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What is your name (and usernames on art forums)?

Drew Millward

Where are you from?

Born in Coventry, Raised in Bolton, Lived in Leeds, now resident of Steeton.

Age- 

32

How long have you been drawing/painting?

I’ve always drawn, I suppose, but I started drawing seriously about 9 years ago.

What got you started?

Being involved with the DIY music scene meant we needed posters for shows we were putting on. That was the spark that set things off. 

What other types of art do you do?

I’m not sure. I’m happy with Graphic Artist, Commercial Artist, Artist, Illustrator, Image Maker….. somewhere in that ball park. I make pictures. 

What sort of mediums do you use?

Pencil, pen, paint, digital. 

Are there any products you just can’t live without?

Pencils, paper, iMac, Wacom Cintiq.

What is your most favorite piece you have made?

That’s like asking a mother to choose her favourite child. Even if she had one (they all do), it would be rude to actually say.

What is your least favorite piece you have made?

See above.

Have you had any injuries working on your art?

No. Although the sentient desk bound lifestyle will likely send me to an early grave.

What is the funniest mistake you’ve made while working on your art?

No mistakes are funny. THIS SHIT IS SERIOUS! (only joking)

Who/What inspires you?

Everything, to a great or lesser extent. 

What projects are you currently working on?

Posters, clothes, books…. all the usual. 

Do you have any odd habits while working on your projects?

Herion, if you consider that ‘odd’.*

What types of art do you enjoy?

Anything that is made with heart and a lack of cynicism. Things that come from the creator, and could never come from anywhere else.

Do you take commissions?

Ocassionally. It depends on the project. 

Where can people see your work and contact you? 

My facebook page, www.drewmillward.com, Instagram and Twitter (both @drewmillward)

Do you have any favorite tips or tricks?

Don’t do heroin. 

What advice do you have for someone just starting to get into the art scene?

Work hard. Find your own voice. Do things for love, not money. If you want to do things for money, you are in the wrong line of work. 

*I don’t actually do herion. In fact, I don’t do any drugs. Drugs are bad.

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