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Friday, January 29, 2010

Nachan

Nachan is known for her work with rabbits. Nachan first started drawing when she was only 2 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the marvelous pressure of being a child prodigy gloriously got to her and she had a radiant breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own lips! Nachan found magnificent inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her library for all the crocodiles to see! Nachan eventually got married to Hugh Grant and they remain together lovingly in their penthouse suite with their 94 children. Nachan would like to thank Ashton Kutcher, Donald Trump and Lewis Carroll for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part is to find the inspiration: I can catch it from an uncountable number of sources, luckly (music, photography, images, quotes, abstracted concepts, and so on...). The hardest is to put the image you have clear in your head in some real and concrete form on paper...

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I tried to pick just one piece, but, really... it's impossible for me! There's a little piece of me, my ideas, moods and all in like every brush stroke I've done!

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
My laziness, first: I'm too lazy to make my own site/gallery, so... :P joking, but don't that much! well, I suppose DA is a great showcase, a perfect art-community, also full of awesome and inspiring artists, plus some of my dearest friends are on there too and we use to leave some funny/meaningless comments to eachother... what can you ask for more?

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Once I've been asked if it was possible to erase watercolour using a rubber! XD It was priceless!





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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Freaky665

Ana Fagarazzi is known for her work with dancers. Ana first started drawing when she was only 213 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the terrifying pressure of being a child prodigy abruptly got to her and she had a lucky breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own knee! Ana found wonky inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her parlour for all the computers to see! Ana eventually got married to Mark Wahlberg and they remain together quietly in their barn with their 11 children. Ana would like to thank Angelina Jolie, Bob Barker and Picasso for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Th easiest part when creating a piece is finishing up,you fix some mistakes,add few details,etc. The work is pretty much done. The hardest is the beginning for sure,you have to worry about everything., the color scheme, composition, elements...If something seems off then you either try to fix it or move on.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Its impossible for me to answer because all my works that are currently shown on my deviantArt and my other online galleries have special meaning to me.But basically I always like my newest work the most *giggles*.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The community itself,despite the drama,deviantArt is the warmest and friendliest online artistic community I have ever joined,its my artistic home and my source of inspiration. During the years I have met many brilliant artists and friends,and each and every day I get blown away with freshly submitted works by my fellow deviants.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Well I guess I am a lucky girl so I receive only positive and funny comments. I never came across any weird or strange comments,not even outside dA.





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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Super-ania

Ania Tomicka is known for her work with tables. Ania first started drawing when she was only 581 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the controversial pressure of being a child prodigy swiftly got to her and she had an enormous breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own nose! Ania found calming inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her kitchen for all the wolves to see! Ania eventually got married to Fred Flintstone and they remain together regretfully in their limo with their 97 children. Ania would like to thank Peter Jackson, J.K. Rowling and Jim Carrey for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I will start with the hardest part...so it's the research of your own style...this is really really hard. When you think that you have found it everything else is easy (for me, because I know almost all techniques...I spend all my life into improving myself in this)

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Because this is the first doll I've ever made, and I felt so good when I finished it, my mind finally was opened to a new and better way to express myself.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
A lot of great artists.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I really don't remember...





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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

M0thyyku

Marta Bevacqua is known for her work with Spartans. Marta first started drawing when she was only 14 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the funny pressure of being a child prodigy coldly got to her and she had a righteous breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own pinky finger! Marta found broken inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her wardrobe for all the mimes to see! Marta eventually got married to Frodo the Hobbit and they remain together rabidly in their cabin with their 10 children. Marta would like to thank Eric Bana, Dan Brown and Mother Teresa for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest and hardest parts of the artistic process always change for me. Sometimes, my head is so full of ideas that I think it's going to explode, so this is the easiest part, but I don't have models or I don't know where to go to take photos. Sometimes I have a lot of models, and they suggest to me a lot of different places to go, but I don't know what to do. But this is simple: when I'm starting a photo shoot, even if I don't have an exact idea, something always come and then photos are good. The other problem is the post production: sometimes in 2 seconds you make a photo so much better, other times you have to try for hours with an horrible result.
I think the easiest part of the process is manage to take almost one good shot, and this is quite easy, because i enjoy a lot going with my friends (and models) to some places and take photos. then, I don't miss ideas, so it's good for me.

