Artist Profile of Darbi "Marbles" Conradt
My name is Darbi Conradt though I often go by Marbles. For as long as I can remember I have always loved creating art and exploring new mediums to work in. Constantly drawing designs for myself along with my friends and family, I often find myself forever trying to grow as an artist. It is this drive to improve that has shaped my life and career from a young age.
In 2012 at the beginning of my senior year of High School I took on an apprenticeship at the local tattoo parlor known as Extreme Graphix and started my path to becoming a tattoo artist. After 5 years there I left to learn more from other artists at Mellow Madness tattoo where I am currently employed. It is here that I have been developing my style, rooting it in all things bright, colorful and cartoony.
For many years I have also done illustration along with my tattooing. Whether it was a character design for a friend on paper or a digital logo for a local small business I have always enjoyed the challenge of putting new ideas into a physically viewable medium. Recently with the time that has been put into my hands due to the current pandemic situation I have picked up a new medium that has been excitingly new yet familiar to work on and that is custom canvas shoes. The craft has re-sparked my joy for working with Copic markers and has given me a new community of artists whom I can learn from and I hope to incorporate the new knowledge I have obtained with my tattooing in one way or another.
Along with this new shoe hobby I have also gotten into streaming on Twitch and am hoping to set a more regular schedule once the chaos of the pandemic stops interfering with my tattoo schedule. There on Twitch you can find me working on shoes and various illustrations that I have going on between client art, so if you would like to see how I put my drawings together please feel free to check out my Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/marbleink.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this and getting to know me a little more.