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Monday, November 30, 2009

Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan is known for his work with fingers. Jay first started drawing when he was only dozens of years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the obstreperous pressure of being a child prodigy faltering got to him and he had a brown breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own scalp! Jay found rad inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his pantry for all the badgers to see! Jay eventually got married to Glenn Beck and they remain together swiftly in their armoury with their 42 children. Jay would like to thank Margaret Thatcher, Liza Minelli and the Lascaux cave painters for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
the easiest part is getting up in the morning, and the hardest part is
trying to figure out what to draw once I'm there.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Most of them are my favorite pieces - there are relatively few I
dislike. for the sake of an answer, I'll say that my new jesus lizard
poster is a current favorite. I think it's appropriate for the band,
the printing worked well, the colors are good, and it's pretty
interesting.

What do you feel is the significance of online communities to inspiring
artists?

Having a community of people to work with is very important. Whether
it's people in a class, or studio mates, or folks you've never met who
you interact with online, it's good to have someone to bounce ideas
off of.

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

When small children critique the images, I often find things I never
noticed in the prints. The other best critique I received was seeing
my print on the floor wedged behind the toilet in a club.





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Friday, November 27, 2009

Garih

Carlos Garijois known for his work with inmates. Carlos first started drawing when he was only 14 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the clean pressure of being a child prodigy rapidly got to him and he had a vivid breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own eye! Carlos found unruly inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his kitchen for all the cookies to see! Carlos eventually got married to Angelina Jolie and they remain together lovingly in their pool house with their 314 children. Carlos would like to thank SquareEnix, Gustav Klimt and Marilyn Monroe for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
For my, hardest part of the artistic process is start to draw what I want to draw, as soon as I have sketched vaguely what I want and I have centered , the rest is more simple. Also is hard to start the color of the picture.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
"She's a Rainbow", because I did it listening to the Rolling Stones song which have its name and the moment of color it was like magic and a feeling of happiness was surrounding me.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
It is a perfect site where see the work of other persons and take inspiration. Also i think that it's a competitive site, that make our art improves more and more.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I don't remember them exactly, but some messages of people that doesn't know Spanish ( like me, who his english is so poor) and tries to speak to me in Spanish using online translators, I don't understand anything.





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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Karinkanzuki

Racquel Ormsby is known for her work with flowers. Racquel first started drawing when she was only 200 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the bright pressure of being a child prodigy happily got to her and she had a sunny breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own toe! Racquel found bloody inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her computer room for all the cats to see! Racquel eventually got married to a musician and they remain together fabulously in their compartment with their 3 children. Racquel would like to thank Eddie Izzard, Audrey Hepburn and the abominable snowman for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part is to start the piece. Usually in between start and finish, I have a hard time "finding" the piece. I do a lot of exploration to find out where I want to take the piece, and once I've decided on an idea or concept that I can really relate to, I'll take it to the finish, where the project becomes easier once again.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
That's a hard question to answer. I was told by a great artist once, "Every new piece you work on should be--and more than likely WILL BE--the better than the last." And I definitely feel that with the whole Heroes&Bandits project I worked on (which is the most recent work I've done) is the best thing I've created. It's even better, in a sense, since the artwork for Heroes&Bandits is artwork for my band, Rambling Rose and the Bitter Rodeo. With both of these hand in hand, I feel that this work can and will always improve and become something I can truly be proud of.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I found DeviantArt through some high school friends during the turn of the century. I didn't realize how big of a community it was until I entered college. It was then that I felt I should be more involved, and found that there is much more to DeviantArt than ART. There is a lot of life happening all around the website. I wanted to be a part of that by being involved in clubs, chatting in the chat-rooms as well as uploading artwork, voting in public polls and saying hi to fellow artists :)

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"That looks like something Rocky did" *As I was standing right next to the person.

Things like that make me giggle with glee!





