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Hello everyone,
And again, I’m seeing you with another Interview ! All these interviews were planned ages ago and all coming out at the same time :p So BANG. Today we’re interviewing a great pencil artist, he has talent towards many art medium but his main style could be Pencil Drawing, Web-Designer, Vector Artist. You’ve probably guessed it, it’s the amazing, the one and only …
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So here we go :)

What is your name ?
Bobby Sandhu. Bobby is my nick.

What is your alias and why you choose it ?
Bobbyrock, coz I like rock music, well at least I used to. Otherwise I go by durkaman on other sites.

Tell us a bit about yourself Bobby ?
I’m a regular guy, doing too many things… and sometimes getting stuck. But lately I have got a lot organized and have been able to take control of everything.

everyone draws an eye by Bobby-Sandhu The Dark Knight - Batpod by Bobby-Sandhu See me See You See Her by Bobby-Sandhu

Have you done any previous studies before getting yourself into Pencil Drawing ?
Nothing on fine arts, I basically did Post Graduation in English Elective and received a gold medal as I ranked first in the University. As far as pencils and digital arts go, I’m a self taught.

How long does it take you to get into the feel of creating something new and stunning ?
Not much long, if I like something and I feel like drawing it, I just save it somewhere safe and draw it when I have time.

Do you plan your images before doing them, or make them up on the spot ?
I plan them I guess, I mostly take reference images for my drawings, after that its all natural.

Who will be your favourite artist at this moment ?
It has always been the same since I came here. It’s simply Tunaferit For his art, as well as for his being friendly and sincere friend.

How do you respond to change in trends in this pencil drawing world ?
I never respond to anything, I simply do it my own way. Instead of studying the style and how someone did the artwork, I only enjoy looking at it as a whole. That’s all.

So where is your working place, in an office at home ? Once you're finished with your pieces where would you post them ?
:lol: I draw on my bed.. I have seen artists using canvas, using studios and doing lots of stuff while creating drawings.. I simply put on my boxer shorts and put the sketchbook on my bed and start sketching sitting on the bed… oh yes, I do put on some music while doing it… that’s always there.

Subaru Rally Pencil Portrait by Bobby-Sandhu Wall-E Pencil Portrait by Bobby-Sandhu The Dark Knight - Joker by Bobby-Sandhu

What tools do you use ?
I don’t have any special pencils or any other stuff. I have realized that I’m very low on resources as I only use simple HB pencils from B1 to B6 and a simple school eraser. I have recently seen what the best pencil artists on DA use for their drawings… I was amazed at the number and shapes of erasers. I cant get the technical names for that kind of gear. Once I know what they are called, im going to get them. I’m hoping for an increase of 70% increase in my art’s quality after that.

Is there any tips for other Drawers you would like to share ?
I did a tutorial long time back, which basically sums up my technique. For technical skills anyone can refer to it. Apart from that I can only urge artists to do aesthetic work.

You've started a new Blog, which took your time ... Can we expect more work from you now ?
It didn’t take my time at all. I created it in two days and my fiancé takes care of the content.. I started it just for fun, but it recently got a lot of recognition due to Stumble upon. I will try to keep drawing more and more. But my major site is still in progress and it will still take lots of time to come out. Let’s see what happens.

What else do you do other than Drawing ?
I do Web designing and I’m at the rank of Project Manager in my company. And I do most of digital art as well. My DA gallery has lots of other stuff as well.

Gears Of War Spoof by Bobby-Sandhu Gears Of War Comic Strip I by Bobby-Sandhu Noob's guide to Master Chief by Bobby-Sandhu

What would be your casual routine like ?
It’s very hectic these days. I wake up at 7:00 and work on my personal projects till 8. Then have my breakfast and leave for office. Stay in office till 6-6:45 in the evening. Then I come home and start working on my projects again. If I have time, I watch a movie or something else. I keep working till 10 in the night and then go to bed and start all over again.

You currently reside in India does any of the culture and trend there affect your vision of art ?
It does tremendously. I’m basically a Punjabi and I have drawn many regional portraits which I didn’t upload at DA. I love my roots and where I belong. My site www.punjabiportal.com is totally dedicated to my culture and Punjab.

Rear Exotica IV Diablo by Bobby-Sandhu Rear Exotica II Koenigsegg CCX by Bobby-Sandhu Rear Exotica I: Audi RSQ by Bobby-Sandhu

What is your ultimate goal in your career ?
At the moment it is to make www.punjabiportal.com ultra successful and keep working on it till I die. It has finally given me a cause for my life, which is to promote my culture and my roots online and do it in an aesthetical way.

You're known to be one of the best Pencil Drawer on DA, how do you feel achieving such high status?
I seriously don’t consider myself as the best and I certainly do not stand in the best of DA. I think I’m more of an average pencil artist who has built his reputation on his being friendly and helpful to everyone.

