name: Daniel
surname: Kamarudin
year of birth: 1994
country: Brunei


Lord Pumpkinspice, the high lord of calabaza by theDURRRRIAN

Lord Pumpkinspice, the high lord of calabaza


Q1: When did you start making art?
I started as a hobby when I was 16 and tried to turn it into something more a year later. Now its my job.

Q2: What does inspire you?
Video games. Walking around epic fantasy worlds and appreciating how everything looks. Plus you get to defeat epic monsters like it was just another day. 🙂

Q3: What are your techniques?
I’m a digital painter but my workflow is a bit more traditional. I tend to work a bit loose, even when I’m handling 3d stuff.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
It’s fairly simple really; I wanna make things look badass 🙂 I just wanna make my inner child happy.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
Beige. Most of my underpainting or sketches start in a sorta brown color.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
There’s a lot I feel like I need to improve on but the main thing I feel like I need to improve on would probably be lighting. If I could improve on that the things I do would look even cooler.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
No real plans at the moment but I have a few things to think about. There’s a personal IP I work on when I get bored and some old projects I would like to revisit some day.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of theDURRRRIAN.
Spiky (my design sense and the fruit), dark, punny (because of the bad jokes in my titles…. if thats a word haha).

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
Haha I dont have it with me at the moment, but I promise you it was HORRIBLE. XD So much muddy colors, off perspective and colors all over the place. Yeah, I started digital painting with environments because the first few works of concept art I was introduced to were mostly feng zhus stuff.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Well I specialized in characters now, and my rendering has definitely gotten better. Design wise, I’ve moved on from the world of warcraft inspired armors to something a bit more subdued.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art, to me, is your outlet for creativity, it’s having fun. Art keeps you interested in life. It’s an outlet to express how I feel as well as satisfy my childhood dream of creating worlds.

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