Sunday, October 12, 2014
Guest Artist: Amie Key!
GZ: So, Amie, how long have you been an artist?
Amie: I've always been doodling. When I was younger I traced stuff by using the light through sliding glass doors. In '94 Lion King came out and I tried drawing those free hand. I had really good art teachers. They taught me a lot.
GZ: Far out. So what kind of career do you want in art?
Amie: I've never really sought out a career in art primarily because I like drawing what I want. My career has been working with animals. I would love to find time to draw and sell art on the side though.
GZ: I think working with animals is really cool. But then, you aren't for hire yet?
Amie: I am coming back into drawing after a 10 year break. Trying to get a tablet/scanner and photoshop/manga pro. So currently not for hire. I'm fast at doing line art and drawing characters, so in the future I will be doing those at least.
GZ: We can see that by the examples here. So what is your favorite style?
Amie: My favorite style is Anime/manga. Jim Lee's pencils I adore though.
GZ: From all of this, do you have any projects you want to pursue?
Amie: Right now I'm writing a story I will make a comic out of. I've been primarily a writer for the last 10 years.
GZ: I bet that will be something to look forward to. What inspires you most in your work?
Amie: I'm inspired mostly by seeing other really nice work and some of my older stuff. I'm hoping to put out a comic worthy of being seen and read.
GZ: Well you seem to be off to a good start. Lots of luck to you!
Big thanks to Amie Key for being a guest artist today! While she's currently not for hire, keep an eye peeled! This young lady is a future talent just waiting to take off!