Shadowness - Inspiration http://shadowness.com Interviewing pieces of ART. The story behind the artwork. en Interviewing pieces of art /TerrySlater http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-terryslater The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the ninth artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/TerrySlater"target="_blank">TerrySlater</a><br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TerrySlater/you-thought-condoms-grew-on-trees"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/183687/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>To define what is special about one of your own images is a hard question.For me this works because all of the elements fit together. Hopefully the viewer will look at it for more than 5 seconds and find some humour in it.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2>This was an idea that came to me when I acquired the sowing machine.I make art for myself,unfortunately it is hard to find sponsors to commission art.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>This image is a composite of 2 images.<br /> The girl was shot in my London studio and the background was shot in a museum of interior design also in London.It's a simple Photoshop job to blend the two.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>The idea started with the sowing machine and I wanted to shoot with it sowing almost anything that it shouldn't have.For example a book, a fish or even human skin.I decided to be more subtile and go with a condom. After all they don't grow on trees.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>The feedback and comments on Shadowness is very important to me.I have images both new and old, that I don't have on any other site.It's almost like a "proving ground" for those images.I really do appreciate all comments on all images and enjoyed to ones given to this one. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?</h2>None of the comments on this image have been particularly strange or funny but I did like RajaNasution's-my God....,you are always amazed me with the #%$#%$(speechless) <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2> We are all artists and therefore we worry that we are 'not good enough' that we will 'run out of ideas' etc etc.I am no different. I look to leave the viewer asking questions, it is only right that I ask those questions of myself.Perhaps when I stop asking I will stop making art. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TerrySlater/the-home-coming"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/138064/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TerrySlater/better-safe-than-sorry"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/137842/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/TerrySlater/ink"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/137648/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:28:32 -0500 Interviewing pieces of art/jcbarquet http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-jcbarquet The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the fifteenth artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/jcbarquet"target="_blank">jcbarquet </a><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jcbarquet/golden-age"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/174269/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?What steps do you follow when you create a new artwork? Do you have a real plan or set up?</h2>I think what makes this piece special,at least for me,is the fact that I got to imagine how a Mayan city would look like when the culture was at its very peak,instead of ancient ruins as we know them today.<br /> I tried to add drama and emphasize the splendor of the scene by using magic hour lighting.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2>This was actually a commissioned piece.The client gave me a lot of freedom, but asked me to depict something about my country's historical background.I chose to represent the Mayan culture (which is only one of many Mesoamerican cultures that flourished in Mexico) because I find really fascinating.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>Sometimes I have a plan;sometimes I start with nothing in mind.Each piece is different,but generally, once I have an idea, I do a quick sketch in color or in black and white to establish the general composition and tonal structure.<br /> I then proceed to gather visual references from books, photos, and so on.If the scene involves complicated perspective I sometimes build extremely simple 3D models in Sketchup to help me visualize things.From then on it's just a matter of refining the painting and making it look believable. The detailing stage takes the most time, and I honestly don't enjoy it so much as the brainstorming stage.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>I have seen many, many Mesoamerican pyramids and I have visited lots of museums throughout my life, so I'm quite familiar with the design language.However,I actually painted this piece while I was travelling in the Southeast of Mexico.I had just visited the gorgeous ruins of Chichén-Itzá, Tulum and Uxmal, which are ancient Mayan cities located in that region. That was really inspiring. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>I always appreciate the feedback, both the positive comments and especially the constructive critique.It is always interesting to see the reaction that pieces create on the viewers, which is sometimes different to what I intended. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?Do you keep previous comments or critiques in mind for your future works or do you just go your own way?</h2>I got some comments regarding the 2012 Mayan apocalypse when I showed this image exactly one year ago.I thought that was quite funny.I always take critique into account, because it is easier for other people to spot your own mistakes,but I don't let them completely dictate the way I work.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>I love fantasy and sci-fi art, but I often wonder where I am going with it.It's not so much doubts as it is the realization that I still have incredibly much to learn about nature and the different schools and eras of painting.