Meet the Artist – Mackenzie Mullins
When did you start drawing?
It might be a bit cliché, but I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil. The practice really took when I was diagnosed with a neurological speech-language disorder in elementary school, and I discovered that through art and writing I could express myself better than I ever thought I could conversationally.
What are your favorite things to draw?
I return again and again to two particular motifs- cool monsters and pretty girls! My work has been described as “high femme high fantasy,” meaning I tend to consistently portray glamorous subjects in a magical setting!
Who are some of your artistic inspirations?
Firstly, I think I draw a lot of inspiration from cinema- namely Guillermo Del Toro’s horror/fantasy films and Quentin Tarantino’s, well, particular brand of dramatic storytelling. Then, as far as comic artists are concerned, off the top of my head I’d name Jen Bartel, Fiona Staples, Becky Cloonan, Paulina Ganucheau, Kate Leth, Babs Tarr, Kris Anka, Leslie Hung, Jamie Mckelvie, and I’m sure there are many more.
Any projects you’re working on or looking forward to working on?
I’m currently interning at Resonator, a collaborative, punk art space/community center here in Norman. Part We’ll be hosting a medieval fantasy themed extravaganza in late November, so come check that out!
What’s a good way for fans to check out your work?
Find me all over social media! @bluewitching on Instagram, deviantART, Tumblr, and Facebook!
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