Shadowness - Love & Support http://shadowness.com In need of a happy injection or just need to talk to someone? Come here :) We also publish "The Monday Feel good" and organize the "Men... en The Monday Feel Good #52 http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/the-monday-feel-good-52 A year have gone since I started Monday Feel Good, it has even been a year since I joined <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/staff">/staff</a> just days before my birthday. Nothing stopped me and not a single week have been missed, not even when I haven't had the Internet access to post them (thank you fellow staff for helping me with that).<br /> <br /> We've had some great 52 weeks with MFG but this article series have met its end for now. This, #52, is the last in a while. Savour it and smile, don't be sad. <br /> <br /> Look forward to summer or winter depending on where you live on the globe. Be happy and do something special just for yourself each Monday - just because you deserve it (because you do). If you really need MFG then you have 52 glorious articles to look back on.<br /> <br /> I hope you've enjoyed my MFGs which I've put lots of love into and I hope you will enjoy #52 too with its extra 15 artworks!<br /> <br /> <h2>And now, the last Monday Feel Good:</h2><center><a href="http://shadowness.com/gmsuyat/day-6-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188870/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/nununu/worm-and-the-cupcake"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/116581/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/AnisaJaniya/-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/177525/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jeromeisasnob/super-nic-saves-marianne"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188688/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Roid/honey-bunny-sweety"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/158977/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/caffeism/play-with-me"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/58398/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/KasumiCR/moonlight-romance"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86595/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MangBebe/tin-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188918/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe/mommy-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/135162/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/annabrown/japan-map"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/78365/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/hmvenegas/uniquely-cute"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/146398/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/xellex/puppy-colored"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/160748/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/pemulajr/first-date"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/57632/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/evanrp/sock-kitten"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/98361/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/InsomniaFromSky/daft-punk-helm"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/77997/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/iamkzee/kawaii-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/149047/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Yhangg/ignore-the-world-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/126916/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/omnibob8/love--s-not-extinct"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/58562/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/DPorcello/my-little-angel"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/145884/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/MistiqueCat/change-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/96579/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/hanabacasno/cabinet-crisis"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/162454/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Dance0927/relax-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/140753/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/PinkPotatoChips/dandelightful"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/96871/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Krzteli/this-is-my-heart"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/177292/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Bettina/rose"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/69215/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> </center>Shine lovely, shine! Reach your dreams. <br /> Thank you all for your support <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> :heart Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:52:13 -0500 The Monday Feel Good #51 http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/the-monday-feel-good-51 A lot of stuff is happening in our lives and the world. We need to be able to laugh and relax, put our worries aside and remember the things that really matter. That is why you can look forward to a feel good article every week!<br /> <br /> So when will this article come out? Mondays. Why? Because Monday is well known as the worst day of the week because it's 5 days until the next weekend and 5 days of work and/or school. So, from now on you can expect a little bit of feel good every Monday.<br /> <br /> The pieces that I'll feature are both old and new but I'd love it if you would like to help out. If you want to suggest a piece of art that makes you smile, go 'aww' or just plain laugh; do it either in the article comments or directly to me <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> (yes, you can self-suggest too) with a link in a PM or on my profile.<br /> <br /> <h2>For now, sit back and just forget all your problems for a few minutes and enjoy the finer things in life!</h2><center><a href="http://shadowness.com/Bettina/miss-butterfly"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/91841/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Juli-SnowWhite/candyland"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/76927/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/adji/romantico"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/68585/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sushichan/epic-chaos"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/78149/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/bliesterflores/sanctuary"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/128213/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/EarthHart/when--s-it-due"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/61127/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Syphellium/moonbun-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/132874/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/zouqimanipulasi/feel-the-nature"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188912/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/BlueSolitaire/fiddler-on-the-hoof-resiz-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/174560/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dedehermawan/i-love-you"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/183822/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> Have a great week! :heart Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:41:18 -0500 The Monday Feel Good #49 http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/the-monday-feel-good-49 A lot of stuff is happening in our lives and the world. We need to be able to laugh and relax, put our worries aside and remember the things that really matter. That is why you can look forward to a feel good article every week!