is pleased to present to you
as our Featured Special Guest Artist
Please give a warm welcome to RazielMB
and visit his gallery. It's a truly moving experience
Without further ado, on with the interview! 1 - Could you tell us a little about yourself, and when did you find that you were interested in Digital Art/Photomanipulation?
My name is Genesis, I am 23 years old and live in Germany and some seasons in Spain.
I drawing in charcoal since childhood, but it was at age 13 years old, when my dad bought me Photoshop, because I spent many months in hospital because of my leukemia and I needed distraction, and digital art became a therapy but I didn't dare to share my creations until two years ago. Really, I needed to expand my imagination to avoid thinking about my reality. 2 - How did you end up joining DeviantArt?
I met deviantART through my mom, and she did everything for me, to share my work with world.
On May 9, 2011, I opened my first account on dA: razielmb-photoart.deviantart.c…
and on June 25, I opened my second, main account: razielmb.deviantart.com/3 - What is it that attracts you to Digital Art/Photomanipulation, as an art form?
The versatility, the ability to create all that I could imagine, but I am also very interested in digital paintings.4 - Your gallery is filled with such beautiful, and wonderfully breathtaking imagery. Could you tell us about the process that evolves from an idea, into the finished artwork that you upload?
Well, I think I could write a book telling the whole process!
Always, and this is something normal on me, I think the picture in my mind a few days, and let it work in my mind until I draw the sketch on a sheet of paper. From here, I start looking for the stock needed to create my idea digitally and this is more boring and difficult part, finding the right stock that may adapt to my mental idea and this isn't always easy, therefore I am thinking a lot about painting the parts of the image where the stock doesn't fit.
Once I have the stock ready, I begin to create my digital canvas and depend on their complexity, take me much or little time to finalize it. Many times I don't feel fine because of my health problems and I think a lot and try not to complicate myself, and then I create a simple image that as a result, like most people than another, more complex. This always amazes me.
At the end of my work, I make several tests. That is, I test the result of my image with people, I share with them smaller versions, and at the same time it helps me to polish small errors. After this phase, I upload my work to my stash and from there, written credits, I publish on deviantart, shadowness and share my work with everyone, even on twitter. 5 - Which are your favourite works in your gallery, and why do they hold a special place in your heart?
I have many that I love because my works always express a part of myself, my emotions, feelings, frustrations, fears...
One of my works, full of deep meaning for me is
all of my emotions are in this work.
And another of my recent work, expressing my sadness and pain, is my latest work:
here, hell is my leukemia, and the feeling of seeing me chained to my death, to the disease with which I share my life from when I was 7 years old.
And another work of mine
this is my main piece, many of my emotions are in it.
really my long search for balance in my health.6 - Our final question would be: which other artist(s) do you admire on DA?
I love all works from Sakimichan
many times inspire me a lot. It's my main artist here, in dA, who I admire much.
And in photomanipulations, I admire much to Paul
and how he use textures. Next Month: Our Featured Special Guest will be - don't miss out!