BFA in Illustration
Ringling School of Art and Design
Freelance Illustrator, Designer, and Colorist
Hello there. I'm Kris. I've been drawing since I was three years old and grew up with every bit of art supplies I could ever want thanks to my incredibly supportive parents (who didn't say "Oh, God, where did we go wrong?!" when I told them I wanted to go to art school for college). I earned my BFA in Illustration from Ringling where I met some amazing artists in my classmates and learned some amazing things. I now work as a freelance illustrator, designer, and colorist for individual clients as well as Brown Cow Productions and ARC Interactive. I specialize in children's illustration but can do just about anything a client could ask of me including graphic design. I enjoy illustrating stories and conveying emotion in my work through facial expression, body language, and movement. I also love playing with light and shadow.
When I was growing up I didn't really have any other artists around me to learn from despite how hard my parents searched for an art tutor for me. Because of that, I'm always happy to help younger artists through answering questions about art school or giving constructive critique when asked. While I don't sugar coat my crits, I'm not mean, either -- I do my best to offer solutions and suggestions for art books and artist resources in order to encourage improvement. If you would like for me to critique something for you, don't hesitate to note me!
On the fandom side, I draw fanart in my free time for my own enjoyment and dA is where I showcase it all. I am also crazy about Inuyasha. It was my first true anime love and over 10 years after first discovering it, it's still by far my favorite series. Kagome and Inuyasha are my OTP which is why 99% of my Inu fanart is of the two of them. I'm best known in the fandom for drawing them in my own style rather than the anime canon style, or at least that's what I've been told.
Oh, and contrary to what most people on dA assume, I am not a boy!
I have the boobs to prove it.
"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
-- Robert Hughes
Favourite Visual Artist
Jim Warren, C.F. Payne, Rodel Gonzalez
Across the Universe, Back to the Future, Aladdin, Pretty Woman, UP, Tangled
Favourite TV Shows
I don't watch TV that much anymore, honestly, other than Outlander. My summer TV guilty pleasure is Big Brother.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
OneRepublic, Bastille, Adam Lambert, P!nk, Sam Tinnesz
Outlander (specifically the third book, Voyager), The Time Traveler's Wife
LoZ: Breath of the Wild and Ocarina of Time, Xenogears, Katamari Damacy
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Creative Suite CS3, Wacom Cintiq 22", blue mechanical pencil.
Illustration, Yuri!!! on ICE, Legend of Zelda, Inuyasha, fanart, music, Hidden Mickey pin hunting/trading in Disney World