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Chee certainly impresses us all with this first tutorial instalment, and I am proud to announce that this tutorial series will in fact be running for. This interview is pretty. Setting up your PDF reader For optimum viewing of the magazine, it is recommended that you have the latest Acrobat Reader installed.

View menu, then Page display; 3. Go to the. She uses only 2D software to create visually strong atmospheres, to tell stories through various sets of emotive characters. Here you can read all about them! If you would like to be a part of 3DCreative or 2DArtist Magazines, please contact: lynette zoopublishing. He has. Drazenka Kimpel has been a friend of 3DTotal. We decided it was about time 2DArtist. For instance, I love to experiment with different styles and media.

I could create an architectural floor plan, logo design and paint a fairy on a tree all in the same day.

So here we go! Hi Drazenka! Shame on us! Can you please start us off with a little background information about yourself and briefly tell us what events in your life have led you to becoming the artist that we find today?

Thank you for this opportunity, Lynette; it is a pleasure and an honour to be interviewed for 2DArtist Magazine. I was born in Croatia to a family with no apparent artistic talent. I will say though, that my talent was acknowledged for the first time in my early teens.

I enjoyed art classes and the process of painting tremendously and was constantly rewarded with praise from my teachers, who loved to display my work in the school lobby. I used to carry a pad of paper and a pencil in my back pocket and draw caricatures. These were no masterpieces but it gave me the well-needed practice. Thinking back, digital art was beyond my comprehension. If anyone told me at that time that I would someday paint on the computer, it would have been like telling me I would have lunch with an alien or something like that!

It is amazing how far technology has progressed and what impact it has on our lives. So, I continued drawing in a traditional style using pencils, chalk and watercolours until That was the time my husband and I formed our company, Magicgate Software. One day. I will never forget how confused and lost I was.

It took many months to grasp the inner workings of the tablet and learn the software, along with many sleepless nights and lot of frustration. In the end, it all paid off and the learning curve has been the most incredible and valuable adventure thus far. Fantasy painting came later in ; I stumbled upon an online forum filled with beautiful paintings and immediately wanted to dab my hand into trying to see if I could create something so spectacular. I just found myself wishing that there were more hours in the day to get it all done and I still wish that today!

Tell us, what was is it about painting the female form in this illustrative manner that originally captured your interest, and what inspires you to continue painting these fantastic creations? You know, I have been to many art museums around the world and seen many masterpieces with my own eyes.

The ones that made the most impact on me were the ones depicting the human form. To me, there is nothing more beautiful than the human body and I find it absolutely fascinating. The form and the complexity of the inner structure is a wonder. Most of the time, their eyes would literally be glued to the paintings of beautiful women. Everybody knows about it, but they do not know what it is that makes it so mesmerizing.

It is my dream to create my own Mona Lisa; a piece of art I could be remembered by for years after I am gone. That is what drives me the most and provides my motivation as I continue painting. Yes, I can certainly see the same classic elements in your artwork that are obviously inspired by the masters of traditional painting. How do you feel about the digital medium in general? I mean, the Mona Lisa is a priceless piece of art that can never again be created by the same hand that painted it.

I am currently open for commission work. The dream job would be illustrating a story book. Everything is visual with me. When I read a book, I picture the scenes in my mind as I read. So, I really would be thrilled if some publishing company would approach me with a contract to illustrate a book.

That would be fantastic! What are your main sources of inspiration when you set about creating something new? Is inspiration something that you must actively seek? Or is it something that finds you? Many nights I lay in my bed, right before I fall asleep, and it comes to me all at one time. The vivid pictures are in my mind — so detailed that I can even see the veins on the leaves and I can smell the air.

I pick the perfect fabric, texture, lighting and everything else. Unfortunately, by morning, the visions fade drastically. I would actually suggest other artists to do the same. It helps a great deal! As to what triggers it? Inspiration comes on its own and in its own time. The same thing would happen while reading a book or after visiting a place I have never been to before. Inspiration is all around me and in me.

All you see in my work, for instance the pain, death, love and hope, is a product of my current state of mind. I am constantly changing as a person and as an artist. As a result, my visions will change as well. All in all, I would have to say my emotions dictate what will appear next on the canvas.

It must be very hard to actually get to sleep with such an active imagination! So what do you do to wind down at the end of the day, and how do you cut yourself off from other on-going projects to focus on the one in hand? Actually it can be frustrating not being able to concentrate on anything if my imagination is flowing. I do love to read classic books from the master writers like Dumas and Tolstoy, but since I am a hopeless romantic I will also read a lighter book like something from Jane Austen as well.

Reading puts me to sleep within half an hour, depending on how late at night it is. Books are a great source of inspiration for me as well.

I have done a few paintings that convey a scene from book I happen to be reading at. Besides my eyes taking the most of the beating and strain, I cannot complain. I love what I do and it makes me happy when I see a satisfied customer. So it sounds like you love your work space… but if you could pick it up and move it to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? I cannot seem to get sweets out of my head.

After a while things resembling sweet stuff, plus a sugar rush, will get me to work into the wee hours [laughs]! I do love my office because I made it to be my comfortable nest. Right now I feel like moving away from all the stress to some countryside cottage.

Ah, I guess I need one right now! Gerhard Mozsi is a concept artist and matte painter living in Germany, who has worked in the entertainment industry for four years now.

Having originally trained as a traditional artist, he has worked principally as an environment artist and also enjoys exploring the digital medium.

Your blog states that you have worked in the entertainment industry for the last four years. The process really started in It was quite simple; I was working as a waiter at the time, doing a lunch shift, and I happened to recognise one of the customers. We got talking and she told me that he was working as a concept artist in the film industry, in Australia. This was a revelation.

From then on it was a series of lessons in commitment. At the time I was in my last year of my BA - and that had to go so that I could commit myself fully to studying art full-time. During the day I would be at school studying traditional art disciplines painting, drawing etc , then at night I would play on the computer, exploring digital art. This went on for. That was the main benefit. It forced me to work very hard, with a specific focus, and continually have my work reviewed.

My two years at THQ allowed me to develop as an artist. It gave me time to explore, to experiment and expose my work to my peers.


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