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jcbarquet/red-light-district-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/269599/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jcbarquet/caldera"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/167881/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jcbarquet/odile--odette"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/229532/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 02:07:55 -0500 Interviewing pieces of art/joelhustak http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-joelhustak The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some information about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/joelhustak"target="_blank">joelhustak</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/joelhustak/tree-of-duality"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/251118/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>This piece features some iconic imagery such as the vesica piscis, which is all about duality. In front of the ‘entrance’ you will find a dark figured statue and a light figured statue, which is also a play on duality.You will also find subtle foreboding skulls within the patterns of the leaves, this gives you the sense that there is death and darkness within this tree which is so colorful and full of life. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2>I chose to create this piece. It was a personal painting that I completed in between freelance gigs. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.What steps do you follow when you create a new artwork? Do you have a real plan or set up?</h2>This piece was very experimental and spontaneous.It actually started out as a photoshop document where I was simply testing the texture of a new brush I had created. Something about the pattern in this ‘test’ canvas spoke to me and it just evolved from there.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>At the time I was recalling a sacred geometry class I took a year earlier in college and that is what inspired the vesica piscis idea.The idea for the large tree came out of the randomness of the texture, similar to rorschach ink blot tests. This was also created during the fall, so that must have fed a lot of the inspiration, subliminally at least.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>I always enjoy feedback when I’m creating artwork.It allows me to get another set of eyes looking at the piece and to see what an outsiders opinion might be.I feel that my feedback and overall response was very positive with this piece in mind.I’m certain that this piece in particular played a key role in me getting work with one of my current clients.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?Do you keep previous comments or critiques in mind for your future works or do you just go your own way? </h2>The most common question I get goes something like this “I don't know whether it's me but are there meant to be skulls made from leaves?”.I think that is obvious that there are subtle skulls in the tree, but because they are not defined and form a sort of illusion some people often question if they are meant to be there.<br /> <br /> I always keep critiques in mind. I showed this painting to a handful of professional artists, which I highly admire, and revisited the piece once I was able to. The image you currently see is the revised version.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>My biggest doubts probably lie within my draughtsmanship qualities.<br /> I know there is still a lot of ground I need to cover within technical drawing skills.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/joelhustak/return-of-the-stout"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/268605/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/joelhustak/the-goon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/257249/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/joelhustak/astro-babe-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/263555/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> Joel Hustak<br /> Illustration and Concept Art<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joelhustak.com/">http://www.joelhustak.com/</a> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:02:57 -0400 Interviewing pieces of art/ascendingstorm http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-ascendingstorm The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/ascendingstorm"target="_blank">ascendingstorm</a><br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ascendingstorm/the-eye-is-the-lamp-of-the-body"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68070/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>This piece is special because of the inspiration it was drawn from, the biblical scripture from Matthew 6:22 "The eye is the lamp of the body.<br /> If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light." To me this puts the focus on love, empathy, humbleness and graciousness, which may make this certain piece one of the most positive ones I have created.It embodies the beauty of the transformation of the mind directed towards love, with the intention to spread love,joy & happiness to one another.Because if the mind has bad intentions, those intentions are what comes fourth to bring pain, loss, lies and hate - there is darkness in the soul.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2> As with all my work, I choose it. In fact that is the foundation all my work is based upon, it comes from me - inside out.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.What steps do you follow when you create a new artwork? Do you have a real plan or set up?</h2>All my work begins with the idea, the idea is sourced from an experience.All experiences good and bad come together to create a symbol or message I construct into an image in my mind.Everything always begins with a traditional sketch quickly jotted down, then it is worked on over a period of time.Things are added, taken away, altered etc. until it is ready to be painted.The way I paint each piece differs because I constantly try to find new ways of creating them, I always want to further my experience and learn new ways of creating.Sometimes I will work on something for months, and many many hours are spent just on one piece.<br /> Other times I want to quickly get the idea down. "The Eye Is The Lamp Of The Body" is one that took me about a month to finish.Starting the piece is always the hardest for me, knowing what I accurately want to say, knowing what style to do it in.Its really not an easy process for me like some may think. The art is a reflection of what my heart is currently going through at the time, so putting that energy into it is like living through it ten fold.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>Like I previously mentioned this was inspired by Matthew 6:22.There are quite a few different interpretations of this scripture so I took bits and pieces from all of them,and combined them with how I feel in my heart about the text.A huge symbol in this piece is the actual water 'tunnel' the man is in, he is not parting the water but the water is curling around him creating a tunnel.