in Acrylic Paint.