You mentioned that you tend to be asked to create pin-ups more than other sorts of images. If you could work in any part of the industry or on any project that didn't involve pin-ups what would it be?
Actually, I'm currently working as character designer for a 3D animated series for very young children (between three and five years old). Strange, isn't it? But, hell yeah - I like that!
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has looked at your work and thought, "Wow - that must have taken ages!" How long, on average, does it take you to complete a painting? Do you find you spend your whole day in front of the computer?
An average picture takes me about two days, or about 15 hours. But I have already spent more than 70 hours on a picture for Sashimi's Revenge because of the very complicated tones. If you want to have a very clean render you have to be patient, it's the only solution. It's not a problem for me, I'm a patient person... at least I am when I am painting. I've got two children so I can't spend my whole day in front of my computer. I will soon have to paint with acrylics and I think that will be a good thing. I am beginning to have binary dreams with only zeros and ones in them.
Sitting in front of the computer all day can be a real drag. Do you think it's important to get outside and see the sights, not only to keep you sane but to look for influences and inspiration?