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Friday, July 31, 2009

ImagineFX - Paul Tysall

Hey everyone! Today we are doing something a bit different! Art Libs was lucky enough to score an interview with ImagineFX magazine and their Art Editor, Paul Tysall! He took some time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions, give some advice and insight on the magazine and his experiences being an artist himself! Please enjoy and if you haven't checked out the ImagineFX before, please do so! It's so a great help to any level of artist! And also, the images that we have to show are the latest ImagineFX cover, a page in the magazine and Paul's own art, so enjoy!

Unfortunately, ImagineFX and Paul Tysall didn't submit a complete mad libs to us, but if they had, their responses might look something like this:

Paul Tysall is known for his work with gollum. Paul first started drawing when he was only 13 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the wonky pressure of being a child prodigy magically got to him and he had a fantastic breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own eyes! Paul found true inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his library for all the cakes to see! Paul eventually got married to a brainchild and they remain together robotically in their tree house with their 951 children. Paul would like to thank Thor the God of thunder, Dr. Gregory House and Adam Hughes for their constant support and inspiration.



As an artist, how do you find the process of selecting artists to be featured in the magazine?
Paul Tysall: It's a real joy to be honest, and not very difficult. Every artist that contributes to ImagineFX has something about their work that will inspire me - and hopefully the readers - even if it's not completely 'my bag'. You would think I'd be more critical, but I'm the opposite. I get really enthusiastic about some of the smallest details sometimes, it takes Claire (ImagineFX Editor) to remind me that maybe a painting of a Baby-eating Nazi Zombie might not be the best choice for a cover image, even if I think the rotting-flesh rendering is awesome.

There have been times when I've felt that maybe being into Sci-Fi and Fantasy art could be to the detriment of the magazine. There is a school of thought that you need distance from a subject in order to have more objectivity. I struggle with this notion though. It seems to me that all that can lead to is a 'tick-box' mentality in selecting art. And since when has art been about that? I think you need to make a connection on a personal level, it's what our readers are going to do...

Where my art and illustrating skills come into play is with helping give our artists critique and direction in a way they understand. I never try to 'over direct'. I know how annoying that can be for artists. But I will try to kick-off a cover brief with either some concepts or with a composition sketch, I always invite them to come back at me with their own ideas though. It's the most fun part of the job, playing 'ideas tennis'.

What do you look for in the art and the artist?
PT: That's difficult to quantify. Something that is key though is the 'fit' to the subject matter. All proficient artists can turn their hand to any subject matter but it helps to select people that are confident in the theme we've chosen. Especially when you consider our deadlines are probably the tightest they have to deal with in their profession.

You also have to remember that ImagineFX is a team effort, we have a broad range of 'eyes on' looking at emerging talent from several sources. Each team member comes pre-built with their own opinions and way of looking at art.

What is it about ImagineFX that makes it so popular versus other art magazines?
PT: It's a combination of several things. The most important aspect is that ImagineFX was created out of love for the subject matter. We're not an 'aggressive response' to an 'emerging lucrative market', we exist because we knew artists are always looking to improve their skills, no matter what level they're at. And here was an online community hungry for critique and guidance. I think that's why people see us like a high quality fanzine, they get that we're a team that love what we are involved with.

Our access to artists at the top of their game is also a huge factor...

So why are so many key players happy to be associated with ImagineFX?
PT: When ImagineFX launched it was a unique magazine, no one was really focusing on digital painting, so we established high level artists contributing to the mag very early on. As each new issue hit the shelves more and more artists started coming to us to be involved with what we were doing. When they got in contact I think they were pleasantly surprised to discover that the people making the magazine where already switched on to what they [the artist] was involved in. This makes a big difference.

Artists are also very aware about how their art is displayed. You're going to think twice about submitting to a magazine with poor production values and design - if it makes your work look bad, you look bad. So the design goes along way in cementing values appealing not only to readers but the artists too.

As an artist yourself, did you picture yourself working with the magazine like you do, or did you have aspirations to pursue a career more dedicated to your own artwork?
PT: I remember being told at college that out of 25 students only a handful of us would end up in illustration. I wasn't keen to be one of those that ended up doing something unconnected to design or illustration. But I wasn't confident about going freelance, back then the idea of trying to get my work 'out there' was terrifying, back then - god, that makes me sound old - we didn't have the constant access to the internet that we have now. If you wanted work you'd have to trudge the streets of London knocking on agency doors, or somehow generate the cash to print flyers to send out. So I jumped at the chance to work on magazines as a designer. I knew that I'd be able to generate freelance illustration work from 'the inside out' as it were.

