I'm Entwinedbliss, I've been allowed the honor of coming up with these questions for an interview. I am a self taught traditional abstract artist. I will be just as pleased to see the answers to these questions as anyone else will be. I hope that people get some interesting information from this interview of calebvoorhees. I really appreciate him/her for taking their time to do this for us.**********#1. How old were you, when you
started taking traditional art
I didn't really start taking art seriously
until the last couple of years, but I have
been making it since I was very young. #2. What inspired you to
start doing traditional?
I've always been around traditional
artists all my life. My mother, grandfather,
aunt, and cousin are all very much into art.
Be it film, photography or painting.
Its just always been there.#3. What type of materials do you use?
Such as, paper, pens, pencils, canvases
I use just about anything I can get my
hands on to do art (acrylics, watercolor,
pencil, pens, etc...). I always like to
switch up mediums to keep things
interesting for me.#4. Do you have a specific
place you do art?
Anywhere I can.#5. How long does it take
you to do a typical piece?
I tend to work very fast, I'd say an hour
and a half or so is the usual time frame.
It just depends on what medium I'm using.
Some of them have taken a bit longer in
the 6-7 hour range, but not usually.#6. Is there a specific subject
that you focus on?
I try to focus on things I like. I don't
necessarily make art for other people.
I make it because I like doing it, if other
people like it too that's great.#7. When you start a piece,
what do you focus on first?
I always start with sketching out basic ideas
to get the composition the way I want it. Then
I just kinda organically move on from there into
smaller and smaller details..#8. What artists influenced you
when you started and what artists
influences you now?
Well, my Mother and Grandfather were both
huge influences when I was younger. Now
days its stuff like Van Gogh and other post
impressionist art. I try not to limit myself.
So, really anything can easily become an
inspiration.#9. What are your aims as an artist?
Do you want to become a professional
or do you just want to do it as a hobby?
My aims as an artist is firstly to satisfy myself.
If that leads to becoming a professional artist
along the way I wouldn't mind.#10. Are there any tutorials that you
would suggest someone to use from dA?
If not, are there tutorials from
somewhere else that you would suggest?
I don't watch tutorials really, I guess Bob Ross
would be a good place to start. I dunno. P.S. section
This section is dedicated to the artist being interviewed. It is to allow them to voice anything else about their art. That they feel wasn't covered in the questions above.
I guess that's it, all I can add is to be yourself.
When you're creating art, its not always easy,
but stick with it and you might surprise yourself.**********Once again, I just want to say, I really appreciate
calebvoorhees for taking the time to do this interview.
Thanks and take care,