<br /> <br /> So when will this article come out? Mondays. Why? Because Monday is well known as the worst day of the week because it's 5 days until the next weekend and 5 days of work and/or school. So, from now on you can expect a little bit of feel good every Monday.<br /> <br /> The pieces that I'll feature are both old and new but I'd love it if you would like to help out. If you want to suggest a piece of art that makes you smile, go 'aww' or just plain laugh; do it either in the article comments or directly to me <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> (yes, you can self-suggest too) with a link in a PM or on my profile.<br /> <br /> <h2>For now, sit back and just forget all your problems for a few minutes and enjoy the finer things in life!</h2><center><a href="http://shadowness.com/TiagoHoisel/capa-turista-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/172608/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Bernadette/sweet-smile"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/176674/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/skunkhead/sandstein-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/134799/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/lycoriscosmic/smile"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/163662/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/kapalselam/bfp"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86092/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/azazyn/king-of-rock-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/171555/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/aquasixio/secret-garden"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/121475/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/cdomin2/to-love-and-be-loved"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/118328/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/mitchorr/serenity"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/64770/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/ChisSweetArt/kiss-a-few-frogs-to-get-a-prince"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/178259/image_t6.jpg" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <br /> We've lost one of the biggest stars and most wonderful voices that have walked this earth: Whitney Houston. R.I.P. In loving memory:<br /> <center><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3JWTaaS7LdU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center><br /> <br /> I would also like to say thank you to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Litavis">/Litavis</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/JurgenDoe">/JurgenDoe</a> - who is leaving staff - for all the time they've put in on SN. Go and thank them!<br /> <br /> Take care of each other and make sure to tell your loved ones that you care for them, lots of love to you all, <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> :heart Mon, 13 Feb 2012 04:46:47 -0500 Happy Valentine's Day http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/happy-valentine--s-day Because of the wonderful occasion where you show some extra love to your loved ones (and yourself! Don't forget to spoil yourself too!) than you do all other 364 days a year I wanted to celebrate this with a massive love special :heart I hope you will enjoy!<br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/KaterinaArt/be-my-valentine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/186792/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/trainreque/tender-moments"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188921/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Kuji/valentines-day"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/190625/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Issa/i-will-always-be-there-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191138/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SendalJepret/img-9116-copy-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/190097/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/DragonsChyld/valentine-2012-heart-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/190196/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Morati/valentine--s-day"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/189736/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Guttermouth/leigh--s-love-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/189863/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Sniperse/will-you-be-my-valentine-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188806/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/phatpuppy/valentine-garden-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/187205/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/psdbox/love-me"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/187541/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/deiby/valentine--s-day-flyer-template-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/181062/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Divina126kristi/valentine-heart-confetti-bead-in-purple"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/178625/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/fraterchaos/valentine-swirl-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/173627/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Lilyas/happy-valentine--s-day"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/189480/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/artaddict/i-give-my-heart-to-you"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/190694/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Setset08/teenage-valentine-dream-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188451/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Sirmostafa/valentine--s-day-love-flam"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/123966/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sixthleafclover/the-secret-truffle-garden"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