Throughout the month, we'll be sharing quick interviews with artists from the DeviantArt Collective; a group of streaming artists on DeviantArt who have been creating positive and creative spaces. Today we feature @simoneferriero, whose stunning digital watercolors bring unique magical character designs to life! Check out the entries to the #OhMyWitchChallenge, now!
What are your favorite themes to create around?
I like to create scenes that even in a surreal way represents themes and feelings that are common in everybody life. Happiness, friendship, love, sadness, slice of life scenes which everyone can interpret in their own way.
How do you set goals for your art?
When I feel like I may be stagnating, I like to go back to my roots and start from what I love the most, the world surrounding me, simple objects, people, situations that I see. From the outside world I start climbing back again to find a new project or theme that also looks inside my emotions and personality.
Were you always creating growing up?
I've always drawn since I was a kid and many of the feelings that I tried to convey have stayed with me since then. Getting better in my craft helped me to communicate those and new ideas better.
When streaming, what atmosphere do you aim to create?
I like to make people feel like they're in an art studio with me while I create my pieces. Allowing them to ask questions or discuss topics art related.