Painting, Drawing, Gaming
I’m a part-time artist and a part-time gamer. I do have a full time job that is not connected to art or gaming, that’s why for the time being they both have to stay only as part-time activities.
I started to draw in high school after my friend made me read Naruto manga and my style back then was manga too. I always loved realistic portraits and wanted to be able to paint them so soon after my first attempts at drawing at all I also tried drawing celebrities portraits. About 2 years later I bought my first graphic tablet and delved into the world of digital art. My journey with acrylic paints I started in 2015 when I decided to participate in a local weekly painting workshops. Everyone there painted with oil paints so I had to find my own way in using acrylics but I think I managed to do this and so we (the paints and me) became friends since then. I still attend the workshops and with other artists there we had several exhibitions now and I won several rewards in art competitions.
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Media of choice
- Graphic Tablet Huon Kamvas
- Clip Studio Paint
- Acrylic paints
- alcohol based markers (Brush- and ProMarkers, Copics
- Pencils and coloured pencils
Q: What paints are you using exactly?
A: I’m using Renesans A’Kryl mostly, unless there is a colour that is unavailable when I’m shopping, then I’m using Maimeri Acrillico. I also want to try Pablo Iridescent series.
Q: Is digital or traditional art harder?
A: It’s a personal preferrence, I’d say. I love both so they are equal hard/easy for me, but they are different media and of course something that would be easy to achieve in digital painting would be hard to get in traditional art and the other way, too. Digital art requires more time and technique to make the same impression on the audience as traditional art in my opinion, so if I had to choose one I’d choose digital art. But traditional art doesn’t have “undo” option 🙂
Q: How much time does it take to paint a full painting?
A: I’s hard to say – I often forget to count time and because of work I can’t really focus on art (nor gaming!) for thoughout the working week, so I usually do that on weekends only. That’s why I could say it can take half a year if there is a lot of details but you have to remember it’s only several hours a week at best.
Q: Do you use references for your paintings?
A: The short answer is yes I do. The longer answer is: for the traditional paintings most of the time I do use references and I try to make the painting as similar to the reference image as possible, because most of the times they are commissions. For the digital art I often use my ownface or hands as a reference, otherwise I look for the reference on the internet but it’s if I have a problem with a particular element of the painting or wouldn’t be able to draw it from imagination (for example a peacock feather).
Q: Do you design tattoes?
A: I’ve done it only once so far, for a close friend. I don’t specialize in it and I think it’s a big deal to design something that will be permanently attached to someone else’s body, so usually I don’t design tattooes – it’s too big responsibility for me.
Favourite & current games
- Dragon Age (all)
- Mass Effect (2-4)
- Divinty: Original Sin 2
- Divinty: Original Sin (haven’t finished)
- Pillars of Eternity (on hold)
- Skyrim (haven’t finished)
- Rift (on hold)
- Guild Wars 2
- Elder Scrolls Online
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Haven’t finished)
- Destiny 2
Other games I liked:
- Fire Emblem 6-8 (11 & 12 – started)
- The Sims 1-4
- Black Desert Online
- Allods Online
- Heroes of the Storm
- Overwatch (on hold)
- Bastion (haven’t finished)
Please visit my friends’ websites!
LittleLadyPunk – comic/manga artist, very smart, very funny, probably drunk: Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Patreon | Patronite
Tiraventi – gamer, web designer, writer, Russian spy: Website
Fayme – gamer, streamer, native artist, crazy cat lady: Twitch | Twitter | Facebook | Website
KelariCuddles – gamer, streamer, facepaint artist, will stab you if you insult kelari: Twitch | Twitter