Interview with Audrey Baker












A Little Something About Audrey Baker:


Audrey Baker, aka A.E. Baker is a seventeen year old young lady with such immense talent as a digital artist, as well as a traditional artist and enthusiast. She loves to capture and create realism pieces of all kinds, especially portraits. I think he deepest connection is the darker, more moody side of humanity and the world around her.


Question and Answers:


1.What’s your background?

I'm a 17-year-old, recent high school graduate, who is currently residing in Virginia with my dad and my sister. I have been drawing most of my life, and spent most of my time in Wyoming until early 2020, which is where I really began to take art seriously, as a way to better envision the thoughts I had in my head; and, art in such a way is a nice escape from reality.


2. What does your work aim to say?

I love to create and capture the likeliness of people through my realism artwork, as well as recreating scenes from my current work-in-progress book; I l draw a variety of emotions and try my best to make the people who view my art feel like they are in the real scene, or looking the person in their eyes.


3. Who are your biggest influences?

Manga artist Hiro Kiyohara and Yana Toboso were my first ever biggest influences; and, although they are artists of a different style, I have always been mesmerized by their artwork and stories, which have prompted me to create my own.


4. How have you developed your career?

I l often put my work out on social media, as well as sharing it with my family and friends, who share it in return; it has helped quite a bit, and I love creating art pieces for familiar faces, as well as new.


5. How do you seek out opportunities?

I love to enter art competitions whenever I can, which I tend to do for fun; I also, of course, share my art across my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where a variety of people have messaged me regarding art requests. To my surprise, it does well, and I'm very thankful!


6. How do you navigate the art world?

I don't really have a specific way of how I navigate; I just put out what I like, and hope others like it, as well. I mainly stick to sharing my content across my social platforms; I also have a set business email for people to contact me there regarding art commissions, if preferred. And, for me, the best thing to do as an artist myself, especially on platforms, is to just be yourself and create what you love.


7. How do you price your work?

I sell at fairly kind prices, and although I tend to sell for far less than the value of my art, I enjoy the work, nonetheless, and I truly appreciate when people choose me as the artist to create their image.


8. Which current art world trends are you following?

In all honesty, I do not really follow any art trends; I love to draw what I feel in the moment, regardless of what may or may not be trending. And, I think the best thing to do as an artist, is to create what you love.


9. What is your favorite genre to create?

I love creating realism portraits, often depicting darker scenes, such as Soft Horror and thoughtful scenes.


10. Do you like to create original pieces, or would you rather create fandom art?

I love a variety of content, but I enjoy creating both original pieces and fandom art of models, musicians, and characters from shows and games I love, and more.


11. Any given piece, how long do you think it takes to create?

For me, since I have lately gravitated towards digital artwork, 1 full art piece takes anywhere between from 2 hours to 12 hours, depending on the size and request.


12. What would you say is your end goal in your career?

I would love to one day become a professional novel artist and create book covers, as well as create the art pieces for my own future books. And, although I never thought much of this before, I now believe I would love to have an art shop in the future, where I can sell prints of digital art, physical paintings, and paper sketches.


Final Note:


I have watched her from the side lines for a few months now and I love her depictions pf realism. There are those fleeting moments where I can't tell the real from the fantasy in her work. I think that is her mission- leaving people to question is that a photo, a real person, or an A.E. creation? I cannot wait to own one of her pieces. So, I can say - "I knew her when..."












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