/110605/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/harpyqueen/valentine-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/115153/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Briscott/valentine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/75991/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/leight/valentine-doodle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/53766/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/firefliy/ferret-valentine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/42508/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sandcreation/valentine-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191532/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/evanrp/fly-to-your-heart"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191489/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/CreativeOne/my-valentine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191483/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Nataly1st/cupid"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191255/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/JakeHays/sunny-valentine--s"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191318/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/creamymagique/happy-valentine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191221/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/honeytin8/j-jframe-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191254/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jessywitch/forever-yours-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188020/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Lsdaltz/valentine-bride-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/188123/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LindaLees/forever-my-valentine-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/184118/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jazzilady/be-mine-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/189800/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/pauscorpi/happy-valentine-2012"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191610/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/LadyFanhir/think-ing-valentine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/191687/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Twink/can-i-be-your-valentine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/184570/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> </center>If you liked this feature please spread it so others can see, <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> :heart Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:07:49 -0500 The Monday Feel Good #1 http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/the-monday-feel-good-1 With all the bad stuff happening in the world and our lives we need to be reminded sometimes about the good stuff, the amazing things and the ones that makes us smile or relax.<br /> <br /> I will pick pieces, new and old, each week. I love it if you would like to help out, so if you want to suggest a piece of art that makes you smile, go 'aww' or just plain laugh, do it either in the comments or directly to me, <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> .<br /> <br /> So, when will this article come out? Mondays. Why? Because Monday is well known as the most boring day of the week because it's 5 days until the weekend and 5 days of work or school. So, from now on you can expect a little bit of feel good every Monday.<br /> <br /> For now, sit back and just forget all your problems for a few minutes and enjoy!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/phatpuppy/greet-the-morning"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/42445/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/SyfTalkie/nikah-euy2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/46383/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/dehk/fisherman"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/38827/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/pica-ae/good-morning-starshine"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/45986/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/sayuko/my-music-for-the-world-kecil"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/45682/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/DesireeJoy/expectations"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/45247/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/xiin/window-shopping"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/43551/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Ewyn/having-fun"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/44832/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Liv/crowd-and-song"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/42223/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Esse/chaud-dans-le-lit"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/40184/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Larwick/drink-with-me"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/43988/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/Sktchwlkr/buddy-"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/43993/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/cJessicaPyne/my-favourite-part-"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item/19065/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/jcroxas/catch"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/42934/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/evanrp/clover-cat"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/45325/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> Take care of each other Mon, 14 Mar 2011 06:06:38 -0400 Mentor Program: The List http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list <a href="http://shadowness.com/Caja/mentor-program"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/53307/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> Due to the high interest of Shadowness members in starting a mentor program, here is a how-to document explaining how to get started and lists of both mentors and students up for grabs!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>How it works:</h2>One member will mentor another member (student). The two will decide among themselves how it is going to be accomplished. Try to decide how many sessions you should do, and how long each session should be. Please be respectful of one another’s time and meet your commitments. Respect is Key to creating a good mentor-student relationship. Someone who decides to be a mentor can have as many students as they feel they can take on. Each student can only be mentored by one member at a time, please.<br /> <br /> We think this can benefit both the student and the mentor since it requires one to look with a new eye at your art and/or someone else’s art. Mentoring is a great learning process!