Interview with JR Pencil

LOL I only know photoshop!

Jr-The Artist and Qy-The Manager are together JR Pencil. Jr is a Hobbyist Artist from Singapore with 5 years of industry experience.
Jr likes to work with Photoshop.

What led you into the CGI/3D? Tell us your story.

Our team consists of me JR the Artist and Qy the Manager.
I started working in 2015 or maybe 2014? But I only work for like 6 months than i went to become a streamer. the real reason why I started in this industry was that I had to buy drawing material and save money on it, but then I decided to go digital. LOL ­čśÇ

Qy hop on, helped with all the technical stuff. Chat with viewers. We ran conventions together. Qy helped me alot!
Than my wife, she just trusted me. I have nothing to say but THANK YOU to my wife.
Sometimes, all it takes is just 1 or 2 people to believe in you, that’s it.

Where do you go to get inspired? What/Who inspires you?

Hirohiko Araki – I LOVE HIM.

How does a typical working day look like?

Draw , draw draw, Sleep like 5 hour draw 8 hour? Take a 2 hour nap. Continue. Repeat.

What does your workplace look like?

Messy. really messsy. I dun keep things properly. I always ask my wife where are my stuff.

How do you stay motivated in this industry?

https://www.youtube.com/user/PassiveAggressions
I like to his video whenever i am down or lost or burnout.

What is your passion beside CGI/3D?

I Love cute stuff in general. It keep me young at heart and happy!

How do you keep your portfolio up to date? Any tips?

I have no portfolio. I am not looking for a job. I just wanna draw what i like.
Just draw what u like. Job will come naturally? But really slow.

What Software do you use to create your artwork?

Photoshop!

What Software do you want to learn in future? And why?

I wish to learn zbrush? So i can make my chibi drawings into figurine. That will be really cool!

Which books would you recommend to the read?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

What music do you listen to while working?

Spotify top 50

Any advice for new Artists?

Enjoy drawing. U might think is cool to have many like and followers. But when the numbers
start taking over your head you will lose that spark in you. So remember what get u into this.