While I’d like to consider myself a creative person, I am certainly not an artist. I am always amazed by what some artists have the ability to create using their hands and their imagination as their guide. And, there are some artists that we see that can really blow us away. When I came across Ricky Damper’s work in my Tuxedo Cat Lovers group on Facebook, I was instantly amazed by his impressive talent. With just sketching pencils, he has the power to transform pieces of paper into artwork that looks as if it’s popping straight off the page.
I had the opportunity to connect with Ricky, and he allowed me to share his responses and lovely artwork with all the wonderful Cattitude Daily readers. Something tells me that you’ll love his work just as much as I do! Ricky hails from Harare, Zimbabwe, and he’s had the chance to see many of the stunning animals that he sketches in real life. A self-professed “animal lover, wildlife and pet artist,” something tells me that Ricky is well on his way to becoming one of the best animal sketch artists of today. Keep reading to see more of his breathtaking artistry and answers below! Enjoy 😉
How long have you been sketching animals?
“I started sketching animals when I was 11 years old.”
Do you have a favorite animal to sketch?
“I love the cat family, both wild and domestic cats. I enjoy drawing them most.”
Do you reference any images when you sketch? How does your creative process work?
“I reference all my artworks, but I don’t copy all the things on the reference. I usually put my creative spin using the reference as just a guide.”
What’s something special you’d like people to know about your artwork?
“In my artworks, I am more concerned about capturing the beauty of the animals that I usually draw, therefore my artworks acts as a mirror by reflecting the beauty of animals on the paper.”
Want to see even more of his work? Check him out on Instagram @RickyDampersArt.
I’d like to give a special “thank you” to Ricky for allowing me to share his work and answers with you all here. If you know someone who would enjoy viewing his work, share this article with them!