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What the ‘Love & Support’ group will do:</h2>Just to make sure everything goes smoothly in the contact between mentor and student, I will contact both sides during the mentorship to ask how it goes. Please do not hesitate to contact me, <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> , if things aren't going as they should. I will also make sure the list is up to date with new mentors and students.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>How to join the mentor program:</h2>If you want to mentor you just write a note in the group comments or contact <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> with your information. Please state the following in your message:<br /> 1. Art field(s) you are fluent in<br /> 2. Things you can help with:<br /> <br /> If you wish to be mentored, please write in the comments or contact <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> with your information. Please state the following in your message:<br /> 1. Art field(s) that you wish to learn more about<br /> 2. Techniques, ideas, software, etc. that you need help with<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Important information:</h2>The list of both mentors and students will be updated regularly, so check in the group posts once in a while. If you do not wish to be on the list any longer, please leave a notice in the comments or contact <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> for removal. If you are participating in a mentorship as a student your name will be removed from the list, however, you can always ask for it to be replaced when your mentorship is complete.<br /> <br /> <b>NOTE:</b> You do not need to be in the list to take on a student or ask a possible mentor for mentorship BUT you have to contact <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> if you start a mentorship with someone.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>How to start a mentorship:</h2>You go to the person's page and ask if they wish to be your student or mentor, if the person says yes you contact <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> with the good news!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>List of mentors:</h2><b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/ChristianHammer">/ChristianHammer</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> Digital media, from animation to digital painting. I am the creative director for a digital media agency, we do web->video->print.<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> I would say my strongest area is in Digital Painting. So Formal design and process. I've been using Photoshop since version 1 and can really help people with speeding up their process using it.<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/erocsteady">/erocsteady</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> Photography, Film, Illustration, Graphic design<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> Photography [Digital]: Basic camera functions, Fundamentals of photography (ISO, Exposure, etc), Post work: (editing, color manipulating, how to make what one things is a bad photo into something tasteful/semi-useable). Film: Every aspects of it (pre, production, post), Equipment help, Conception/Inspiration,Pre/Post Production Programs (FCP, AE, etc.). Illustration: Conception, Typographic Elements, Color (usage), Photoshop and Hand-drawn. Graphic Design: Conception, Typographic Elements, Color (usage) and Programs (Photoshop, etc.).<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Soulspline">/Soulspline</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> oil painting - digital painting - pencilling (comic creation)<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> inspirations and shadowness site? :)<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/NicolineK">/NicolineK</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> I may not be fluent, but I know a few valuable hints within drawing.<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> I can help with traditional work. Preparing a reference photo, proportions and guiding lines for the head and how to approach a new project. <br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/LUX">/LUX</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Photography<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> Basic Knowledge of Camera Settings and Equipment (Lens, Tripod, Remote), Composition, Post Processing "editing Noise, color, image repair" Plugins, and Printing. <br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/wagner">/wagner</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Digital Art.<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> Composition, photo retouching, concept thinking, final creation. <br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Szymonsobanski">/Szymonsobanski</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Digital Art, photography and design<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> High end photo retouching, concept thinking, digital photo-manipulation and digital photography (all aspects) <br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/LucaMolnar">/LucaMolnar</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Digital Art<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> Tons of stuff. Illustration, typography, digital painting techniques and also with career advice.<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/alf0322">/alf0322</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Vector illustration, and digital art (painting), traditional art (watercolor, gouache, acrylic... well, any water based medium actually.) I am working as an illustrator since 2003 and children books illustrator since 2008.<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> Vector illustration, digital painting as well as traditional, especially about illustration for children. <br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/annamarine">/annamarine</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Traditional and digital art.<br /> <b>Can help with:</b> I can tell beginner artists how to improve their technique, how to turn hobby into real job, how to believe in their selves. I can share my story how I became a professional artist and what I did for that.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>List of students that wish to be mentored</h2><b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/liberteez">/liberteez</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> graphic design<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> photoshop techniques<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Ewyn">/Ewyn</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> graphic design<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> willing to learn anything, need help improving skills<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Joe">/Joe</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Photography<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> post processing techniques<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/ChristianHammer">/ChristianHammer</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> concept art<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> Taking it to the next level. Creating Higher impact images.