Nashana Webb is our feature artist for April. Nashana has drawn five exclusive images for this issue that we know you are going to enjoy coloring.
What made you decide to become a coloring book artist?
I have been an artist for 15 years. I always admired coloring books and thought I would give it a try. It is a lot harder than I thought it would be, but it’s a lot of fun, too. I learn something new everyday.
How do you create your art? Do you create you drawings by computer or do you prefer old school pencil and paper?
I use a pencil and paper, and then ink them in.
What is your inspiration for the different types of art that you create for you coloring books?
I guess it would be everything. Sometimes I get an idea and can’t think of anything else until I draw it.
Do you ever color your own work? And if so, what’s your favorite medium? Do you like pencils, markers or are you dipping into random reserves around the house for anything that can apply color in an interesting fashion?
Yes, I color my own work. I like using prismacolor pencils and Q-tips make a great blender or shader.
How do you define success and how do you measure it?
Really, I just like to see people happy, especially those I love.
Besides yourself, who is your favorite coloring book artist?
My husband Rex Findley. (Of course)
What color or colors do you most love to work with?
I love all colors. I think it is really beautiful when one color fades into the next color (color fades) or (gradient)
Outside of creating coloring books, do you have any other hobbies or activities that you love?
Yes, I have 5 kids and I am about to be a grandma. I homeschool my youngest who is 12, and I like to study herbal and natural remedies.
What are your plans for the next year? Do you have any new coloring book releases planned?
I know I will be releasing books this year. I have some plans but nothing concrete.
What are the titles of the last three books you have read or movies you’ve watched?
Books: The Bible Movies: Hacksaw Ridge and The Kingson.
If you could be any animal on a carousel, what would you be, and why?
A lion because they are beautifully majestic but also fierce and respected.