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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ArmadaRyu

Amanda Turnage is known for her work with stores. Amanda first started drawing when she was only 12years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the fantastic pressure of being a child prodigy gradually got to her and she had a dark breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own knee! Amanda found bleak inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her bedroom for all the faucets to see! Amanda eventually got married to Rocky Balboa and they remain together spectacularly in their garage with their 21 children. Amanda would like to thank Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Monet and Alphonse Mucha for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
For me, coming up with an idea (inspiration!) and also composition and layout. Once that's out of the way, it's downhill from there.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
It's the largest watercolor I've ever done. It was the most challenging overall and it took me months to complete (mostly because of motivational issues and feeling overwhelmed by the piece). Once it was complete, I was very proud with how it turned out and proud of myself for sticking with it until it was complete.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The amount of support and inspiration that I get from my watchers and those who watch me. I love the interchange of knowledge within the community. Everyone's learning from each other and building relationships through their art. I think it's a beautiful thing. :)

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I do but I can't think of any right now ;_;





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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

EatToast

Kerushi Kaijuis known for her work with cats. Kerushi first started drawing when she was only 1 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the nutty pressure of being a child prodigy happily got to her and she had a marvelous breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own ear! Kerushi found tacky inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her basement for all the birds to see! Kerushi eventually got married to Sherlock Holmes and they remain together peacefully in their apartment with their 12 children. Kerushi would like to thank Wonder Woman, Severus Snape and MI-5 for their constant support and inspiration.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I think I like original work best. It may not be as popular as fanart, but it's what I would really like to develop more in the future.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I came to deviantart because a friend kind of forced me to. I wasn't really excited about it, but I grew to really enjoy the site. I've met and seen some amazing artists on this site, and having the critiques of work, and friendly community has helped me improve.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Someone asked me for my bra once. It was random, unexpected, creepy but somehow really funny looking back at it.





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Monday, November 23, 2009

CassiopeiaArt

Cathrine Langwagenis known for her work with wagons. Cathrine first started drawing when she was only 812 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the happy pressure of being a child prodigy sweetly got to her and she had a maddening breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own foot! Cathrine found lovely inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her underwater den for all the monkeys to see! Cathrine eventually got married to Charles Darwin and they remain together argueably in their shack with their 42 children. Cathrine would like to thank the mermaids, Keira Knightly and Brad Pitt for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest process in creating an artwork for me is probably letting the imagination flow and getting ideas, the hardest part is definitely to try to execute those ideas to a digital canvas. The step of knowing what techniques to use and how to actually apply them and then finding the right resources to aid in the process are all quite time consuming and hard. It doesn't always turn out as what I had in mind!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece of my own art is probably "Autumn is Coming" I have a particular love for matte paintings even though I find them extremely hard to do and I admire artists who makes these beautiful artworks. This one is as close to it that I've come so far, despite not being a proper matte painting that is, and that's why it appeals to me I think.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Oh the deviantart community is like the love of my life. You can find EVERYTHING you need for your artistic process in here; support, comments, resources, tutorials, hints, exposure, contests, features, friends, fellow artists etc etc. I kind of fell into dA by chance just seeing the address pop up behind many artists names that i admire and I thought I'd have a look what it was all about. I've never looked back since.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Oh lets see, this is a hard one...Probably most comments i got for making the very odd subject of digital cake manipulations. On the "The Chocolate Den" version I got many funny comments about living in chocolate, wanting a chocolate house and creating a chocolate craving with people watching it. All those comments made me smile, and that is what fun art is all about!





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Friday, November 20, 2009

Villesgodgirl

Madeleine is known for her work with cakes. Madeleine first started drawing when she was only 54 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the radical pressure of being a child prodigy quickly got to her and she had a melted breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own toes! Madeleine found surprising inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her attic for all the DVDs to see! Madeleine eventually got married to the mailman and they remain together respectfully in their home with their 4579 children. Madeleine would like to thank Bridget Jones, Stephen King and Angus for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest is to get an idea the hardest to actually "make" those ideas to bring all the meanings and ideas alive on the screen.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
That's a pretty hard question my favourite piece always depends on my mood . all of them have some other stories or emotion behind them, that its hard to choose but right now my favourite is "hoist the colours" cause I loved painting the details

