Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to questions I get asked about my work. Still have a question? Get in touch via email or social media @dramaticinking.
"What art materials do you use to make an inking?"
A: I use black Indian ink on Bristol board. To draw I use a dip pen and a variety of brushes.
"How long does it take to do a drawing?"
A: It totally depends on what I'm drawing and how busy I am but on average, an inking of a show takes 8 hours of drawing.
"Did you go to Art School?"
A: No I didn't. I always enjoyed drawing but really wasn't that good. At age 19 when I started at drama school studying design for theatre drawing became fundamental so I taught myself by copying other people's drawings then practicing everyday for a few years!
"Where do you make your drawings?"
A: I draw at home. I have a beautiful victorian desk which I saved from a skip outside a theatre, but most of the time I lie on the living room floor, usually with my cat asleep on me.
"Do you sell your work?"
A: Yes I do. I regularly make limited numbers of prints of my artwork which I sell in my Shop, hosted by Etsy. you can visit it here: Visit the Shop!
"Can you make an inking for me?"
A: When I am able I do accept commissions. Usually commissions involve drawing someone's favourite shows/actors but I am open to all kinds of requests.
"Will you come and draw my show?"
A: I love to get invites to draw shows and if im able to attend I certainly will.
"What inspires your drawings?"
A: Ive had a love of theatre for as long as I can remember and its inspired a lot of my career choices. my drawings are directly inspired by a rich heritage of Theatrical artists such as Clive Francis, H.M. Bateman and Al Hirschfeld, to name a few.
"What do you do when your not drawing?"
A: Most of my artwork is created in the evenings and weekends as in the week I am a Set and Costume designer for theatre currently working as resident designer at a drama school.
"How many people are on the Dramatic Inking team?"
A: The core team consists of two humans; Andy draws the pictures, Scott handles the admin, And two Felines; Titus Andronipuss and Gypsy Rose Lee.