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Interview with a Vampire Queen: Cris griffinIt is time to introduce you to the fantastic, super talented and amazingly humble Chris Griffin :iconquickreaver: Cris seems to be the one with the right worlds around the net, the one who is always measured and in a good mood. Her incredible talent does not interfere with a humble character, and it makes for incredible pieces. Let's see what she has to say!Interview with a Vampire Queen: Cris griffin by faerywitch
This is a question that you might get a lot. Did you go to art school? How did you get that good?
~Well, 'get that good' is up to debate, but yeah, I went to lots of art school. I earned my BA in liberal arts, specializing in the fine art, then an MFA in painting. I came out of the womb with creative inclinations, and just ran with it from there. I don't think you HAVE to go to school to learn art, but it helps. It keeps you from taking shortcuts. You have to be very self-motivating and willing to take advice if you choose to teach yourself, just like any other 'skill'.
I've seen you drawing for a couple o
Interview with Henning Ludvigsen.Continuing with my little series of interviews, I have the great honor to present you this wonderful interview to Henning Ludvigsen :iconhenning:, a super talented Norwegian artist that divides his time between a day job, freelancing and running a successful art community (Pixelbrush.net). His geniality and incredible skills have never affected his humility and amiable character.Interview with Henning Ludvigsen. by faerywitch
Let's us see what he had to say
Henning, how did you get started in the illustration career?
I always wanted to go this way as a profession since I was a little kid, and I got good support from my family and elementary school teachers who helped me finding the right schools for me. After a couple of years in traditional art school, with an amazing art teacher, I had problems getting into the more professional art schools simply because I didn't have enough "experience points", even though I had top grades. This was a system that really messed things up for young students back in Norway earlier, obvio
Greek Mythology on dA - Part IISo here we are, Greek Mythology Part II.Greek Mythology on dA - Part II by Golubaja
I found out that Greek Mythology is perhaps the most beloved on dA, so many great artists and so many wonderful artworks!
Various techiques, various readings, various styles: traditional and classical, humorous, anime-manga, photomanipulation... Really tons and tons of deviations and really very, very hard to choose which ones to feature.
Here's the second part of my article, more series, and some wonderful deviations dedicated to the single deities.
BTW, two articles won't be enough, so keep in touch for Part III!
I apologize with traditional artists if I put this article in the "Digital Art" section; I do that just because the most of these deviations belong to that category.
I'm sure I missed some awesome pieces; if so, please note me, and I'll feature them in the next article.
This time, I'll start with some single deities, then some collections.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Greek Mythology Part II
I'm an freelance digital illustrator. Since I was young, I've always had a bit of an overactive imagination and would spend most of my free time drawing or doodling. Even then, I knew that all I wanted to be was an 'artist', and took a headlong dive approach to it. In fact, the walls in my parents' first home where we first lived was covered in so much in my scribbles that there was hardly any white bits left as far as my little arms could reach! I think that at that time, I found pieces of paper too small and 'limiting', and felt that it restricted my need to be FREE and creative! I can only imagine how embarrassed my parents must have felt when they received visitors. Soon enough (though I'm sure not for my parents!), I started to learn to draw and paint with different traditional mediums, including watercolours, gouache, oils, pastels and acrylics. I switched to digital completely in 2005 until earlier this year, when I decided to expand my repertoire and I'm now rediscovering traditional mediums.|
I specialize in character and creature designs and concept art. I also immensely enjoy working in the pin-up, fantasy and children's books illustration genre. My default style is semi-realism and realism, though I am also proficient in producing cartoon and stylized illustrations. I am, however, thrilled to take on the challenges of new genres and disciplines relating to 2D graphic arts!
I create because I have so many vivid images in my head and they would flash and flash in my mind until I get them out, and also to visualize the network of concepts and stories in my head. My greatest reward comes when I know that through my works, I have connected to my audience in some ways, by having an impact on them either visually or emotionally or both.
Visit my blog for more stuff, stuff that I probably will never upload here.