<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Polar-Bear">/Polar-Bear</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> photo manipulation and vector<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> proper manipulating techniques and vector improvement; what should I include in vectoring.<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/erocsteady">/erocsteady</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> vector graphics<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> Photoshop (getting my chops back, styles, etc.), Photography (more practice really, technique, etc.) and Adobe Illustrator (I'm terrible with it. Hardly know it) And if anyone out there has any typography skills I'd like to vamp mine up ten-fold. <br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/born2model">/born2model</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> Modeling and Sculpting.<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> I would like to learn proper muscular anatomy, a proper work flow for a complete production of a character, the software that I use are Maya and Zbrush.<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/musabenedetta">/musabenedetta</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> digital art and literature<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> basic drawing skills, and eventually other traditional media techniques.<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/nirveshverma">/nirveshverma</a> <br /> <b>Art fields:</b> graphic design,sketching,image digitalization,hig-end vfx,photgraphy<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> Photoshop,illustrator,3dsmax,cinema4d,post processing,etc<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Enigmare">/Enigmare</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Web Design<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> Learning html and css so that I can code my web designs. <br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Alis">/Alis</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Human anatomy and portrait<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> Digital realistic painting with photoshop<br /> <br /> <b>Name:</b> <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Isabelle">/Isabelle</a> <br /> <b>Art field:</b> Digital art<br /> <b>Need help with:</b> Learning the ropes of colouring digitally, especially shading & lighting.<br /> <br /> <br /> Good luck everybody :heart Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:20:18 -0400 Interview with illustration mentor alf0322 http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-illustration-mentor-alf0322 The <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">Mentor Program</a> here on Shadowness have several mentors (and students!) up for grabs who delve into different areas, mediums and have different kinds of experiences. This interview series which will come out every Monday (instead of Monday Feel Good) will let you know a bit more about each mentor on the list. <br /> <br /> If you find an interviewed mentor interesting, don't hesitate to send them a private message and if they say yes contact me so I know who's mentoring who! You can of course sign up as a mentor and/or student in search of a mentor, on the <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">list</a>, by sending a private message to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> :smile <br /> <br /> Ninth out is: <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/alf0322">/alf0322</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who are you? Tell me a little about yourself.</h2> My name Alfa Sukatmo, some of my friends call me Jack. I am Indonesian, working as an illustrator at a local publisher and as a freelance artist.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What does ART mean to you?</h2> ART mean everything to me. I wake up in the morning and I stare at the tea leaves on my cup, they form into some image. As i go to work, the street, the people, everywhere i look is art for me. At night my children playing around me give me new inspiration for tomorrow and that's art for me. ART give me a new spirit everyday.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is your art form? And how long have you delved in this?</h2> Well right now, my primary is vector art but I've used watercolor and gouache since I was 12 years old, I love them...<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/alf0322/a-death-to-the-freedom"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/207934/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Was there anything or anyone in particular that prompted your choice of art form?</h2> Specific art form No. But my art life, yes. My father and my mother.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>How would you describe your art to someone who haven't seen it?</h2> Lines, form, contrasting colors that brings you rhythm and soul of the artwork, so you feel the emotion, you sense it and understand it, it's not an abstract form after all.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/alf0322/the-dance-for-tomorrow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/83716/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Have you had education in art or are you self-taught?</h2> Self taught and it runs in the family. First: My father is a painter, as well as my mother. They teach me. Second: I like to learn something new, experiments always teach me something new.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who and/or what inspire you?</h2> People, nature, movement and time is always inspiring me. And my lovely children... :)<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is the greatest lesson in art that you've learned?</h2> The artwork is done when the artist says it is done. Even if an art critique says it's still rough, undone.. It is done when the artist says so. Do your art for yourself.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What can you teach others?</h2> I can help sharing about technique...<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What tips can you offer to better oneself in his or her art?</h2> Experimenting, don't be afraid to fail.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Is there anything you'd like to add?</h2> Art can say many things more than words... and... oh yeah, Shadowness is cool!! \m/<br /> <br /> Thank you.