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Probably the way of easy sharing the art, I have seen so many great artist that inspire me and really keep me stunned by every piece or photo they show. I wouldn't had ever the opportunity to actually interact with them if i wasn't on dA.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hmm the strangest probably "she looks fat" on one of photomanips with a model. Well the funniest actually I guess just funny for me is a comment on a manip "I don´t like that from you" and it's my most popular manip I have ever done on dA :D





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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Athena-chan

Athena is known for her work with magic. Athena first started drawing when she was only 21 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the purple pressure of being a child prodigy swimmingly got to her and she had a candid breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own lips! Athena found masked inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her library for all the honeybees to see! Athena eventually got married to Stephen Colbert and they remain together beautifully in their truck with their .5 children. Athena would like to thank Gerard Butler, Frodo the hobbit and Harrison Ford for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
To have a good start is the hardest. To place the characters, think about composition and check the anatomy while doing so.
The easiest... when you think that everything is decided and you work on the colors with a clear idea of the lighting and color palette.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
That's a good question! I actually never thought about it. Sometimes I just like a piece because I had so much fun during the drawing process others were hard to do and I kinda have mixed feelings about the outcome. I like my illustration called "Red". It's very simple but I still enjoy the overall mood of the piece.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I love deviantart because I enjoy all those different artists and art styles. I have the chance to meet my biggest idols which is amazing. And of course I appreciate the possibility to show my art =), It's a great feeling to get response from others.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I can't think of an example, but the things you read from fans when you draw fanart for huge fandoms.





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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Katikut

Mary is known for her work with guitars. Mary first started drawing when she was only 4 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the clean pressure of being a child prodigy happily got to her and she had a fierce breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own thumb! Mary found blank inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her bathroom for all the monkeys to see! Mary eventually got married to Harry Potter and they remain together spectacularly in their gazebo with their 41 children. Mary would like to thank Hugh Laurie, Walt Disney and Lady Gaga for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The idea. Really. It happens very often that you feel you really want to draw something but you can't find what! It's really frustrating!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I really don't know. It changes all the time. Sometimes you have a special affection for a piece in particular, sometimes you're just proud because technically, your drawing is like you wanted it to be... For the moment I like this one. Because it's simple and more graphical than usual concerning my job.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
First it was because I had to show my work for a future job. I opened a DA gallery and finally I started to fill it more and more :). The Disney lovers community already knew me, and was looking for my new pics. It was great to be able to update a gallery for them.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Melly (my original character) is a red head. It's the only thing she has in common with Ariel. But people keep telling me she looks like Ariel. It's reeeaaally annoying. People can't look at a pic without thinking "it looks like". They need to be secured by the fact they already know something "like that". That's the reason why I think it's so hard to be original. Because original arts effrays people. So Okay. Melly is Ariel or Mylène Farmer... I don't care anymore :P





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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

B1nd1

Emmy Cicierega is known for her work with books. Emmy first started drawing when she was only 32 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the global pressure of being a child prodigy rapidly got to her and she had a magical breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own belly button! Emmy found purple inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her walk-in closet for all the books to see! Emmy eventually got married to the abominable snowman and they remain together uproariously in their cave with their 131 children. Emmy would like to thank Johnny Depp, Picasso and Jack Skellington for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part, for me, would probably be picking colors! If I have a clear idea of what mood I'm trying to achieve, I can almost always get exactly the feeling I want through colors.
The hardest part of the artistic process, for me, is improvement. It's very hard to drag ones self out of your comfort zone and push forward, but it's terribly rewarding when you do!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favorite piece is always my latest. I grow tired of everything over time, though, which is why I'm always drawing new things!
The pieces that endure the test of time, though, and still stand out as good are always my more over-produced works. Things with backgrounds and careful attention to emotion, things like that.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Accessibility! It's an easy interface to use, I don't have to set up a fiddly page or anything.
You can use Deviant Art for casual socializing, hard critique, or business related networking. There's a social group for every need, and I like that a lot.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Oh I don't know what the all-time winner is! There's tons, and I don't know how to find them, they are scattered everywhere.
"CAN I GET THIS AS A TATTOO?"
"What kind of crack are you on and where can I get some?"
"I'm gonna print this out and rub it on myself"
"dam gurl u kno i be tappin dat ass if it wrnt fictional"
Things... like that. Basically.