<br /> "Tunnel vision" is something commonly used to describe someone who is negatively focused on something, close-mindedness.With this portrayal I wanted to put the emphasis on it being the focus for good, a sort of 'tunnel vision focused on love' and the determination for positivity and happiness, while blocking out all negativity.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>The creation process for me is a one way direction, I never bring back around the comments to take away from what was intentionally created.I am blessed to have those that like and enjoy my work, this one in particular and it truly means a lot to me.But I'm pretty determined to do this for the rest of my life, everything I'm doing now is just the beginning of a long journey, I'm pretty motivated with or without feedback.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?Do you keep previous comments or critiques in mind for your future works or do you just go your own way? </h2>The funniest comment is that a few people automatically thought the character was Moses,obviously because of the 'parting-like' waves.What's funny is that the man was actually painted from a photo of myself.I lied on my bed on my back and had my wife take a photo of me and painted it.So I'm assuming, having painted the character a little tanner, more facial hair and glowing eyes I could pull off looking like Moses.<br /> The fish have no symbolic supporting point other than just fitting in terrifically with the movement and composition.<br /> <br /> I personally feel that the worst thing an artist can do is create work based upon the feedback,response or need for acceptance they get from others.If one chooses to have that outside involvement within everything they create,it can bleed the individuality out the work, until it is just a watered-down, accepted, force-fed redundant image everyone understands, and no one has to put energy into it. I'm talking good and bad responses too.A passionate artist will continue to push themselves, they will always push forward and learn new techniques, new ideas, new ways of creating. I would make these pieces even if no one saw it, so like with this one I let myself absorb it, I created it, and I let it go & on to the next.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>I go through a lot of emotions creating these pieces. Sometimes there are doubts but they are inner personal road blocks that are necessary to overcome and move on.<br /> On the road to trying to become a better artist there will be doubts no matter what,it helps you learn about yourself and it helps you reanalyze things.I can be hard on myself as an artist, but I know I have to be if I want to create what's in my head. I'm the type of artist that if I'm feeling doubts about my artwork, I'll probably paint a picture about it.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ascendingstorm/anxietas-architectra"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/225922/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ascendingstorm/surrender"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/264766/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ascendingstorm/far-from-fields"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/196663/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> Jeffrey Smith:<br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/ascendingstorm">http://shadowness.com/ascendingstorm</a><br /> Website: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ascendingstorm.com">www.ascendingstorm.com</a> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:49:35 -0400 Interviewing pieces of art /yayu http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-yayu The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the fourth artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/yayu"target="_blank">yayu</a><br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/yayu/so-heartless"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/176073/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2><br /> Love hurts. An event has changed my life .. That was the inspiration of "Heartless".I didn't need words,I would like to shock people,with "visible" emotions..<br /> When there's nothing left inside, only the pain.I think this picture became so realistic,and symbolize these feelings..<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2> I have many friends, who broke up with their lover..I thought "I have to make our pain visible".<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>I made this capture by my Canon EOS 40d, with a softbox. I used Photoshop CS5. First i corrected the colors,shadows.<br /> Then I created some layers, with skin tones. Flatten image, shadows correction again, then I completed these with liquify tool.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>I found my inspiration from a manipulation, which I made in 2010, called "Metamorphosis".<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>On my Facebook page I received so many likes, comments,that makes me feel good.<br /> I care about my feedbacks very much. That's the reason, why I'm making these arts.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?</h2>I didn't receive any funny or strange comments, just simply "That's so beautiful, congratulations!", but it's enough for me.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>As you can see i don't wear any cloth, but I think this picture needed to.I gave to people my emotions naked.<br /> I hope the most of people see the essence of the image, not only my naked body..<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><a href="http://shadowness.com/yayu/ii"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/147374/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/yayu/psychological-injury-isn--t-so-clear-like-this"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/155654/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/yayu/only-a-few-muscle--s-difference"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/178206/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:45:18 -0500 Interviewing pieces of art /liransz http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-liransz The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the thirteenth artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/liransz"target="_blank">liransz</a><br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/liransz/technification"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/135993/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>This piece is special for me because it was my first collaboration with my friend the great artist Martin de Diego Sadaba (<a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/martindediego">http://shadowness.com/martindediego</a>).