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/alf0322/delirium"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/99056/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> Previous: <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-photo-mentor-lux"><br /> Photo mentor LUX</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-comic-artist-mentor-soulspline">Comic artist mentor Soulspline</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-wagner">Digital artist mentor Wagner</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-multi-artist-mentor-christianhammer">Multi artist mentor ChristianHammer</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-lucamolnar">Digital artist mentor LucaMolnar</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-photo-mentor-nicolinek">Photo mentor NikolineK</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-multi-artist-erocsteady">Multi artist mentor erocsteady</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-digital-artist-mentor-szymonsobanski">Digital artist mentor Szymonsobanski</a> Mon, 07 May 2012 06:14:47 -0400 Interview: digital artist mentor Szymonsobanski http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-digital-artist-mentor-szymonsobanski The <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">Mentor Program</a> here on Shadowness have several mentors (and students!) up for grabs who delve into different areas, mediums and have different kinds of experiences. This interview series which will come out every Monday (instead of Monday Feel Good) will let you know a bit more about each mentor on the list. <br /> <br /> If you find an interviewed mentor interesting, don't hesitate to send them a private message and if they say yes contact me so I know who's mentoring who! You can of course sign up as a mentor and/or student in search of a mentor, on the <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">list</a>, by sending a private message to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> :smile <br /> <br /> Eighth out is: <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Szymonsobanski">/Szymonsobanski</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who are you? Tell me a little about yourself.</h2> Hello, my name is Simon I’m 30 years old and an Art Director from capital of Poland - Warsaw.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What does ART mean to you?</h2> Art is a way to express myself and free ideas that are in my mind, it's a way to make our world a little bit beautiful everyday.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is your art form? And how long have you delved in this?</h2> I don't think my art got a form yet, world inspires us everyday and we get changed by it... so does our art.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/Szymonsobanski/art"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/214889/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Was there anything or anyone in particular that prompted your choice of art form?</h2> As i think of it i can't really remember a time when i thought “Hey i will make art!”, it sort of just happened. I was always drawing, making or photographing things and people. Of course my parents supported me in this, someone had to pay for the millions of old film stock i needed :), they teached me that Art is important, told me to look at Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris even though I was too small and didn't really know why all those people were so amazed about that lady's portrait.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>How would you describe your art to someone who haven't seen it?</h2> My friends would say: girls + pink and blue colors hehe.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/Szymonsobanski/dream"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/87651/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Have you had education in art or are you self-taught?</h2> I'm 100% self taught, I'm aiming in Art studies though... I want to learn something more. <br /> <br /> Mostly I've learned by my own mistakes, just plying with Photoshop and Illustrator. I've spent hours having pure fun of combining different effects actions and techniques and of course let's not forget about lots and lots of tutorials, books, magazines, case studies of projects etc.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who and/or what inspire you?</h2> Life inspires me every day.<br /> David LaChapelle, Andy Warhol, Banksy... and many more<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is the greatest lesson in art that you've learned?</h2> A man paints with his brain and not with his hands.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What can you teach others?</h2> Art should show the world better then the one we live in, it should be unrealistic. As David LaChapelle once said: “If you want reality, take the Bus!”<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What tips can you offer to better oneself in his or her art?</h2> Always aim at perfection, never step back, make smART choices in Your life and don't be lazy ;)<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Is there anything you'd like to add?</h2> Thanks for the interview :)<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/Szymonsobanski/inflame"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86643/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> Previous: <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-photo-mentor-lux"><br /> Photo mentor LUX</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-comic-artist-mentor-soulspline">Comic artist mentor Soulspline</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-wagner">Digital artist mentor Wagner</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-multi-artist-mentor-christianhammer">Multi artist mentor ChristianHammer</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-lucamolnar">Digital artist mentor LucaMolnar</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-photo-mentor-nicolinek">Photo mentor NikolineK</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-multi-artist-erocsteady">Multi artist mentor erocsteady</a> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:24:51 -0400 Interview with multi artist mentor erocsteady http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-multi-artist-erocsteady The <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">Mentor Program</a> here on Shadowness have several mentors (and students!) up for grabs who delve into different areas, mediums and have different kinds of experiences. This interview series which will come out every Monday (instead of Monday Feel Good) will let you know a bit more about each mentor on the list. <br /> <br /> If you find an interviewed mentor interesting, don't hesitate to send them a private message and if they say yes contact me so I know who's mentoring who! You can of course sign up as a mentor and/or student in search of a mentor, on the <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">list</a>, by sending a private message to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> :smile <br /> <br /> Seventh out is: <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/erocsteady">/erocsteady</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who are you? Tell me a little about yourself.