Terra Boss Art
Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?
Born in 1982. Houston, Texas.
Portland, OR is my home now, in all of its creative majesty.
What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?
My mother was in college, and I was about three years old. Without a babysitter, I had to attend her still life drawing class. My mother offered me paper and a pencil, while she drew my toy pull string duck. I drew a stick figure of myself pulling the duck along a 2 dimensional plane. I've been drawing ever since. Growing up in the 80's, I was exposed to the bold art on skateboard decks in the Bay Area, which certainly furthered my practice.
Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?
I went through my obligatory Tony Hawk phase, and Bam, and Bucky, for a time. Can't say I have a favorite, but I do enjoy seeing someone excel at following the passion for skateboarding.
Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?
Kinda split between Luis Royo, and Masamune Shiro. Royo's paintings have a timeless erotic appeal, with a feeling of gothic esoteric environments. Shiro's shining digital futurism is most readily recognized through his work on Ghost in the Shell, but has numerous other works of art which do not regularly gain attention on American shores. These two have inspired my style and sense of aesthetic greatly.
When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?
When I'm not making visual art, I'm writing science fiction or fantasy, or reading it. I enjoy keeping up on technological developments as well.
Who are your biggest influences?
My parents were a huge influence upon the development of my mind, which I am quite grateful for. I'm also quite lucky to have many encouraging friends, who enjoy watching me develop my skills over the years.
What mediums do you enjoy working in?
Digital illustration on the tablet is my favored method these days, but going back to the basic paper and pencil and pens from time to time never gets old.
Anything else you want to tell?
My work can be found on www.5thaeon.com for the most part, a few pieces of which can also be purchased through my online store at society 6. There's the Facebook page as well. I'm going to continue cultivating my style, and there will be plenty of horns and hooves in my future, for certain. I certainly hope you enjoy my digital occult craftings!
Main site: http://5thaeon.com/