I have been creating art since an early age. In 2010 I earned my Bachelor's degree in Fine Art from the University of Texas at Arlington. My illustrative artwork is inspired by fashion, nature, pop culture, and human emotions, as well as folklore and old fairy tales.
"Few things are as bright and beautiful as they appear on the surface; nothing is quite as dark and terrifying as it is at first glance. I explore the light side of dark, the dark side of light, the demons we try to ignore, and the beauty we just cannot seem to live without."--© Jayde Hilliard
Favourite Visual Artist
Pushead, Amano Yoshitaka, Rachel Davis, Roger Dean, Waterhouse, Tom Bagshaw, Hokusai, so.. so many...
Legend, Dawn of the Dead, Death Proof, Gone in 60 Seconds (Original), The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Sunset Boulevard, Machete, American Mary, The Mad Max series...
Favourite TV Shows
The Walking Dead. Game of Thrones. A Jewel in the Palace. Sailor Moon. Outlander. Vikings.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Metallica, Pantera, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Flogging Molly, Horrorpops, Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantics, Nightwish, Sirenia, Sleepthief, Rob Zombie, Static X, Birthday Massacre, Tengger Cavalry, Loreena McKennitt, In This Moment, The Wicked Tinkers, etc etc
Oh man I've read so many books... it's hard to pick just a few..
Edgar Allan Poe, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Amy Tan, Stephen King, Bram Stoker, George RR Martin, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mervyn Peake, I really need to read a lot more...
I usually don't get time for games. :( FFVII?? :P
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Acrylics mainly, Digital second (photoshop and SAI). I also have been known to work with textiles and make random atrocities here and there...
I love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday. I used to work haunted houses but mainly just visit them nowadays. I love to attend renaissance festivals as well as car shows. Gardening.