Artist Profile: Shawn McDonald
Colorado-based tattoo artist and painter Shawn McDonald of American Standard Tattoo Gallery in Fort Collins, CO, has been on the road, doing guest spots across the country, but he took some time to play along with our Proust Questionnaire for Tattooists, the Q&A designed as an old party game -- offering some insight into one's personality, including particular affection for Scarlet Johansson.
Shawn will be a guest artist at New York Adorned in NYC from October 27th to 30th, and then at Mainstay Tattoo in Austin, Texas from November 13 to 16th.
I believe Shawn may still have some free spots left at NY Adorned this week, so hit them up to see if you can score some time.
Now, here's our quick & dirty Q&A:
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being uninspired, there's nothing more miserable than having no idea what to make next.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Those final exciting moments when a great tattoo or painting is about to completed.
Your most marked characteristic?
What is your principle defect?
At times, I'm maybe too submerged into my work, not giving enough time to normal.
Your favorite painters?
Caravaggio, Leonardo DaVinci, Angelica Kauffman, Timothy Hoyer, Mike Davis, Albrecht Durer.
Your favorite musicians?
Clint Mansell, Juicy J, Sargeist
Who are your favorite writers?
Oscar Wilde, DaVinci, Harlen Coben
Who would you have liked to be?
Who married Scarlet Johansson?
How would you like to die?
See more of Shawn's work on Instagram.