Sean Kitt: "My name is Sean and I'm from New York City."
2) When did you know you wanted to be an artist and what kind of artist would you consider yourself as?
Sean Kitt: "I always wanted to be a comic book artist since I was a kid. Collecting comic books introduced me to different drawing styles, and ways of telling a story. There are other artists in my family so I was exposed to drawing early on. I'm really not sure what kind of artist I would consider myself, because my art has changed so much over the years. For about 10 years I didn't draw much at all, and only recently am I getting back at it. Until I make a comic book, I'm not going to say I'm a comic book artist, so perhaps I'm more of a traditional artist."
3) Are you a full-time artist or are you involved with other creative jobs?
Sean Kitt: "I'm not involved in any creative projects at the moment, nor am I a full time artist. For many years I sort of have stopped drawing. It's hard to say exactly why I didn't make time for it, but I don't want to make any more excuses. With hard work, I want to see how good I can get. I don't want to regret not pushing my talents."
4) I noticed that you tend to draw women from diverse cultures. Why is that?
Sean Kitt: "It's probably different for each and every artist, but I think women are pretty hard to capture. When I was younger, I copied a lot of comic books, which were mostly comprised of male superheroes. I got pretty used to drawing male figures, and wanted to learn how to draw women as well. That being said, I have plans to draw Muhammad Ali, Rakim, Michael Jackson, Levar Burton and etc. But I haven't got to it yet."
5) What foils your creative juices? Do you have a specific music playlist or just need to be in a quiet scenery in order to feel inspired to paint?
Sean Kitt: "Sometimes I listen to music while drawing, but it depends on my mood. Usually it's something upbeat, so I can use that energy to continue drawing. Sometimes I play a lecture or documentary in the background too. If I'm going to draw or paint for hours at a time, then I figure I might learn something passively when my attention wanders. What foils creativity is fear, and comparing yourself to others. Everyone has to confront these issues at some point whether you are an artist or not. Often what stop you from doing something isn't necessarily a lack of skill, but a lack of confidence. You really have to envision yourself doing the task at hand to trick your mind into thinking you have already done it."
6) Do you have any famous artist that you can say that inspired you to draw?
Sean Kitt: "There are so many artists that have influenced me that it's hard to list them all. However, I must thank my family surrounding me with creativity and support. Other artists that come to mind are Frank Frazetta, Jim Lee, Vaughn Bode, John Byrne, Jack Kirby, and Bernie Wrightson are the artists of all my favorite 80s cartoons, and many more."
7) What message do you want to give to the world through your artwork?
Sean Kitt: "If my artwork has any message it's that we all have the ability to create. It's up to you whether you want to practice and fine tune that ability where its writing, story telling, building houses, coaching, painting, whatever. My artwork represents many years of practice, and while some say it's a gift, it also had to be earned. That means it's something anyone can work toward. People may reach different personal milestones, but it’s the journey of learning that's important. Appreciate the little time you have, and make sure you are spending your time wisely."
8) What is your ultimate goal you want to achieve as an artist in the next 5-10 years?
Sean Kitt: "In 5 - 10 years I plan to be economically independent. Hopefully that is through some creative endeavor, but if not, I plan to make time for my art so I can continue learning and exploring. Inspiring others to do the same would be a great accomplishment."
9) Do you have any advice for someone who wants to be in your shoes?
Sean Kitt: "If I could go back in time, I would tell people to find a great mentor. If there's a skill that you want, then try and find someone who is amazing at that skill. School can definitely help, but isn't always the answer. In the age of information, the resources are out there to teach you. It took me a long to time to put my artwork online, fearing that it wasn't good enough. Just go ahead and start your blog, website, online portfolio. It will help you connect with other people that will give you feedback, encouragement, or even money. Don't make excuses. If you have a problem in your way, look for a solution. It's all about your mindset, and how you perceive the obstacles ahead."
10) Where should people go to contact you or to just follow you on social media?
Sean Kitt: Thank you for the interview. It was fun! It's important for any artist to think about these questions. Anyone that wants to contact me or see more of my artwork can go to: