Alex explores and creates richly detailed worlds with his artwork, bringing little bits from his imagination to life in ink on paper. He starts with something that sparks his curiosity, like a bedtime story, fairy tale or movie, something that is already layered with its own fantastic details. Then he does his research, reading everything he can on the subject, gathering lots of reference images and fully saturating himself in the concept. Once well informed, Alex takes pencil to paper with a series of rough thumbnail sketches. It’s from these initial drawings that he chooses his favorites to digitize, rework and pack with detail, color and texture. He keeps at it, bringing the final compositions slowly into focus until they’re just right, with plenty of whimsy.