Interview with artist and customizer Davemarkart (Dave Webb)
Recently we have been floored with all the new customizers out there on the scene, and have been reaching out to a few of them to learn more about them and their work. One of these up and coming amazing talents that caught our eye is Davemarkart aka Dave Webb. We have been tracking Dave’s work for some time and finally got to touch base with him.
Thanks to you for taking your time to answer these questions. Let’s get this ball rolling, shall we? What do you do for a living and where do you call home?
As far as a day job I work hard for minimal pay and no recognition. (A manager for a corporate company) I live in AZ
Tell us a lil about your background. When did you first get into the toy scene and customizing?
You have a love for the horror and monster genre it seems, what drew you into this? FYI, I love the corporate Monsters series!
Monsters I’ve always had a fascination with monsters. Or anything creepy. Big fan of TIm Burtons characters
Who/what is your biggest influence?
As far as influences. My favorite artist has always been Tara McPherson. Just love they way her paintings kinda speak to me. And her colors are always so vibrant. Influences from the vinyl toy scene. RSIN has always been a major influence and he is one of the realist artist in the scene. He has given me quite a few tips on sculpting and just dealing with the scene in general. Also love Squink his style is top notch. Always love how clean and fresh his pieces are. JPK is another.
So far, what are some of your favorite platforms to work with, and what is one you haven’t yet?
I prefer to work on Dunnys and Munnys. (Most of my commissions are requests using those platforms.) currently I have some new platforms clients sent to me. A Muttpop Tequila which will become an “Epic” themed custom and also a MICKIV is sitting on my studio table. Can’t wait to work on both.
On that note, what is your favorite toy?
Favorite toy…. “LILITU” by Tara McPherson that toy is just amazing. One day I hope to add it to my collection.
Any plans for your own series of sculpts or a production piece down the way?
any last thoughts before we go?
Also I am a family man. Got an amazing wife who gives me all the support I need. And 3 kids two lil girls and a son who is currently attending ASU. Everything I do is for them.
To learn more about Davemarkart and see his work, you can visit him at:
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