</h2> My name is Eric Hamilton. I’m a 23 year old recent Penn State grad who majored in Film/Video, while minoring in World Literature, and for the time being living in downtown State College, PA. I’ve been a member of Shadowness for who knows how long, and followed Shadowness since <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/7Shadows">/7Shadows</a> ' early years of Shadowness. It’s actually a big reason I became interested in Photoshop and Graphic Design. This eventually lead me to my current exploits in film and photography.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What does ART mean to you?</h2> While everyone has their ideas of good and bad art, preferences of style, content and medium, art means expression and the transmission of ideas, ones that make you think, and more importantly, make you feel. It’s what the human connection is all about really.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is your art form? And how long have you delved in this?</h2> First, because of my many avenues of artistic interest, I’ll attempt to keep these short.<br /> <br /> Photoshop: I’ve done an array of work in PS involving web design or other realms of graphic-related design since I was in the 6th grade, so roughly...I guess it’s been a whopping 12 years, give or take a few days and months. I work mainly doing more vector-based illustration with a healthy understanding of typography. This also extends into my photography background.<br /> <br /> Film: Pretty self-explanatory. Roughly about 5-6 years delving into the world of cinema as far as production goes.<br /> <br /> Photography: Not exactly sure when I started, but it was a few years before I became involved in film. So I would say about 7-8 years ago. Anything from portrait to sports, to fashion and photo manipulation. This has greatly improved with my understanding of film, and vise versa.<br /> <br /> Drawing: I’ve drawn my whole life and I’m not even sure I can remember if someone taught or made me begin drawing, but after that, there was no stopping me. Though I don’t draw much any longer, though I’d like to, my knowledge is strictly self-taught so I may not use the “correct” terminology but can explain things just the same.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/erocsteady/dearly-departed-"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/39866/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Was there anything or anyone in particular that prompted your choice of art form?</h2> I mentioned Shadowness (so, really <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/7Shadows">/7Shadows</a> specifically), but other factors was being an only child. I would draw a lot because I was shy, and when I noticed people thought I was good at drawing, the positive reinforcement from my mother and father really helped to keep me drawing throughout my life. I was inspired by my classmates when I was younger because “drawing fever” took over and all of the other males seemed to get competitive over drawing. This made me want to do better. Friendships over drawing formed, strengthening my interest. Having gone to a Methodist church and having to routinely be acalight prompted me to draw often in church on notecards in pews. You could say church made me want to escape through drawing. Really, drawing was a pleasing escape from things. Eventually with my fascination of Dragonball Z, I began to be really influenced and kind of obsessed with drawing Goku and many others from the show, and this carried on for years until my studies took over most of my time. Everything around me influenced my drawing and for me to draw in my opinion. The same kind of process occurred with what evolved into Photoshop, photography, and film. Music has always been a forceful factor as well.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>How would you describe your art to someone who haven't seen it?</h2> I honestly can’t say. Even after thinking about it, I feel as if I can’t say because my work isn’t like that of a painter or something that can be described or referenced easily. I’m still learning, as every good artist will tell you. Ultimately I can say that I like to change someone’s perspective, and show things in a unique light that I feel is my own. <br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/erocsteady/passive-karma-skyline-"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/39878/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Have you had education in art or are you self-taught?</h2> Both. Allow me to explain:<br /> Drawing I learned by means of simply drawing a lot. I have tons of drawing in textbook notebooks and it was simply from drawing different styles that I believe I learned what I know today. Photoshop I learned through the early versions of Shadowness, as wells tutorials. The rest I learned through experimenting.<br /> <br /> I was taught the technical side of filmmaking, but for the most part my dabbles in photography really taught me filmmaking but just from trial and error and watching lots of movies. I took two levels of photography classes to see if there was much more to learn. I can’t say a learned nothing, but mainly what I learned was through projects and experimenting. <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who and/or what inspire you?</h2> Here’s a small list of the main little things that make me want to create:<br /> Music<br /> My peers<br /> Other artists<br /> Movies<br /> Books<br /> Traveling<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is the greatest lesson in art that you've learned?</h2> You can never please everybody.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What can you teach others?</h2> Photoshop, Filmmaking, Drawing, Photography<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What tips can you offer to better oneself in his or her art?</h2> Take what you learn from other with a grain of salt and to be open to positive and negative criticism. The negative stuff is the best, even if you don’t want to hear it. You’ll sometimes come up with new ideas even if you don’t agree with an opinion. Use your interests to make something out of nothing. And “less is more”.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Is there anything you'd like to add?