name: David
surname: Padilla
year of birth: 31/08/89
country: Spain


by ShVan


Q1: When did you start making art?
At 16, I discovered the graphic design , I started at design forums , learning techniques and sharing knowledge with great artists. Later I started to do my own artwork .

Q2: What does inspire you?
From childhood I always had concerns about the graphics, I wanted to try with colors and compositions , everything can inspire you to do a work , from music to the more mundane as going to buy bread , the world is full of elements that inspire just have to feel them and express them in the work .

Q3: What are your techniques?
My techniques are mainly photomanipulation, create no real scenes based on different images , creating a composition of the idea that I want to represent . I don’t like just lock me in this style but it is what i often use. I think you have to be multidisciplinary in this area, if you know different styles your work will be better.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
The main feeling is to try to capture what I want to express in the best possible way , every job is different. You just have to try what you have thought can be reflected in the work.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
The style what i use more is dark / black . It is where i feel better and where my scenes are better represented. I like to use many visual elements contrasting in dark tones, i usually represent scenes that are chaotic land or a colder feeling.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
You can improve it. I think in this work you will never get to know everything, constantly you learn new things , we must always be open to learn new things . I am currently practicing new styles and new ideas for my work . The key is always looking for new targets.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Nowadays i belong to a collective graphic HystericalMinds and my idea is to continue colaborating for them, my thoughts for the future is to finish the career and work in a design agency .

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of ShVan.
Passion , dynamic and original

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
The first piece I did of photomanipulation is this HERE and I wanted to represent a girl and the water, here was basic technique using simple elements and simple effects . Especially used color curves and strong backlighting.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
My first pieces were not seeking to capture an idea or concept , just drawing for fun, now my pieces take a documentation behind , to represent a theme or idea you have to know which items you should add to get that effect , they are slower works .

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art is the expression of each of us . The way to capture on paper or otherwise a word, a feeling, an idea. Imagination is our better tool, it can create new worlds that sometimes escape from reality. Art is essential.

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