hello – i’m renn. i'm a self-taught traditional artist & full-time graphic designer.
my art primarily features animals as the core subject matter, as well as themes and elements inspired by nature. i also enjoy incorporating geometry and symbolic elements into my pieces.
i work with a variety of traditional art mediums such as colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, and metallic ink.
when i'm not drawing or working, i like to swim, garden, go exploring with my Siberian husky, read, argue with my cat, and play sandbox RPGs.
q: what materials do you use?
◦ faber castell polychromos
watercolors / gouache paint:
◦ mijello gold class watercolor
◦ mijello white class hybrid watercolor
◦ winsor & newton gouache
◦ arches hot-pressed watercolor paper
◦ hahnemühle grey-toned paper sketchbook
see my instagram highlight for a full list.
q: did you go to art school?
no — i'm self-taught. i have a bachelor of sciences in design & digital media, and am currently working full-time as a graphic designer. the design background does help me in my art, though — especially with things like composition and color theory. otherwise, everything else is the result of experimentation and patience!
q: how long have you been drawing?
i've been 'drawing' since i was nine, but i've really only been approaching art more seriously for the last three or four years. i don't currently have any plans to turn it into a career — i just enjoy it as a creative hobby.
q: do you take commissions?
i don't. i plan to offer prints of my personal work in the future though -- stay tuned for those!