Meet Patrick Hochstenbach
What’s your background?
I drew a lot as kid and created comics for the college and university newspapers. After I graduated, I didn’t draw for 15 years. At 40 I rediscoverd the joy of drawing and took some classes in comics drawing. Using Sktchy I found out that creating portraits is even more fun.
What do you look for in a reference photo on sktchy?
I love gestures and people doing an action. When I look for inspiration, I always ask myself, “Which verb do I see?”
What’s your medium of choice when you’re creating art?
An H2 pencil and my TWSBI fountain pen
What’s one quirk in your creative process?
My penciling is more a first attempt to get some shapes on the paper. Inking is a continuation of sketching. Very often I ignore my pencil lines.