<br /> It was really fun to do, the workflow was quite good,and i had the chance to learn a lot. And of course i love the final result.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2>Actually Martin came one day with the idea of doing something that could take his style and mine for the 8th exhibition of Hysterical Minds: Shadowness, sponsored by this community.<br /> So we talked about a bit, and started to sketch this kind of biomechanical robot controlled by the little doll looking girl.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>We both do digital paint, and decided to work on the piece at the same time, working both on different parts of the piece.<br /> As I said, this was entirely painted, with no more than 3 or 4 brushes.In my case i like to use the pen tool for the basic shapes,and then paint over it,but this time i tried to work a bit more in a traditional way.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>We didn't look to any specific source of inspiration for this one,there was the idea of showing the relation between humans and machines,and the premise in the Hysterical Minds artpack/s brief of the dark nature for the piece.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>The most important feedback about this I got it from my mates at HM, when the artpack was being made, once it was online I only got good words for it,and got a very good response with the public.I always care of what people have to say of my work, thats a basic to know what aspects i need to improve and grow up as an artist.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>Yeah, I doubt a lot, I'm always questioning my work,its the best way to keep motivated, and to force me to go one step further each time.<br /> When you feel your work is ok, you just keep doing the same over and over, and thats just not good to me.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/liransz/untruth"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/198263/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/liransz/abnormal-conspiracy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/200072/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/liransz/lurking-back"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/200745/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 04:06:00 -0400 Interviewing pieces of art /1oshuart http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-1oshuart The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the twelfth artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/1oshuart"target="_blank">1oshuart</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/1oshuart/going-to-isengard"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/67148/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>For me,what is special about this piece is Treebeard expression on his face, as pointed a finger at Isengard, the trees are completely destroyed.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2>This work was for an exposition of a theme that was important trees represent some book. I chose the Lord of the Rings, because I love and inspire me.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>Well not much mystery, this illustration was worked in Photoshop,based on strokes and strokes,as if I work in oil.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2> The inspiration I found in the texts of J RR Tolkien, I saw it clear in my mind.It is also true that I was very influenced by the movie and because I saw it quite clear that, even so I try to create my own vision of the characters.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>The truth is that with this work I am very happy, this was very well received and that satisfies me,it has had very good reviews.<br /> Yes, I really care about the opinion of the people, it helps me to improve even more.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?</h2>For once,I told myself that if Treebeard grab a lizard with his hand Oo, I had not seen, until I was told me, the truth is that it seems lol (it was my grandmother who told me xD)<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>I have no doubt,but begins to be old and I could improve it much more now, but still I like how it looks, It is strong.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/1oshuart/la-vera-amicizia-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/198275/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/1oshuart/el-contraataque"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/194071/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/1oshuart/el-vendedor-misterioso"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/187249/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 04:10:02 -0500 Interviewing pieces of art /Rua http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-rua The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the eleventh artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/Rua"target="_blank">Rua</a><br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Rua/it--s-weird-when-you-wait"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/172943/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>This is special because i made it for very talented artist miss Hana (RHOB).She supported my works since we met in a social site.when i saw this old sketch i said to myself that this looks like someone i know... <br /> then i want to get this done to give it to her but i realized that there is no resemblance at all, so i think twice before letting her know that this is for her... XD<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2>I choose to get this done. It is a personal artwork, not for commission.Sometimes i just want to get away from my clients wants and needs so i take some rest and do something that i thought about (no suggestions from clients),something that i will enjoy more even if i will not get any money from it. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>The techniques are all about the lines and the shapes of the colors.Using thick bold lines with pointed and smaller details for the line arts, my shape colors are pointed too.<br /> I use Adobe Illustrator and a Bamboo Fun graphic pen tablet for my artworks. For the lines i use the BRUSH TOOL(6d artbrush preset brushes) because the pen pressure works great in this set and BLOB TOOL for the shape colors.<br /> I'm not too good in drawings, most of the time i look over the internet to see how things or character were done, then i start doing it my way.<br /> I think because i use to see random artworks/photos the get the looks i need made my artworks looks new and good.