name: Caylee
surname: Huckabay
year of birth: 1987
country: USA


The Wonder Garden by bezzalair

The Wonder Garden
by bezzalair


Q1: When did you start making art?
I suppose the earliest time I could remember was when I grew up attending a church.
When I was young, I never listened to the preacher, so I was bored and bothersome, and so my mom gave me some art materials to distract me. I was encouraged by everyone so I continued drawing from there. Encouragement was my first motivation, but I later began to draw for my own pleasure.

Q2: What does inspire you?

Like most artists, I get easily inspired by everything; music, nature, books, other artists, fashion, etc. Some more specifically mentioned, monsters, mouths, skulls, Alice in Wonderland, gothic Lolita fashion, etc. I tend to collect various art books that are a good source of inspiration as well.

Q3: What are your techniques?
I have too many techniques to list on here because I like to try out many different mediums. Each I approach a bit differently but for illustrations, I usually always start out making a thumbnail sized sketch before working on the big picture. I save a lot of paper doing it that way first. After, I sketch it out on a larger paper and ink in on top of my line art. Once the ink is dry, I erase away the pencil. When that’s done, I color it with whatever medium I choose (matching the paper type I used).

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
Each of my works are different (depends my mood), but as describing them as a whole, I suppose they have a dark, chaotic feeling about them. Away from my works, I am described as opposite from them. Showing my drawings to others always throw them off guard. haha

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I don’t stick to a specific color. At least I don’t think so. I like to experiment often and I choose the colors by whatever I feel might fit best for the image theme.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Color mostly. I feel like I pick poor choices sometimes for my images.
Also, I would like to somehow make my images look less chaotic without losing the detail (I am working on this).

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Always. I have a problem sticking to one project at a time, though I am trying to get better at this. My main project goal is to work on my own personal comics.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of bezzalair.
Uhhhh… “Unpredictable, shotgun, dork” LOL

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
I honestly don’t remember what my first work was. I stupidly never dated my images before the year 2000, but I can show you one of my old images none the less.
I was probably around 13 when I drew this HERE. I was in an “artist mood”, trying to impress people with a detailed ink-job illustration. This picture was drawn back when I used to be obsessed with the forest-fantasy creatures and drawing a lot of things similar to dragons/unicorns/etc.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Many, many things… For one, I played around with many different ways to ink an image. The anatomy changed as well as my attention to detail and shading…

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
At the moment, I’d say my art mostly feels like an escape from reality. It’s also a really good tool for various other things besides pleasurable art, so I don’t think I can live without it either.

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