Matt Richardson manga inspired art

Artist Matthew Richardson, is from Charleston, SC. His hobbies include art of some form, including visual arts, music, and photography. He recently resumed drawing as a way to pass time at work and between getting to do photoshoots.


I specifically got into figure drawing (as opposed to trying my hand at manga years ago) and found that its what I’m best at drawing wise. My artistic process is pretty straight forward; I started out finding simple poses online to practice with, and now I find poses that are similar to an image I want to draw, or will attempt to freehand it. I try to sketch a couple ideas a day. All my sketches start out on paper, but as I now have a working tablet, I use that sometimes to play with coloring them for a different look. When i was younger, i wanted to draw my own comics/manga. Around high school, i gave up drawing and when i hit college, i focused all my creativity into choir/a capella/writing music. I was great at the first two btw. But earlier this year when i picked up drawing again, i was told that i still sneak elements of. manga in (not on purpose though).
2. I have no training at all. Everything I learn has been through books or Web tutorials.
3. My wife recently asked me the same question… i guess its because i mainly got back into drawing through figure drawing, and 90% of that is nude models. the second half of the question can be answered the same way, most of the models tend to be women when I’ve gone to the drawing sessions.

I actually don’t have models in person, although sometimes i have used friends I’ve photographed for reference. I don’t exclusively draw women of color, but I do believe in creating the art I want to see, and I definitely want to see more women of color in art. I currently do not have a shop or anything like that, when I do sketch things, they will always get posted to my tumblr page http://mrich2029.tumblr.com/

i discovered early on in my teens i hated wearing clothing unless absolutely necessary, so i didn’t. Now, if im home, I’m naked. Great for keeping laundry to a minimum

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