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Friday, June 26, 2009


Phil is known for his work with grapes. Phil first started drawing when he was only 7 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the unbelievable pressure of being a child prodigy puzzlingly got to him and he had an impossible breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own fist! Phil found crimson inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his study for all the hats to see! Phil eventually got married to a sword and they remain together peacefully in their Dojo with their 937 children. Phil would like to thank Hinonori Ohtsuka, Ton Iaa and an eagle for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Hardest part is getting an idea that is not only awesome but actually creatable, the amount of times I have come up with an absolutely amazing idea that was completely impossible to make without super expensive software and about 2 years of training is phenomenal :p
Now the next hardest bit is starting the piece, for photomanipulations its hunting down all the stock that you want and deciding how to put them together, for digital painting its getting the original sketch done with all the right proportions looking correct.
The easiest bit is finishing the piece off, like once you have all the pictures correctly arranged just need to blend them, or you just need to colour and blend the sketch, that's when you can just keep working without stopping to do all that much thinking :D

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece has to be either 'The Sentinel' or 'Human Hamster Ball'. in the case of 'The Sentinel' it is the first piece I have ever drawn well without anything to copy off or references. Therefore this piece has a special place in my heart :D. And in the case of 'Human Hamster Ball' it is one of the few pieces that i was able to complete quickly and easily, and, of course, well. I decided to make it after looking at the simple but brilliant surreal photomanips that are floating around DA lately, and I think i managed to capture the simplicity and colour that I was aiming to get.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Well I put my art on DA because of the large community of other artists, the ease with which you can share your art, and the fact i already had an account on here :D. DA is great for artists who don't want to make their own site and just want to share their art without all too much hassle.

Please make sure to check out his deviantART page! And as always, remember to respect the art and the artists! The art on this blog is here because we were given permission to put it on here. If you like the art and would like to use it for your own blog or web site, you must ask permission from the artist first and none of the art is to be taken, stolen or reproduced! Respect the art!

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