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.