The difficult part is edit colours in a good way. Obviously this is different for each photo so one by one, you have to find the right way to edit them.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I don't have just one favourite piece. there are some i think they're really good, so i adore them for my satisfaction. but others are for me more than a simple shot, in this case they are much more important to me. and sometimes, when i take difficult shots (so i put hours in them, both taking and editing) the satisfaction i feel makes me love that photos.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
deviantART is for me a way to be judged. More favs I get, more beautiful is the shot for the "public". And it is also a source of inspiration (there are so many great artists there!) and a source of personal satisfaction (when you realized you have a lot of fans!). There are several things I hate about dA, but I look past those reasons.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
"no! you have touched a small cat! now he'll die because you can't touch him when he has only some days! you're a murderer!"

"this photo is beautiful, well composed, the colours are nice...etc etc. but i don't like it. for me, it doesn't deserve all these favs"

"I could surely take this photo better than you" (after some days: "i was joking")





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Monday, January 25, 2010

Nillia

Nillia is known for her work with elves. Nillia first started drawing when she was only 93 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the insane pressure of being a child prodigy ruggedly got to her and she had a tasty breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own foot! Nillia found dreaded inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her powder room for all the phones to see! Nillia eventually got married to Mick Jagger and they remain together rustically in their condo with their 4 children. Nillia would like to thank Bill Clinton, Chuck Norris and Albert Einstein for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest parts are sketching (when I'm not thinking too hard about it) and coloring, usually. The hardest thing is finding variety in action/fight scenes, inking smoothly, and buildings/interiors with lots of geometric perspective. I'm getting better at the first two, but I'm still really struggling with buildings/interiors.

Which is your favorite piece and why?
When I look at all my work, most of it did not come out as well as I had planned. If it does come out better than expected, it is because I wasn't even planning or expecting anything.
Surface Chic is one of the only pictures I've put a lot of planning and time into that actually came out BETTER than I expected. It almost looks professional, to my mind, and I'm really proud of that. I feel like my hard work really paid off on that one. Also, I love Yoko.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I originally came here to show off, to be honest. However, I quickly found out that in the sea of deviations, my work was actually rather mediocre. Deviantart opened me up to so many different kinds of art, styles, and skills that I had never even imagined. It also had people willing to help me see how to improve my own work.
The reason I stayed at deviantart (instead of feeling sorry for myself and leaving) was because of all that I could learn from the people here. And I learned a lot. Learning and sharing is more important than getting attention.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Oh, I dunno. I've been around for years.





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Friday, January 22, 2010

CQcat

Helen Huang is known for her work with bluebirds. Helen first started drawing when she was only 12 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the massive pressure of being a child prodigy creakingly got to her and she had a scattered breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own hand! Helen found plagued inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her auditorium for all the sharks to see! Helen eventually got married to Alfred Hitchcock and they remain together hilariously in their church with their 41 children. Helen would like to thank Dr. McDreamy, Mike Myers and Muse for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
To me, the easiest part is the girl illustration because I would already have the image in my head for a while and know exactly what I want to do. The hardest part is details, which add a lot to the artwork and background, in my case, that comes after the girl and has to match the mood and atmosphere and complete the whole piece.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
To me, every piece has its uniqueness. I cannot pick one favorite.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I am very new on dA, just started uploading my artwork this month, but I love dA!! It's a very rewarding feeling to share my artwork with people who have the same passion for art and interact with them. I appreciate all their opinions too, what they like about it and what improvement I can make. I just love inspiring people and being inspired by them.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Most of the comments are very nice and kind. I don't really remember any weird or strange ones. The funniest so far has to be the one on Water Dance about the jelly fish in the background, the comment reads: It's not their intentions but their touch that frightens me... especially the friendly ones. "Oh hi there friend, give me a hug, come on! I look like a jello, how can I be bad?" Then... ZAP! "Whoops! I forgot to mention I am bit toxic" *says with innocent smile* -_-'





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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gucken

