Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Left-handed self-taught artist, professional lazy ass, mainly extrovert, pacifist.
How long have you been doing art?
I can't say for sure. My mother says I've been drawing from the age of two, but mostly for fun. I've been working really intensively for only the last 12-14 months, finally having decided that I want to make art my main job, because I can do nothing else in this life lol.
What brought about your interest into Anthro?
Oh, that happened all of the sudden. Just got an idea of a long-playing novel and haven't managed to create any clear details for it, until the protagonist of the story appeared in my mind having the image of an anthropomorphic mouse)) Actually, I've always loved anthros, but my anthro characters made this interest much stronger.
Do you have a fursona or favourite character? If so, what inspired it?
Yes, I have a fursona Lexx, she's a jerboa, and actually she is a copy of my real image, except maybe the snout, the fur, and the tail lol. I can't say that something special inspired me to create Lexx. Probably that was just the thought that making my OCs and my anthro-self interact would be fun.
Who is your biggest inspiration?Phobs
is gonna stay my favorite DA artist forever ever, my main inspiration and kind of teacher, even though they don't know about it, hehe.
Where else do you draw your inspiration from?
I can get my inspiration from almost anything. This world is so dammit huge, colorful and polyhedral that any nonsense can give a good idea for a drawing if you manage to improvise with images appearing in your mind))
Still I have to admit that music plays the main role in my art, since most of my ideas appear while I'm listening to music. I'm kind of audial, perceiving the world mostly by sounds, so of course music means even way too much for me.
The bands that inspire me the most are of Russian rock, Animal ДжаZ, Ария and Магелланово Облако, and I'm not sure that you know them, but if there is one who'd like me to share their music, I don't mind at all, just note me then))
What are you looking to improve in your art?
There will always be something to improve, because I'm kind of perfectionist. Trying to improve all the time is the main detail you must have if you're an artist. Oh well, improvement is the main detail in anything, actually. We die when we reach our perfect state. The thing is that we can either reach our perfect evolution state, or our perfect degradation state))
When do find yourself being the most creative?
I don't really know. My friends tell me that I'm creative because my art is kind of special and has unique style and blah-blah-blah, but I know people much more creative and talented. I try to be objective when it touches my ideas. I'm so used to my imagination's everyday inflammation that I already can't say whether the new idea is gonna be a bomb or not, haha.
Tho I've noticed that the more depressed I'm feeling, the more strange my works become. I have no idea why.
In general, understand me correctly: I refuse considering my ideas creative.
What are your future aspirations for your work?
Oooh, my plans are so great and long-playing that I'm not sure that all of them gonna come true XD
First of all, when I finish the novel that is the main topic for my art, I want to make a comic based on it, and then to make a movie for it.
Currently, I'm freelancing and drawing anthros (and not only) for money from time to time, but yet feeling not very satisfied with what I have. But it's just the beginning) ble.
How do you battle Art Block?
I don't have it, as a rule. Art block is actually the thing that doesn't exist: it's just a thing created specially for kind of excuse. The simpliest way to not make that excuse is to draw whether you have a clear idea or not. Just doodle and that's all. Never stop doodling. Doodle each image that stays in your mind for longer that 10 seconds, no matter how senseless it can seem. First of all, this is a good everyday practice. Second, doodles rather often turn into amazing complicated pictures eventually)) Inspiration is a thing that appears suddenly and without knocking
Any words of advice for other artists?
- Don't try to be the best, because it's impossible and can be very bad for your karma)) But never stop improving to be not the worst. To be better than you currently are. Never stop growing in your own eyes, but try to be objective, and take both complements and critics.
- Never judge yourself too hard if you think you have failed the attempt to draw something! Don't be scared to upload it! Just remember the detail you are unpleased with, and pay attention to it next time.
Publishing failed works kind of stimulates the desire to improve and not repeat the same mistake again; it can give you more chance to understand what the mistake is, because there can be someone to explain it. And also because instead of feeling sad and putting your work somewhere far away from your eyes, it's better to stare at it in your gallery until you begin seeing the problem clearly enough to understand how to avoid it next time))
- Believe in yourself, never compare yourself with other artists: just do what you like.
Liking your own work is madly important.
And even when you work for someone, consider it a drawing for yourself. Because actually, every work presents your skills and inner world, no matter whom it is drawn for.
One last thing. Tell us something completely random about yourself!
Completely random? I'm wearing different colored lenses, so my left eye is gray and the right one is green. I love hetereochromia