Tin’s earliest influences in childhood were comic books and fantasy cartoons like “Star blazers”. Says Tin “I sketched from time to time and did ok in high school art class then I decided to became a fisherman. The dangerous kind like out of the movie “Perfect Storm”. I almost died three times and should have lost my drawing hand at least a dozen times. After my last close call with death I decided to become an artist. I didn’t look at art as a career though until I was 22″.
His main influences are Steam punk, a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used.