How did you develop your amazing artistic skills?
Never. I’ve been doing art since I was a little kid. I think I was around 4 when started doodling around. Started with Anime figures when I one day asked myself, ‘why do these persons have such big eyes and a nose like this? What was the first step to start working on my art to look more realistic?’ I was around 12 at the time. I never went to an art school or anything. I just thought everything myself. :)
How do you find a balance between drawing & modeling?
Well, that is hard sometimes ‘cuz i love doing both! But when I get a cool modeling request; while I’m free, I’m doing art! Sometimes I need to take time for one of these, but it’s working fine at the moment.
Where does your true passion lie, & where do you see yourself going with it in the next few years?
My true passion is art…because I’ve been living it since I was a kid and it’s always around me. Of course I like modeling and taking photos too, but I think you can make everything if you have a creative mind.
Well, [in the next few years] think a wanna live in Los Angeles or in New York, having a wife and 2 kids, a boy and a girl, but the boy has to be older!! (To protect his lil’ sis [Laughs]). That has always been my dream family. I wanna live a life where I can do all these things, traveling, and exploring the world with my little family. Big dream is maybe one day to be on the cover of the Vogue magazine! :P
What is something that a lot of people are surprised to find out when they get to know you?
I think the most people think I’m arrogant or something ‘cuz I have a strong mysterious way on social media, which is what I want. But I never share a lot of stuff about myself. That is one thing I hear a lot when I meet fans… I find this super sweet!
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