December Artist of the Month: Charles Pinegar

Lauren Simpson, Staff Reporter

Charles Pinegar posing for a picture. Lauren Simpson photo.

Q: What are your plans for after high school?

A: The plan is to go to DMACC and then to Iowa State.

Q: Do you plan to pursue art in some form in college?

A:In some form, yes. What that form is, I have yet to figure out.

Q: What is your favorite style of art?

A: I have always been interested in comic book art and amazed at how many different and unique takes someone can have on a given character.

Q: When did you first begin to become interested in art?

A: Essentially, for as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in comic books and how they are drawn.

Q: Have you ever entered your art into a competition?

A: I haven’t entered my art into a competition as I haven’t done much research into doing something like that, though I wouldn’t rule it out.

Q: How did you get interested in art?

A: My brother started getting into comic books early on, which naturally piqued my interest as well.

Q: What tips do you have for people interested in art?

A:It’s tempting to judge and criticize yourself when comparing your work to the people you strive to be like. Your work presents a new and unique angle that no one has seen before, so keep in mind who you look up to, but know that even they can’t replicate what new ideas you bring to the table.

Q: What is your favorite piece of art you have created?

A: My biggest feat has probably been the development of how I draw Batman. Being my dream to professionally draw for Batman, I believe that having my own personal take that is unique to me will allow me to give a lasting impression in comics and on the character.

Q: Is there a certain comic book that you like the most?

A: I always struggle to narrow it down, but I always go back to “Blackest Night” by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis