Artist: Moses Chang

Moses Chang may seem calm and quiet on the outside, but in reality, he is a spectacular artist with an eye for detail. He works furiously as he takes out his

vibrant colored pencils and enhances the details of his piece by adding shadows and highlights. His preference for colorful, textured paper adds a unique

style to his beautifully blended drawings of animals.

What’s your favorite medium to work with and why?

My favorite medium is color pencil because it's the medium I tend to get my most developed pieces from. In other words I can fine tune my drawings and add the details I want with precision. I guess I can do that with graphite too, but I like colors. Also, I don't know how to use other mediums.

What inspires you to draw?

I don't really get inspired for art very often. I mean, every once in awhile I see something cool on Instagram or Facebook, and I think "oh shoot I wanna do that too." But other than that, I just scroll through Google images until I find something I'm interested in.

How long have you been drawing?

I’ve been drawing off and on for about ten years.

Did you take art classes or was art just a hobby?

It started as a hobby, and then I took like six art classes over a span of three years because I hate art class. They always touched my work, and I hated it.

What subject matters do you like to draw the most and why?

Animals because they’re adorable and look nice.

How has art influenced who you are today?

After taking art, I feel like I've become more aware of and appreciative of my surroundings, especially nature. It’s always spontaneous too. Sometimes I can gaze at the shapes and slow movements of clouds for pretty long periods of time; sometimes I get lost in my thoughts, and other times I get irritated that they aren't puffy enough. Sure, a lot of people appreciate the colors of trees in fall, and the colorful sunsets every once in awhile, but I now find myself actively looking for these "random" scenes more often. I guess in this way you can say art has unlocked my daydreaming potential.

What is your favorite piece you’ve made?

I haven’t finished my favorite, but it would have to be the snake. I want to finish it, but it’s taking so long because of all the colors.