Liz Coshow was recently commissioned to create the following portrait. We really like her comic book style and wanted to get to know her a little better; her style and life in general. Check out what she’s got to say about herself.
Taylor: You do both hand drawn and digital art, which one do you prefer and why?
Liz: I love digital art, because I can make a thousand mistakes and switch things around to fix all my terrible proportions. Drawing traditionally is great for getting ideas out, but I love the digital approach for precision.
T: What comic books have inspired you? What about artists?
L: I started out loving Marvel and DC, so a lot of my art is inspired by them, but I’ve pretty recently drifted more indie. But I still love artists like Stefano Caselli (have you SEEN the awesome expressions he does?), Amanda Conner (ditto!), Phil Noto, and Cliff Chiang. I’m also hugely impressed by the art of Blade of the Immortal and Eyeshield21 whenever I see them.
T: What’s a style you’ve always wanted to try?
L: I don’t know if I can answer this one! Usually when I see a style I love, it becomes my next project to try something out in it. I don’t think I have any current burning needs to try anything out.
T: When was your last vacation and what did you do?
L: A quick roadtrip from Portland to Seattle, for the express purpose of dinner and karaoke with friends. I also sang in the car all the way up and all the way down. I don’t know why my friends still hang out with me.
T: How’s the crazy cat lady thing going? I’m going to get snakes when I become old and grouchy (Says Chandler Bing)
L: It’s going pretty well, thanks! I’m at the point that when I meet someone new, I can talk at them about my cat for at least a good 20 minutes. I know some crazy cat ladies who can do a solid hour, so I know I have a lot of work to do, but I’m making progress.
To know more about Liz and her work, check out her Tumblr page!
To our ArtCorgi artists: Don’t forget, feel free to tag or mention us whenever you finish a commission so we can give you a shout out!
– ArtCorgi Crew