My name is Joseph Poole. I'm a self-taught artist based in North Carolina. I've always felt pulled to creative things like drawing and knitting, and I still have the first sketchbook and tin of Staedtler pencils I saved my allowance to buy over 20 years ago as a child. I was fortunate to have a very talented, and crafty grandmother with whom I spent a great deal of time with while growing up. She noticed my affinity for art and she always nurtured it from an early age more than anyone else I can remember and it's absolutely because of her that my creative spark never left me.
I grew up loving things like comic books and Marvel trading cards, and traditionally animated shows and movies, and they all had a huge influence on my own art style even later in life. I get most of my inspiration these days from nature and animals, and my art dances somewhere on the line between realism and abstract. I love playing around with different media and making bright, funky illustrations but expressive line work has always been the base of my style. I had so much fun returning to my creative roots for this collection of designs full of lines and details!
I'm still deciding which website platform will best suit my needs as a content creator and print designer. For now, you can find me on Instagram @VexxorDoodles, I create a new 5” x 5” illustration every day and share my work there. I'll be updating the bio with my very own website soon!