Z-Man

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

 

I was born in San Francisco Ca. I live here now at the moment.

 

 

What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?

 

I always drew when I was younger like 3 or 4. my mamma encouraged me to keep doing it so I did. I love art and cartoons I went to museums on field trips as a lad and really appreciated what I was exposed to. Made me want to do more. But painting didn't come till much much later.

 

 

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

 

I used to love the skateboard game deeply and want to do skate art but never got a shot at it. My two cousin's who are pro skaters Marcus and Lavar McBride are pretty much my favorites.

 

 

Who is your favorite artist, living or dead? 

 

My favorite artist alive is a hard one..There are lots I admire. Todd Schorr is one of them, James Jean another, Aaron Horkey is an old friend I love what he does now. Craola is so ill now too. That's just to name a few. Dead, I'll start off with Norman Rockwell. But there are tons of others.

 

 

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

 

Writing raps and thinking of ideas for paintings. All I do is create by default can't help it.

 

 

Who are your biggest influences?

 

That's a lot really. Old cartoons from the 40's and 50's through to the 80's. Comic books, the artist who drew that comic style and pretty much the artist I mentioned not in that order. At least with painting.

 

 

What mediums do you enjoy working in?

 

I enjoy acrylic the most because it's fast and you can do just bout anythang with it. I love it but I'm open to other mediums just as long as I have time like with oils. I used to use markers a lot for everything. But couldn't mix or blend well so acrylic won me over and here we all!