Dario, I’d Like to start by thanking you for participating on Shadowness.com. It’s an honor to have you in place as a member. /Darik is a verbose and determined young artist that has the drive and potential to become one of the premiere digital artists in the next decade. I am very excited to introduce to you a member of the on-line group Ars Digitalia ( http://www.arsdigitalia.com/ )and a new member of Shadowness, Dario Adelaide!
What are your greatest obstacles as a young artist?
I don't know if I can say that there are obstacles. Actually, the fact that I'm young is an advantage, because when I create something cool, the older people always say, “Oh, it's a good work for someone of your age”. On the other hand, when I make something that looks terrible, I've got, “You will learn with time”.
Who first encouraged you to create artwork?
For the drawing : my little sister. She's always like, “Oh Dario, draw me Hannah Montana pleaaaaaase!” And then I do it! (laughs).
Seriously, the first person who encouraged me to create was Akira Toriyama (the creator of DragonBall). Maybe it sounds stupid, but if I've begun to draw, and then to create things with my computer, it's because when I was a child, I loved to reproduce the characters of DragonBall Z. (I've even made a little fan-manga with the characters of DragonBall (laughs)). Then I tried to draw other stuff, and with time, I begin to create things with my computer, but I never stopped drawing.
What technology (software/hardware/medium) has had the biggest impact on what you create?
My computer & photoshop! I really started to be interested by art in general (traditional & digital mediums) when I started create things with photoshop. Before that, I was just drawing people, and never tried to find a concept or a real meaning for the things that I was drawing.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on my 3d skills! There's no limit of what we can do with 3d, and I wish I could combine 3d work, with photoshop in the best possible way. I've already tested that with my piece “The Experience”.
Where are you receiving your formal art education?
I began studying art last year, in a private school. Today, I'm in a public school where I'm studying product design, but we have an art history class as well.
When did you first become aware that you wanted to create art for a career?
Before I came to live in France for my design service training, I was doing a scientific training in Martinique. At the end of the second year, I realized that I was more interested in creating artworks, than resolving equations. So, I got the diploma, and I went to France, to reorient myself in applied art. That was a year and a half ago.