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How many years have you been drawing?
I’ve been drawing since 2004
What sparked your art interest and urge to improve?
I’ve liked drawing since I was a kid, but most of the time, I just did it as hobby. My close friend – who gave me the penname, emperpep – asked me to do drawing challenge with him, when we were around 17 years old, and after that I continued to practice to this day.
What urges me to improve is quite simple; I just want to see what my art will look like as I get better over time.
What are your preferred tools for drawing?
I like using traditional media such as watercolor, regular and colored pencils, acrylic, gouache, etc. I also did digital art, but not as often as traditional art.
What are your favourite art pieces (by yourself and someone else)?
By other other people, I like cute drawings that look childish and innocent – they dont have to be very detailed – and I also like children art. For instance (OC) Kazuki Mai by avrytheist and Flandre Scarlet by JanAala
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I get inspiration randomly from seeing the world around me, surfing the internet, or from books and so on. Sometimes, I can’t get any interesting ideas, even when I’m actively searching for it, and then sometimes, they just pop up out of nowhere, and I have to transfer my idea onto paper or a smartphone, and work on it later.
Have you ever been to a European convention before?
No, this is my first time.
What are you looking forward to when coming to Genki?
I’m planning to meet people in person, because I usually live and work alone in my studio. So drawing and sharing art knowledge with people would be nice, taking a look around artist booths and look for random stuff that catch my interest, and sight-seeing in Denmark looking for nice ideas and experiences.
Any final words to our guests?
Thank you for inviting me, I hope everyone will have nice experience and fun at Genki.