Wednesday, March 23, 2011

GDG Artist Spotlight - Wendy Ding

This week, we talk to GDG's Wendy Ding, one of our Canadian based members! Keep an eye out for more of her amazing artwork in upcoming shows and in one of GDG's many upcoming projects!

Welcome to the Girls Drawin Girls Spotlight, Wendy!

1. What's your name?
Wendy Ding

2. Where are you originally from, and where do you live now?
I was born in China and lived in England for awhile when I was little. Then I moved to Toronto and it's where I'm now based.

3. What do you do for a living when you're not drawing sexy pinups?
I'm a freelance illustrator and I've worked on children's illustration, web design and digital art tutorials, art shows and conventions, and running my online shop. To mix things up I dance, go shopping for vintage clothing, and do wardrobe remixes to keep me inspired!

4. What's your favorite medium to work in? 
Digital (Photoshop and Illustrator) mixed with traditional (sketching, found paper, textures)

5. Why do you think the pinup girl has such a timeless, wide appeal?
Because who can resist a bubbly and feisty ball of happy in the shape of a sexy vamp?

6. Define what "sexy" means to you.
It means being confident, and a pair of killer shoes don't hurt either.

7. What's your biggest goal/ambition as an artist?
To spread joy, laughter and love of life to everyone. 

8. Why do you like drawing ladies?
Perhaps because I'm a lady myself, so it's something I'm always interested in and can relate to.

9. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
The 50's in the summer time. At a garden party with big skirts, oldies and classic coca colas!

10. Name three artists who have influenced you and/or you admire.
Charlene Chua,
Tansy Myer and Michael Jackson.

Thanks Wendy!!
Check out more of her work at her website:

1 comment:

kartoon kid said...

Wonderful interview Wendy! I remember meeting you at the comic con in Toronto two summers ago :D
Love your food pin-ups!!