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>One day i am sorting my old dirty sketches and i saw some aren't done yet, so i decided to pick one from them and get it done.This is the sketch that is chose (girl because i thought she looks like someone else) and a WIP of a gig poster that i didn't finish at all (octopus and shark) then combined them to form this i don't know what would this mean until i got it done so this for me means like what i experience every time i wait for something like a bus or a person, lots of weird things runs in my head and before my eyesight... <br /> I just added the beanie cat because RHOB loves cat. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>The feedback are all good, they love it.<br /> I do care about what people said and might say about my artworks, like when i got good feedback then I wanted to do more and when I got bad feedback then its like some pointers to work on..I know i can figure out whats wrong with my works because I don't settle that easy with the colors, layouts, lines, ideas.I use to make choices for myself like 3 different color schemes,3 different layouts or less then i'll pick what i think is best and sometimes i show it to some friends and get their opinions.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?</h2>This comment from SUPERPALITS "Oha ohoah oaho hao hoah oahoha! :D Hehehe! Bangis!" is the funniest, i think because of that oha ohaoh hahahaha, that's crazy!.<br /> And this one from KEIIISI "Cool! I wonder who the girl is you're pertaining to :D" because this has proven that the girl has no resemblance with RHOB haha!...<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>Hmmmm.Maybe the background and the pattern in it..<br /> I could have done something more about it. It's just that i need to work with my clients' designs so i didn't do experiments with its background..but i am satisfied about this artwork =)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Rua/blinded"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/196110/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Rua/grim-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/196416/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Rua/kdlig-a-gift"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/141921/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:49:08 -0500 Interviewing pieces of art /ainsoph http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-ainsoph The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the tenth artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/ainsoph"target="_blank">ainsoph</a><br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ainsoph/don--t-blink"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66838/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>Don’t Blink was the first piece to really get me alot of exposure. I learned a great deal in the process of creating it, and it’s gone on to represent my overall “style” of creating images.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2> It was created for the ever increasingly popular Desktopography exhibition in 2010 (www.desktopography.net).<br /> It’s an annual nature themed wallpaper collective. I emailed the curator, Pete Harrison about partaking in the exhibition, and he complied.I only had about 2 weeks until the pack was released, so I was a bit rushed to get it in on time.<br /> I didn’t have any sort of online presence at the time, at all really,so I thank him to this day for being so accepting.I hope to contribute to the event for as long as it continues to run. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>It was mainly created through photomanipulation techniques,while the light streaks were created using the pen tool,and an Intuos tablet.<br /> It was the first time I’d done anything like this, so it was more of a learning experience than anything.<br /> I think I’ve improved tenfold since I made this, and would probably change a few things if given a time-machine, but it’ll always remain special for being the beginning.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>I’ve always kind of had a fascination with comets, space, etc. I think 2001: A Space Odyssey sort of helped with that.<br /> The bizarre color scheme came from my obsession with the Seattle Mariners as a child :) I wanted to create a sort of whimsical environment that also had a very serious tone of isolation to it. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>I think feedback is important to grow as an artist. Of course you want people to like your work. It’s great to see that people enjoy looking at something you drove yourself crazy over trying to perfect.I wouldn’t say it bothers me to receive negative feedback, I can understand there are 7 billion people on this planet and every one of them has a different opinion.Luckily the majority of the comments I’ve received has been positive. Especially here at Shadowness. For a period in 2011, I helped run an art class at Baltimore’s Healthcare for the Homeless.<br /> I met a man, who through unfortunate circumstances didn’t have a place to live, was hungry, unclean, but still made an effort to come in every week and create with us.<br /> He was a fascinating guy to just sit around and just talk to. I brought in some of my work one week, including “Don’t Blink”. He stared at it for a long time, and eventually started crying.<br /> He started to tell me what the title meant to him, that “You can’t wait around for something to happen, you’ve got to go out and change yourself. Don’t walk through life with your eyes closed.<br /> There’s alot in this world for us to see, and if you blink you may miss it”. That’s something that really stuck with me.<br /> I don’t expect what I do to change the world, but it’s a great feeling to see someone really understand the point you’re trying to make and have it affect them in any way.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?</h2>I’ve gotten ALOT of people asking me to send them my .psd files so they can study them.I’m all for helping people learn, I’m fine with tutorials.But I think giving your work away to someone shows a lack of self-respect. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>I try not to doubt myself, but I am extremely self-critical.I try to put everything I have into everything I do, and I’ve gotten to a point where I won’t let anything slip by that I think isn’t up to my own standards, or that I feel I haven’t spent enough time on.