Welcome to our Ninth edition of Artist Spotlight. This week’s Artist is Ashleigh Popplewell!
Q: Who are you and what do you do?
A: My name is Ashleigh Popplewell and I am a freelance artist/illustrator with an emphasis in trading card art.
Q: How do you work? (Tools of the trade, etc)
A: I use copic markers, colored pencils and paint in various combinations to create my work.
Q: How did you get your start?
A: A friend who was a fan of pop culture suggested I try to get onto a sketch card set, and I submitted work to Breygent. That was where it all began 🙂
Q: What styles of art do you most identify with (please feel free to include other artist’s names, or other inspirations, etc.)
A: I tend to identify with work that is representational and of a more realistic nature, because my training was in figure painting.
Q: What kind of artwork do you most enjoy doing/creating?
A: I love doing suggestivist paintings full of symbolism.
Q: What projects have you worked on in the past?
A: Various Trading Card Sets Including: Star Wars Galactic Files, Star Wars Galaxy 7, Marvel Beginnings II, Avengers Assemble, Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, The Walking Dead, Marvel Premier, Vampirella, Vampirella II, Red Sonja
Q: What is your Dream Project? (if you have one)
A: If such a thing were possible, I’d love to work on a Labyrinth project.
Q: What do you like about the art world?
A: All the inspirational artwork being produced.
Q: What do you DISlike about the art world?
A: Bickering, backbiting, disrespect
Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given professionally?
A: Always be professional and kind.
Q: What is your goal, professionally?
A: To continue to create art in one capacity or another. I’d love to illustrate books at some point.
Q: What wouldn’t you do without, and why? (could be art supplies, or anything else you wish)
A: I hate to say it, but I would die without the internet. I have gotten various gigs and sold artwork online, and if I couldn’t get on every day to socialize and *cringe* check my Facebook and Twitter accounts, I might go crazy.
Q: Are you open for commissions, and if so, how can people contact you?
A: Yes! I can be contacted at any time via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What super power(s) would you like to have, and why? (could be more than one)
A: I’d love to be able to travel through time.
If you would like to learn more about Ashleigh , see more of her work, commission her – or anything else in between… her contact info is listed below! 🙂 Thanks for reading, and Thanks Ashleigh, for being our Ninth Artist Spotlight! 🙂
Ashleigh’s Contact Info:
Name: Ashleigh Popplewell