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Monday, November 16, 2009

TraditionalDanimatio

Dan Schoening is known for his work with daisies. Dan first started drawing when he was only 154 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the blasphemous pressure of being a child prodigy swimmingly got to him and he had a perpetual breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own nose! Dan found silly inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his dorm room for all the socks to see! Dan eventually got married to Sigourney Weaver and they remain together peacefully in their el camino with their 2.75 children. Dan would like to thank Frankenstein, Amy Poehler and Abraham Lincoln for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The hardest part is coming up with a concept that has substance to it. When possible I try to incorporate some pathos into my art, with expression, lighting and mood. Instead of saying easiest, I'd like to say most fun. That would have to be the drawing portion of my work, before colors and clean lines. The energy drawings have at that stage is so lively.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I haven't done one yet :) I am my own worst critique most of the time, and rarely like what I do entirely. There may be bits that I like, but overall I'm always learning.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
DeviantArt is a great place to showcase art to a wide audience. What I draw, I draw for me or my daughter. Unless it's a commission of course. I like to share the stuff I do as the reactions I get are usually fresh and interesting.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"Well, you have so god syle and I am fan of your work. But this one (and I'm dont even dont have to look it right now) is shit. Lines are too strong, everythimg is in same plane, You cant realy tell where the head is. It reads wrong(try miroring it. For me this is like I saying my teacher that he is wrong, but sorry, when I see your Gostbusters or Blues Brothers or KISS, I shit my self but this is like, "Hey dogs catch!" or "How do they love me". Dont put every shit on, only the best, you are celebrety now.





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Friday, November 13, 2009

Klar

Klar is known for her work with bees. Klar first started drawing when she was only 20 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the double pressure of being a child prodigy illustriously got to her and she had a tender breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own buttocks! Klar found dead inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her crawlspace for all the raptors to see! Klar eventually got married to Schmendrick the Magician and they remain together languidly in their mouth with their 1000 children. Klar would like to thank Rock Lee, Alex Trebek and Jeff Koons for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The hardest part would be driving yourself to learn thorugh careful observation and practise, but then the easy and fun part becomes putting what you've learned into an image that is fun to draw and colour.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Of my own or someone else's? i had the most fun and learning with "you go on ahead" but of everything else on DA it would have to be this cool sloth

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
There's a lot of inspiring work out there, also the praise and criticism can be equally motivating at times. It's also easy to stalk my friends

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I can't think of a particular instance but several individuals seem to want to ingest my artwork, which can be both flattering and worrying.






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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nell-fallcard

Nell Fallcard is known for her work with cats. Nell first started drawing when she was only 7 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the beautiful pressure of being a child prodigy graphically got to her and she had a strong breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own neck! Nell found gorgeous inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her garage for all the mp3 players to see Nell eventually got married to Kes and they remain together ironically in their Eiffel Tower with their 27 children. Nell would like to thank Hitler, Edward Cullen and Matt Bellamy for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part comes with the muse telling you to paint something specific, and to be way too much into that to sing out loud while painting without caring about what the neighbors might think about your amateur performance. The hardest part is trying to force a result: when you paint because you are asked to do so, because is a work that you need to get done, because you want to be popular, any reason that doesn't come from natural and true inspiration gives headache.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I'd say "Dragons", I really took my time on that one, I enjoyed the process every minute and the result made me win a contest and the Photoshop CS 4 original :)

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
It's layout is very user friendly and practical, there is people from every corner in the world with such a huge spectrum of styles that inspires and motivates you.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
There was a girl once who teared my work apart, saying a lot of harsh stuff at it and pointing out a mountain of failures. Then I realized she was the girl my lil brother was dating and had just bumped weeks before.





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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

JeanHaze

Cassie was born in 1692 in the Appalachian Mountains. She was one of 7 children born to Kevin, a printmaker, and Joey, a rapper. In 2042, Cassie began taking photos for fun of strawberries and putting them together in a portfolio. Very soon, she was discovered and sent straight away to Djibouti to begin taking photos of bagpipes for Google. Cassie would like to thank Oscar Wilde, Bill Murray, and Will Navidson for always being her sources of inspiration.