Would you like to make Pencil Drawing your profession?
I will surely want to do that. I have tried to do that, but it doesn’t pay and not many are interested. That’s why I had to look for alternatives in digital medium.

Where does your Inspiration source come from ?
Mostly it’s the image I want to draw. I mostly draw from reference images. And when I see a good one, I feel this push to draw it in one form or the other.

You are currently vectoring/vexeling and drawing, what style would suit you more ?
I have no idea. I have had these arguments in head about what to do.  But being an artist and being able to do all the mediums, I love them all. I also have an insatiable love for 3d modeling. But I don’t have that much time to make renders in it. I can’t tell you what I’m gonna do next. I’m just enjoying them all for the time being. One thing is for sure though, I’m moving over vectors and vexels for now. I’m moving into digital painting and brushing.

What do you think of today's Drawing levels and amount of work ?
Too much of quantity I guess. Of course seeing other ace artist’s work makes you feel how insignificant you are and how much more work you have to do still. I enjoy watching traditional art more then anything. There are galleries that I just love to go through once a week, purely for aesthetical reasons.

Ford Mustang Vector Portrait by Bobby-Sandhu Ford Mustang Pencil Portrait by Bobby-Sandhu NISSAN Fairlady Z Portrait by Bobby-Sandhu

What type of music do you listen to ?
Rock… isn’t that obvious, my id is Bobbyrock here ha ha ha ha. But seriously yes, that’s what I used to listen to back in 2004. Hardcore rock, Metal, Gothic, Industrial and alternative rock. But these days I’m getting into Sufi music along with trance, techno, new age and progressive music. My favourite bands so far are REM, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Radiohead, Scorpions, Journey, Don McLean, Enigma, Deep Forest, ATB, Rammstein, Rob Zombie and Megadeth.

What is your gear like ?
It’s very simple. Just simple HB pencils and one eraser.

If there was another style you would like to master, which one would it be ?
Uum I won’t say Master.. so far I have learnt many styles… pencils, watercolors, vectors, vexels, 3d modeling, web designing, flash, HTML, logo designing, branding, word press, joomla etc.. the list goes on, I do all of these and I guess I do pretty good. These days I have been playing with digital paintings and car chops… very soon you will see the results of that.

Your popularity over DA has increased, were you expecting that ?
Actually I was expecting more than that. I was expecting a bigger canvas of communication, which is sadly decreasing. Very few friends stay in contact and most of them just :+fav: the work and leave. That’s simply not enough. Many of those whom I dedicated my works in the beginning, those who were actually very close to me at that time, do not even cross my pages anymore… that’s kind of sad. I do keep visiting and keep knocking, but rarely I get an answer. For that Tunaferit must be praised, he still comes to me (and most of his other watchers) and occasionally says hi.. it makes my day every time he does that.

You also have nearly 72k Page Views, most people reaching this will stop replying to fans, how do you keep up with everything ?
Well, that’s what keeps me interested in DA actually. I enjoy it more than uploading a new work. The most interesting part is to reply to my faves and comments… most of those who :+fav: my works know that I reply in a very unique way to the faves. Every single work I upload has a different way of replying back for faves. And that’s what keeps me interested. As for comments, simply if someone took out some time out of his/her life, its my duty and honor to reply back to him/her.

So far you had an amazing number of 4 Daily Deviation, is there any more coming ? How do you feel achieving this ?
Nothing special about that. The truth is that many get undeserving DDs and a lot more than that, who deserve DDs, never get them. I have got 4 DDs in four different art categories: pencils, vector, skinning and wallpapers. Strange isn’t that? I actually see myself riding too many boats and some boats that I ride aren’t even on display at DA. I’m a professional web designer and very few know that coz I never upload my designs here. If I would, I will surely get another DD.. maybe in another account.

Rear Exotica VI Wallpaper Pack by Bobby-Sandhu Volvo XC 90 Vector Portrait by Bobby-Sandhu Skoar Winamp Skin by Bobby-Sandhu Burning Bikes Series II by Bobby-Sandhu

Did you had to go through some very challenging task in GFX career ?
Not anything so far. In pencils, nothing has been tough. It’s all fun and it’s the urge inside to draw the certain piece that pushes me to finish it by hook or by crook.

What are your future plans ?
I really don’t know. My art is not paying me well, in fact it’s not paying at al. Soon year back I moved into web designing, in which I excelled and started getting paid rather well. But this job leaves very little time for drawing or for myself. All in all I always have a very bad taste in my mouth and I have no idea what I’m gonna do. I own two sites www.jungplunga.com and www.punjabiportal.com which I’m trying to promote. Hopefully they will become my financial resources and ill leave the job.

