First, please introduce yourself to those that might not know you yet.
You are a very successful artist, what do you believe are your most important features that made you pop out of the crowd?
What do you want to express through your artworks? What inspires you?
In your opinion, the quality of your art depends more on technique or on its message?
Your works are unique - do you believe that what you do requires a particular skill or it's just about the practice? What skills do you consider to be the most important?
Thanks. For me is practice without any doubt. “Practice makes perfect” goes the saying. Some time ago I didn’t even knew half the techniques I know now. I worked harder to exceed myself and even if I’m not satisfied I consider I’ve improved a lot.
For me, ability is perseverance and not everyone has that dedication.
Most of the artists wish for their own style. How would you describe yours, and how did you develop it?
But I haven’t left the manga style behind, I like to use various styles as this doesn’t limits me in what I want to express.
What are your favorite tools and how were you introduced to them? Did you experiment or someone recommended them to you?
I normally use a mix of materials, everything that allows me to cause the effect I desire. Commonly I use watercolors, acrylic, felt-tip pens, color pencils, inks, charcoal and even some liquid eraser.
The truth is I ventured to try everything I could after some classes I took in high school with my Artistic Education teacher which were only an acrylic specialization. But that drove me to test and investigate. I started reading books and learned from my mistakes. Later I took painting and drawing classes.
What role has deviantART in your artistic life? Do you use it solely to expose your art or you also make friends and learn? Why did you join?
It allowed me to meet wonderful people for whom I have a lot of affection and to witness sublime artworks from incredible artists I admire so much. Is one of my little motivations even if I abandon the page for long periods of time.
Show us the pieces that you are most proud of. Do they have a story behind them? What is the reason you consider them your favorites?
The story behind the picture is not that horrifying. I did it in one autumn afternoon when I was victim of a cold. I tried to show literally all the discomforts I felt in my throat because of coughing so much. The scars in the upper part of the nose represent the symptoms I had. The skeletal hand is a recurring detail in my works as I have problems in the exact same hand precisely; it causes me pain while working. Something that causes me nostalgia as the problem will only be worse in the future.
The story behind it is not very deep. I did it for a contest; I wanted to draw my two favorite characters of my favorite manga Clover and that was the result.
Regarding your own art, what do you think has been your greatest achievement so far?
Do you have favorite artists on deviantART? Could you show us some art that you like and/or inspire you?
How do you choose your models/themes? Are you inspired by something in particular or it all comes from your imagination?
Most of the time the faces come from my imagination, maybe that’s why they don’t change so much but the details and poses sometimes come from memories of pictures, photos or videos as everything has influence in my perception. Almost always I just like to imagine the entire picture by myself.
What drawn you towards this type of traditional art? How was your first experience with this kind of art and how long ago was it?
It fascinates me to be able to choose the thickness, type and color of the paper; to measure the exact quantity of water to use and the appropriate strength in each brushstroke. Each of them can mark a difference.
My first experience was when I was 13 years old. I was in high school in dance class but after watching my refusal to dance (I assisted to class with my sports uniform instead of the regulated uniform, which almost caused me to be expelled XD) my professor changed me to a painting class. Today I’m very grateful she did that, she saw a little spark in me and helped me develop it.