Krys Kinsel - Illustrator/ Sequential Artist

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Krys Kinsel is an alien that enjoys sloths, rice, and hoarding art supplies.  She is currently working on a comic (or three) and collecting zines and art with her husband and artist wrangler, David.

She accepts donations of watercolor supplies and ink.

CONTACT INFO: 

https://kryscolour.wixsite.com/kryscolour 

Email: kryscolour@outlook.com 

Instagram: Instagram.com/kryscolour

Twitter.com/kryscolour


When did you know you wanted to be an artist?

I always fancied myself as creative and artsy, but never settled on one artistic discipline. The past few years, in my 30s, I feel like I have gotten more intimate with the thought of being an artist... It is a lifestyle now.

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How does your personal story/background influence your work?

I have finally faced the fact that I am weird, and my art reflects my personality and aesthetics. I always aim to try new things and I am not comfortable staying stagnant. 

My background is varied, I went to school for library science, so older media and organic nizing/collections are a thing, but I also was a hair stylist, and color and shape are equally beautiful to me.

Which of your works are you most proud of?

Right now, any of my comics... I am working on chubby anthology 5. Sequential art is a rewarding style within the art scope and unfairly dismissed (along with illustration) as not high art. 

But I also love watercolor. I love the flow and impermeable nature of that medium. I have created some of my most personal pieces with watercolor.


What is the hardest part about being a professional artist?

The anxiety and drama of a piece from conception to promotion. Many of us hate selling ourselves and I have a hard time with haughty talk about my art... I am more like, this made me feel good. I like color. I hope you like it too. 

Who are other artists that inspire you?

  • Kat Hudson 
  • Terry Moore
  • Peter Maxx 
  • Alison Bechdel
  • Ely Archambault


Anyone who puts themselves out there and lives for their art.