CORPSETITS X RITUAL CULTURE
Jessica Lynn, A.K.A CorpseTits, is an illustrator based out of Portland, Oregon. Jessica has been one of the more creative people that I constantly see on my online feed. Whether it's new artwork, a collaboration or one of the many products she offers, Jessica always seems to be keeping busy. Luckily for the rest of us, she's out there doing the devil's work one pencil stroke at a time so that we don't have to.
We will be doing a 2 week preorder on CorpseTit's ( Jessica Lynn's ) Fly illustration. Shirts will be on a preorder to print limited run so after the final pre order day the shirt will no longer be available for purchase.
Pre orders end on 12/3/15 All shirts will ship 12/13/12
Is there any story behind the name Corpse Tits?
Nothing that interesting I'm afraid. I used to call myself Wolf_Tits on IG but it was not really a pen name, just something I liked and had a meaning to me. After I starting actually doing more art this year, I found out a street artist goes by WolfTits, and actually paints wolves with tits. So, if I was going to start using my IG handle as a pen name I wanted to use something closer to what I tend to draw a lot. Tits and skulls. However, it really derived from the fact that I used to call myself CorpseHair for a while because I bleached it and I had pretty much killed my hair.
How would you personally describe your art style?
Um, I don't know. It's a weird hybrid of styles from many artists I love and grew up knowing, but I'm definitely more heavily influenced by manga and anime artists, as well as some tattoo art. I kind of see myself somewhere in the middle. A friend once reference my art as "skater art". Whatever that means.
Corpsetits X Tittybats pin (Tittybats)
Did you ever study art or did you learn what you know on your own?
Mostly self taught. I took a few art courses but I've mostly learned from peers and trial and error.
What is your process, when creating a new piece? What steps do you follow?
Well, if it's for a commission, it's rather standard. I start with a basic pencil sketch until I have it how I want, then I typically trace over it with ink onto clean paper, then fill in anything else. Other drawings I typically don't even know what it is I'm going to do until I get my pencil down and start drawing.
What tools do you use? (Both traditional and digital, if any)
I prefer traditional. I used to be strictly pencil, I've grown comfortable with ink over the year. I try to stay away from digital aside from some editing if it needs it for printing. I also like to dabble with watercolors and acrylics.
Illustration from Victor Virmis's Lack of Light zine ( victor.virmis )
Which illustrators/artists inspire you? If so, who?
Not answering because the list is literally TOO long. Big and small artists alike inspire me. My own 9 year old daughter's art inspires me. I'd hate to leave anyone out.
-What inspires you that isn’t necessarily other illustrators/artwork?
The positive community most artists seem to generate around them. I've been really inspired by the giving and modest nature of amazing artists, as well as the generosity and kindness of art enthusiasts and fans.
-What is your work environment like?
Well I actually work full time at an office gig, but my art work environment...well it currently consists of piles of artwork and art supplies in the corner of my room where I draw on my bed. I have no good "art studio" or even art area at the moment. I hope to change that soon and get more organized!
Are you involved in other art projects that isn't drawing?
I've recently start making enamel pins and would like to branch out making patches.
Favorite horror movie?
American Werewolf in London
What do you think contributed in your taste of art?
Heavy Metal magazine, hentai, anime and my dad...who's stash of Heavy Metal magazine's I found when I was 10.