Will Wooten

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


Born in 1980, New Mexico, USA. I currently live in Portland, OR.



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


My family has always fostered art and creativity within the household. My sister and I would draw our best renditions of characters from the cartoons, comic books, and video games of our youth. 

In high school, I fell in love with graffiti culture and would draw pieces in my sketchbook constantly.



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


No favorites, I just enjoy the culture. 





Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I think my absolute favorite artist right now has to be Greg "Craola" Simkins. Dude's art is pure brimstone.



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


I love listening to and producing my own music. I also love fitness and cycling around Portland. If I'm feeling really lethargic, however, I'll just hang at home and play video games.



Who are your biggest influences? 


My family, my friends and my woman for supporting my crazy endeavors. 

And, really, anyone who chooses to go against the conventional standards of society, despite all the risks, the nay-saying and the challenges, in order to pursue what, in his or her own heart, is considered a pure passion for living life to its fullest and becoming a better person. We only have a limited amount of time on this planet...might as well make the best of it. Seek progress and never settle for less!



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Oil paints, for sure; spray paint; ballpoint pen; plain ol' pencil and paper; Prismacolor colored pencils... 

I also really enjoy sculpture and 3D art. Bronze casting was a particular favorite while at Portland State.



Anything else you want to tell?


Do not try to speak sports with me. I'm not a fan