Weekly Artist Feature: Cnotbusch

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Each week, we interview a different artist and share their art and featured answers on our official Facebook page. This week's featured artist is @Cnotbusch, one of the members of the DeviantArt Collective!

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What pulls you to create art?

The same thing that pulls a moth to the light at night time. It is just one of those passions that I was born with and I chose to pursue it.

Were you always creative growing up? Has any part of that art stayed with you throughout your journey?

My grandmother is an oil painter and always influenced me and my siblings. She would take us to the Art Institute in downtown Chicago every summer to look at the artwork. She noticed I was drawn more to the sculpture when I was about 10 years old, so she bought me a book about it and some clay. It has phased in and out of my life since then, but always has been a passion.

If you had to describe your style in 5 words or less, how would you do it?

Staying in the moment.

What are your thoughts on an artist's "style?" How does one find it? Does it change?

I think style is a natural occurring thing. Based on what tools and material you use, plus your pursuit in qualities you enjoy in artwork, it automatically creates a uniqueness that is you.

How has art changed your life?

My life revolves around my artwork. It is my calling; one of my purposes in this world.

DnD Chimera Interpretation

What are your favorite themes to create around?

Medieval fantasy.

Has there been a piece (or series) that marked a turning point in your art? What is it? Why?

When I decided to combine my passion for artwork and gaming, that sent me down the road I've been on.

What do you love about the art community?

I love that the art community is able to push each other, and inspire and to grow as a community. All that occurs simply by doing our best and sharing it.

When streaming, what atmosphere do you aim to create? Why is that important to you?

A calm atmosphere, like taking a step into a wizards workshop, is what I aim to create on my streams. This is very important, because I feel like the space I've created helps people that watch calm down and step outside of their problems and stress.

What changed in your art when you started streaming?

I've been streaming for 10 years in October, so it really has defined me as an artist and helped establish it as my career. It has made me grow and adapt around streaming as an artist.

Unpainted Blood Elf Death-Knight's Mount / WoW

What's it mean to you to be in the DeviantArt Collective?

It means the Creative Community on Twitch has back-up now. It feels good to be a part of something bigger, and to have support from something bigger.

Who are three artists on DA that you think are awesome and people should watch? Why?

I recently returned to the DA community after a long hiatus, but I've already found a few.

  • @panteriusworkshop has an amazing style, not just in the sculpture but the way it is photographed; top notch work.

  • @creaturesfromel has one of the most unique styles, and really captures the essence of nature and animals together.

  • @Infesth6 has a unique feel to the concept art he makes. I am always inspired when I check out his work.

What's a memory you have from being on DA?

I actually first started on DA back in 2007 when I was still in high school, so it's kind of nostalgic to be back here so many years later, still sculpting away.

How do you set goals for your art? How do you make sure you never stagnate?

I have a balanced work schedule that I stick to. Streaming makes me commit to this objective, holding me accountable to be online when I say I will be. I also have a different project for each day of the week. This keeps that new-project-energy throughout the project. Motivation can be a fickle thing, so one has to develop discipline to push through the motivation droughts.

For those wanting to dive into art, what's one piece of advice you could give to them?

Artwork is a lifelong journey with no end. So I’d say don't think of the end of the journey, but instead focus on every step. Before you know it, you will look back and see how far you have gone. Stay on task and keep making steps and you will grow.

Puckmaren / Flight of the Navigator

See more of @Cnotbusch's work in his DeviantArt gallery!

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panteriusworkshop's avatar

Thank you very much! I am very pleased that you paid attention to my art!

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I wish the Deviantart Team picked me someday

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Hi everyone! Please check out my page, and watch me if u can!

Btw this artist is AWESOME!!

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Amazing creations.

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