dA love for everyone! #122

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I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!


Interviewed artist: arisuonpaa :iconarisuonpaa:

:bulletyellow: Tell us what defines you as a person.
That’s a really hard question to start an interview. I suppose it’s the sum of everything instead of something specific, and the definition itself will also change during the life span. Right now I see myself as a father, but that’s obviously not always been the case. Many see me as an artist, but then again, in art circles I’m usually seen as a computer geek.


:bulletyellow: How did you find out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
It’s been seven years since I joined DA, so I don’t remember how I found it. I guess the reason was the same as for everyone else: to have a place where you could showcase your work and get feedback.


:bulletyellow: When and how did you discover your passion for art?
At the age of ten. That time I went to a local library to borrow "learn to draw” books. I remember arranging my stuff under a lamp for a lighting study. The drawings changed completely at that point. After all, I leaned most of the fundamental rules then. Later I stopped drawing when I discovered computers, and then I picked up painting later in 2005 when studying computer science at the university. After that I’ve had a split passion for both art and computers. Digital painting is a perfect middle ground for me!



:bulletyellow: What inspires you the most and when do you think your creativity is at its maximum?
Works by other artists are a great source of inspiration. And nature itself is an endless source too. Recently I felt inspired when driving to work during sunrise with the full moon still shining. When watching a movie I might concentrate more on the environments than on the plot itself.
Usually my creativity is at its peak right after waking up. I’m clearly a morning person.


:bulletyellow: What do you think you'd be doing if you hadn't chosen this path?
I would probably do my own software projects. That’s what I did during times when my art was on the background. I still have my own painting program that I’m writing, but I haven’t added any code for that for the last year.


:bulletyellow: What do you think it's your most meaningful deviation and what makes it special? Does it have a story behind it?
Most of the time it’s one of my latest work. Since I’m still learning, a lot my older work have so many mistakes I can recognize that it’s hard to still value them. I don’t think any of my painting have any great story behind them.



:bulletyellow: Do you have any insecurities regarding your art?
All the time. Many times I feel so frustrated I’d like to abandon a painting, but usually the next day I have found a way to proceed.


:bulletyellow: Did art ever helped you to deal with your life problems?
Not really. It’s more like creating problems since all the time I spend painting means less time for the family.


:bulletyellow: What is the one thing you always wanted to do but never got a chance to?
I’d like to take my paints outside and do a plen air painting. I had plans for that with someone who suddenly died before we had the chance.



:bulletyellow: A few words for our fellow artists?
I’d like every artist to realise there is no such thing as artistic talent that would dictate if you can paint or not. Some people do have the correct mindset from the start, but still the foundation needs to be learnt the hard way by everyone. I often hear about someone having an artistic eye, but it’s all in the brain instead. And the brain can be trained the same way as any muscle. Looking at wonderful paintings by others never show all the frustration and hard work that went into creating them.




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Beautiful article.:heart: