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Q&A with Zach Tutor

Artist from Mississippi | Supersonic Art

Hello!  My name is Zach Tutor.  I'm an artist from Mississippi who started blogging about art somewhere around 5 years ago on Tumblr that I created called Supersonic Art.  Since then it has grown to an audience of over 420,000 followers on Tumblr alone.

How did you get started in art?

I have a very artistic family. My father is a painter and my mother is a lawyer but is very creative herself.  Every day of my life I was near art being made or I was making art.  My life is art.  I suppose I absorbed the feeling of it and now I constantly seek it out like some mad pirate might seek out gold or buried treasure on some long forgotten isle.

What are you working on now?

When I do my own artwork I become very concentrated and don't allow myself any distractions.  My works are not metaphorical or expressionistic nor should they be viewed that way so other than getting the lines on the paper there isn't much thought behind the pieces.  I'm working on a series of drawings dealing with San Francisco's alleys currently.  It's an ongoing series.

For blogging I'm constantly looking and taking note of artists and art.  I spend most all my time searching out new artists or keeping up to date on other artists.  The process is very tiring and I replenish myself with YouTube, Documentaries and the TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

What tools and software do you use for your work?

On my computer I use Chrome and Photoshop, that's about it.  And a notebook.  On my phone I use way more stuff.  Instagram is my favorite but I also use Tumblr's app, Thingslist, Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Bigcartel's app, Google Drive, Snapchat, Whitagram and Videoshop.  When I draw I just use a mechanical drafting pencil and switch out leads for different darknesses.

What is your ideal work environment?

A cold dark cave with no distractions.

Where are your favorite places for art?

My favorite place for art is definitely in galleries when I'm lucky enough to visit them (Mississippi, doesn't have many) but otherwise it's searching out art on the Internet and discovering beauty.

Who are the designers, artists you admire most?

All the artists on my blog!