Today we’d like to introduce you to Bryce Cobbs.
Bryce, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been into art since I can’t remember. I remember drawing even in elementary school, doing caricatures of my classmates and being tasked with the design duties for our projects. I really got serious around my junior year of high school when I took my first art class. There, I discovered my true passion and realized I could make a career out of art-making.
I had the best art teacher and mentor who really pushed me to challenge myself and grow as an artist. Fast forward a couple of years I packed up my things and went to college in Richmond at VCU to study communication arts. During my time in school, I’ve really honed my skills and learned how to market myself and my art to the point where my client list has begun to rise in number and popularity. Now I’m working on getting my degree and hopefully getting a job in the art industry.
Has it been a smooth road?
It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road. I’ve gone through many many art blocks and stumps in my creative process. I’ve had people tell me my art wouldn’t sell, I’ve had professors try to change my style because they didn’t feel it would be profitable or relatable to people. However, My main struggles come from my internal battles with myself and my art. From thinking my art is flawed to the point where I was lost in the direction I wanted to go, from debating if art was even worth the struggles at all. The key to staying above this is to just stay creative and stay as optimistic as possible. Surround yourself with people who uplift you and aspire to make you a better person at all times.
We’d love to hear more about your art.
My “company” Art By Bryce is Really just about me making the art I enjoy making. Over the years I’ve become selfish in my art-making, I’m always accepting of feedbacks And critique but at the end of the day if I make the art I love making then I will always have the passion I need in order to stay successful and happy. I draw mostly portrait work, I would consider that my specialty. I also enjoy drawing comics, designs for Merch/logos, and album covers! I’m most proud of how blessed I am that my art reaches a wide audience. The support I get from people is truly the most humbling thing I can receive. I think what sets me apart is my attention to detail and appreciation for realism.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Well being from a small city like Roanoke Va. there wasn’t a really big art scene. Especially for people my age. So I felt almost alone as a young black visual creative in that city. However, the support I get from my peers and family and friends there really is extremely humbling. They all want the best for me and my art and I appreciate the love always. When I went up to Richmond for school it was a much different experience as I was used to. So many creatives all in the same setting and environment was such a cool experience. That environment really pushed me and my peers to be amazing creatives and support one another.
- Pricing for my digital portraits start at $200
- Pricing for logos and designs start at $250
- Website: https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/skillmonger/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brycestylesoflycobbs
- Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/home
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