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ainsoph/dacs-episodes-coercion"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/121924/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ainsoph/sundae-chronicles"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/66837/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ainsoph/spectacle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/160909/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:51:39 -0500 Interviewing pieces of art /ilustrador http://shadowness.com/Inspiration/forum/interviewing-pieces-of-art-ilustrador The story behind the artwork.<br /> <br /> <br /> We will try to show the story behind the artwork.<br /> Many times all of us we are wondering how a piece of art was created.<br /> <br /> Here is a good chance to learn some informations about techniques, the artist's feelings who is being interviewed and many more.<br /> <br /> We will be picking one artwork,and the selected artist will have the chance to choose 3 of his own works to be featured.<br /> <br /> If you want to be interviewed,send a note to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> . We will be happy to give you an interview about your work.<br /> <br /> <br /> It is our honor to present the eighth artist of our article.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/ilustrador"target="_blank">ilustrador</a><br /> <br /> <h2>The chosen piece</h2><a href="http://shadowness.com/ilustrador/flying-racers"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/155392/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>1.What is special about this piece?</h2>Well, actually this is a concept design for a game project that never could be develop as a real game. This because of a bunch of strange reasons.<br /> One of the funny things of this piece is that/s a variation of the other concept called "Highway Racers"...because, when the idea of this project had a certain path towards to the developing of a Racing Game, someone (at the company) discovered a brand new game with a background very similar to the ours. So, they asked me to keep the idea of the racing game but this time on the air.That/s the way how I finally made this artwork.<br /> <br /> <h2>2.Did you choose, or were you chosen to create this artwork?</h2>As part of the Art Department of the company, I was the person who had the mission of coming up with any solution to the problem I mentioned before.<br /> Also, I assumed these changes and variations (almost mutations) were part of the process of developing an idea.<br /> Obviously,I put some of my own conceptions as much as I could on this artwork.<br /> <br /> <h2>3.Tell us about your techniques.</h2>In general, no mattering if the technique is traditional or digital, I could say:I like to research for a bunch of info or references helpful for me to develop any design or illustration.<br /> I find necessary to "investigate" a bit about the subject matter before I start from the scratch.I usually begin with a detailed sketch/drawing where I define the general composition,putting together all the elements, the line and shapes I need as a basement for the artwork.<br /> Mostly I make several adjustments until I feel I/m in the right path (or my client, as well).I think the drawing is important in the way it/s the basement of the artwork,but I really feel the color is the soul, heart and the power of a piece itself.<br /> <br /> Yes, when I apply the color I start seeing how many possibilities of expression I have to give to my artwork.During my career of Illustrator,Concept Designer and Caricaturist I've experienced a progress of my style and certain changes in my interests on the final piece.<br /> I mean, at the beginning and big part of my career I was very focused on the details and realistic aspects of my work,however,nowadays I could say I'm mostly interested on the pictorial,comunicational and appealing aspects of it.<br /> About this specific piece "Flying Racers" I can say I started doing a very detailed sketch with pencil on paper, after that I scanned the drawing and started doing some adjustments in Photoshop.<br /> <br /> Once I felt I was ready,I started applying color from the background towards the front.That's because I always try to give my works a sense of depth with the tones of color.<br /> Lightness and smoothness at the back and while I/m going approaching to the frontal layer or main elements I start using more full and contrasted color and shadows...that way I can achieve that sense of depth I wanted to express in the image.<br /> <br /> <h2>4.Where did you found your inspiration about this artwork?</h2>Basically, I was very inspired by the old cartoons I used to see on TV when I was a child.<br /> A couple of them, were clearly, the well known animated TV series "Wacky Races" and "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines".<br /> <br /> <h2>5.How do you feel about the feedback and the response you received? Do you care? Or do you like to figure it out all by yourself?</h2>Well,I'm glad this piece was very well received in the company at that time.<br /> But in general, I should say yes,I do care the response,critique or comments I receive of the viewers of my work.<br /> You know, when an artist is very focused on his/her work sometimes is very difficult to be objective about the work itself.<br /> So,I analyze the words of other people, sometimes I take into account some of them, sometimes I don't...it depends if they actually are helpful to improve my work or not. <br /> <br /> <h2>6.What is the strangest or funniest comment or question you've ever gotten about this artwork?</h2>To be honest, I don/t remember any comments of that kind... <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>7.What are your biggest doubts (assuming you have any), about your artwork?</h2>I could say that almost always I feel some anxiety(to see the work finished) and some self-consciousness(if the work it/s going to be able of expressing a concept or showing certain feeling through my technique).<br /> But, this seeming "weakness" have become a kind of tool to push me up in order to improve my skills and my style.<br /> On the other hand,I'm very self-critical of my production, and I guess that's also good if I'm able to notice my failures,learning of them and find new ways of improving the next time.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>8.Share with us 3 pieces of your gallery to admire.</h2><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ilustrador/captain-america-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/148850/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ilustrador/john-williams"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/151518/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ilustrador/fairy-tales"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/152061/image_t6.jpg" /></a> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 01:33:46 -0500