Jeff Michelmannis known for his work with blankets. Jeff first started drawing when he was only 14 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the mighty pressure of being a child prodigy smarmily got to him and he had a tumultuous breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own butt! Jeff found outrageous inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his attic for all the whales to see! Jeff eventually got married to Christina Aguilera and they remain together lovingly in their love shack with their 41 children. Jeff would like to thank Christian Bale, Hugh Laurie and Wonder Woman for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I think the hardest part is to finally submit the projects one was working on and let other people you care about see, what you have been doing until now.
Will they like it? Will they think it's utter crap? I think a lot about those things, but in the end, you do your art for yourself, because that is the way you like to express yourself. And eventually it is not that hard anymore, to release your work!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
It changes very often. And to be honest, I don't really have a favourite piece in my own gallery. There are many, that I like, mainly because of specific elements and special moods I was able to create, but my favourite pieces are often works in other galleries done by other artists!

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Well, deviantART is a huge site and the community over there is just amazing!
I have found a lot of old and new friends in the community, that I would never leave, no matter what!

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I think the weirdest comment I have ever received on one of my works, was on a very small piece labeled as a photomanipulation. The user has thanked me so much for the HD graphics I create with my tablet from scratch, and he saved it as his desktop wallpaper.





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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

UndineCG

Cintia Gonzálvez is known for her work with cakes. Cintia first started drawing when she was only 24 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the filmed pressure of being a child prodigy massively got to her and she had a wicked breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own leg! Cintia found spanking inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her bathroom for all the fish to see! Cintia eventually got married to Matt Damon and they remain together merrily in their house with their 14 children. Cintia would like to thank Martha Stewart, Rachel McAdams and Clint Eastwood for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I think the easiest part is maybe to the idea and draw it (this is the part in which I always have more fun). The hardest part is for me to give it a realistic look when painting, since I started digital painting in a serious way just 2 years ago, so I still don't have too much technique.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I really don't know, since I work the most with sensations and anecdotal moments and think that they all have something I like. Anyway I can say the ones of which I'm more proud are maybe Madelene, in which I can see now a lot of flaws, and Walking on Air. That's because I find they are a turning point for my art. Anyway, I have a lot of unfinished stuff from even years ago that I think it's very important for me to do, because most of the works I have here on DA, and then, finished, don't show all I want to show of myself.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I think we all need recognition and to feel appreciated by what we do, specially our art. I think that's why I'm here in part. I never had before the opportunity of showing off my best and getting such a bunch of positive comments and feedback. I'm glad to be here, since I think that the best audience I can have are other people who loves art. I found here great art, artists and people too. It's funny to see how near actually I am from people who lives in the other side of earth :D
Besides, this is the better way to expand my art and to find people who can be interested on it. Tanks to the job services forum I've earned money when I needed it :) and is not a lie that when the most audience you have here, more easier is to earn cash, that is something we all dream about, to reach the moment in which we can live doing the thing we where born to, PAINTING!

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Well, people don't make weird comments in overall. That's maybe because I didn't have too much of them anyway. I can remember, for example, that in a couple of occasions people told me, Nice shot! Other times is when your friends at DA tell you in a drawing with a black background, "Hey, I like the background!"





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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tykee

Riccardo Carlet is known for his work with clouds. Riccardo first started drawing when he was only 8 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the bright pressure of being a child prodigy often got to him and he had a drunken breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own thumb! Riccardo found loud inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his bathroom for all the bottles to see! Riccardo eventually got married to ladder and they remain together quickly in their Pizza Hut with their 31 children. Riccardo would like to thank Julius Caesar, Johnny Depp and a cow for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I think the easiest part is the imagination, the picture in your mind. You have so many ideas and every single piece just looks so cool... but finding a way to realize your idea, so that it will even look as cool as in your mind, is the hardest part, in my eyes.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
Hard to say. Most of the time it's the last work I've done ;)

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I think deviantART is a great and very easy opportunity to show your work to people all over the world. I began making art when I was little and still do it for myself. I love being creative, walking around, getting inspiration and the challenge, like I already said, to realize your imaginations. Looking at deviantArt: at some point you begin to have so much fun, seeing other people like what you did and even receive critique. It's like a game and you always want to get better and better and receive more and better comments...

