We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Grosvenor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrew, so given that most of us are stuck at home due to the crisis, we’ve been asking folks about what they’ve enjoyed doing during quarantine. We’d love to hear what your favorite thing to do has been.
Drawing. Honestly due to quarantine, I have a lot more time to get personal projects done and other art for clients. Also getting caught up on movies and tv shows I was procrastinating to watch.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Drawing wild and funny cartoons have always been something I loved adding to my art. When I start a new piece and see the blank canvas, my mind runs rampant with all the possibilities. Raw imagination is what my art style is all about. And people see that and they love that about my art style. When I get commissioned for art work and the client isn’t sure what they want so they say “do what ever I want”, its more daunting. Just of the top my head I can come up with so many concepts instantly but I question myself whether what I created will be okay. I think self doubt is a challenge I’m still battling with, often when I get artist block or struggle with piece I start to question my abilities. What snaps me back is me looking at work I did in the past, I find myself surprised at what I did and remembering the feeling of elation when I was creating said art works. Keeping a positive mind when creating or doing anything will bring positive outcomes.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m more of a homebody so I don’t know too many places. but, Mu Ramen is a dope restaurant. I love Japanese noodles.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Firstly, my Mom. My mom always encouraged my passion for art since I was a little kid. She bought me some of my first sketch books and markers. I learned how to draw through watching cartoons and movies, so her encouragement helped me through times I didn’t think I was good enough. Secondly, my brother. My brother Andre is an artist as well, seeing him draw when I was young inspired me to start drawing. I would draw cartoons I watched, and character from my own imagination. He saw my interest and bought me how-to-books and taught me about the different mediums and techniques he learned. My family as a whole helped me become the creative I am to today.
The images were created by Andrew Grosvenor