I am a Cinephile surrealist
I am all self-taught. I started by being an art enthusiast. I learned most of my basic Photoshop techniques from the internet and then further developed them myself over the years. I started creating album artworks for my own band back in highschool. We were just a bunch of teenagers and we didn’t have much money so I decided to learn how to make album covers to save us some money. Eventually, it became a great passion and here I am.
My technique is mixed media. A combination of photo manipulation and digital painting. Although I’m leaning more towards photo manipulation since I’m better at it. Most of the time, I still use the good old Adobe Photoshop CS6 on my Acer E15 laptop. Along with a Wacom IntuousPro medium tablet to assist me with the paintings and touching ups.
I don’t think I have any philosophy when it comes to creating my artworks. I just go with whatever I feel and perceive through my visions and understanding. So I guess, I’m more of a free willed artist? I share the same view for music and visual arts. I like it most when an artwork makes me feel exactly how I feel when it comes to listening to the music. Although they don’t always work well together but I guess the mismatched aesthetics should be credited nonetheless.
I do have an interest in religious iconography. Although, I don’t show it in my personal work but I’d like to incorporate it someday into my work to see how people react to it. For most of the time, I like to go on to Behance or Deviantart or similar sites like that to find inspirations. It stimulates my brain and creativity when I see other people’s work. I just really enjoy art basically. Being a cinephile myself. I always find great inspirations in movies. I like to work after I finished watching a good movie because in the end it always leaves you feeling how it wants you to feel and I find it very invigorating afterward for work. Especially, movies by modern filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher.
I’m very active on Talenthouse. Basically, it helps me gain followers there cause it’s a new art side and people always respond actively and enthusiastically. I’d be very interested though to be a part of an art collective. I have yet to get invited to one but definitely looking forward to any offerings.