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Jan 9, 2015

Feature Friday! January 2015

I know, I know, we're late. Everyone has been unexpectedly busy during the holiday season and I haven't been able to go online as much as I expected I would. Updates are on their way though! Happy new year everyone! Will make a new year related art + banner as soon as I get back to my own computer haha! Right now it's time for...

Feature Friday! presents:
WING-MAIDEN

Wing-maiden is an Animator and a digital artist who specializes in Rockman X/Zero series Fan art. She has also animated for the My Little Pony series from season 2 up to the recent DVD movie, Rainbow Rocks.
WEBSITESDEVIANTART | TUMBLR


• What are you working on right now?
I'm mostly taking a break from doing fan arts to study how to do facial expressions effectively while trying to improve my art style further before finishing any of my current WIPs.
• How and when did you discover that you wanted to do art?
Childhood days, seeing my auntie back then do some art projects inspired me to pursue it.
• If you weren't doing art, what would you be doing?
Reading fan fics or art references, chatting, RPing or helping someone to improve their drawing in terms of anatomy and sharing some of the techniques I find helpful for them.
• How has your practice changed over time?
I've been loyal to pencil, ballpoint pen and paper for the longest time... and during that period, I've been learning how to get my anatomy right, quite hard when there's not enough references available to read unlike now. I've always relied on those few "How to Draw Manga" issues I managed to acquire and the rest are from the depths of my imagination. It was only last year when I finally get the chance to do digital artworks and allowed myself to do fan arts for the characters I hold closest to my heart.
• What work do you most enjoy doing?
Oh dear.... it all depends on the mood.... perhaps fluffy themed fan arts. Emotions are always concerned whenever I do something.
• What art do you most identify with?
I'm not really sure about my coloring since it's still growing.... I'm more on the anime style with a serious in take in trying to get the details close to the model.
• What's the best thing anyone has said about your work?
When the piece inspires them to do a headcannon or any story... when their imaginations starts to roll... and then they tell me about those... yeah, those are the best comments.
• Who is the biggest influence in your work?
An artist from Pixiv, always in awe and inspires me to strive harder on my craft.
• What is the single work of which you are most proud?
Currently.... it will be "Dream", I really find it soothing in my eyes.
• What is your dream project?
.... I'm already drawing my dreams. XD
• Who do you dream of collaborating with?
whitmoon, she's really good with those relaxing yet emotional themes.
• Tell us one of your guilty pleasures
Acquiring those official artbooks of the games I found the style appealing to my eyes.
• If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
Uh... I'm really fine with who I am, the crazy blood-stained kitty.
• What's the strangest thing you have in your house?
Depends on what you mean by "strange" because I might find it normal while to most folks it's weird...
• When was the last time you were truly frightened?
Not sure, I'm quite a forgetful person.
• What music are you listening to these days?
Hmm, it all depends on the mood but the standard will be the game/ anime ost.
• What is the worst advice you’ve ever received?
You'll never get anywhere with art.
• What is the best advice you've ever received?
"You shine best when underpressure." - my former director once told me while I'm in the brink of giving up on finishing a song sequence due to pressure and deadline. It came out lovely after taking this by heart.

Dec 5, 2014

Feature Friday! December 2014

Feature Friday! presents:
MILO GALANG

MILO is an Animator and an award-winning writer. He has worked on Angry Birds, 7D, and Rabe Socke 2 to name a few. He's also a key member of an art group called KYUSI KOMPANIE
WEBSITES: DEVIANTART | WATTPAD



• What are you working on right now?
I’m working on some visual materials for my PE Day project
• How and when did you discover that you wanted to do art?
I think it was close to my 4th year in high school. I picked up some How To Draw Manga books for fun and then that’s when I realized that drawing felt natural to me.
• If you weren't doing art, what would you be doing?
Dead, probably.
• How has your practice changed over time?
It’s constantly changing. Working on different projects at work and checking out artists gets me inspired to adapt different styles into my own craft.
• What work do you most enjoy doing?
My own. Haha.
• What art do you most identify with?
Western indie styles with a bit of an obvious influence from my animu days.
• What's the best thing anyone has said about your work?
I guess the best thing anyone’s said about my work now is that they’re promising. That gives me hope that I’ll get somewhere with my projects and that the work I’m doing now isn’t meaningless.
• Who is the biggest influence in your work?
It’s a toss-up between the artist who inspired me to try and adapt a western style (Der-Shing Helmer) and a local artist (JM Valenzuela) whose style just feels close to what I want to accomplish one day.
• What is the single work of which you are most proud?
It depends on my mood. They’re all special to me in a way.
• What is your dream project?
An animated series for my characters, whichever one of them.
• Who do you dream of collaborating with?
JM Valenzuela. Haha!
• Tell us one of your guilty pleasures
I buy figma because I’M A GROWN-UP NOW AND I BUY MY OWN TOYS
• If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?
I don’t really have an answer for this.
• What's the strangest thing you have in your house?
I don’t think you’d want to know.
• When was the last time you were truly frightened?
Last time I was in Singapore. Universal Studios had a really great Halloween setup. I remember losing my voice from all the screaming.
• What music are you listening to these days?
I’m into Two Door Cinema Club right now.
• What is the worst advice you've ever received?
“You’ll never get anywhere.” – A lot of people
• What is the best advice you've ever received?
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Nov 21, 2014

Soon Enough


Something I have been planning to do for a very long time.