who is biggcaz
that's a good question...
I draw pictures of people, places and things on people, places and things, for people, places and things. That’d be the short answer. I have my preferences on what I like to draw for who and where, but as far as that goes, I’ve been pretty open to suggestions and opportunities as they’ve presented themselves. For the long answer, I guess you’d need to know where I came from, where I am and where I plan on going. That’d be the best way to know who or what of anything, right?
Born into the working class, I spent the majority of my life in Waterbury Connecticut. I’m sure a lot of people don’t know where that is, and those that know where Connecticut is probably think I’m lying about the whole working class thing. When thinking of Waterbury, think Brooklyn NY just less crowded.
Anyway, I’ve been drawing since before I even learned to write and never received any actual training until my last two years of high school. I was the kid that had to draw on everything. I mean that literally. It was something that constantly got me into trouble when in school. I was the only kid that got in trouble for drawing in art classes. After a while, the school faculty saw fit to put that drive to good use by having me decorate for school functions and design year books for my classes.
After graduating, I made my way to Pratt Institute via Pratt at Munson William Proctor. Before attending these institutions, the only mediums I really worked with was pencil and cheap tempera paint. So to say that there was a little bit of trial and error to be had, would be a huge understatement, but that’s why you go to higher learning institutions in the first place. To learn. So I learned as much as possible. Coming out the other side, I have my preferences and I’m happy with them. I feel it makes me a versatile artist, but like any young-ish artist, I understand I still have room to grow. I’m looking forward to what my art turns into over the next couple of years.
Music mainly influences my art. Music and Martial Arts. I’m more into the art forms themselves that individual artists and practitioners in both. I feel like you can still enjoy particular artists, but it wouldn’t be a good idea to lose sight in the bigger picture of a movement in creativity.
Aside from that, I just go with how I feel when creating something.
Right now, I do freelance work, and I am open for commissions. I also work with a few websites like The Fight Nerd and Nerdvolution, to name a couple. Those have lead me to opportunities to do various things from media reviewing and commentary, to pod-casting and sports photography. Its all cool, and I enjoy stepping out of my comfort zones to try new things in places I wouldn’t venture to otherwise.
From there, its whatever’s out there for me to get into. Only time will tell.