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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Titus Lunter

Titus Lunter is known for his work with potato chips. Titus first started drawing when he was only 22 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the morbidly obese pressure of being a child prodigy quietly got to him and he had a quick breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own shoulder! Titus found agile inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his room with a moose for all the pillows to see! Titus eventually got married to Boba Fett and they remain together personably in the Yukon Hotel with their 42 children. Titus would like to thank Virgil, Peter Griffin and JMW Turner for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
One of the easiest parts is deciding that you want to paint, all the rest is the hard part. Heh, but seriously, one of the hardest parts is tweaking. Most paintings gain their strength from the small details, small color deviations. One of the easier aspects are the final touches, after a while you get the hang of adding details such as highlights. It's by no means a trick that you apply but this is the area where experience counts the most. Everything in between, the larger chunks of paint is just grunt work.

Where and how do you find inspiration?
Inspiration comes from a lot of angles. I look at dozens of pictures every day looking for something special I can use. Bits of lighting or details. I also have a whole arsenal of different books all around me. From art history to modern arts to game art. On top of that I browse forums for interesting photographs of animals and landscapes. Even so inspiration is no guarantee. I have days on end where I cant paint due to lack of inspiration and all of a sudden I paint days on end. All I can say is keep your mind open!

What do you feel is the significance of online communities, such as deviantART, to aspiring artists?
Online communities give a great opportunity to see what is going on. Part of being a good artist is to know what is happening all around you. You can take away from it what you want and that's a good thing. It's a shame however that sometimes good art gets lost in the noise of so many other people out there, so its hard to find a good place to get constructive criticism. All in all I think the internet will advance art in a way we haven't seen before in history; and with the quest for originality in art I can only imagine great things happening. The socializing aspect of online communities is great as well, you get to meet a whole lot of interesting people as long as you are kind. I think we all know networking is extremely important and with this it has become a lot easier. I can seriously recommend people to just go out there and talk to your favorite artist!

What is the weirdest, strangest or funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Haha, that's a pretty fun question. I can't say I've had a huge amount of people commenting on my work but there are quite a few funny remarks that have been made. The strange use of language that is the spawn of internet tickles my funny bone. It's that kind of straight forward opinion which is nicest to read. I know people want to be polite, and you always should be, but don't be afraid to leave a weird comment. It takes a certain type of crazy to last long in this biz! I don't remember a specific comment tho, so I'll leave it at this. If you got one please leave one behind!

What advice can you offer to other artists?
Advice.. yikes.. that's always a difficult one. There are so many areas that artists want advice for that it's hard to give some without writing 20 pages. However, what I've found is that most people seek advice in how to become "good". There is no straightforward answer to this but one of the things that has been taught to me is: Observation. Observation, observation, observation. I cant stress that enough. Look at what you think is good and figure out WHY it is good. Try to recreate it, there is no shame in copying someones work for the sake of learning. Be sure you are your own worst critic, not by saying your own work is not good but rather be honest to yourself and seek mistakes. Because if you find your own mistakes you can correct them and improve, which is the ultimate goal. So don't get demotivated if you see people out there who you feel are better. Everyone is learning all the time! If you have the motivation and passion to become the best at what you do nothing can stop you from doing so.





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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the feature, the top part made me giggle ;)

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  2. Very nice, amazing how you developed your skills through the years. And indeed a nice intro :P

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  3. http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=201355

    This titus lunter?

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  4. Does this plagiarist still work at Rebellion, UK?

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