Michelle West

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


I was born in 1989, I live in the United States, in Illinois, I currently live in Chicago, IL


What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I've always been interested in having a pencil in my hand and making pretty pictures.



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


 I don't have any ties to skateboarding other than designing a skateboard for a show.


Who is your favorite artist, living or dead? 


 My favorite artists are James Jean and Salvador Dali.


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


 I enjoy reading and cooking.


Who are your biggest influences?


 My biggest influences are James Jean, Salvador Dali, Audrey Kawasaki, J.AW Cooper, & Miya Bailey.

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?


I enjoy working in markers, acrylic paint, spray paint, colored pencils, and oil paint.