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Oh, Wow

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Meet Vin Ganapathy

Vin is sharing drawing tips and demo videos with Sktchy subscribers throughout June. Learn more.


What's your background?

I'm from Connecticut and have lived in NYC for the past 20 years. I've called Brooklyn my home for the past 15 years.

I got into drawing comics in 6th grade and explored art throughout my developmental stages. More specifically, there was an older kid that had a photographic memory and could draw anything. He would draw comic panels like cars exploding or people running in perspective, and it made me want to practice drawing everything until I knew how to draw.


What's your medium of choice when you're creating art?

I prefer drawing straight with ink pens or brush pens. I like to mix up waterproof and non-waterproof inks. 


How did you build your creative habit?

I make it a point to draw something daily, even if it's just a doodle. I'm addicted to ink marks.


When you do find yourself in a creative rut, how do you get out of it?

I try different approaches to drawing subject matter. If I usually start at the eye for a drawing, I might try drawing the shoes first. Trying out different mediums or styles also helps me getting out of a rut.

If I'm just really stuck, I'll go for a walk around the city. I'm usually inspired by crowds and people watching.


Which of your recent artworks most expresses who you are now as an artist?

I suppose my life drawings have become a new part of my art identity. I've always enjoyed drawing live models, but adding the same discipline as my portrait drawings has added a new form of enjoyment to the process for me.

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