hello and welcome to this week’s Welcome to the Insta-hood. This week I interviewed
Ig account @ink._.girl
- Tell me a little about yourself:
“My name is Izzy and I’m a live stream artist who lives in Las Vegas.
I love drawing nostalgic art specifically in inks. I started broadcasting my art through Twitch to make friends and to exercise my art skills while creating a revenue to support my art expenses.
I’m originally from South Bend, Indiana. I moved to Las Vegas about two years ago to be closer to my family. I’m also a special events florist that creates large event floral set ups in the casinos.”
2. What inspires you in order you to draw?
“My inspiration comes from my strong memories of my childhood. I hold on to the emotions I had when I first discovered crayons, learning how to tie my shoes, and exploring my father’s art supplies. It’s important in my art today to not forget my childlike wonder. It is that childlike wonder that leads to profound discovery. I was greatly impacted by discovering iconic creations like the animated version of The Hobbit, the creations of Beatrix Potter, Shel Silverstein, and Stan Lee. I use the nostalgia of these discoveries in my art.”
3. What is your favorite drawing that you made and why?
“My favorite work I’ve done so far is the ink sketch I made of Mr. Freeze from Batman.
The perspective, and line work was a discovery moment. It’s a piece that is truly original and not fully referenced from anything I’ve seen done. The character himself, his story line is iconic and one of a kind. Most importantly I had a ton of fun creating it.”
4. What interests do you have outside of art?
“I love cooking (vegetarian) and discovering new flavors. If I’m not watching Star Trek: Next Generation on Netflix I’m usually getting dressed up to go out to one of my boyfriend’s comedy shows.
I also enjoy going to the eclectic arts district here in Las Vegas; a refreshing escape from the tourist attractions.”
5. Do you have any upcoming events or announcements you would like to share?
“I recently opened up my online print shop: https://society6.com/izzyinkgirl ; where you can find work I’ve done for sale like my Mr. Freeze sketch.
I’m very excited about that and am working on original concepts to put into my store. You can also see me live streaming art work through Twitch at my site: Inkgirl
All of my art work is on Instagram at : @ink._.girl