John Ryan Mendiola
- Date: July 10th, 2015
- Author: admin
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO TRAIN AND BECOME A DIGITAL ARTIST?
The Internet was my main library and I tried my best to get all the tutorials to teach myself about Digital Art. But to further reinforce my craving to learn, I’ve decided to take a class because I would like to believe, there are other things you can learn from a classroom setup alone. You have an Instructor who can address your concerns right away. Creating projects and fulltime hands-on activities.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO MAKE YOUR VERY FIRST CREATIVE PROJECT?
It was amazing and motivating because I never thought that I could do such artwork, close to the same level as the works of the artist ahead of me whom I see from different inspiration sites.
WHAT WERE THE MEMORABLE CHALLENGES YOU ENCOUNTERED? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME IT?
I have one… “Hair Selection”. As a newbie, this is one of the basics you need to know by heart. I can actually do a good selection but I’ve felt there’s a better way in achieving clean selection. Good thing, our Instructor saves the day. He shared his alternative Technique (work around) to achieve better result. Which up until now, I make use of it whenever the first try won’t work for me.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT TO DO?
I would like to draw a lot and paint again. I would like to become an Art Director someday…maybe? or a Tattoo Artist? Haha.
WHAT ADVISE CAN YOU SHARE WITH OUR FUTURE ASPIRING ARTISTS?
I am No Expert and I still consider myself a Newbie and will always will.
I guess, because, I don’t want to stop learning. I still have a lot to discover and to achieve. And how do I set my mind to this? I “Explore, Experiment, Practice, Create” this is actually my Mantra. Constant practice and of course, get things done as much as possible. Avoid procrastination. Get inspired but do not copy. Just breathe the positive things and don’t mind the negativity of others affects you and your work. It’s okay if they don’t like you or your work. Basically, just say (IDGAF!) at the back of your mind and become better on what you do. Let your works speak for you. A great artist can recognize the skills of his fellow artist by just observing his work. A poser, talks a lot.