Manga/Anime Spotlight is a weekly feature that highlights the different artists across the deviantART's Manga/Anime community, and is a portal to get to know a bit more about them and their works.
1.) To start off, what is your favorite medium and tools to use?
My current favorite medium to work with is digital art. I use Photoshop CS4 and SAI, I don't use a tablet, only a mouse. I still love traditional art, but I use it less than years ago. But I do sketch every single piece of mine, before I scan them and finish on computer, so I still work with traditionals
2.) When you draw, do you plan everything out first, or do you just see where the drawing takes you?
Usually I plan everything, but of course often it comes out totally different than planned. But also sometimes I do just sketch and sketch a lot and then see what the drawing brings me to.
3.) On average, how long do you spend on a drawing?
Usually, on a colored fullbody soft shaded drawing, I spend arround 3-4 hours, from the idea through sketching, linearting and coloring to totally finished piece. Cell shaded or half bodies take less time, of course.
4.) When did you first start drawing, and what made you start to draw in the manga/anime style?
I love drawing since I remember, but I started with manga/ anime style pretty late, in 2006. Sailor Moon was the first anime I saw, and the pretty Sailor Scouts made me try to draw in such style, and then love it so much.
5.) What are your inspirations for drawing?
This is a hard question, I never know what to answer. Of course many other artists and creations, but I will just say everything arround me gives me inspirations, simply the whole world.
6.) Do you have any artists that you look up to?
I do love many artists styles, but I can't name one or two or a few. There are just too many awesome artists.
7.) Out of the works in your gallery, what are your five favorite pieces?
I really really love these, they are special to me and mean a lot:
8.) Do you have any tips for young aspiring artists?
The most important thing is to practice. I know, it's easy to say, and I really know it's hard from my own experiences, but always remember about practice. And also be patient, sometimes it might take a while to create something that you will really be proud of. but eveb if you do this, don't stop practicing! and be proud of yourself. Each little step forward is awesome.
9.) Are there any other types of art that enjoy?
I like all art types, and I think every one of them is worth attention. From drawing through painting, photography, photomanipulations, handwork and all other types. Art is simply awesome.
10.) Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I am really happy to take part in this project, thank you very much! To everyone: create more wonderful art, and let's spread love together!
Until next week when we feature: `AwsumZ