Prismacolor intern, Samantha is back! This time with an interview with character artist, Mac Garcia!
Growing up in Houston, Texas, artist Mac Garcia always loved to draw-perhaps too much for it landed him in detention quite often. Luckily for him, however, his mother suggested he put his knack for drawing to good use and work as a caricature artist at Six Flags during high school summer break. Mac considers this some of the best advice he ever received. Since then, he now does custom & event caricatures on a full time basis & is a memberof the ISCA (International Society of Caricature Artists).
Often finding inspiration from music, Mac explains that some faces he draws relate to a specific genre,which helps capture the mood of the caricature. Then again, sometimes his crying children “add some spice to it.” He’s a true believer that art is everywhere, and disagrees with the old saying, “You either have it or you don’t.” Mac explains, “even the business man has to match a tie every morning, the soccer mom paints with her make-up and don’t forget the little ones with their food sculptures.” Let’s get to know Mac a little better, shall we?