What is your favorite piece, that you ever created? Could you explain why you chose this piece?
I haven’t uploaded my personal favorite work on DA yet. I created it many years back when I was in University. Actually I did upload it in 2004, but very people liked it, so I took it out. Somehow people are more interested in fan art and glam portraits. My personal fave is nothing like that. It’s a line art of Shakespeare’s character of King Lear.

What are your favorite pieces on DA, could you share them ?
Tunaferit RTyson dangeruss‘s galleries

And to finish it off, What would you like to say to your millions of fans out there ?
Not millions actually and no fans. I have a few friends and many who watch me.  I’m not a big artist or a legendary figure to leave any message. I will just say that I try to draw good art and I try to help everyone I can. I just hope that all of you do the same to people around you.

The Death of Art II by Bobby-Sandhu Burning Bikes Series I by Bobby-Sandhu Jolie Pencil Series-II by Bobby-Sandhu Jennifer Lopez Left Half Way by Bobby-Sandhu Cobain Portrait Series I by Bobby-Sandhu

So there we have finished this Interview with this great person, as you’ve heard/read he misses his friends and watchers. So we should all give him some :heart: and go support his work, he is extremely talented and you should really check out his amazing gallery !
But that’s it for now, so hope you enjoyed, if you did like the article then you may :+fav: and/or comment ? All of these are obviously greatly appreciated and will be answered by me ?! :p

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Have a lovely day,
Thank You,
Sangiev
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:iconjatinderbal:
jatinderbal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent interview
One Man Army :#1:
doing so many works alone
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sundeep715 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
gOd bless ya bobby 22
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Sampdoria Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Chak De Phatte! You do us proud Jatta!

"I never respond to anything, I simply do it my own way. Instead of studying the style and how someone did the artwork, I only enjoy looking at it as a whole. That’s all."

Thats the best quote!
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mrrste Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
He is too modest. He has a talent that makes everyone wee a little :lol:
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
:lol: He is indeed very modest, but that why we :heart: him :p !
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LyrebirdJacki Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
haha i draw on my bed to, i cant draw on a flat surface such as a table, got some weird positions while im at it as well, glad to hear another bed drawer :clap:
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rimete Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008   General Artist
Excellent interview, candid but relaxed and to the point.
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
Thank you buddy :)
Means a lot, I appreciate it ! :)
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Koenken Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice interview.
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
:)
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic interview from one of the best pencil artists i know :clap:
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
He is indeed :)
Thanks :)
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Arteestique Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That was great:clap:
I really enjoyed reading Bobby's interview:)
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey pro thanks for reading it
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:iconarteestique:
Arteestique Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You are so welcome Bobby...It was awesome:hug:;)
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for reading it
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Glad you did :)
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yadu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rock on bobster :D
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
:lol: Bobster heh ?! :p
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yadu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bobby da.. or durky :D hehehe..
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u r opening the secrets man... NOOOOOOOOO
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yadu Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^;
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
:lol:
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:) I always drop by and visit ya Bobby boy :D
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Great ! :)
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
;)
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bobby Boy... like u have to attach that surname to everybody eh? :rofl:
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:P
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toonrama Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
cool interview.. i like his sense of humor.. jovial and talented guy for sure... :)
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
he is indeed and thanks buddy :)
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digitalbrain Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice interview :D
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Thanks ! :)
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uum... its great that people are liking what i ranted in the interview.. i think i was very harsh with words... perhaps that was just my mood
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
:lol: Well you only spoke the truth, which is what people like :)
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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SukhRiar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
I always fill with powerful energy to do new things and more artwork by reading your interview. You are really a great artist. I can't say a person..lolz! But definitely you are. I never met you..but want to meet you soon veer.
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princepal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I feel very proud....That he is my friend/colleague....
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
You must be ! :)
He's a ledgend :p !
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Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"He's a ledgend"

with wrong spellings :lmao:
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Who cares :P
You know what I mean LEGEND !
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:iconbobby-sandhu:
Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha ha ha
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:iconprincepal:
princepal Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
no doubt...
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
:)
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ACTA30N Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh yeah i really like his style :+devwatch : :) thx for the interview, this way we can watch great artists
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:iconsangiev:
Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
It's all cool then :p :)
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Destin8x Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
in every sense; you were right to pick Bobby for an interview. Above all of his talent, he's a really, really great guy. Good pick Sangiev! :thumbsup: (and of course, i'm happy i guessed it right :))
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
:lol: You didn't guess, you just had one option left :lol: Thanks bro, and as you said he is the pick of this day :p
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Destin8x Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
haha, one option left doesn't mean i didn't guess RIGHT! lmao
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
:lol:
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Zujey Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student General Artist
Cars! I love them. My brothers don't like playing car games like burnout like I do! Mom says when she was pregnant of me she went to see car races with dad. Lol, maybe that's the reason I love speed!...(and maybe dat's why they don't leave me the car >_>! )
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