Artist Profile: Keba Si Rota

Hey people. Call me Keba, 'cause "Si Rota" is my last name... er... names. And calling addressing by their first and last name is kind of weird. Unless you're addressing Charlie Brown. Then it's OK.

Country: U.S.A.
Age (as of July 2012): 26

Anime/Manga:Instead of typing out my ever-growing list, I'll link to my Anime-Planet profile. You can view my anime list and my manga list, too.
Favorite genres: Action/adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, comedy (although most of the Japanese jokes go over my head).

Video games: I don't really play video games anymore. I'm still a Pokemon fan even though I haven't played the games since Generation II.

Music (I had to add this): I'm mostly into rock, but I'll listen to other stuff, too. My favorite bands/artists are Bon Jovi (betcha couldn't tell by my Fan Art Portfolio), the Goo Goo Dolls, Aerosmith, Linkin Park, SR-71, Green Day, 3 Doors Down, P!nk, Black Lab, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damone, Vertical Horizon, the Calling, Sarah McLachlan, Tonic, Greenwheel, Rise Against, and Injected. I have almost no taste 'cause I still listen to the stuff I fell in love with at age 17.

Art style: Traditional and some digital
Favorite tools: Sketch/drawing paper, 2B pencil, eraser (doesn't get enough credit), colored pencils, and ink pens.

About me: I've been drawing pretty much as far back as I can remember, but didn't take formal lessons until I was 14. I've always been into cartoons, and I got into anime at age 13 with the poorly-dubbed version of Sailor Moon (still have a soft spot for that series). I started drawing anime characters since about that time, too. Since then, I've been trying to perfect my style. I have a ways to go, but I also think I've come a long way, too. I like to think that I have a great American manga within me, but I don't think I'm yet at the level to execute it yet.

Other things that I like to do are write original stories (and draw the characters), sing, play guitar, write songs, knit, spend time online, read manga, and listen to music.

My ultimate dream is to be a musician. I still need a band, though.