Ric Drasin, Wrestler, Actor, Bodybuilder & Artist:
25th August 2003
interview pro wrestler, actor, body builder and artist,
Ric Drasin in part 3 of a series of interviews.
discusses his creative side.
and why did you start sketching?
always would 'doodle' on my notebooks in school as
I liked drawing people and cartoon characters. Also
in high school I was asked to draw a few logos for
some clubs on campus and that got me started doing
shirts. When I was 17, I was picked up at 10pm by
the Sheriffs for curfew. I was taken to the Police
station with many other kids for our parents to come
and get us. During my wait, I drew some cartoons and
shoved them into the Sheriff's desk drawer. He came
in on Monday and found them with my name on it and
called me. He asked me to come down to the station,
which I did. This Sheriff had
a 'Kid's show on TV every morning at 8 am and he liked
my work so much he offered me a job drawing cartoons
on the show. I did it for about a year.
inspires your creative side?
always creative and watching people and situations
spurs me on. Just like a comedian looking for material.
It's right in front of you and I find humor in everything.
do you get your ideas from?
I get them from watching TV, looking at magazines,
ads, people, and just about everything I see.
it unusual for a pro wrestler / bodybuilder to be
really! Many wrestlers have a creative side. Wrestling
is creative when you have to develop character. I've
always been creative in everything I've done, Music
, Art, Acting, Producing, Writing,etc.
your creative works?
Bodybuilding was sculpting my body and I took ceramics
in High School and sculpted out of clay. I did mostly
heads and faces. Did a lot of sketching, water color
and paste up. I also later on , got into Silk
Screening which I did on shirts I sold through Muscle
and Fitness magazine. You're familiar with the Gold's
Gym and World's Gym logos. Those are my works of art.
I did those on a napkin in a coffee shop if you can
believe that. I later got into Air Brushing jackets
and t shirts and after that into Tattooing which I
taught myself. I also was a Guitarist with Capital
Records and played Keyboard as well. So, you can say
I've been creative in just about everything I've tackled.
it's writing screenplays and books and film producing.,
Oh, and some of my inventions such as The Security
national and international interest have you attracted
from your work?
Internet has allowed me to attract interests from
people world wide and it just keeps coming in.
you do customer work and requests? - what's some of
the most interesting?
yeah, no problem. Sketches, websites, animation, you
note: This guy just keeps amazing us. Check out his
art work and graphic designs today.
Drasin official website
Man Australia: Ric Drasin profile
Man Australia: Cartoons
Man Australia: Sport
Man Australia: Entertainment
Sports and Entertainment Portal - Wrestling Cartoons
Sports and Entertainment Portal - Bodybuilding
Gym official website
Gym official website
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