Hello, new system is up - Weekly Art Interview!
How do we choose our interviewee?
Well, as a member, just be active in the group and post your artworks often.
Sitting down with your favorite medium, what will be the first thing in your mind that's trying to get onto canvas?
On our very first episode of this Art Interview, we have ~iancjw
to share us his wonderful experience in the artistic world.
Browsing through his gallery, you'll find assorted genres of great art.
No doubt these seamlessly blended artworks are his dedication towards art, making every bit of improvement counts.
We all have the great potential to reach anywhere in our pursuit of art,
and every artist don a different path to reach that certain platform.
So let's hear it from this wonderfully generous young man in our recent interview.
What is the most funniest encounter you had in your artistic pursuit?
I mainly work digitally, but I still keep practicing my traditional mediums such as oils, watercolor and gouache. What I have in my mind before starting any piece is the story. I then have my interpretation and vision of that scene. Finally, I think about how I can make this a beautiful and epic piece that will leave something memorable to the audience. Throughout my process, from start till finish, I always think about the story, because that is what gives your piece some essence and life. Also, it is easier to come up with more ideas and solution with the story in mind.
Every artist has purposes to keep on creating art, how do you feel about your own art?
Quite frankly, there are not a lot of funny encounters I would’ve liked in my artistic pursuit. But there is this one time someone asked me “Why do you want to be an artist? You don’t make any money and your skill has no use in the world.” So, I assume that person thinks movies and games appear instantly from the push of a button? The world would be a completely different place without artists; I don’t think I could ever picture that haha.
Being featured in art magazines is a big honor, how did you feel about it?
I am having a hard time to cultivate my own personal style, but I know style will come later on the more you work. My goal is to share my ideas and visions to the world, be it in games or film. Another goal I would like to achieve is to teach and pass down my knowledge to starting artists. Maybe I might want to come back and teach in my school, or travel around the world giving workshop and lectures. But that is really far into the future.
Is there anything you would love to tell or share with our fellow deviantArt members?
It definitely felt amazing. I remember dreaming about being featured in books and magazines such as Ballistic Publishing’s “EXPOSÉ” and ImagineFX three years ago and at times I don’t feel like I deserve to be featured because of the many other artists I admire being featured as well.
But this does not make me stop working or slack off. I am still working hard towards my goals. Which brings me to my next point, hard work always pays off. I am a very ambitious person and always stay focused and work constantly in school, I rarely go out partying and all.
Keep doing art whether you want to be a professional or a just as a hobbyist. Stay creative in whatever you do. And finally I will leave you guys with a quote.
“Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard”
- Kevin Durant.
Thanks to ~iancjw
for his valuable response in the interview.
We'll see you next week in our next episode of Art Interview, who will it be?
Thank you so much too for viewing!Writer and Interviewer*ReiRobin