Madelane Lopez

  • Date: February 25th, 2015
  • Author: admin

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WHO IS MADELANE?
A mother and a freelance graphic artist. As of now I’m still employed in an engineering firm. I graduated Drafting technology in BSU and I’m working as a Piping designer mainly for powerplant design. It might seem strange that I am pursuing graphic design on the side while I’m still working. I’m doing this because this is something that I want to do, it is something that makes me happy and this is what I want to be- a graphic designer someday. Ever since I was a child, I used to join in several art contests like on-the-spot poster making, painting, portrait, mural, editorial cartooning. Everything started when I was in grade 2. My teacher was looking for someone that she can join in a contest. Nag-pa drawing sya and eventually napili yung gawa ko. I represented my school in district level, but hindi ako nanalo. That made me decide to push and learn more about the arts.

WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DIGITAL ARTIST?
It was a long process before I pursued becoming a digital artist. When I worked na stop yung pag-pursue ko sa arts kasi yung environment totally different. My work was very technical, puro computation. 2007 ako nag- work and then 2012 I decided to study here at First Academy. But before that, I tried different things kasi I was trying to find out kung ano talaga ang gusto ko. Muntik din ako mag- engineering but thanks to my husband, sya yung nagsabi sa akin na kung ano yung nasa puso ko yun yung pursue ko. Kasi parang I felt napipilitan lang ako sa Engineering kasi yun yung work ko. So nag-isip talaga ako araw-araw ano ba talaga yung gusto ko. Then I made the decision to learn digital arts.

WHY FIRST ACADEMY?
When I decided na mag-aaral na ako, I made my research , I googled about careers and schools on digital arts. I read forums, ads and the like until I read about First Academy. From the name pa lang First Academy I got attracted to it na. It was perfect for me kasi flexible yung schedule and nag-fit sya sa work schedule ko.

WHAT INSPIRES ME?
First God. Second My family. When I had my baby yung creativity ko nabuhay ulit. Sa family ko ako humuhugot ng lakas ng loob, pasensya at lahat na. Third are the people who believe in me.

ANY DIFFICULT PROJECT?
All initial activities in photoshop. Kasi when I entered First Academy as in zero knowledge ako sa mga ituturo. Lahat naman sa una mahirap but when you do it again and again magiging ok na.

YOUR CREATIVE ZONE IS?
A quiet place. Sometimes a dark room mas marami ideas mag- pop up sa isip mo. I also have my notebook and pen para madali ko tandaan ang ideas ko.

ADVICE TO ARTISTS
To those who love arts, keep experimenting, push yourself beyond your comfort zone, keep on innovating. Keep yourself updated. Like me I started only na puro manual lang yung ginagawa ko, I had my doubts kung kakayanin ko, a lot of fears kung worth it ba yung tuition ko, yung time and effort ko. Pero after all these I had no regrets and I can say that I made the right decision.

 

Photography By:
Rory Rebustes, Citrusnap Photography Studio. http://citrusnap.weebly.com