Friday, August 31, 2012

Pure Inspiration's Amazing Artist Feature 2

Pure Inspiration's Amazing Artist Feature #2

Who?  Bryan Short  - Illustrator

So sometimes when Pure and I are working at home we like to get out of the house and not work at home.  Today we grabbed our computers and went to our local coffee shop.  Glad we did.  We ran into Illustrator Bryan Short creating some of his skateboard art.  Above is the board that he was working on.  I loved it and immediately started taking pictures to share with you all.  I asked Bryan some questions about his work and what makes him tick.  This is what he said.

Where are you from?

Originally from Long Beach and Moved to Los Angeles for school.

What do you do? What Inspires you? How did you get started painting all of these characters on skateboards?

Like I mentioned, I work with kids on the Autistic spectrum for my day job, and create whenever I can otherwise.  I do a lot of drawing and painting working mostly with paint pens.  I do my own original art as well as popular characters from many media such as comics and video games.
My art is my therapy.  It helps me unwind after a long day, and it really helps me deal with life.  Like most artists my art serves as an escape.  It relaxes me and helps me think.
Lately, I work with a lot of wood such as Masonite (artist clipboards) and skateboards.  Something about the complexities of dealing with wood as a canvas excites me and pushes me to improve.  It handles color and sketches in a unique way.  It's a fun way of highlighting my art mainly for the kids and their peers.
If anything my art reminds me of the importance of creativity as an outlet to help deal with the stresses of life.  I recommend people to find this outlet for themselves, be it in art, reading, sports; some sort of thing outside of work and relationships that can help keep them grounded.

Where can we find you?

Check out my stuff on Facebook and let me know what you think.  You can contact me at  A website is on the way


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