“There are a great many battles being fought in my own head on a daily basis and it always comes out in my art somehow.”

 

 

Name: Koti Warner
Art Materials: Pencil, Ink, Photoshop

Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration generally comes from the emotions or thoughts I’m experiencing at any given time, along with some of the darker aspects of both humanity and nature. I let my feelings (or muse, I suppose) guide me. There are a great many battles being fought in my own head on a daily basis and it always comes out in my art somehow.

Tell us about your creative process.
My creative process is nothing extravagant, at least to me. I like to sit down and just start doodling. I start with a sketch, and continue to detail it from there. Often times, I’ll have a particular goal in mind, but rarely does the finished piece come out as I originally imagined it.

What is the story behind your artwork, if any?
I have no detailed story behind my work, other than that it is driven by my need to communicate what’s in my head. I am a person who has a very difficult time sharing and expressing emotions, and the best way I know how to do it is through varying forms of art. I often feel very disconnected from other people, and I desire to connect with them somehow – in any way I can. My work is what has allowed me to do that for most of my life, and through the process of creation, I’ve managed to relate to others, or at least allow them to relate to me. That’s a very meaningful thing, and a large driver for why I do what I do.

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