I wasn't sure which way I wanted to go after leaving college. Design education had kicked my original enthusiasm for going into comics clear out of me. And even though I was a fan of concept art, I had no idea how you went about getting employed as a concept artist.

The thing is now, after working on ImagineFX - and at 37 - my aspirations to be more involved in concept art as an actual artist have been re-ignited. So I find myself back at square one again, trying to build a new portfolio of work. It feels daunting. But it's also a lot of fun. Even if I only end up doing freelance work and stay with ImagineFX, well... hell, its a great magazine to work on. But the dream is still to make this drawing thing a full time thing.

How important do you feel online communities, such as deviantART, are to artists and their work?
PT: Connectivity is always going to be great for artists. I'm not convinced that a site like DA is a good way to pick up commercial projects, but for advice and analysis it's a good resource. I personally gravitate to online communities that are less sprawling and more focused than DA. I think this is the direction you'll see becoming more popular for online artist communities. I wouldn't be surprised if DA started to create satellite sites with more personality - DA Manga, DA Fantasy etc.

What words of wisdom can you offer to artists hoping to some day get featured in an awesome magazine like ImagineFX?
PT: Be a great artist, that's all.





Please make sure to check out the ImagineFX web site and if you get a chance, go pick up a copy of the magazine... it has helped me a LOT and it is amazing, you will not regret it! 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!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Alexds1

Alex is known for his work with boxes. Alex first started drawing when he was only 33 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the spherical pressure of being a child prodigy terribly got to him and he had a scaly breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own kidney! Alex found soft inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his bathroom for all the coffee cups to see! Alex eventually got married to a telephone and they remain together dejectedly in their barn with their 8 children. Alex would like to thank Stalin, Andrew Zimmern and the buzzworm for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest for me has always been drawing emotions. I started out drawing a lot of emotional faces because I didn't know how to draw anything else, haha. On the converse side, drawing technical backgrounds is something I still have trouble with. Especially cars, which I'm doing my best to avoid drawing at all times.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I don't really have a favorite, I tend to get tired of looking at my stuff as soon as I finish. But if I had to choose I guess I'd say "Three Dapper Fellows," since it made my friend happy.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
When I first started I really only wanted attention, but now I enjoy using the site to find art styles and people that I admire! I've learned so much by simply being able to browse and connect with such wonderful and talented people.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
The strangest comments I've been getting have all been on the one piece of Pokemon fanart in my gallery. The piece in question was a joke comic about how my brother had accidentally killed the rarest Pokemon in the game... some people were getting really upset over its "death," saying that I was evil and stupid or something ridiculous like that... I think its more a matter of keeping elementary school kids off the internet, haha.





Please make sure to check out out his deviantART page or his personal web site! 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!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

MarinaFoto

Once upon a cat in a far away land called Bear, there lived a funny shoe named Marina Coric. Her mirror was so pretty that all the cars of the land were all very jealous. Not only was Marina shiny, but also she was also very gifted. Marina could draw like no other person could. Some said that she was a nose and that her gifts were really sad. One day a grumpy book became so surprisingly weird of Marina that they decided to curse them with a spell of chickenpox, which would cause Marina great niceness. The only way for Marina to break the spell was to play on one foot, while juggling flower, and drinking a potion containing pineapple, chinchilla and an arm. And all would be smoky unless it was sealed with a fire from her one true love, Stalin. Marina made a happy recovery and married Stalin and they had 3 children and lived honestly ever after.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I really didn't think about that much because photography is something I enjoy doing. There are no hard parts at all - just fun parts. :D

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I guess my favorite piece would be God. That little plant looks so perfect to me as if you can see parts of God in it. I also like the colors.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I like dA because many artists inspire me and I like to hear other artists' opinions on my work. It's a great place to share your art and experiences with others artists.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I can't really remember such a weird comment. I guess I still didn't provoke such a reaction.





