Adrian Myers (better known as "Sparky" and previously known as Adrian Parhamovich) is a quirky, professional multimedia artist and designer with roots in drawing, musical performance, Japanese graphic novels, and Disney animated films. The name Sparky was given to him by his good friends because of his hyperactive, GET-UP-AND-GO!!! personality, so if he's not working diligently in his studio, you'll probably find him up a tree somewhere singing to the stars.
After an experimental start in Music Industry Studies in 2004 and full time culinary employment, he moved from his home in Boone, North Carolina to Greenville, North Carolina to study Animation and Interactive Design, earning his BFA in December of 2014. Now, he's freelancing, honing his skills, and pursuing his dreams of mastering animation, concept art, and creating the graphic novels he loves.
Why do you make art?
"Why does your heart beat? Seriously though, I can't NOT make art. It's in my blood. My mom is a highly skilled artist with a mutual passion for photography and music, so I've been immersed in it since birth. My dad fueled my imagination with crazy, entertaining stories and ideas he made up, and my family and friends were always supportive of my creative drive.
I love creating something from nothing, whether it's a doodle on scrap paper, a painting, or a full-fledged animation. It's how I express my existence and my beliefs and passions. I really want to help change the world for the better through art and music and at least leave some kind of positive impression, but to be honest, I do it because it comes naturally. I live, therefore I create!"
You have a lot of different artistic interests. If you had to pick one, which would it be?
"One? I have to choose one?? D: I'm a Jack of many trades, not a master of one!
But if I had to choose just one... it would be concept art. I love drawing, painting, and modeling new concepts, and it ties into other areas that I enjoy, like graphic design and animation. I feel like I'm just scratching the surface of what I'm capable of as a painter and 3D modeler, both with digital and traditional media and I really want to master that."
Least favorite part of any creative process?
"Coding. *hiss* It doesn't come naturally, but I have to admit that's it's weirdly satisfying..."
Hobbies, Interests, Fandoms?
"Anime: Gurren Lagann, Trigun, Outlaw Star, Death Note, Attack on Titan, and anything from Studio Ghibli. There are a lot of titles I like.
TV Shows: Good Eats, Top Gear UK, and DOCTOR WHOOOOO~WEEEEOOOOO!!! COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY. I'm also a fan of Buzz Feed's Try Guys.
Games: Final Fantasy XV, Ingress, Pokemon Go!, PacMan, DDR, Devil May Cry, Need for Speed, and Kingdom Hearts, among others.
I love science, particularly anything to do with astronomy. If you couldn't tell from looking at my art, I have a mild obsession with space.
I also love being outside in the forest. Hiking, trail running, boldering, I love anything that puts me in the middle of nature and lets me run free.
I really enjoy teaching and helping with education. I'm a tutor as well as a freelancer, so I'm thrilled that I can pursue that dream as well!
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