year of birth: 1990
Q1: When did you start making art?
I never painted a lot through my childhood oppositely to a lot artists.
I have been doing art since I decided to study Illustration in an art school here in Spain back in 2009, by then I was not that much interested in art I was more interested in music, I actually play guitar and drums and I am always listening to music.
I figured music would be so much harder for me to make it my job, so art was my second option.
Although I finally graduated in the art school I was not a really good student and also my school didn’t teach want I wanted to learn but through it I got introduced into art.
So I didn’t take art seriously until I bought a tablet in 2012 and I saw there was people in the internet who is living by doing the kind of art I always liked, I then started studying by myself and learning by watching tutorials and reading tips from pros like Dave Rapoza, all his guidance with the group he and Dan Warren created “Crimson Daggers” is what actually made
me believe that I can do art too.
Q2: What does inspire you?
Anything really: music, games, movies, real life, other artists, etc. I specially find inspiring the music by Devin Townsend, the film/tv work by David Lynch and I also love a lot of the short stories written by Lovecraft.
Q3: What are your techniques?
Nowadays I only use digital medium to work on my art just because is faster than other mediums. I use Photoshop and a digital tablet, sometimes I work from black and white to color and other times I just start with color from scratch.
My process is always changing I didn’t stick with any real method I instead use anything that can help me in front of a painting, I use any process to make believe the idea which is the most important for me. In the future I would like to integrate a more traditional sense to my paintings.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
Sometimes I think I don’t know myself a lot but what I know is that I try to be a positive person although for me is hard to not think about all of the dark side of the society in this world, this perhaps could be the reason my art tend to be dark.
My art is usually themed in dark fantasy and horror, is also what I enjoy visually, but I don’t limit myself to any style or mood so I never know what I will end up doing.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
Like I said I try to not limit myself working on a single method and same happens with color, I use different colors depending on the piece I work on however I think I repeat blue in a lot of them I dont know why is this (my subconsciousness may think things are blue). I like blue but I also like green and any other color.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I need to improve mostly in anatomy because I still lose a lot of time fixing the characters pose or proportions, improving this will allow me to find more ways of storytelling and overall composition which will me lead to create better pieces.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Currently I am very focused in making a better portfolio, I am still starting as a freelance illustrator and I would like to find a job that really fulfills my intentions as artist.
However in my free time I develope ideas and right now I have two unfinished little stories that I would like to develope more because everything is really in the ideation phase. In the future I would like to make one of these into a series of different illustrations that would be implemented by short tracks produced by me (I also produce electronic music when I can), everything in a dark surreal mood.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of blewzen.
Dark, surreal, fantasy.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
This “piece” HERE isn’t my first but one of the first from when I was starting taking art seriously. It intended to represent a character from my imagination, I think I used a photo referencing the pose, it was made without any plan I just tried to paint a character, at that time I had almost no idea of values, anatomy etc.
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
A lot changed from my first work, studying really made me improve in a lot of the aspects involved in an illustration. We all are lazy but you really have to push yourself if you want to get better at something, art is just about painting and/or drawing a lot.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Well art means a lot for me.
Already from kid you see art and you feel like “oh that’s cool”, we as humans are sensitive to art, to seeing things represented in any medium, being able to appreciate art is a gift we own (not sure of everyone). And being able to create art makes me feel great because I can in someway create whatever I want and there will always be someone who will appreciate it, because we are all conected by feelings, emotions etc.