Dragon Con 2019: Andy Braz On Illustrating Dark Fantasy

by Tito W. James

Tito W. James: You’ve drawn a lot of creepy things but I think there’s a sense of Romanticism to it. Even if there’s some ghoulish aspects to the artwork. Where do you think that comes from?

Andy Braz: My biggest artistic influences include Bernie Wrightson and Frank Frazetta.

TWJ: Like them you use a lot of traditional tools in your work.

AB: Yeah, I inked traditionally with a micron pen. So for a lot of the detail work and there’s only brush and ink to fill areas without pencil work.

TWJ: A lot of the these images incorporate action, adventure, and horror. What do you think about those genres combined?

AB: Well I like to mix a lot of genres draw inspiration from lots of things. You know, mixing elements of fantasy, darkness, superheroes, and sci-fi. I just mix of all those things and try to put that into various illustrations.

TWJ: If you had to survive in a dark fantasy world, what would you what would you bring with you?

BA: Okay, that’s a good question… I’d bring my art tools and and draw.

TWJ: Would you entertain the ghosts with art or would things come to life as you drew them?

AB: The drawings would come to life! That would be very cool to see.

I’d like to thank Andy Braz for taking the time to do this interview.

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