Interview with @artbyrisotoo [Part II] - Sculptophile

Interview with @artbyrisotoo [Part II]

You feature a lot of intricate jewelry and tattoos on the characters you draw, have you ever thought about designing your own tattoo and jewelry? Do you have any tattoos and are there jewelry pieces you like you wear? Yes, these are things that I really like to draw, especially jewelry! But no, I never thought of designing jewelry. Usually, what happens is the exact opposite: the design of existing jewelry inspires me. For tattoos yes, I thought very seriously about starting a carreer into this sector few years ago. I think it can be seen on my first Instagram posts. But in the end I didn't go further than some drawings. Strangely I don't have any tattoos and almost no jewelry (just a wedding ring). But I think if I was a girl I would love to wear jewelry like the ones on my drawings!   Here at Sculptophile, we collaborate with creatives to transform their 2D works into sculptures, what has your experience been like working with us here at Sculptophile so far? It was a great experience! It's always been like a dream to be able to see one day one of my drawings transform into a physical object like a sculpture! So I was immediately very excited about this project and I'm so happy with the result! I hope we can do it again with another character :) Who are some artists on Instagram that you’d like to see their work get turned into a 3D collectible? Oh I have so many in mind! But to name just a few of them : @anam.draws @cheng.e @virtual__bunny @kyunst_ @davey_perkins   Any upcoming projects or happenings you’d like to share? I'm actually into a project of a collaborative artbook with 10 other amazing artists. The artbook will be released really soon on kickstarter. But my biggest project is to open my own print and goodies shop. I hope to be able to achieve this in the next few months.  Follow Nicolas @artbyrisotoo

Interview with @dhabitahpunk [Part II] - Sculptophile

Interview with @dhabitahpunk [Part II]

Your digital paintings have an acrylic painting quality to them. Have you ever tried painting with a traditional medium like acrylic paints? If not, do you have any plans to? No, I actually have not painted with acrylics or oil. I don't know if I plan to because traditional medium requires a lot of preparation and cleaning up afterwards. Hahaha! Digital is much faster and there's nothing much to clean up. That being said, I love watching tutorials and attending online courses of traditional oil/acrylic painting and try to use the same techniques as much as possible to apply to my digital approach. For example, I try to paint everything most of my work on one layer and minimize the use of transformation tool or even the undo tool.   You normally paint your subjects in a realistic manner but for your Secrets Kept piece you have opted for a more fantasy approach, what's the inspiration behind it?  Actually Secrets Kept was created during the month of October last year. Every October, I tend to make dark and edgy characters to celebrate the month of Halloween. I think elves are really cool and sophisticated, and they're one of my favorite fantasy characters so that was how Secrets Kept came about.   Here at Sculptophile, we work with artists to bring their works to life in 3D, what got you interested in doing this collaboration with us?  What interests me is to see my painting being recreated in a different medium. I think it's fascinating to see another artist give their own take on my work. Getting a 2D artwork made into 3D is also something unique to me! Who are some artists on Instagram that you’d like to see their work get turned into a 3D collectible?  I would love to see @emotionalsardine's and @kaosic's characters get turned to 3D collectibles! They both make really amazing character designs! Any upcoming projects or happenings you’d like to share?  I don't really have any big projects coming up other than this one, but I aim to connect more with my followers and possibly make more painting tutorials and stuff like that! Follow Dhabitah @dhabitahpunk

Interview with @dhabitahpunk [Part I] - Sculptophile

Interview with @dhabitahpunk [Part I]

What is your name?  My name is Dhabitah Kamarudin.   What’s your background?  I studied Digital Animation in School of Art, Design and Media in Singapore. I've always been interested in visual effects (CGI in movies). Thus, a lot of my time spent in university was doing compositing such as adding 3D objects into a video clip shot in real life. Where did you learn to draw?  I started drawing since I was 5. My mom taught me and I've always loved drawing ever since then. But then, as I grew older, I didn't draw as much as I had other hobbies and did other things in my spare time.   Who are your biggest artistic influences?  Alexis Franklin is just a true inspiration to me! I absolutely adore the way she makes digital portraits look traditional yet contemporary at the same time! Which drawing tools do you use as part of your creation process? I use Paintstorm Studio on PC. It's such a great tool for digital painting. I'm surprised it's quite underrated. I also use an XPPen Pro 13.3 as my drawing tablet. It's so amazing and makes my painting process so much more efficient! You do a lot of portraits based on references from other people. What has been your favourite model to paint so far?  My favorite has to be Gauge Burek, also known as heir.of.atticus. There's just something about his facial expressions and poses that always resonate to me.   Follow Dhabitah @dhabitahpunk

Interview with @artbyrisotoo [Part I] - Sculptophile

Interview with @artbyrisotoo [Part I]

What is your name? Nicolas Benard Where are you from? France What got you started on drawing? I have always been attracted on drawing since my childhood. Especially drawing female characters.After my basic studies I joined a graphic design school which allowed me to learn many new techniques including the use of digital. Where do you find inspiration? In lots of things: reference pictures and the work of other artists are a daily dose of inspiration but I also find inspiration in older things that made my childhood (like video game, manga/anime or 90's movies).   Describe your drawing environment. Currently on the top floor of my house (which is a fairly old house). On a desk that's too narrow to put a keyboard in front of my tablet! I'm really going to have to change that for a more suitable desk! :DIt's also in this room that all my video games are... so the temptation is sometimes (too) big!   You've done quite a few "draw this in your style" challenges. What is the favourite character that you have created for this so far? What is your favourite submission for other people's challenges? I've hosted 4 DTIYS challenges so far. I guess my favourite is Ambre the succubus... But I also love Oyuki (the last one I created). By the way did you know that Ambre is a reference to one of my favourite game (Catherine)?I've participated in a lot of challenges like this, but one of my favoutire is probably Mana from a challenge hosted by @lord_gris. Let’s talk about your Ambre art piece for our collaboration. Ambre, along with your succubus, your @msshanh "draw this in your style" submission and your recent DTIYS creation Oyuki all feature a pair of horns. What about this feature that draws you to use it as a recurring motif in your artworks? It's a shape that I find rather aesthetic and which makes it quite easy to add interest to a character. Beyond the aesthetic side, I really like the fantastic and mystical side that it can brings.But I think I like doing chokers even more than horns! :D    Follow Nicolas @artbyrisotoo  

Interview with @isnyr [Part II] - Sculptophile

Interview with @isnyr [Part II]

"I must say I'm intrigued by most mythological creatures, but the Sphinx and East Asian dragons are my top favorites!"

Interview with @corpus_anima [Part II] - Sculptophile

Interview with @corpus_anima [Part II]

"Normally my creatures looks like they are suffering, or screaming in pain, but not this one."

Interview with @corpus_anima [Part I] - Sculptophile

Interview with @corpus_anima [Part I]

"I want them to feel uncomfortable when looking at my art, at my creatures." 

Interview with @isnyr [Part I] - Sculptophile

Interview with @isnyr [Part I]

"I think what led me to create in this style is my fascination with nature, cultures around the world, nature observation and dark aesthetics."