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name: Cody
surname: Snyder
year of birth: 1985
country: USA

Kith and kin by asconch

Kith and kin
by asconch

Q1: When did you start making art?
It’s tough to pinpoint when. My mother still has drawings I had done, probably as early back as 3 or 4. I’d imagine someone out there would consider those scribbles “art”.

Q2: What does inspire you?
Oh boy, I could be here forever answering a question like that! It literally can be almost anything. From other artists, to junk on the side of the road, a song or even noise. That creative spark can be ignited by so many different things.

Q3: What are your techniques?
I guess it really depends on what project I’m working on at that present moment. I’ve been doing a lot of digital art lately, which I really enjoy because the process involves a bunch of my artistic routes and interests. With my digital art I incorporate my love of vintage photos, drawing and painting, and even photographs of sculptures I’ve done to get the final look of my work. I do have some other more sculptural based projects in the works that I’m really looking forward to get started on though.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I naturally tend to veer towards the darker and more eerie stuff. Which is strange because I’m actually pretty goofy in the “real world”. When it comes to my “art world”, visually, I just find the odd and eerie more interesting to look at, personally.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I’ve always loved earth tones. Dry, muted, washed out colors and textures, those looks always appeal to me. I see it and I can almost feel the age and time that’s worn it down.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Everything! That’s the part of creating art I enjoy the most, knowing I can constantly improve. Every single piece I do is a learning lesson for the next. That’s what’s exciting to me.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Sure do! I’m always busy working on some kind of project. I’ve got some sculpting projects I can’t wait to start, a graphic novel idea I’m working on with a buddy of mine, set and creature design for a haunted attraction I work at. Hopefully my next project will be rest. 😉

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of asconch.
Wow, this is probably the toughest question of them all! I’m just gonna kind of go off what most people probably think of me…. Pale, mustached, creep. I think that about sums up my essence!

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
It’s not the very first thing I’ve ever done, but it’s the first thing I had ever uploaded to deviantart HERE. Crazy to think it was almost 10 years ago!!! If I remember correctly, I had just gotten some photoshop like program and made something really quick from a photograph I had taken of a sculpture my mother had….Ugh, I cringe just looking at it now. Hahaha!

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
A lot!

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Both! There’s nothing that compares to that feeling of relief, joy, maybe even somberness, when you step back from a project you’ve been slaving away at and realize you’re done. Especially if you’re selling a one of a kind piece! It’s like giving away a little piece of yourself, to me at least.

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