</h2> If anyone ever has a question, you can contact me on Shadowness, or by e-mail (e.roc.steady @ <a target="_blank" href="http://gmail.com">gmail.com</a>). I’m open to collaboration, critiques, etc. I’ll be sure to help the best I can. <br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/erocsteady/hardest-things-come-easier-with-time"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item2/39865/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> Previous: <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-photo-mentor-lux"><br /> Photo mentor LUX</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-comic-artist-mentor-soulspline">Comic artist mentor Soulspline</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-wagner">Digital artist mentor Wagner</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-multi-artist-mentor-christianhammer">Multi artist mentor ChristianHammer</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-lucamolnar">Digital artist mentor LucaMolnar</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-photo-mentor-nicolinek">Photo mentor NikolineK</a> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:26:09 -0400 Interview with digital artist mentor LucaMolnar http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-lucamolnar The <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">Mentor Program</a> here on Shadowness have several mentors (and students!) up for grabs who delve into different areas, mediums and have different kinds of experiences. This interview series which will come out every Monday (instead of Monday Feel Good) will let you know a bit more about each mentor on the list. <br /> <br /> If you find an interviewed mentor interesting, don't hesitate to send them a private message and if they say yes contact me so I know who's mentoring who! You can of course sign up as a mentor and/or student in search of a mentor, on the <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/mentor-program-the-list">list</a>, by sending a private message to <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/Caja">/Caja</a> :smile <br /> <br /> Fifth out is: <a target="_blank" href="http://shadowness.com/LucaMolnar">/LucaMolnar</a> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who are you? Tell me a little about yourself.</h2> I'm Luca Molnar, a digital artist form the far away country, Hungary. I'm working as an illustrator since 2006, it doesn't feel that long though :) I've written a few tutorials for Advanced Photoshop magazine, worked for Ogilvy, MTV Networks and the KDU. My works were featured in a bunch of magazines, such as Computer Arts, Digital Artist, Digital Arts and Advanced Photoshop.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What does ART mean to you?</h2> I've been waiting for this questions for years now! For me art is materialized emotion. Art is a diamond clear world, which doesn't include any lies or shadows. It is a place of honesty, truth and beauty. For me art is the only way to live an honest life in this crazy world.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is your art form? And how long have you delved in this?</h2> My art form is digital art and I've been doing it since 2006.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/LucaMolnar/groove-korea-cover"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/167372/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Was there anything or anyone in particular that prompted your choice of art form?</h2> Nope! I'm this extremely weird person, who managed to find her way without anyone telling me what to do or how to do it. I really like the fact that my life is free of such things. I made my mistakes, but I'm the only who's responsible for success as well. I wouldn't have it any other way.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>How would you describe your art to someone who haven't seen it?</h2> My work has a sense of an old empire, freedom and some modern edge. My illustrations contain lots of white, gray and some very bright colours, often orange, blue or pink. I'm obsessed with symbols, geometric shapes, nature and beautiful eyes. I would say my work is like breath of bright, colourful, fresh air.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/LucaMolnar/h2-o"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/139934/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> <h2>Have you had education in art or are you self-taught?</h2> First I've been self-thaught, then I decided to study Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Hertfordshire and graduated earlier this year. It was a great experience, although I wasn't an ideal student. I always loved just following my heart and do, create whatever I felt was good, and the truth is school is not a place for that.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Who and/or what inspire you?</h2> I'm inspired by love. I don't necessarily mean romantic love, I mean the ultimate love towards beauty and nature. I'm inspired by many things, such as great lyrics, history, art, antique furnitures and great stories.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What is the greatest lesson in art that you've learned?</h2> Not to listen to anyone. It's a hard one, because as an artist we all need feedback, but it can be dangerous to rely on these feedbacks too much. At the end of the day, as tacky as it sounds, you have to just listen to your heart and know deep inside if a piece is good enough or not. You have to decide it for yourself.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What can you teach others?</h2> Actually I'm not brave enough to say that I'm in a position to teach anyone anything. I could say that I can teach techniques and Photoshop or whatever, but the truth is it's stupid. What I think has to be taught is the mind, the idea behind art. First a person has to be on a certain level in their mind and heart and after that they will be producing really good work. Our work is just a reflection of us, so first we have to work on ourselves, and that's the hardest part.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>What tips can you offer to better oneself in his or her art?</h2> Follow your heart and don't be scared of being better than others! Just do it.<br /> <br /> <br /> <h2>Is there anything you'd like to add?</h2> Just one thing. The art/design world is a though industry, but being an artist/illustrator is something worth fighting for.<br /> <br /> <br /> <center><a href="http://shadowness.com/LucaMolnar/lancome-illustration"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/192405/image_t6.jpg" width="50%" /></a></center><br /> <br /> Previous: <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-photo-mentor-lux"><br /> Photo mentor LUX</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-comic-artist-mentor-soulspline">Comic artist mentor Soulspline</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-digital-artist-mentor-wagner">Digital artist mentor Wagner</a><br /> <a href="http://shadowness.com/loveandsupport/forum/interview-with-multi-artist-mentor-christianhammer">Multi artist mentor ChristianHammer</a> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 05:34:12 -0400