What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part is coming up with the concept or the message/emotion you want to convey. The hardest part is perfecting the result to make it evoke exactly what you want in the viewer.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece would have to be either "goosebumps and butterflies" or "body scape." I know both are along the same subject, but I love intimate feeling photography.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I've been a part of dA for years now and dragged it throughout my sketching fits and middle school photography. I like the sense of competition that it has and it helps me try and achieve the higher standards I place on myself. I feel at home with the dA community, even if I'm not all that well known in it.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
On my Flickr account, I got a comment on "goosebumps and butterflies" that said, "I love that part of a woman's body." Then someone followed up with, "Mine are the boobs."





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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Clinton Reno

Clinton Reno is known for his work with speedboats. Clinton first started drawing when he was only 14 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the magnificent pressure of being a child prodigy swiftly got to him and he had a metal breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own earlobe! Clinton found orange inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his pantry for all the hammers to see! Clinton eventually got married to Robert Duffy and they remain together awkwardly in their shed with their 2.5 children. Clinton would like to thank Chuck Yeager, Bono and NC Wyeth for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Well, sometimes coming up with the idea can be both. It's the easiest when it goes well because all you need to use is your brain, and your eyes and ears, and you can squeeze in thinking about the idea anytime- you can't do that as easily with the other steps in the process. And sometimes it's easy because it's a band or idea that I know well or love, or they have a very clear direction in the look of their overall aesthetic, one that's easy to take and interpret in my style.
But then sometimes it's just impossible to come up with an idea that drives me to sketch and move forward. And it's a tricky spot to be in, too, without an idea because it can stall the rest of the project in a way no other part of the process can.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
This is always a tricky question for me because when I look at my work I have a hard time seeing it as a final piece. Instead I look at each part of it, all the things I did to get there, and what I might have done differently here or there (things that maybe only I might notice).
But there are times when it's been long enough and I'm able to go back and look at it with fresh eyes. Or times when I've enjoyed things that happen as a result of the piece more than the piece itself. One that I guess would come to mind is The Swell Season poster- looking back I see it as something I'm proud of, and on top of that getting it in the hands of Glen and Marketa and having it signed & personalized: "This is beautiful, Clinton, thank you"

What do you feel is the significance of online communities to inspiring artists?
I think it's completely opened up an entire world for any artist- communities like gigposters.com and expressobeans.com are full of great people and great resources. When I decided to screen print my work a good majority of the info and know how I got from forums on GP or from people I'd met through GP. And I think feedback amongst peers is a valuable part of the process, though

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Well, not on a specific piece of art, but one time at Flatstock at Bumbershoot, I was asked by a college student "So how long does it take to make it big as an artist". I looked at him, looked over at my wife, and gave him a big grin (wanting SO badly to tell him that either he was asking the wrong guy, or that his guess was as good as mine). Without asking details as to what he defined as "making it big" I think I made up some crazy answer that did not give the impression that I thought it was a bad question, at the same time making sure to make it clear to him that I did not think I had come close to even attaining that.





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Monday, November 9, 2009

Rhys Wootton

Rhys Wootton is known for his work with space huskies. Rhys first started drawing when he was only 3 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the awesome pressure of being a child prodigy intensely got to him and he had an orange breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own pinky! Rhys found diligent inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his greenhouse for all the captains to see! Rhys eventually got married to David Attenborough and they remain together sleepily in their airship with their 2 children. Rhys would like to thank Jeffrey Lebowski, Bill Murray and Roger Dean for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest is when I get to work for a band or record label that I love. Then the work flows naturally and obtaining inspiration is usually quick, sometimes as fast as when the client is initially briefing me on the phone. I’m always listening to music and going to gigs so the inspiration is waiting dormant until its awakened. Once all the elements are in place that’s when I get into my favourite part - doing the colouring and lighting effects. The music I’m into is very cinematic in sound, particularly in the post-rock genre – what really gets me going is trying to make my illustrations as epic as possible.

