Vision is always beyond execution
I am a self-taught and drawing since the age of 6. At kindergarten they wanted to change from left to right hand, but after visiting a psychologist I found out that I have the talent so I stayed with my left hand. After 20 years since then I can say that talent is less than 1% of success. Hours, months and years spent on improving your skills are all that is distinguished you from the rest.
Devils, demons, and the dead were always my favorite subjects of drawings. Truthfully I did only one cover for a death metal band. One day I decided to post my drawings on Heavy Music Artwork Facebook group. Someone saw me and offered me a proposition to execution an album cover. I can say that the bands are very demanding when it comes to the quality of the album cover but they are also very understanding and respect artists as they are themselves artists.
Probably the most important in the work order for someone is the ability to listen. The second equally important is the ability to remove yourself as the EGO from the creative process. You have to be able to separate yourself and art. The fact that someone criticizes your work does not mean that is assessment on you. Simply get out of yourself and accept feedback. In my workflow I use many media, depending on what I want to achieve. I link together traditional sketch and digital painting, as well as photobashing and 3D graphics. In traditional sketching I use automatic pencil 0.35mm, pencil 4b and 2h. There is nothing more annoying than breaking the stylus during planning. I spent most of my time in Photoshop CC. For digital painting I I use Wacom Intuos4 and two monitors in this one serves me to search for references and at the other I working on the image. I also have a Wacom Companion but do not use it too often.
I am eternally critical for my work because the vision is always beyond execution. I know that there are no ideals but that does not mean that you can not try to achieve it. There is always something to improve and something to learn. I would like to one day become independent artist with a unique style resemblance to the works of Zdzislaw Beksiński.
Interview by Alex Milazzo – Copyright 2016 © Heavy Music Artwork. All rights reserved.