Please make sure to check out her 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!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

RadicalXdude

Tyler Miller is known for his work with monkeys. Tyler first started drawing when he was only 7 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the hairy pressure of being a child prodigy superstitiously got to him and he had a loquacious breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own renal pelvis! Tyler found orange inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his studio for Ron Paul to see! Tyler eventually got married to a guppy and they remain together quickly in their house with their 1,203,095,390,108,748,934,236,087 children. Tyler would like to thank George Washington, Will Ferrell and the flamingos for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I would have to say that the hardest part of the creative process for me is sometimes getting people to allow me to take pictures of them. They always cover their faces until I convince them otherwise. The easiest part would have to be conceptualizing a picture. All day I sit in class and ideas pop into my head, and I save them for when I get home.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I actually have two pictures I've taken that I really love.
The first one is of my friend 'Kyle'. His band wanted me to take promos for his band, and the lighting I had to work with was terrible, but the guys were just a blast to work with.
My other favorite happens to be of a bench (a bottle of charades). While my friends and I were at a park near my house, we stumbled upon a bench that had the words "tax this" spray painted on it. Being a philosophical anarchist, I fell in love.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
There's always fresh people and ideas here. And not just a few either, oodles. There's just so much stuff and so many people eager to get better at whatever form of art it is. I really dig that.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I once got into a pretty big argument with a fellow deviant. He told me I shouldn't allow my work to be downloaded here on deviantART. I told him that I really didn't care, but he obviously cared about it. A LOT.





Please make sure to check out his deviantART page and his Flickr 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!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Humanization

Yasmine is known for her work with artists. Yasmine first started drawing when she was only 6 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the funny pressure of being a child prodigy quietly got to her and she had a beautiful breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own eyes! Yasmine found deviant inspiration from the lost limbs and decided to frame it and hang it in her bedroom for all the kings to see! Yasmine eventually got married to journalist and they remain together funnily in their house with their 2 children. Yasmine would like to thank Mahatma Gandhi, Steve McCurry and the tigers for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Well I think coming up with the idea is the easiest part, because I constantly get these flashes of inspiration but actually taking the picture and presenting it the same way I see it in my head seems to be the hardest part. It takes some time to find the right picture which is like what I initially had in mind or the closest I can get to it, and its also quite difficult setting up for the picture, if its like in a photoshoot or something, that takes some time and patience to get it right, but its still loads of fun!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
That's quite difficult but I think I would have to say my favorite piece is probably 'The Arabian Mask' because it was basically the first piece I edited and came out with something I was very proud of. I'm also very fond of 'Oppression' because not only is the symbolism behind it very important to me, but also because it was my first oil painting and I worked on it for a very long time and actually really enjoyed every brush stroke!

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
What I love about deviantart isn't only that there are just so many pictures out there, you can never really run out of pictures to see, there are always new and amazing pieces to see every single day, and I think that really encourages me to do better, I see so much amazing art and it inspires me to try and do better and create such amazing work!

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
This one guy once commented on my picture saying that he really liked it but thought the table was too dusty lol it was something I had not payed any attention too lol but he was just like the dusty table ruins the shot lol





Please make sure to check out her 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!

Friday, July 24, 2009

GeorgiaPeaches

Sarah Jane Chaples was born on July 4th, 1776 in a Barnes & Noble. She was one of 37 children born to Peter Pumpkineater, a world-renowned zoologist, and Carmen SanDiego, a sanitation specialist. In 2053, Sarah began taking photos for fun of eggs and putting them together in a portfolio. Very soon, she was discovered and sent straight away to Heaven to begin taking photos of piccolos for CosmoGirl magazine. Sarah would like to thank Napoleon, a frog, and a tomato for always being her sources of inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Easiest: Thinking of an excellent idea.
I've got plenty of creativity. I never have to think, "What next?"
Hardest: Executing said idea.
I struggle most with the technical side of photography.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
The one titled "Daydreaming" most definitely. [first one below] It's my favorite because it's the best I've ever done, even though I hadn't planned it out at all, it was completely random on my part. Everything worked out really well though. It seems I work best when I don't think too hard about what I'm doing, just letting myself find that happy place where I know I've got something good going.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I love dA. I've never been part of a more connected community. Everyone there really cares about art.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hmm. I once posted a picture of some goats. The first comment I received said what a pretty picture it was, almost as pretty as me. I was like... "Huh? GOATS are almost as pretty as me? Thanks... I guess."





