name: Pavel
surname: Spitsyn
year of birth: 12.08.1985
country: Russia


Spectral knight by CG-Zander

Spectral knight
by CG-Zander


Q1: When did you start making art?
Since early childhood.
My first CG work was established in 2003, is the beginning for me.

Q2: What does inspire you?
Everything that surrounds me, art, movies, nature, history, music, etc. Especially I like the Middle Ages, and fairy tales.

Q3: What are your techniques?
It is CG. Photoshop is my favorite tool. But from time to time I like to draw something on paper. I still experiment with my technique, still in search of my own method.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I thought about the general idea of my art, but I have so many different ideas πŸ™‚ Sometimes ideas can be contradictory. It differs from piece to piece, and so my feelings in process of drawing.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I do not have a favorite color. I love harmony of colors, my color mixing sharp and crisp. I wanted to do it softer but usually paintings have a life of it’s onw, so it turns out unpredictable.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I would like to improve my drawing skills. Make art more realistic, “alive”. Make my compositions more interesting and original.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Yes, thanks for asking, my project is called – Fire and Steel. Is a card game in a dark fantasy world, but it is harsh and realistic, set in the time of ” Musketeers”. HERE you can see work for the project.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of CG-Zander.
Lost in mind.

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
HERE. I felt, ah cool, I drew something with mouse on my screen πŸ™‚ I’m sorry, it was just very beginning πŸ™‚

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
I have a tablet now πŸ™‚ Actually huge difference, so many had to learn.
Previously, it was just a hobby, now I’m doing it professionally.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Both and no one in the same time. It’s very important part of my life. A way to bring some feeling of magic into a real world. But sure, reality have it’s own charms , so my art is only a part of it. Art for me is a reflection of reality distorted by mirror of my mind.

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