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
To be honest, I can't really remember if I ever got a strange or funny comment... I know, very boring... sorry





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Monday, January 18, 2010

Tiagomelo

Tiago Melo is known for his work with pools. Tiago first started drawing when he was only 1 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the maddening pressure of being a child prodigy swiftly got to him and he had a relaxed breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own toes! Tiago found tippy inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his living room for all the elephants to see! Tiago eventually got married to Michelle Pfeiffer and they remain together frighteningly in their apartment with their 12 children. Tiago would like to thank Audrey Hepburn, Nicole Kidman and the hobbits for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Shooting for me is a quite easy task, i love to take photos of quite common things that people see every day, but in a way that they look and question what is that.

The most difficult part for me is to handle with people. Shooting people (photographs, of course!), talking to them and 'taking' their essence is the most tricky part for me.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I think that "Holes 2" is the one. Is a difficult question, as i think that there is at least 4 more favourites. :)

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
I feel that deviantART community is more dedicated to creating ART that any other. Looks more 'professional' to me.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I don't remember receiving any strange or weird comment that worth mention here.





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Friday, January 15, 2010

WarrenLouw

Warren is known for his work with time travel. Warren first started drawing when he was only 837 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the wonky pressure of being a child prodigy especially got to him and he had a perky breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own eyebrow! Warren found cherished inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his kitchen for all the bats to see! Warren eventually got married to Angelina Jolie and they remain together gracefully in their doghouse with their 0.02 children. Warren would like to thank Mary Louise Parker, Snoopy and Brendan Fraser for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest? Hmm... that's a tough one... Probably the initial conceptualizing, although that sometimes can be the hardest part. It just depends on how high I set the standard for the artwork. Id say after all the rough sketches, penciling the final lineart has to be the easiest. As for the hardest part, which also generally ends up taking the most time, that gotta be the face and skin. I always make sure to try reach a certain level with my faces so that they are able to connect with people on a deeper level or at least make them feel something. The eyes are the most important to me which I can often spend hours and hours on. Eyes breathe life into the artwork and also act as a gateway to their core essence, so I try make sure Im taking that as far as I can.



Which is your favourite piece and why?

I don't have any absolute favourite of mine, but I do love certain aspects from a variety of pieces. I generally end up loving the newest artwork Ive created, just because I always try find better ways to do certain things. As long as I'm moving forward with the artwork and come out feeling like my skills have leveled up, I'm happy. The best I can do is try narrow it down to a top 3... so that would be Mariam II for the warmth I feel in her eyes and smile, Gia for her innocent and delicate beauty, and my Emma Frost for her innocence, purity, and elegance.


What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?

Firstly my goal is to create art for myself, to challenge and push myself further and further, to always keep moving forward, to go beyond and break through all the illusions of limitations we hold onto so tightly. Lastly this is an experience I want to share with others to help inspire and motivate people to do the same in whatever fashion they choose. It's the process of tackling any challenge where you can learn the most important things. its not about mindlessly creating pretty artwork, its about the journey the artwork takes you on to show you something more... its a very personal thing, but this is what I want to share with everyone, and deviantART is a great place to do this with all the amazing people onboard there. It gives a great opportunity for to me to meet others to learn from and help motivate and inspire me. So its all just a cycle of helping everyone and working as a team on deviant as I see it.


What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Well nothing that really comes to mind on deviant, but here at home about 3 years ago I was working on trying to develop another more stylized version of my style and I had my parents sitting behind me watching tv. I was busy drawing another girl as usual, but anatomy and posing wasn't something that came too naturally for me just yet... so her pose did look a bit retarded... then I hear my mother say "she looks like shes walking backwards to go forwards"... my father just started laughing. I was just like "Im not finished yet!" but soon after couldn't help myself from laughing either.





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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Zirofax

Molly Rodman is known for her work with caterpillars. Molly first started drawing when she was only 42 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the bubbly pressure of being a child prodigy majestically got to her and she had a marvelous breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own heel! Molly found silly inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her computer room for all the wizards to see! Molly eventually got married to Elijah Wood and they remain together peacefully in their boathouse with their 58 children. Molly would like to thank Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln and Santa Clause for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
I don't know if there really is an easy part- however the most difficult is always translating the image I have in my head onto a page.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I don't think I have one. I'm never a fan of my own work- but I love how each one has a memory associated with it. I can always vividly remember where I was, and what I was doing when I drew each piece.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Everyone is so fantastic there. I love the support and the comments I get- it can really make your day! :)

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Hmm.. I had a few interesting comments on a labyrinth piece I did. Nothing really jumps out at me though.





