When wandering at comic cons it’s easy to get overwhelmed walking in row after row, but sometimes you come across something or someone that makes you stop in the con wake. This is what happened when I went to WonderCon and happened upon some great Spider-Man artwork.
As I flipped through the artist’s portfolio, I saw progress and beauty in his drawings. The shadows were stunning and his love of Peter Parker showed through as I turned page after page of web-slinger art. The artist told me he had been drawing his WHOLE LIFE and I believed him, because at just 10-years old he seemed not only determined but comfortable as an artist.
Ethan Castillo may have just reached double digits in age but his passion for drawing is strong and much of his inspiration comes from his love of Spider-Man. His sketchbooks are filled with Spidey images, copying his favorite artist’s styles as well as handily creating his own.
Castillo has been doing shows for years, almost half of his young life, and he already has a growing fan base. As he sits behind his Artist’s Alley table his father is often mistaken for the artist but he’s quick to correct people that his son is indeed the creator of all the artwork.
While Spider-Man may be his favorite character, Castillo also is a great fan of the classic movie Back to the Future. Not only does he draw a fantastic series of aging Martys but he’s also known to cosplay as McFly while drawing at his comic con table.
What character inspired you at 10-years old? Let us know in the comments!
IMAGES: Ethan Castillo