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 @kloir; one of the members of the DeviantArt Collective!
If you had to describe your style in 5 words or less, how would you do it?
If I had to describe my style in five words or less, it would be, “Chill, colorful, and blinding!”
What are your favorite themes to create around?
I love landscapes with a burning passion. Nature especially! I like to pull inspiration from the natural beauty of our environment. There's so much you can do with color and value, the possibilities are limitless. Color theory in particular, I am still so fascinated with it that I try to push and explore new boundaries.
When streaming, what atmosphere do you aim to create? Why is that important to you?
There aren't very many artists who stream backgrounds and landscapes, so I wanted to change that and show people that it's not too scary or hard to draw them. It's important for me to have a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for my viewers when I draw. I realize that most people have quite chaotic work/school days so I like to provide a chill and cozy environment for them to wind down.
What's a memory you have from being on DA?
I made my DA account when I was still in high school and getting started into my art journey. I used to play Gaia Online a lot and would offer art for the people on the forums. Everyone used DA so I made one too! I think it's pretty cool to go back through my old art folders here and see the progress I've made as an artist. Sometimes it's hard to recognize how much you've grown in your journey, and that's always a nice reminder.
How do you set goals for your art? How do you make sure you never stagnate?
A personal goal of mine is to keep drawing and painting once every day. It usually can range from something very simple like a 15 minute sketch or to something a bit more detailed that takes a few hours. I think stagnating in art is a common occurrence that happens to every artist. However, sometimes to get over that hump, you have to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. If I learn and challenge myself on a piece, I usually call that a win regardless if I think it's a masterpiece or not!
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Beautiful landscape works! I am loving the colors and perspectives used. They have such nice painterly vibes. Wonderful interview as well! I love hearing how other artists work, and the goal to try to create something every day is such a good one. Even if it's small, something is better than nothing to keep the juices trying to flow even if it's just a little sketch of something simple. :D