Please make sure to check out her 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!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mitengu

Miguel Galue is known for his work with tomatoes. Miguel first started drawing when he was only 3.14 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the ignorant pressure of being a child prodigy at least got to him and he had a kaleidoscopic breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own ear! Miguel found telepathic inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his kitchen for all the owls to see! Miguel eventually got married to circus and they remain together mostly in their boat with their 79 children. Miguel would like to thank Napoleon, Gandhi and an octopus for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part of the artistic process is to come up with concepts for my illustrations. I usually take traits of characters I liked during my childhood and meditate on it for a week at least. I sketch a lot! These characters’ backgrounds ignite the process, but the results end up really far off my starting point.

The hardest part of the artistic process for me is execution. I worry too much about details that I find later unimportant (application of colour, inking, etc.). Recently I aim at accepting my art as it is, not perfection. The perfect drawing is in the mind, and the resulting illustration will always be a distortion of that perfect model.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
From my collection so far, my favourite piece is “Musica II”. What this drawing really illustrates is the very moment of inspiration. The artist becomes almost insignificant: just a child in awe against the towering Muse.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I just found in DA certain artists that want to walk their own path, that want to find their own artistic language. The opportunity to share with these artists is what draws me to DA.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Comment on “Sunday”: “BTW nice photo I love your hair”…Give me a break, it’s horrible and messy!! Hahaha!





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!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rubidox

John is known for his work with crows. John first started drawing when he was only 24, 601 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the labourious pressure of being a child prodigy probablistically got to him and he had a ambiguous breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own toe! John found small inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his bathroom for all the llamas to see! John eventually got married to an alpaca and they remain together patiently in their shed with their 3.14 children. John would like to thank Benedict Arnold, Ringo Starr and the kittnes for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I think that it's difficult to get out of an artistic slump when I can't get new ideas. I don't sit around trying really hard to think of stuff, it usually just comes. But sometimes nothing comes, and that's pretty hard. I guess the easiest part then is just having ideas come to me. :)

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite piece is "Society". I like this one because of the pop art feel it has.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Everyone on deviantART is just so kind and welcoming. Anyone can go on the chat and instantly be welcomed by a complete stranger. You can get into a conversation with nearly anyone. It's so much fun to talk to new people like that! :)

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"Where the bejeezus did you find that picture of that pig! It's flipping genius!" -~ColonelEyeball





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!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Aleksandracupcake

Aleksandra Marchocka is known for her work with cakes. Aleksandra first started drawing when she was only 3 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the sick pressure of being a child prodigy amazingly got to her and she had a tropical breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own piehole! Aleksandra found sweet inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her bedroom for all the pillows to see! Aleksandra eventually got married to jar of marmalade and they remain together often in their cottage with their 24 children. Aleksandra would like to thank Rasputin, Gandalf and Mr. Kitty for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
For me the easiest part of the process is creating new artwork concepts in my mind. New ideas and visions come to me all the time and I love commiting them to paper.

The hardest part is finding time to turn all concepts into illustrations. I have so many ideas in my head and sketches on paper but there's just not enough time to turn them all into graphic works.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I'm not sure which work is my favourite - it depends on my mood. That's why right now I would choose my older illustration "Horsefly" because of its soft color scheme and melancholic atmosphere. Besides I love drawing horses and nudes and this piece has them both.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Deviantart has a very big audience so my graphics can be easily found by people from around the world. It's important for me to know how other people react on my illustrations and sometimes I receive really great advices or interesting opinions from other DA users. They allow me to look at my work in a new way.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I received many weird comments but the most strange (and funny) for me was about my work "Princess Pink Diarrhea" where you can see a kitten's butt. One person wrote an angry comment that the cat's anus on this work looks more like a human anus and I musn't mix anuses of different species like that because it's just wrong.





Please make sure to check out her deviantART page and her personal web site! 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!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wikidtron

Kiana is known for her work with spores. Kiana first started drawing when she was only 57 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the bloated pressure of being a child prodigy quickly got to her and she had a chunky breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own nostrils! Kiana found livid inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her attic for all the bacon to see! Kiana eventually got married to carousel and they remain together wetly in their doghouse with their 3 children. Kiana would like to thank Charles Darwin, Kat Von D and the salamanders for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
It's difficult to say which aspects of the artistic process are the hardest, because it depends on many factors. My mood can affect my artwork, and if I'm enthusiastic about the concept for the drawing, I'll usually have no problems with it. If I have to draw something I really hate, it never comes out particularly well.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
You mean I have to pick one? Usually my most current pieces are my favorite, but out of my entire gallery, I've always liked my She-Mantis drawing a lot. The black and white composition, the somewhat comic-like style, plus the fact that it was completely spontaneous make this one stand out for me. I feel like it best represents my preferred style.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I love to be inspired by other artists, and there are people producing amazing work on DA. I also enjoy getting feedback on my work, as it helps me improve as an artist. I can also offer artistic advice to others, overall dA is great community to be a part of.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"Tentacle rape?"

