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Hi! Please introduce yourself?
Hi, I'm Mariangel Avilán, 26 years old, Venezuelan, self-taught digital illustrator and polymer clay artist.
What are your interests?
Draw, of course, but besides drawing, I'm interested in church, I'm Christian, civil engineering, this is what I study, gardening, I love cactuses and succulents and handmade jewelry and crafts in polymer clay, I have a store where I sell my creations.
How did you find Deviantart and how did you decide on your username?
eviantart I found it because other artists that were still promoting their accounts there, so I went in to see.
My username comes from my real name:
* M from Mariangel * Avilan my last name and * Art because it is art.
How would you describe your art style?
I usually say that it is "Chibi-kawaii". I spent a whole search trying different styles, but this is the one that identifies me. I would say that my style seeks to restore the cute, tender, fun and sweet.
Could you tell us a bit about how you got involved with art and if you have any goals as an artist?
My parents always encouraged art in me, but it was at age 6 when I made my first good drawing, so to speak, I had a story book, from Pinocchio, on one of the pages a horse appeared, I liked it and I drew it same, that's where everything started with the drawing for me.
My goal as an artist, maybe there are several objectives, but I would say that it is to entertain and give joy to my followers, that they enjoy my illustrations as much as I enjoy doing them.
We like Fun Facts. Have any for us?
As I said before, I tried different styles before I realized what my style really is and at first I did not understand why I got more followers with my chibis than with other drawings, so one day I asked my brother (I trust his opinion), "Why do you like my chibis more than my other drawings?" And he said: "it's because you taste your chibis when you make them" and I realized that he was right, making chibis is what I enjoy the most.
What is your least favorite thing to draw and why?
The least I like to draw are the NSFW style drawings, in fact, I do not draw them, it's just not what I like, I'm from more innocent subjects to call it that.