Mica Angela Hendricks was born ages ago into the traveling circus of military life, and has been fortunate enough to have seen a decent chunk of the world as a result. At a young age, she developed a sort of Darwinian added appendage, as her sketchbook rarely left her hands. People who didn’t take the time to get to know her simply called her “that girl that draws.” She now travels all over the world with her husband (who is in the military), and spends a lot of time creating artwork with their creative 7-year-old daughter, Myla. Mica works primarily in ballpoint pen and acrylics.
Have you always been creative and artistic?
Yes! I started drawing when I was younger, and haven't stopped. I am always learning. I like to say I am fiercely curious about a great many things, including drawing, painting, sewing, embroidery, and sculpting.
How would you describe the style of your work?
I love wonky proportions, and especially love to draw faces. If I had to choose one word to describe my work, though, it would be "wonky."
What’s in your pencil case and what’s your favorite tool?
BALLPOINT PEN. I have always hated the feeling of pencil, so plain Bic pens are my absolute favorite tool of choice. I've tried fancy pens, but plain ol' Bic is the best.
Who is your favorite superhero?
I have a soft spot for Wonder Woman.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
I'd love to pause time! There was this old TV show in the 80s where this girl could touch her fingers together, and time would pause. As a work-at-home mom, that'd definitely come in handy to catch up on a little sleep or drawing time!
Where do you look for inspiration?
I love Instagram, and mainly follow other artists there. I get a great deal of inspiration from the work I see them doing, and the processes they take to get there. Seeing what other artists are doing is a huge inspiration to me. Also, I look to my daughter. We've been drawing together since she was 4 years old, and she's just the most creative person I know. I love drawing with her; she inspires me daily.
Who are your favorite artists or comic book authors?
Oh I have far too many to name! You could pretty much dig through who I follow on my Instagram account, and find all my favorites! I love the work of Tony DiTerlizzi, Matt Gordon, Lori Nelson, Laurie Lipton, and Mab Graves...and the great thing about Instagram is that you can interact with them, and talk art. Then there are the classic folks like Brian Froud, Maurice Sendak, and most of all Jim Henson. I'm leaving out a TON of people, but that's a quick, condensed version of just a few. :)
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