[Artist Spotlight] FifthPower — Young, Black & Innovative [@555Coins]

photography by: justin shootz

photography by: justin shootz

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

Earlier this week we got a chance to show you all just how talented our guy FifthPower truly is. With a fanbase that is growing more engaged and by the day and We also got the opportunity to get a few answers to some questions we had regarding his process—and what interests him as a creative.  

"Fifth is a young black male who has talents and a promising future ahead of him. He'll most likely do your favorite rappers album cover"

Much to our surprise —Almost in no time he was able to give us a response and here— is what we got.

S: When did you first start getting into illustration?  

F: Ive ALWAYS been into illustration, ever since I was a kid. I drew on everything in my old home. Walls, Tables , toyboxes , clothes , beds, etc. it was endless.

S: What / who were your main influences when you were new to drawing?

F: Im going to base this answer off of me jumping back into the art world. I would say my biggest influences were Antoine Manning @manningantoine , Kristen Tate @katertot ; and alot of big artist such as Paperfrank & Actionhankbeard.

 

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

S: What is your preferred style of coloring?

F: My preferred medium of coloring would be with markers, I love it. The colors are VERY vibrant and easy to get light and shadows in the work.

S: Do you find Digital work easier to do than traditional styling?

F: Yes, Digital work is EXTREMELY easier than traditional work, its less of a stress of messing up because you can easily " undo " and add layers onto your work when doing digital work. I will eventually reach into that world on a deeper scale.

S: What is your opinion on doing free work for friends? (If you do that.)

F: My opinion on free work for friends...is sort of in the middle. I would only give free work to friends who look out for me as well but like I support all my friends and if they work, I'd purchase their work ; so I'd expect the same from them. Supporting each other is the vision.

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

S: What has been your most recent motivation that's driven you so far in 2017?

F:  My motivation as of this year is really fashion, a bit of my personal life , and studying art. Art of this generation and past generations. Fashion is really going to get my art a long way as well; fashion is really the motivation for everyone this year, so I'll take part in it with my art and bring a different look to my characters.

S: If your talents could take you anywhere right now where would you go and set up your dream studio to work out of?

F: If my talents could take me anywhere right now? I'd take my brothers and I to either a big home or studio apartment in New York. Enough space for all of us to work and just continue to do what I do now, but on a larger scale. A list of artists who want cover art from me , self - portrait paintings. Just having to do art/music and it brings me a steady income, like enough to live off of and get anything I want? Would make me the happiest person on this planet, no joke.

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower

Artwork by: fifthpower