Joseph Bruen- How did you first start with the artwork? Did you always have the passion?
MIMIK- Yes, art has always been a passion more so than a hobby. It ran in my family. (My uncle, who recently passed within these past 2wks, was the only other relative that had any artistic skill). I started doodling & drawing cartoon characters as a kid. Some of my favorites to draw were the members of KISS. They’re obviously musicians, but to me they really were “characters” in those outfits.
Joseph Bruen- How do you decide who you are drawing next?
MIMIK- I decide to illustrate my (wrestling) subject/portrait depending on the talent appearing at a particular event. Its good to know way ahead of time who’s going to be where so that i’m well prepared. There has been a small handful of moments where I’ve had to pump out a piece on short notice. There’s so many superstars out there attending these events, it’s difficult to illustrate each & everyone that I've broken it down to who would I really like to meet &/or who would look good as an illustration.
Joseph Bruen- Walk us through the artistic process from the idea to the final product.
MIMIK- The process in creating a painted portrait is to first, select the subject matter. According to the talents gimmick (if any) sketch out ideas, design a nice compos