dA love for everyone! #119

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I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!

Interviewed artist: GrimDreamArt :icongrimdreamart:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.

This is the most difficult question here. I was thinking about it a lot and I'm afraid that there is no such thing. I could answer, that my artworks defines me, but it would sound like a cliché.

:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?

A friend of mine, who knew that I like to draw, showed me this site a long time ago. I didn't have an access to the Internet in my home back then, so I had to visit him regularly to browse artworks from deviantART. I joined the community few years later, when I decided, that my works are worthy to show here.

:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?

In high school. Five times a week I was walking home from school (over 5 km) so I had quite a lot of time for thinking about... everything. I had lots of ideas for interesting paintings but wasn't able to create them because of lack of skills. I decided to gain those skills in an art school and chose Faculty of Architecture as buildings and landscapes fascinated me most.

:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?

I have lots of inspirations: fantasy books and games or metal music, but also works of other artists (both "the Old Masters" and those from deviantART). I'm most creative when I'm completely alone and have peace of mind - as simple as that.

:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?

I prefer not to think about that :) Actually I'm not used to make "plan B" because it weakens my motivation to achieve the goal. Maybe I would be an archeologist. Old, distant cultures are also fascinating.

:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?

Hmmm... I guess that my miniseries of cathedrals (Cathedral and Cathedral 2) among others because they reflect my style quite well. I can say I had a "glimmer of talent" while creating them because I almost don't remember the process of painting them. I didn't have to make dozens of concept sketches first (like I often do) or develop all the details, etc. They are results of a subconscious thinking mostly.

:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?

Rather "plenty" than "any". Each time I show an artwork to a customer or submit it to deviantART, I'm uncertain about how it will be received. On the other hand, when I'm clearly dissatisfied with my work, I do not show it to anyone but burn it in a fireplace.

:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?

Of course! Art can be a kind of escape from reality just like many other stimulants, but it's not harmful to health. Not mentioning that the wonderful feedback from other deviants lift me up when I have moments of doubts.

:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?

Pass my driving license. Oh wait, I got my chance but I failed :)

:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?

Have fun with what you do but... if you treat drawing/painting/etc. seriously, you should be a severe critic for your works. If you are over-enthusiastic about your achievements, you'll never get better. I know some people who were really gifted and they knew it well. They stopped to develop their skills at the age of 20 or 21 (way too early to achieve a mastery).
Compare your works with works made by your idols with no excuses. Yes, it can be painful sometimes but it works (at least for me).

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ProcerDeCrepusculum's avatar
Great interview. ^^d