Timeout with Virginia Poltrack

Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Virginia for being today’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.

avatar Hi! My name is Virginia. I’m from Johnstown, PA which is a small town east of Pittsburgh. I have been drawing my whole life, and it’s something I’ve always loved. At night, at lunch, and pretty much any other free moment, I am drawing something, or planning what I’ll draw next.

What are you working on?

Right now, I’m working my way through some sketchbook drawings of the Star Wars characters. I am a huge Star Wars nerd! I try to draw something everyday, even if its just a quick sketch at lunch. My husband always says that my sketchbook is like my “security blanket” because I take it EVERYWHERE, and that’s very true. I just do my little drawings in my books. I go through a lot of sketchbooks!

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.

favorite shot of mine would probably be my Han Solo sketch, just because I think that is a perfect example of my drawings.

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Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot(s)? (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch, etc.)

This will be probably the least technical workspace shot ever in the history of Dribbble, but that’s okay! It’s what I use! My tools include Micron pens, .005 and .01, HB through 6B lead, all kinds of paper, Copic markers, smudge sticks, erasers, glue, and an exacto knife. That’s for sketching, for work I use the Adobe Creative Suite, like Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Choose a favorite shot from another player. Tell us why you dig it.

A favorite shot of mine…..lets see…well there are SO MANY talented people here, like Dave Mottram, Nick Slater, Troy Cummings, the list goes on. But a personal favorite is dog tag by Jolly Bureau

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Those guys are just amazing, and that is actually a painting of my little dachshund Sookie that they did for me. They are the sweetest, kindest people ever, and their work is just fantastic. That’s one of the reasons I love Dribbble, I have met the most amazing people through it. People that are always willing to offer advice, or to help, to offer support, you name it. I consider myself very lucky to be a part of this. I really do.

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