A Portrait of MJ Coren by Blacksmiley

Portrait of MJ Coren with a 5 o Clock Shadow by Blacksmiley via ArtCorgi

MJ Coren by Blacksmiley Reference PhotoThis portrait of MJ Coren in Blacksmiley’s super popular black and white comic style came out great.

You can commission a portrait of your own in this style by swinging by Blacksmiley’s commission page.

To learn more about Blacksmiley, check out the interview below!

Q&A with Blacksmiley

(AC): What are your strengths and specialties as an artist?

Blacksmiley (B):Characters. I love drawing characters of any kind. It’s interesting from a description to bring to life an awesome character. And when it comes to them I really like to focus a lot on their faces, expressions.. And among these, mostly on their eyes.

(AC): What do you find most challenging about being an artist?

Blacksmiley (B):Most challenging? Everything is challenging, because each time you have to deal with something new, that has a new personality and attitude.

(AC): What are your future artistic plans? (e.g. To become a famous animator? To be commissioned to create a portrait of the Queen of England? To run your own illustration boutique? To illustrate children’s books? To become a famous album cover designer?)

Blacksmiley (B):I’d like to work in the video games industry as concept artist. Right now I’m a jr. art director in an advertising company.

(AC): What is your favorite genre, style, or subject matter to draw/paint?

Blacksmiley (B):I love fantasy! I might not have as many fantasy-related artworks as I’d wish to, because free time to do that is hard to find, but whenever I can I sketch a character or when I get a commission of that kind it’s a pleasure for me to do it.