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Artist of the Day!

Today's Artist of the Day is Mark-Bash
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Deer and Tear by Mark-Bash
Underwater Bride by Mark-Bash

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Hi, everyone :wave:

:iconfeature-it-monday: is pleased to present to you :iconstokrotas: as our Featured Special Guest Artist today.

Please give a warm welcome to stokrotas and visit her gallery. It's a truly moving experience :heart:

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 Traditional Art?

I'm over 30, and I'm a freelance webmaster, web-designer.

I started painting in November 2009, before that for a long time I watched watercolour artists, especially Stephanie Pui-Mun Law: :iconpuimun:

I sell sometimes a little, but it's still my hobby.

Second life by stokrotas Still life in lilac by stokrotas Wspomnienie Lata by stokrotas Rogalinski Olbrzym by stokrotas

2 - How did you end up joining DeviantArt?

I joined on October 17, 2010. I found DeviantArt two years earlier, when I was looking for information about Stephanie :)

Before the storm by stokrotas Wicked Nasturtiums by stokrotas Wspomnienie Z Pieczysk by stokrotas Wytrzeszczony Motylek by stokrotas

3 - What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art, as an art form?

In traditional art you can feel paper, you can handle paints and real brushes. Watercolor painting is difficult because it's hard to predict the end results and there is no place for corrections. One bad move and... You can start again, but this is worth the risk.

Mandarynkowe Swieta by stokrotas Uroczy Wroobelek by stokrotas Sad rabbit / Adorable Bunny by stokrotas Podeszczowe Tulipany by stokrotas

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?

Sometime, I see the photo and I must just paint from it - birds, flowers, animals. I paint from my photos and from other source references, but always with approval.

Well, whether it is a photo, still life or view of me, I start with a pencil sketch. If I decide to use masking fluid (not very often recently), and after that I'm painting a background.

The Next step is to paint some big areas and after that, dry some details and final contrast (i.e. eyes, foreground, flowers, etc).

Here is my reference photo:

Here is my Painting:
Rooster from Ochla by stokrotas

On the green meadow by stokrotas In the thicket by stokrotas Cherry blossom by stokrotas Warm meadow by stokrotas

5 - Which are your favourite works in your gallery, and why do they hold a special place in your heart?

Anielska tancerka by stokrotas
I like it, because this was one of my first successful work, which I like so far :)

Boats by stokrotas
Because water is so deep and shiny.

Soft cat by stokrotas
My first work with fluffy effect.

Fuksje by stokrotas
I like the colors.

Czarna Kaczka by stokrotas
I've won an award in a contest for it.

Gruszki Trzy by stokrotas
Painted first day of this Year, I hope they bring me luck.

6 - Our final question would be: which other artist(s) do you admire on DA?

Stephanie Pui-Mun Law: :iconpuimun: - respect for technique and imagination.

Kalina Toneva: :iconkalinatoneva:

My friend Jola: :iconmodliszqa:

and many photographer's: :iconeos-husky: :icongeorge---kirk: &  :iconsooper-deviant:

Mini Storczyk by stokrotas Curved pods by stokrotas Roses from Zdbice by stokrotas Latarenki by stokrotas

Next Month: Our Featured Special Guest will be :iconshanghaisarah: - don't miss out! :heart:
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batjorge Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the feature! Very happy now and very kind from you! :tighthug:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
JulijanaM Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for featuring me! :squee: I'm honored, you've made my day! Not only a day, a whole week! :happybounce: :love:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
jurggonnaloveit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for featuring my work! I really appreciate it!!!
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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arefin03 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for featuring my work! :)Hug 
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: you're welcome :hug:

PS - check the Feature It Monday folder ;)
arefin03 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
wow thanks again for featuring it to the group gallery! Hug 
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