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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dragonda

Esther Liebregts is known for her work with pencils. Esther first started drawing when she was only 4 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the beautiful pressure of being a child prodigy magically got to her and she had a strange breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own hair! Esther found high inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her attic for all the umbrellas to see! Esther eventually got married to a spoon and they remain together pleasingly in their church with their 11 children. Esther would like to thank Cleopatra, Tyra Banks and a cat for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
To me the easiest thing is to get something that is in my head on the paper. The hardest thing is to come up with ideas and experiments!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I really can't decide on that. My works are like my children to me, every one of them is precious for different reasons...

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 can connect with other artists who share common interests, also it's motivating to see how people react to my work! It keeps me going.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
That would be "you seem to enjoy torturing trees" after I made a couple of charcoal works. I never looked at them that way, but after that comment I realised it did look like that!





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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shirotsuki

Shiro is known for her work with kittens. Shiro first started drawing when she was only 13 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the hopping pressure of being a child prodigy arbitrarily got to her and she had a slender breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own right eye! Shiro found spiffy inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her living room for all the helicopters to see! Shiro eventually got married to Ted Allen and they remain together swiftly in their shoebox with their 7 children. Shiro would like to thank Helen Keller, John Glenn and Nancy Graves for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
Iiii'm not sure. I think the hardest thing for me to do is to think simple on a picture, I'm kind of happily obsessed with stuffing every available corner of my work with some kind of 'hey look!'.. and sometimes the effect can totally blow a composition, or overwhelm me into not finishing a picture. The part of the process i love the most though is adding light, using light and color to express a certain feeling, or even to define a specific space.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
I still like 'WALK' a lot. It definitely isn't technically sound or anything, but I can still get caught up in the piece. It smells like rain.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
Im kind of afraid of deviantart, but I love having a place to share my work and process, and where I can also stare creepily at people who's work inspires the pants off of me. It's a great way to stay in touch with my friends, too, since a lot of us draw.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
Holy hand grenade, I don't think I can remember. Once my boss told me the main character in the very first illustration I drew for the project looked like she was taking a dump? I was in stitches!





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Monday, January 11, 2010

Adam Gorham

Adam Gorham is known for his work with cigars. Adam first started drawing when he was only 11 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the gigantic pressure of being a child prodigy waffled him and he had a rusty breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own neck! Adam found spooky inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his crawlspace for all the bears to see! Adam eventually got married to Mark Twain and they remain together huffed in their chicken coop with their 8 children. Adam would like to thank Dirk Gently, Stanley Kubrick and Spartacus for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The hardest part of my process is getting started. For me, starting a new project is very similar to starting a brand new day. Some mornings I spring to life with vigor, and other mornings I prefer staying in bed. However, being an independent comic artist, keeping a project afloat is also very daunting after you factor in the many necessary things life requires of you. Nothing slows down progress on a comic like a day job, or a new house, or a newborn. I'm juggling all three at the moment--which means there's one or two things I'm seriously behind on!

Which is your favourite piece and why?
For a long time 'Opportunity' was easily my favourite piece because it came out exactly how I envisioned it. I was attending Sheridan College for Art Fundamentals at the time, and I drew that instead of completing assignments. Oddly enough, I felt more accomplished for completing it than actually finishing my school work. Nowadays it's hard to pick favourites. Looking at my own work is like viewing pictures of myself; some look nicer than others, but they're all me at different stages in life and simply must be accepted regardless. I'm proud of all the current comic stuff I'm doing with different creators because I'm giving it all I've got. I also recently painted a portrait of Aldo Raine that's rather fetching.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
What's always appealed to me about Deviant Art is how open it is to anyone needing an outlet for their creativity. When you're starting out it's important to have some place where you can be seen and hopefully remembered. My own website would be ideal, but DA is quick and it's easy to gain an audience with the communities on there. Oh, and it's free! DA also stands apart from other social networking sites because it really focuses on the work of a member over the member themselves. Which is great. There's less ego and pageantry, and therefore more appreciation for skill and creativity.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
I've been fortunate to have many people be generous with compliments on my work. However, nobody has ever told me something I found outrageous. What does come to mind though is one strange fellow back in August of this year. I was debuting The Vampire Conspiracy at FanExpo when he came to my booth and bought a book. He looked unsure of everything and regarded our set-up with what I interpreted as suspicion. When signing his copy I asked to whom I could make it out to and he took a few seconds thinking it over and finally told me "Um, it's okay. You don't have to pretend you know me. We're not friends." It totally caught me off guard. He reacted as if I tried selling him tupperware. It was the only time I felt like my art actually burdened somebody.






