Artist and illustrator Christopher Cayco talked with our junior journalists Aaron and Jaslyne on camera to discuss art making, creativity and most importantly, how cool and fun it is to draw the entire clan of 721 Pokemons!
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Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ccayco
La JaJa kids Junior Journalist
Aaron E., age 10
Pokemon, Disney Princesses, League of Legends and Christopher Cayco
I interviewed Christopher Cayco with my friend Jaslyne on Google Hangouts on Tuesday, June 28th. It turned out to be fun and I enjoyed it a lot! I met Christopher at a collectibles show. He has a lot of very cool drawings and my mom bought me a poster of a drawing that he did with 721 Pokemons. So I wanted to ask him about how he became so good at drawing. I was excited when he agreed to let us interview him. We decided to do a Google Hangouts interview since we live too far from each other. This was also my first time doing an online interview so we had to get ready and prepared.
To prepare it was a little difficult because we had to learn to set up the Google Hangouts. Sometimes during the interview we would get cut off. The easy and fun part was watching some of his videos on his youtube channel. Christopher goes to conventions and he sells his art. He has to drive a lot of places. He is all over selling at conventions. Sometimes he goes to the conventions outside and has to be in the heat. Or it can be in the indoors. You can view his vlogs on https://www.youtube.com/user/ccayco/videos.
So Christopher Cayco is an artist. He draws Pokemon, League of Legends, Disney princesses, etc…. So that is a little bit of what he does. Some more things that I learned about Christopher Cayco is that he used to be a mechanic. It turned out he didn’t like it so he taught himself to become an artist. So if he never taught himself and practiced to draw to become an artist, he said he would most likely be a mechanic the rest of his life. But he loved to draw so he spent time to practice. He learned from others by reading books, researching online videos, and drawing for hours and days. So that’s how he became an artist.
He has a Cintiq 13 for a drawing pad. He spends a lot of his time drawing. For one drawing he spent about 165 hours. It is actually pretty long for 165 hours. To get all the detail and characters it’s super hard I bet. He drew all 721 pokemon and I don’t know how he can fit so many characters. He said it took days to plan it all out before he started the actual drawing. I like the pokemon one the most because I’m a Pokemon fan.
I had a very fun time doing the online interview with Christopher and Jaslyne. I really enjoyed it! The interview went well. It took a couple of times to get but we got it. I learned a lot about art and drawing from him. That is the cool thing about the online interview. Maybe I can become an artist too one day. Thanks to my friend Jaslyne for a great job and to Lajajakids also.