Hey there, my name is Sophie! I'm 24 years old, and I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada! 🍁
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. In school, I was always the ''Art kid'' that sat quietly in the back of the class and drew.
My passion for art really started when I would go visit my cousins.
One of them drew a lot and I remember always wanting to draw like her. I'd watch her draw and she'd give me tips and tricks.
Her style was heavily inspired by manga and anime, which translated onto me. Because she watched anime, I started watching anime too, and would draw myself and my friends in that style.
When I got a little older, around 12 years old, I asked my mom if I could have a tablet. At the time, I was always on DeviantArt and was an avid speedpaint watcher on YouTube.
Digital art really intrigued me, and I was itching to try it out. As an early birthday gift, my mom got me my first tablet, and that's when I REALLY started drawing digitally.
Fast forward a few years later, and I've finally established myself as an artist. I love experimenting with different art styles and mediums. While I tend to do a lot of digital pieces, I also like to occasionally use watercolours and copic markers, as well as ink pens.
I enjoy drawing pretty girls, pretty flowers, and generally anything I find captivating. I tend to draw from my emotions, thoughts, or something that inspires me, whether that be something I saw online, an outfit that someone was wearing on the bus, or the weather. I find inspiration everywhere.
I am living with my parents while working on my freelance business and saving up to purchase a house with my partner!
Schooling & Skills
Seneca College - Art Fundamentals (Certificate with honors) 2016
Algonquin College - Illustration and Concept Art (Diploma) 2018
Programs and tools that I use:
Clip Studio Paint EX, Huion Kamvas GT-156. (I also have some knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, but I'm a little rusty).
I also use Procreate on my iPad Pro.
What I enjoy drawing the most:
I love doing character designs and colouring digitally. I also love doing clean line work and going over rough sketches.
Aspirations & Goals
Any art job I get is exciting to me. Being able to work with a client and bring their ideas to life with my art skills is very fulfilling.
I love being able to redraw someone else's character(s)/concept and seeing how it looks in my style.
I would absolutely LOVE to be able to draw book covers; whether it be for a graphic novel or a YA novel. In the future, I'd like to put out a zine or an art book. I love collecting them from other artists that I admire, so I made it a goal to work on a zine and (hopefully) be able to publish one in the near future!
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take you to draw?
Good question! It honestly depends on the complexity of the drawing. I tend to pump out quick sketches easily, especially for clients. Despite all of my drawings being different, I would say it takes me on average a day or two to complete a drawing!
Which do you prefer? Traditional drawing, or Digital drawing?
It's fun to experiment with traditional media from time to time. My favourite kinds of traditional media to work with are gouache, watercolours, ink pens, and pencils. If I HAD to choose one, though, I would have to go with Digital. It's so easy to fix mistakes and I'm much more comfortable working on a screen tablet than on pencil and paper.
What do you think are your artistic trademarks?
A lot of people have told me that I draw hair really well, as well as expressions, so I'd have to say those two things are what makes my art recognizable!
Which artists or what art helped inspire you to create before you started making art? What creators (or generally what people) had the most influence on either your creative education or your current stylistic identity?
VERY GOOD AND IMPORTANT QUESTION. As I listed above in my bio, my primary drive and inspiration to pursue drawing was my cousin. Afterwards, once I started posting online, I started drawing inspiration from other artists. One artist in particular (RileyAV) influenced me so much that I included her name in a ''Who inspires you'' question on a test I took while applying for my first year of college!