Pop culture has had a great influence over society. It certainly had an influence over how I act, how I think and who I am as a person. I like to think it reflects in my artwork as well, since about 90% of it has a reference to some very well known media such as a show or a video game. An example would be my giant self-portrait with me in shining ebony armor having slayed a dragon to imitate the Elder Scrolls games, or a zombiefied portrait of myself or someone else. Because zombies are all the rage now thanks to The Walking Dead. My work varies from being very detailed to imitate a certain style or more simplistic to capture a feel or mood. I also vary in what media to use, depending on the work. I may use the computer to create a fantasy world or cartoony world and use traditional media such as paint, charcoal, or graphite to create a more serious piece. But I tend to stick to charcoal and paper because I dominate in that. My works, when inspired by pop culture, don’t carry any significant meaning or concept. I mean like, none, zero, nada. But when it comes to serious work, work that I put a lot of time and effort in, it usually does. And usually I draw someone or something that has had a profound impact on my life. So unless you ask me why I drew so-and-so, you’ll just see a nice portrait of someone. I tend to keep it simple as I’ve overworked and overthought many pieces before to the point where I don’t have fun anymore. And that’s usually what I want to do, have fun. I’ve realized the more simplistic my work is, the happier I am with it and don’t want to overwork it. And so, I go about my days when I work telling myself, “less is more”.