When things get tougher it’s usually because I’m having trouble connecting what’s buzzing around my brain and relating that to what’s appearing on paper. I take a lot of influence from concept art and it’s a role I’m working towards. When I do a commission I often go through a lengthy stage of sketching and designing my ideas, creating the scene from different angles and so forth, so I’m constantly going back to the drawing board. I view illustration as a route of problem solving, so when I get stuck I usually arrive at a solution systematically.

My work tends to focus on perspective and scale - sometimes this can be hard to conceive on paper. I remember doing a poster with a Galleon being raised from the ocean by a huge Spartan character. I started getting frustrated because I couldn’t understand the proportions and scale. So I got a wine bottle (resembles the shape of a boat) and took a bath pretending to be a giant Greek god, (Jason and the Argonauts style). It was loads of fun and solved the problem. The more I play and have fun with my work the better the results.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
In 2007 myself and three guys from my arts collective BRAG where invited by Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan from Firehouse Kustom Rock Art Co. based in San Francisco to attend a two week internship to learn more about gig poster art. Firehouse has been going for over 20 years making posters for all the top line bands and labels. They’ve got awesome stories to tell and have led fascinating lives, it was really inspiring to be around them.

We all got to design and print a festival poster for the San Francisco Summer of Love 20th Anniversary. Chuck and Ron had arranged a jammed pack schedule with art directors and really cool poster artists. The whole trip blew my mind and it was just when I graduated from art school so my enthusiasm was boosted to mass effect. They’ll always be on my all time top list of artists and I so grateful for everything they have given me. There’s a full story I wrote on Creative Review’s blog linked from my site in the “About “section

What do you feel is the significance of online communities to inspiring artists?
Online communities are really important to me and an online presence is something that seems to be standard practice now. I have learnt loads from tutorials and got into cool exhibitions from reading forums. I got to work for the Bongout Gallery (that rocked!) in Berlin last summer and I that was from a forum post. I tend to stick to a few favourites like gigposters.com and conceptart.org but I’m starting to expand out.

On the flip side - I try to limit my net time because maintaining an online profile can be time consuming and distracts me from doing my work. I spend so much of my time exploring the imaginary worlds I create I need to balance that with time spent in the real world. Its great when using the online communities creates personal (face to face) connections with people – to me that’s the full deal. I suppose it’s like everything, striking a balance is best.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
My second poster I ever did was for a small festival and Duke Spirit was the headliner. I printed it in Oil Based inks that have a strange nutty smell. I got the poster signed by all the bands and the singer from Duke Spirit took a big whiff of the poster and wrote “it smells like the toilets at Edinburgh festival” – she laughed and said that was a weird thing to write and maybe I caught her off guard. I didn’t take as an insult though, who knows… maybe they smell nice there? ……I can’t imagine they do





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Friday, November 6, 2009

Frowzivitch

Once upon a printer in a far away land called Boat, there lived a hideous toilet paper named Flora Turcinovic. Her tupperware was so gooey that all the bottlecaps of the land were all very jealous. Not only was Flora rancid, but also she was also very gifted. Flora could draw like no other person could. Some said that she was a crane and that her gifts were really bumpy. One day a smooth pipe became so patiently hairy that they decided to curse her with a spell of tuberculosis, which would cause Flora great scales. The only way for Flora to break the spell was to jump on one foot, while juggling syringes, and drinking a potion containing milkweed, zebra and intestine. And all would be sticky unless it was sealed with a lighter from her one true love, Rembrandt. Flora made a greasy recovery and married Rembrandt and they had 78, 000 children and lived boldly ever after.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Easiest is to draw it out or come up with some idea. the hardest would probably be to finish the painting before I'm fed up and start another.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I think my fav is skittels, I just like silly things I guess.....and rainbows

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Its huge, there are lots of different people on it and its easy to use, plus you can sometimes get lucky and get a DD

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I had someone tell me my Noahs arch painting was not very accurate.. as if they expected my cartoon arch to follow the exact measurements in the bible....that was pretty odd.





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