This is a group for those who have less than three years of classes or professional help in the traditional and digital art media, meaning they do not have galleries full of their artwork. It is to help those beginners and amateurs to come and show off their best works including those who show their talent through words, and for those who would like to learn more to help their talent out.
Interview with Scott Black our recently featured member!
1. What’s your favourite artistic tool or piece of equipment (past, present or dream)?
Well In the past I enjoyed painting with oils and watercolour, but I have just discovered photoshop in the past year to which Im hooked and has taken my love of photography to a whole new level
2. Which work are you most proud of and why?
It would have to be Heavenly light because once I completed it I knew I had found my new style of work
3. Which artwork by a fellow RB artist do you secretly wish you’d created and why?
4. If you could learn any new creative skill or technique, what would it be?
I would love to learn first hand how to translate my digital art to canvas
5. If you could collaborate with any artist on RedBubble, who would it be?
It would be Amellia
I just love her photography so dark and beautiful
6. Finish this sentence: When I’m not being creative …
Well Im a full time dad of two so Im very busy playing hide and seek,cleaning,and cooking lol
Bonus Question: Show us a photo of something that’s important to your creativity. It could be your workspace or studio, an image above your desk, an old sketchbook, the tool you mentioned in question one or anything else that tells us a little about you as an artist.
What’s really important to me and pushes my creativity are my wife and kids full stop.and while Im working I have a framed picture of my kids
I was born in Scotland and migrated as a young child to Australia. At the age of 6 or 7 I was given a free calendar in a book store which was some works of Frank Frazetta who was a great fantasy artist and it was about this time my interest in art began. At high school I had a great art teacher and had two paintings featured at school which gave me confidence in my art but unfortunately I didn’t take it seriously and got into drugs and alcohol. At this time music became my main interest and I taught myself how to play the guitar and this is something I still love.
I moved back to Scotland in 2001 and got back into drawing and painting with oils. The artists who inspire me the most are Caravaggio and Rembrandt particularly for their dramatic use of light. I have also always loved horror and dark art and was introduced to my favorite photographer Joel-Peter Wikin when I seen his art for the first time on a Pungent Stench album cover (who are a death metal band). I have been sober since 2005 when I met my wife and we now have two beautiful kids.
At the end of 2009 I was browsing the web looking at different types of art and I came across a web site called photoshopcontest.com. This was my introduction to photoshop which I’m now obsessed with. I have learnt so much in a short space of time thanks to the great people there who gave me advice and encouragement. I feel inspired to work every day and at this time it has become my favorite outlet to express my art. Maybe now I should take my high school teachers advice and go take an art or photography course, better late than never, lol.
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