(In response to me asking people to guess what the tattoo on my arm was... it's a tattoo of a snake!)





Please make sure to check out her 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!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Christian Alzmann

Christian Alzmann is known for his work with brushes. Christian first started drawing when he was only 6 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the long pressure of being a child prodigy gently got to him and he had a crusty breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own nipple! Christian found curved inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his closet for all the microwaves to see! Christian eventually got married to a pair of earphones and they remain together quietly in their outhouse with their 12 children. Christian would like to thank Mussolini, Bobby Brady and his naked mole rat for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
It often feels like nothing about the process is easy but I would say what comes to me the easiest is laying down color and light. From the time I started painting the color pallet and understanding the importance of light seemed pretty clear to me. The hardest right now is feeling like I am bringing something new to each painting and keeping them fresh and interesting to look at. I want to hold onto my style but keep introducing new compositions. pallets, etc, and I am always working on how I design and draw the pieces.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I am working on a piece for an upcoming Gnomon dvd. It is a western theme, which was new for me, it was a bit of a struggle. It did not come easy but really came together in the end. Also because I was recording every brush stroke, it made me really think about my process, which was eye opening and, now that it is down, its hopefully a great learning tool for students as well as me.

How would you describe your style? What makes your work unique?
I love the classic illustrators, Rockwell, Cornwell, and all of the Brandywine illustrators. They told wonderful stories and that's what I aspire to be a story teller. I would say my style is painterly, rooted in traditional painting and a solid understanding of the basics of anatomy and perspective.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I had my first booth at Comic Con last year. I had large paintings hanging on the back wall. A women walking past, looked at one of the paintings and said "well, that is just disturbing" and never looked back. In the world of scifi/fantasy, I would hardly call my work disturbing but she sure did. I also had a customer ask my wife if she was my muse. My wife, looking back at my work, answered, " I hope not".





Please make sure to check out his web site! 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!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kerem Beyit

Kerem Beyit is known for his work with people. Kerem first started drawing when he was only 7 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the best pressure of being a child prodigy slowly got to him and he had a maddening breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own hand! Kerem found fat inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his kitchen for all the curtains to see! Kerem eventually got married to pencil and they remain together fortunately in their shack with their 17 children. Kerem would like to thank Stalin, Frazetta and the cats for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Working with digital media has its advantages, namely it gives you the freedom to
venture out without having to worry about ruining your piece since you can always
go back and correct your mistakes. The most challenging part must be coming up with a
composition that works perfectly.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I don't have one :)

How would you describe your style? What makes your work unique?
I use light and shadows effectively to make my composition look its best.
I also use textures excessively to give my piece a more realistic look. Other
than that, I don't have a unique style, and I don't think any good illustrator should,
we have to be able to deal with anything the client throws at us.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I don't really take time to read the comments I receive on my galleries, since I'm very big on the
self-criticism department as it is :)





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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jules1983

Juliane is known for her work with words. Juliane first started drawing when she was only 13 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the funny pressure of being a child prodigy hopefully got to her and she had a good breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own leg! Juliane found long inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her kitchen for all the doors to see! Juliane eventually got married to a duck and they remain together voluntarily in their house with their 9 children. Juliane would like to thank Napoleon, Homer Simpson and the pandas for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Hmm the hardest part for me would have to be the fact that it takes me forever to be truly happy with something. I might take hundreds of pictures of the same subject and not be happy with a single shot. The easiest... I really don't know! Trying new things, maybe. Some work, others don't.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
One of my faves would have to be "Scintilla". It was the first true macro shot I tried and I love the colors in it.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The sheer diversity of artists is just amazing. On the one hand, the many different types of artists but also the fact that there's people from all over the world.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"I rate this 17 out of 13."





