Day 8 – MJ Lindo
Californian Bay Area artist, MJ Lindo draws her “dreams, nightmares and fantasies” and transfers her drawings onto wood board, preps, and then paints. MJ is an avid YouTuber, be sure to check out videos of her process!
Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?
So I consider my self self-taught, however I did take a few art classes during college. Mainly art history and figure drawing. I think the most helpful class I took was color theory however.
What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?
I dont really use programs besides Premier Pro which is used for my videos. I would like to learn all the Adobe programs however.
Your art provides inspirations to so many others. What or who inspires you?
There are countless artists that inspire me, I love Fuco Ueda, Martin Wittfooth, Etam Cru
Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?
My process is actually quite long, I usually start off with some sort of thumbnail, then I start doing final drawing, I transfer the final drawing to my wood board, then I gesso the board, sand it and then I can start painting.
I think the entire process might take me over 40 hours which end ups not being very profitable. I definitely need to figure out how to streamline my process.
What part of your process do you love the most?
My favorite part of all my paintings is painting the face and hair ^__^
If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?
If I couldnt be an artist I think I would be something I would find interesting as well like an anthropologist 🙂
Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?
My husband, Joshua Lawyer. He pushes me to get better and he is an amazing artist. He is incredibly creative.
Name an underrated artist
Again Joshua Lawyer, I feel he is so good and should be a much more well credited artist. I hope he gets the attention he deserves soon in his career.
What artwork of yours are you most proud of?
I am very proud of one of my recent pieces (” I just want to save the world”) I really enjoyed the process and the outcome of this piece.
What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?
I really want to focus on my Patreon page and YouTube. I think it is so important to build a little community for yourself and we have the tools at hand, we just have to put in the work!
Bonus fun questions
What is your pet peeve? long nails on men ( dont know why!!)
What is your current favourite album? Kendrick Lamar – but I havent listened to his whole album, he is just my favorite in general
Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do? Eat and hang out with friends and my dog
If you could tame any animal and have it as a pet, which one would it be and why? An elephant or panda because they are so gosh darn cute
Fun fact: I am a neapolitan mastiff mother ^__^
Shop: MJ Lindo at Store Envy
YouTube: MJ Lindo Art on YouTube
Images courtesy of MJ Lindo-Lawyer © MJ Lindo-Lawyer