year of birth: 1993
Q1: When did you start making art?
I started drawing when I was about four years old. Back then it was mostly Power Rangers and Disney villains. As I got older I began to draw more from my imagination, mainly monsters and super heroes; I suppose I still haven’t completely grown out of that phase.
Q2: What does inspire you?
Lots of stuff inspires me: nature, anatomy, films, games, music, novels. I’m also inspired by a lot of professional artists. I love the work of people like Sergey Kolesov, Carlos Huante and Max Verehin.
Q3: What are your techniques?
I mainly work in Photoshop. I used to sketch traditionally all the time but nowadays I create most of my art digitally. I usually start with a digital sketch and build the colours and values over the top of it. Detailing is always the last step.
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I don’t really have one specific idea behind my work, I just paint whatever interests me. I try to paint a variety of different things as I’d like my art skills to be as versatile as possible.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I don’t really have a main colour that I use, I’ll just try to find a colour scheme that suits the mood of whatever it is I’m painting.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
There’s lots I would like to fix about my work. I try to paint as often as possible, in the hopes that it will allow me to progress rapidly. But I still think my artwork falls short in a lot of areas; composition, values and rendering to name a few.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before I’m able to find some freelance work. Until then I’ll probably be participating in a few art competitions.
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of DeivCalviz.
Haha, erm: sleep, paint, sleep.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
I seriously doubt my first ever artwork still exists. However I could show you my first ever digital painting HERE. It’s about five years old now, and was created with a mouse. At the time I was really proud of it; I thought it was the most realistic painting I had ever produced, looking at it now almost makes me laugh.
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Lots of things have changed. Nowadays I’m much more confident with digital painting, and I stopped using a mouse years ago. At the moment I use an Intuous 5 Graphics Tablet.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art is something I very much enjoy doing, that’s all really. I’d much rather paint for a living than do anything else. Whether it be illustration work or concept art, I will always want to create art.