A lass on deviantart has offered to interview me for an upcoming webzine and I thought it would be nifty to - now that I have an official website, to put up a FAQ page. But the thing is - I need questions!
So, if you want to ask me anything about art, inspiration, technique, attitude or whatever, please do so here.
You can ask me questions about trading too - why do I do it? Why trade not sell? I can think of a number of questions but I'd like tos ee what you guys can come up with before I make up my own (not so) Frequently Asked Questions.
So, go for it - I promise to answer as honestly as possible.
The best questions (and answers) will be posted to my website - http://lemurkat.co.nz
You can ask me personal questions too, but I reserve the right not to answer them if they're too personal!
I have a question I have long wanted to hear you answer; Why do you refer to yourself as "an illustrator, not an artist?" How do you perceive the difference between the two as applied to yourself and your work? One of my absolute favourite artists was primarily an illustrator - N.C. Wyeth, and I've always found the delineation between the two as elusive as the difference between arts and crafts.
Well, there is not really a difference between an artist and an illustrator, technically speaking. However, whenever I hear the word "artist" I tend to think of fine/classical arts - like Picasso and Monet, Da Vinci, etc and I do not consider myself anywhere near that league! So to avoid people thinking I paint landscapes and still lifes, I label myself an "illustrator" because it has a lighter, more whimsical and free air to it. I draw more "Character" style art. Also, I'd love to illustrate children's books one day! So I guess it's part of the "if I say it enough it will become true".