|Never stop learning!|
Artist and writer specializing in original characters, comic art, storytelling, pinups and digital coloring.|
I've written novels and self-published a comic. Among other places, you can find my creative works on my Amazon Author Page.
Commissions: Yes (pinup and digital coloring)
Art Trades: No
I appreciate every comment, every favorite, every watch and every visit! Thanks!
Tools of choice:
Traditional- Mechanical pencils (HB, 2H leads), cardstock paper, Copic markers, Micron pens, brush pen, Copic Multiliner
Digital- Microsoft Surface Pro, Manga Studio 5EX, Photoshop CS4, Sketchbook Pro, Flash CS4
The Key to keeping yourself motivated properly.Let me start off with telling you what motivation is and why you need it.
A motivation is a reason behind doing something a certain way to work yourself up to a certain goal. Just having a goal but no understanding of how to get there, means you have no way to motivate yourself and your goal will be hard to reach.
Therefore motivation is needed desperately in order to become truly good at something.
The motivation to eat is the feeling for hunger and the end goal of ending the hunger and feeling healthy and energized. This type of motivation is a feeling.
Which brings me to: Intrinsic motivation and Extrinsic motivation.
Intrinsic motivation: Is a drive that comes from within the person itself. It's a self-desire to seek out new things and new challenges to see how far you can reach to observe and to gain knowledge. This person can enjoy the struggle towards a goal absent the reward.
Extrinsic motivation: This is a motivatio
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How Your Environment Affects Your ArtA Discussion with Bobby Chiu by Flynn Ringrose
A lot of people who email in live in circumstances or with people that don’t support their art. What do you think about that?
The first thing is families. Some people don’t have supportive families, and some are too supportive. I’m sure we all have our stories. So you want to look out for yourself and ask, “Is my environment healthy for my growth?” You want to make sure that you’re surrounding yourself with other hungry artists.
For me, in the very, very, very beginning, it was just my brother, Ben and I in our parent’s basement. That was not a good environment because I was living with my parents. Which isn’t necessarily bad, except your parents might think, “Bobby’s home, maybe he would like to take out the trash, or mow the lawn, or whatever.”
When we all start
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Since 2002, I believe, beginning under my original username FallenAngel77.
2. What does your username mean?
Dualmask has many meanings. It was originally the name of an enemy in a Final Fantasy game I took a liking to, and used it as one of my character’s names when I was a teenager. When I was looking to replace my first username (where was that name change feature back then? Sigh), the name stuck because it sounded cool to me. I consider Dualmask my mascot, my logo, and the symbol of being forever torn between darkness and light.
3. Describe yourself in three words.
Brilliant but lazy.
4. Are you left or right handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
I dug into the depths for this one…man, I sucked back then. This isn’t the first deviation I ever posted (I deleted it but I’m pretty sure it was an image of my OC Nia) but this is the oldest one I had available: a collaboration/art trade with the incredible from WAY back in the day.
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
I want to say “sexy girl pinups” because that’s what comprises most of my gallery, but lately I’ve been losing interest in that, focusing instead on making animated game sprites.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Digital sculpting (Sculptris/ZBrush etc.). I’ve always wanted to be able to turn my characters into physical figurines/miniatures.
8. What was your first favourite?
9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Images of idealized, beautiful women, be they painted, cartoon-like, photographed, pencil drawn or whatever; that’s what catches my eye.
10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
13. What are your preferred tools to create art?
Pencil and paper to start, and anything digital to finish; right now I make almost all my art on my Surface Pro using Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro and Manga Studio.
14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I create best, strangely enough, in my workplace. I have a lot of time to create art at my work desk without the pressures of giving attention to my young children or household responsibilities.
15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
The one and only time I posted an image that made the front page. I remember being shocked at how much attention one drawing of mine was getting in a span of minutes instead of the usual hours/days…