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Artspiration, Vol. 5: matsmoebius

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 10, 2019, 4:00 AM


Greetings, Hubbers!

(and also to everyone who hasn't joined #ThumbHub yet!)

Welcome to a series that will get inside the minds of the chatters of #ThumbHub chatters (lovingly known as Hubbers)! Since opening the doors in 2015, #ThumbHub has seen close to 40,000 user accounts visit the chat whether it be for minutes or hours at a time. Artspiration will introduce you to many of these people: the regulars and newcomers, the hobbyists and professionals, the beginners and masters. We'll learn about them, how they overcome artistic struggles, and--as the series title suggests--what inspires them!

The only qualification to be included in our series is that you've made some use of the #ThumbHub chat and caught the moderators' attention (only in good ways though)! So go pop in, spend some time there, and get to know not just our featured artists but the entire ThumbHub community. Heart 




This week we are introduced to matsmoebius!

Introduce Yourself!

Well, that’s a pretty tough question to start with, I wish I knew who I was, hahaha. But I can at least tell you that here on DeviantArt, I’m matmoebius, and everywhere else, I’m matsmebi or matsmore, I’ll soon unify all the names properly, for the sake of consistency. Mat or Mats for short seems pretty correct regardless, haha. Luckily, it is way easier to answer that I was born on and I still live in Argentina. I’ve been for quite some time on DeviantArt, just not in this account, a first very unused account from back in 2008, a second and much more active one from 2013 to 2017 (I was very active in the chats with this one), and now this one, since last year, which is a pretty good opportunity to start from zero on the site, but in a much better position skill-wise than last time.

I’d say my preferred artistic medium is traditional art, with focus on ink and graphite, but lately I’ve been leaning pretty hard to digital and I’m loving it, so my preference might or might not change sooner or later. I’ve found the chat network back in my “second account” days, just browsing the site on a very boring day and looking at all the things it had going for it. Not a very interesting story, but it did introduce me to very interesting artists and artworks, thankfully. I’m currently studying to become a Visual Arts Major, and I hope my gallery can reflect that journey towards that goal.

Tell us about one of your artworks that was particularly challenging.

Lemur by matsmoebius

I would say this one was particularly challenging because it was the first proper attempt I made to make a proper digital piece, and in retrospect, it reaaaaaally shows, haha. The inspiration was purely technical, rather than creative. I felt I needed to make that jump towards digital, to be able to have more tools and opportunities available at my disposal for drawing and painting. It did take me about four hours, If I’m remembering correctly, and the biggest challenge was getting used to the drawing tablet.

I had some tries before, with even worse results, if you can believe it! But after a bit of suffering and powering through some mistakes, here was when I started getting the gist of it. Luckily, that gave me the confidence to keep going and keep improving, and I think I’ve come a long way since then. But yeah, there is infinite room for further improvement, and I’m curious to see where I can reach.

What is the worst birthday present you have ever received and why?

The worst birthday present? Probably a hardcover copy of “The Dark Knight Strikes Again”. The artwork from Miller is always interesting and impactful, but the story it came with was baaaaaad.


How do you stay motivated with art?

I’d say the thing that keeps me going through with this is the curiosity to know if I can get to a level I’m happy with. I always see things in my drawings that can be improved, or changed. And my challenge is to get to a point where I can look at something I made in the same way I look at the absolutely beautiful stuff I see here on a daily basis.

Regarding art-block, unfortunately and funnily enough, the only way to overcome art-block is to start drawing. Anything, even a silly sketch on a napkin. Because to me and I’m sure to most people, the hardest part of the drawing process is to see the white paper or the clean new file. It’s intimidating but as I learned recently, doing nothing gets you--logically enough--nowhere different. Grit your teeth and power through.

Let's see more of matsmoebius's gallery!

Blue bird by matsmoebius Rabbit by matsmoebius
Octopus by matsmoebius Portrait 8 by matsmoebius




Tell us about your artistic journey in the comments. What is the worst present you have ever received?! 


Thanks for reading. Until next time! Hi!


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TheEndermanDrawer100 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist
CAN I PLZ BE UNBANNED
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phi-in-the-moon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I've been watching this group for a year and only now i found out I'm not a member lmao how the heck do i join?
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Avriia Featured By Owner May 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having a problem going on Thumbhub and any other chatrooms. Can I get some help? ^^;
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