Some people say you shouldn’t have multiple styles or mediums but that you should pick one stick with that. But does that really matter?
I’m so interested in all of it, so I don’t have a specific focus. My focus waxes and wanes on what I want to do, what I should do. I’m trying to let go of the “shoulds” in life, I’m just trying to be focusing on what comes to me or what I’m drawn to.
It’s not in my favor [to have different styles] because it confuses people.
The cartoon stuff and the oil painting stuff, people couldn’t figure it out. And then some people even tell me, Dude, you’ve got to stick with this one or that one, or, I like your cartoon stuff. But I don’t really care. [Laughs]
Maybe this is really what it is— I don’t think I could only oil paint. For one, I couldn’t make a living doing that, and I’d get really bored. So I mess with other stuff. I’ve got a friend in Arizona, he is an amazing oil painter, he kills it, he’s really successful. But I couldn’t do that every day. I need to switch it up and it’s fun drawing cartoons and stuff. . . .
In art school you’re always taught to stick with this style and paint the same thing for the rest of your life. But if you look at music and other famous artists or some famous band . . . it’s always more interesting to see someone evolve and change styles.