On Being Creative:
The best advice i can give you is that you don't need to give up on becoming a great artist because you're to old, or you're so far behind.
I think anyone can become a great illustrator or an awesome pianist. The only thing you need is a genuine interest and love for what you do!
I grew up with my sister and parents, my mother was always busy sculpting with clay and she even set up atelier for a short while. Being motivated by my mom I picked up clays and drawing, I was a young boy back then, probably around 7 or 8. While I enjoyed working with my hands i was, as most kids, really into video games. The latter probably was the turning point for me when I was around 15 years old and got introduced to a game called Destiny by Bungie. after years of Pokémon, a franchise I still love, Destiny sparked my interest in concept art. I started to draw characters pretending I was working on the next new thing. So after finishing high school i applied to a nearby art school and that's where I am right now. I've probably been taking art seriously for almost 3 years now and have 2 more years to go until I finish my study. In those 3 years I've practiced by studying masters and drawing from life. I made it a goal to draw at least 4 to 5 hours every day if i could and i'm hoping to keep that up!
I think my style is characterized by round and stylized shapes .I've been shifting and trying out a lot of things, though the last few months I've settled on a mix of cell shading and painting which I'm having a lot of fun with. My aim is to get a fast process with a clean and soft painting style. But who knows, ask me again in a few years and I might say something completely different.
I tend to jump from one thing to another, but studio Ghibli and the lord of the rings trilogy have always proven to inspire and motivate me.There is a lot that inspires me, nature, music, movies and of course other artists.To name a few, Alexandre Diboine, Even Amundsen and Mike Azevedo are among my favorite creators. While we're on the topic, I think you can learn a lot from other artists as long as you make it clear to yourself that you're studying and not copying them.
Fantasy all the way haha, I like sci-fi as well, but my heart will always be with the whimsy fantasy. i enjoy working with both characters and environments and at this moment I'm still learning a lot on both. If I had to pin-point something it would be putting a small hero against a giant creature like a cyclops or something.
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