Ace Hotel: Interview with ‘Triple Threat’ Hector Jones
SC: When I first met you, you described yourself as a “triple threat.” Can you explain what you meant by that?
HJ: That means I work as a sketch artist, I am in the band called Van Go Gos and I am also working on a book called The Girl Who Lost Her Way.
SC: And which would you like to talk about first?
HJ: We can talk about my artwork first. My artwork is very cartoonish and I try to make it as real as possible, close to the person. And since I’m colorblind, I only see the world in black and white. I try to differ between the colors, but usually I only see the world in black or white.
SC: What is your favorite subject matter in your work?
HJ: I go off of people, sometimes famous, sometimes just people. But I love doing people.
SC: What it is about people that you love so much?
HJ: Just sometimes what their expressions are.
SC: Who are some of your favorite people to draw?
HJ: Um, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, R. Kelly, Brian Austin Green. I drew Brian Austin Green in a dress one time.
SC: And what are the materials you like to use?
HJ: I like using pencil, I just mainly use pencil and then I will use pen also to do the outline. But I have done drawings in pen also.