One of the best experiences at any comic con is walking through the artist galleries. Being exposed to many different art styles all at once, while immediately identifying with everyone’s favorite fandoms, is a fun way to meet artists.
We met Tania, AKA Noble Demons, at Comicpalooza this summer and she’s one of the many Texas-based comic con artists you should look out for!
Interview questions by ChinLin Pan
When did you know you wanted to become an artist? How did you get started?
Noble Demons: I’ve been an artist all my life. My dad was an airbrush artist and he was one of my biggest inspirations for a very long time. I’ve been drawing ever since I could remember. It wasn’t around 2012 that I decided I wanted to try digital art. And this is actually my first year tabling at conventions!
How would you describe your art style?
Noble Demons: I have a very hard time describing my own style, but a lot of my customers describe it as mix between anime and comic book art.
What is your creative process?
Noble Demons: I have a hard time drawing when I have a lot of schoolwork or personal issues to take care of. I tend to make sure everything is taken care of so I can be in peace while I draw. After that, some good tunes or a good television show always puts me in a mood to draw.
Do you have any artists that have influenced your style or that you admire?
Noble Demons: Definitely. Alphonse Mucha, Satoshi Kon, and Adam Hughes are some of my biggest inspirations, alongside many peers I’ve met through artist alleys and comic cons.
Ideally, how do you want people to feel when they see your art or buy your work?
Noble Demons: I want them to feel like they connect to the piece. I try to add a lot of symbolism and emotion into my pieces and when people buy them I’d like to think it’s because it ignited something within them.
What is a misconception that people have about artists?
Noble Demons: That it’s easy for us to draw or that we are born with the ‘talent’ to draw because they see our tables filled with so much art all at once, and it’s very easy to take in something visually, so people tend to assume that it was easy putting all of these together. But many people don’t realize that every piece takes several hours, sometimes even days to complete, and to have a full gallery is probably year’s worth of work and practice.
What are your favorite fandoms of all time?
Noble Demons: I love CW’s “Supernatural” very much. It’s honestly 80 percent of my work and it’s the reason I picked up drawing fan art after only working on original works most of my life! but my current obsession is “Voltron: Legendary Defender!”
What are you currently working on?
Noble Demons: I’m actually in the con prep rush for San Japan, an anime convention in San Antonio this weekend. I hope to debut new key chain designs, as well as several new posters for varying fandoms. I am also currently putting together an art book of all my “Supernatural” fan art.
See Noble Demons’ convention schedule below!