is pleased to present to you
as our Featured Special Guest Artist
Please give a warm welcome to stokrotas
and visit her 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 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:
I sell sometimes a little, but it's still my hobby. 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 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. 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: barbara.pingot.net/kogut.jpg
Here is my Painting: 5 - Which are your favourite works in your gallery, and why do they hold a special place in your heart?
I like it, because this was one of my first successful work, which I like so far
Because water is so deep and shiny.
My first work with fluffy effect.
I like the colors.
I've won an award in a contest for it.
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:
- respect for technique and imagination.
My friend Jola:
and many photographer's:
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