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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Liransz

Liran is known for her work with plushies. Liran first started drawing when she was only 3 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the cute pressure of being a child prodigy quickly got to her and she had a funny breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own hand! Liran found ugly inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her bedroom for all the computers to see! Liran eventually got married to a clock and they remain together fully in their house with their 7 children. Liran would like to thank Picasso, Vicentico and a dog for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The hardest part of the whole process is coming up with a good idea, and getting a nice composition, that's for sure, but if you feel comfortable with that idea then everything goes very smooth. Most of the times I just start from scratch and improvise on the way... but the best works come when I have planned them before.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite its "happy hollydays" because it's the first time I did a drawing of my doggie and it really looks like her!!

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The first reason is that I have a lot of fun on dA, also I like the interactivity with other artists, I love having some feedback on my work, to see what should I can improve, or stop doing! Also clubs are awesome, the possibility to see other great artists, inspires me a lot.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I think I never got a very funny or strange comment... please give me one! XD





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Monday, July 13, 2009

Neb11

Ben Foster is known for his work with potatoes. Ben first started drawing when he was only 11 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the happy pressure of being a child prodigy silently got to him and he had a murky breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own toe! Ben found swollen inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his kitchen for all the beans to see! Ben eventually got married to a pooptoast and they remain together slowly in their sala with their 50 children. Ben would like to thank Rambo, Jack Black and the beaver for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I can't say what the easiest part is but in my opinion the hardest part is probably getting round to shooting. Sometimes it takes some confidence to take a photo.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I have a few but I like these two a lot;
"Fisherman's Front Door II" I like the mood in this one and the still water with the cornered boats helps communicate the mood of this place.
"Before I Go By" I have always loved the look of this one, I think it is different and something fun to look at.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I like the quality of some of the photos on here, I think it helps me to develop with some strong community feedback on my work. It's fun :)

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hmm I can't say sorry :)





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Friday, July 10, 2009

Orangehamster

Richard is known for his work with kisses. Richard first started drawing when he was only 42 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the cute pressure of being a child prodigy gruelingly got to him and he had a bright breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own penis! Richard found funny inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his music room for all the songs to see! Richard eventually got married to a grip and they remain together gleefully in their hospital with their 11 children. Richard would like to thank Cruz & Souza, Kele and his hamster for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Hum, for me at least, the imagination part is kinda easy, I always know what I want to make, there are hundreds or even thousands of creations i would like to see it done. the real problem is doing these creations. guess I'm still not in my technic level where I can do whatever I please, I need so much more training.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece o mine work would be one named "Lovers are Losing", is based on a Keanes song (The Lovers Are Losing). I like it 'cause it has a very personal meaning to me, a meaning that until today nobody has figure it out. Guess that is good, sometimes I'm ashamed of the fears and doubts I have hidden in my drawings ^^"

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The main reason is DA is where I can share my drawings with friends that are also in the creation 'business'. Another reason I like DA is the fact I can see an art gallery right from my pc table.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
One time a guy labeled my work as 'surreal pop'. Since that day when a person ask what is my 'style' of drawing I say that. Ok, that wasn't funny, but I changed accounts on DA recently, so I lost all the comments I had in my other account XD.





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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Taasia

Taasia is known for her work with stars. Taasia first started drawing when she was only 82 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the amazing pressure of being a child prodigy quickly got to her and she had an old breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own eyes! Taasia found tall inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her kitchen for all the houses to see! Taasia eventually got married to a field and they remain together extremely in their car with their 13 children. Taasia would like to thank Susan Brownell Anthony, Hugh Jackman and a cat for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Well, for me it's trying to get what's in my head out onto the canvas, computer or paper as I see it. Sometimes I have great ideas but during the creation process I'll run into some sort of road block, something isn't appearing right. Other times I'll have too many ideas and there will be a bunch of half started projects.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I have several and can't really narrow it down to just one. But the one that was the most difficult and one of my favorites is [link] I was pleased with how the depth of field and the wings turned out. Those wings were a pain because I couldn't find any pre-made wings that were just how I needed them to be. I nearly gave up several times and was so happy when it finally came together.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I love how all the artist on DA really support each other. It's so nice to see so many amazing artists from all different mediums coming together and sharing their tips and creations. It's inspiring and motivating.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I haven't had any weird comments yet. I'm sure my time will come.





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