Welcome to dA-ShowRoom
's first interview, we are proud to introduce 3wyl
who has some great projects in the dA community... so let us begin shal we?First, who are you, and what do you do?
Who am I? You can refer to me as 3wyl.
In all seriousness, I freak out when I see my name in front of me, online. The closest youll come to know my full name is "E".
I currently reside in the South East of England, and as to what I do
I photograph, mainly, but I write flash fiction and unconventional poetry on occasions too.
Typically, Im open to every and any art out there! Im mostly familiar with photography and literature, though.
Unless you mean profession and life in the real world? O.o
If that is the case, I volunteer in a charity shop every week, but I'm primarily a student.How old were you when you found an interest in art?
Ah, quite old, compared to some!
I began photographing things with a digital camera when I was
14, I think. I then began to explore literature when I was 15/16 and have been dabbling in other types of art (digital, artisan crafts) ever since. What does art mean to you?
a variety of things. First and foremost, its ones own way of expressing ones self, emotions, feelings and thoughts. Art also broadens the mind and leads you into dimensions you would never have gone into, otherwise.
I dont really know the exact answer for this. Its too hard to describe. What inspires you?
Humanity, mainly. Life
humans, thoughts, questions and why
most of all. Im not sure if you can classify that as inspiration, as such, but
yeah, humanity. What brought you to deviantART and made you stay?
Ah, funny story, that. I wont explain, because itll be too long, sad and weird, but I made a previous account before this one. I left it because
at that time, I wasnt emotionally well. I came back in 2009 mainly because of the community. Its a good one! Do you have a particlar style or do you try to experiment?
I definitely try to experiment, but
is that a style in itself?
Most of my photos and literature pieces are out there, in terms of them being odd, unconventional, and everything else that can be labelled as "weird". I dont like to stick to a particular genre, so I try to experiment, yes.What is your personal favorite from your gallery and why?
I immediately think of my photography, but there are a couple of literature pieces that are my favourite, too.
Ill go with this piece:
ForgottenI just want to lie
down. I just want to rest. So
Its a surprise for me, actually, because
it never popped out at me until I was browsing through my gallery trying to find a piece.
For me, theres just something about it
When I reread this piece, what I was feeling at the time is brought up to the surface as well.Where would you like to go with your art? Do you have any particular goals?
Ah, art is not a career path, for me. I mostly produce it for me
to express myself.
I dont have any particular goals, no. It would be nice to see my photographs in galleries, perhaps, and to sell a couple of prints there. I wouldnt mind being published, either, in some way or other.Do you have any projects going on on dA?
So much I dont know where to begin.
Ok, my groups:
They are pretty much the same, in terms of what theyre aiming to do: featuring and exposure the generally obscured and underappreciated artists and their art in regular news articles. ProjectComment
is geared towards constructive comments and all art, ObscuredPhotos
is more towards photography creation and bringing more recognition to those that feel they deserve more.
I submit Make a Difference articles weekly, which showcases one photographer, one writer and one other (either from traditional, digital, artisan crafts, etc.) that are underappreciated and unknown. In addition to that, I also submit Photography Release weekly, which aims to bring to you groups, submission guidelines, competitions, happenings, and all of that with the photography world here on deviantART.
I feature photography in articles monthly as well, and I volunteer in Project-Pay-Forward
which are all brilliant groups for you guys to check out! What is the best advice you've been given here on dA?
Im tempted to say that nobody has given me any advice here, on deviantART.
I honestly dont remember. I feel as if
everything Ive done, all the good and bad things, Ive learnt by myself, and experienced by myself.
It depends on what you mean by dA, really. I perceive that advice on dA relates to just art and things to do and not do. The community on dA gave me some great advice, but I find that relates more to the next question. What about in real life?
ah, thats a tricky one. Best advice
probably to have faith, I guess. To always look forward, always seek happiness, freedom
To believe in one's self, to have hope, and to not let anyone get me down. Mainly, that I'm not alone, that there are people there, for me, whenever I need them.What's your favorite movie, book and band?
Im typically not a movie fan. As for books, anything by Charlie Fletcher, Neal Shusterman, Patrick Ness, Gemma Malley, Maggie Stiefvater. They all write in different genres, from science fiction, adventure, drama, romance and more in between. Theyre mostly childrens/teenager's fiction, though. I seem to have a soft spot for them. (Inner child ftw!
As for band
eh, Ill say that my favourite genre in music is rock, but I listen to everything and anything. My favourite artists include Breaking Benjamin, Red, Lifehouse, Innerpartysystem, Paper Route, Max Richter, Thomas Newman, Ravel, and loads, loads more.What is your biggest pet peeve on dA and in general?
On dA, its when people whore out their art. Im not sure whether you can classify that as a pet peeve, as such, but I find it
sad when a person feels like they have to submit to loads of groups to feel something. People who dont reply to comments on deviations bug me as well, and those that favour popularity, pageviews, statistics and all of that.
In general, people who walk slow and block the path. I think thats my biggest peeve. Its the one I notice most, anyway.
Ooh, also! Another one for dA, those that are in a position to help loads of people that dont. That bugs me a lot.Anything you would suggest to a new comer to dA?
Be active! Start watching people, supporting them, faving other pieces and constructively comment on deviations too! You can quickly gather friends, in that way.
Dont try and act selfishly so its just you, you, you. Share and spread the love. What tips would you offer to better ones art?
Everyone has a different style, and to compare ones own art to anothers isnt the best thing to do.
Set your own standards, but dont set them too high and
take in mind that changes and improvement do not happen overnight. Its gradual, and its slow, but its worth it at the end.
Lastly, try and seek inspiration from everywhere, all walks of life. If you look hard enough, you'll see it. Anything else you'd like to add?
Id just like to say thanks, for both the interview and for those that have read it. Its a great honour and I really do appreciate it.