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Friday, January 8, 2010

2-0-1-9

Dominic is known for his work with pictures. Dominic first started drawing when he was only 7 years old, making him a child prodigy. However, the crazy pressure of being a child prodigy quickly got to him and he had a bad breakdown, resulting in him cutting off his own leg! Dominic found good inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in his bathroom for all the dogs to see! Dominic eventually got married to schnitzel and they remain together slowly in their car with their 6 children. Dominic would like to thank Julius Caesar, Britney Spears and a cat for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
For me the hardest part is always the start: first, finding a new idea for an artwork and second, how to turn my idea into the artwork.
The easy part is always something different, sometimes it's the finishing and another time it's the first step (right after the hardest part).

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece has to be 'Smokin'. I know it's not perfect, and it was my first vexel, but this really took me a lot of time to finish it and with time I really liked it more and more. Another reason may be, that I finished this one right after oral exam, with that my school time was over, so whenever I see this I think about how great it feels to leave school behind.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The deviantArt community is just great, there are so many people, that are willing to help. The community really helped me, to improve my artworks.
Also there are really great artist around here, who can give you a lot of inspiration.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
The comments I normally get are neither funny nor strange, but the wierdest comment I got has to be "lovely shot, keep it up" on a completely computer generated image. Maybe I'm wrong, but doesn't shot mean it's a photo?





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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Blu-ish

Danielle is known for her work with sandcastles. Danielle first started drawing when she was only 4 years old, making her a child prodigy. However, the creepy pressure of being a child prodigy spyingly got to her and she had a breathtaking breakdown, resulting in her cutting off her own eyelash! Danielle found slimy inspiration from the lost limb and decided to frame it and hang it in her sauna for all the umbrellas to see! Danielle eventually got married to a flashlight and they remain together exasperated in their Taj Mahal with their 14 children. Danielle would like to thank Napoleon Bonaparte, the Queen and a honeybee for their constant support and inspiration.

What are the easiest and the hardest parts of the artistic process?
The easiest part for me is selecting the best photographs of a shoot. I easily spot the good photographs between the heap of failed ones. Usually there are only so many ‘good’ photographs in the bunch.

Hm, I guess getting started. I don’t have many problems coming up with idea’s. But getting everything ready to make a photograph or to paint is usually problematic for the lazy person in me, haha. Also I usually get good idea’s when I’m extremely busy, during exams, when I have to clean my room, you get the idea.

Which is your favourite piece and why?
My favourite piece is: Look Up The Eiffel Tower. It was the first photograph I made in a creative way. I adore the angle the photograph was taken in, did got a lot of laughs when making it though :D The photograph also reminds me of the great time I had in Paris during a school trip with my classmates and friends. Note it was made with a bad digital camera, so it has a low resolution and quite a poor technique. But despite the low quality, this first photograph is very special to me.

What is it about the deviantART community that makes you share your art there… that draws you to the deviantART community?
The ability to share my work is what draws me most to the deviantART community. Comments and criticism are so helpful to develop as an artist. Also I’m surrounded by art 24 hours a day because of my creative family and deviantART, I love it. Being able to browse through so many work feels like being in a museum or at an exposition, a museum/exposition that has an ever growing collection of work. It’s like being a kid in a candy store, the inspiration and excitement is huge.

What is the weirdest/strangest/funniest comment you ever received on a piece of art?
When I just started making photographs, I once made a photograph of my mom’s feet in Chinese shoes, I thought it looked rather cultural and posted the piece. Some foot-fetishist suddenly faved it and gave all sorts of praising comments on my mom’s feet! So yeah that was pretty weird. I removed that photograph out of respect for my mother.






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