AB Artist Feature: Sage J. Wood

by Mariah published on Sep 9, 2020 7 min read

Hello and welcome to another AnthroBrand artist feature! It feels so nice to be back at the keyboard after taking some time off to let my hand heal a little. For those of you who didn't know, I injured my left hand by applying power to a tool, and then, in the spirit of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, accidentally applying said tool to my hand. I was unable to use it for a few days, but it has healed up to the point now that I can type.

I want to take a second to thank my contributing writers, Leonard and Tanuki, for helping me keep the content rolling while I stepped away to let myself get better. I couldn't have done it without their help so please read their articles and give them some love! And as always, if you would like to be featured here or need to contact me, feel free to reach out via Discord or Email, which are both located on the home page. Now then, on we go!

This is Sage! A lovely artist who is ready to take your commissions and often streams on Picarto! They sat down with me and answered my hard-hitting interview questions like they were nothing! Sage is an absolute joy to chat with and very easy to get to know, so let's take a look at how they answered each of my ten interview questions!

How long have you been drawing in the general sense?

Truthfully, I have been drawing ever since I can remember. I used to sit in class and doodle on all my papers. It all started with anime and chibi characters and making up little comics. I really wish I had kept it, but most was thrown away or lost. However, about a year ago, I started taking this art thing seriously. Seeing as how I could make a living doing something I loved!

How long have you been doing digital art?

I've been doing digital art since about 2016. I went to a vocational school and majored in Media Technology. We explored 2D, 3D, Video, and Web Design. So I gained experience with Wacom Tablets and Adobe programs. That was where I found my love for digital art. I loved it so much that I asked for a Wacom tablet for Christmas that year.

What was your first digital art tablet? What was good about it, what was bad?

My first tablet was a Wacom Intuos Art. I've used it since 2016, and it's got me through a lot of artwork. It's pretty inexpensive and small enough to take on the go. It took a while to get used to looking at the screen instead of the surface I was drawing on, but I soon got the hang of it and had a blast using it. However, with Wacom, the drivers constantly shut down or just don't respond and I've been looking for a nice replacement recently.

Do you consider yourself a furry? Or do you just enjoy the Anthro community for the art and characters?

I would definitely consider myself a furry! The community is so broad and diverse. I love the characters, the art that people make, and it drives me to keep on creating my own. It even led me to create my own fursona!

What brought you to the Anthro community?

It was something I just stumbled upon one day. It was in short sections of how to draw books that I owned, and I soon developed a liking to it. After that, I started finding out that a few of my friends were in the community as well.

Who is your favorite artist? What do you admire about them?

Oh my, it's so difficult to just pick one. Each one inspires me to draw more. But if I had to choose it would be Rysonanthrodog (@SoxF0x on Twitter). They have really great line work, and their shading is top tier for me. I aspire to be as good as they are one day!

If you could give one piece of advice to new artists, what would it be?

One piece of advice I can give is to keep your old work. I can't stress this enough, but it is so important. I personally regret throwing away or deleting older works. It's a great reference to see where you started and how good you are now. Also, most people are curious about where you started as well. For me personally I try and find old works of artists I like, and see how far they have come.

What are your art goals?

My art goals are to keep improving my artistic skills and just keep having fun with it. There were times when I stressed out too much cause I wasn't getting likes, or follows, so I set a goal to remember to have fun with my artwork. Tea also really helped with that!

If you could master any art skill overnight, what would it be?

Animation! I've always wanted to make my drawings move across the screen. Recently my drive to get into animation as grown, and I've watched too many videos to count.

Tell me a little known fact about yourself!

I guess a little known fact about me is I really love to cook. I have spent years cooking with my family and learning so much. I can also make a really great meatloaf and no other compares to the family recipe!

And there we have it! A big thanks to Sage for participating! Please click here to visit Sage's website and have access to all of their social links. Please don't hesitate to reach out as Sage is currently open for commissions and streams regularly!

Thanks for reading!

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