Welcome to the Devious Hunt!
In this serie of articles you will see two deviants showcased in every issue. But they won't be just any deviants - they will be awesome artists who deserve much much more attention than they got so far, undeappreciated, unknown and promising creators.
In this Devious Hunt you'll meet
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Hello there! Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
- Hi, I'm from Ukraine. I haven't got any art education, my job isn't connected in any way with art (I'm an IT system's administrator).
- Hello! My name is Panisa
I'm a free spirit really. Pretty flexible with almost everything other than food. I'm a picky eater and have a major sweet tooth. I love all the good stuff, you know, chocolate, honey, cheese cake, pudding . . . don't have much appreciation for cake though. (O__O) Here I go talking about food again.
I'm half Thai and half brit - don't have the British accent though TT_TT. I wish I did. I travel a lot even though I hate flying. Mostly to see family in Thailand and England. I currently live in Venice Beach, California. Will be moving up to Santa Barbara for college very soon. Really looking forwards to it.
How did you end up on deviantART?
- On deviantART, I registered thanks to an advice from a friend. I used to only check things and just watch without submitting anything the following year.
- I ended up on deviantART from going to this summer art program, CSSSA, back in high school. I met this really cool girl there and she showed me all her work on deviantART. ~z-nao-factor
Check her out
When did you start drawing?
- I began to draw as a child. Probably like most people I liked to draw, but I had constant problems with realistic drawings. That stressed and annoyed me, so many of my works remained unfinished or were thrown in the trash. The second time I started to paint in my first year of university. In the dormitory, on the wall of my room, there was a small abstract pattern left by one of the previous tenants. And I thought, "Hmm, I can try something like this...". The result is: [link]
. Not that I tried to copy that pattern, or the style in which it was made, I just drew an abstraction. For me it was a kind of compromise - draw, even if you do not know how
- I honestly don't know when I started drawing. I seriously got into it when I was in my 3rd year of high school. Had this studio art class type thing. I've always doodled since I was a young child but never really thought anything of it till a lot later.
What is your favourite medium
and what medium would you like to master?
- The only tool with which I'm vaguely familiar - the liner, so I use it. Pencils are harder to me. As for the other tools (paint, airbrush etc.), I was horrified to imagine how I would draw with them, so I do not even try
So at this point I do not want to learn new mediums, because I'm not completely sure if I hold the correct end of the tool which I am using now.
- My favorite medium right now would probably be ink. I made about 6 pieces in total with ink, so I am still quite new to it. I've been working on a commission that has ink and watercolor, which is a very big challenge, but I'm really loving it. I would like to master oils if anything. (Id like to master all - but lets not get ahead of ourselves here) Oils hit home for me. Its softness and its realistic touch is something I hold in my heart.
What do you consider your strenghts in your creations?
- My friends say, "each time we watch your works we find something new." I am glad that they bring joy to someone.
- I have no idea what my strengths are O___O" Maybe covering up mistakes hehe. I tend to do that a lot and it turns out better than I thought it would. :} What do you think?
What would you like to improve the most?
- Most of all I would like to get rid of the different "garbage" that enters the picture when you are distracted for a long time, and then come back but lost the idea. And of course I would like to learn how to draw realistic objects, correctly reflect the light, how to build the perspective. In short, I would like to finally learn how to draw...
- I would like to improve my time committed to a piece of art. Sometimes its takes too long for me to finish a drawing. It took me almost 2 years to complete half of something before >.> I end up starting a new piece and then not finishing that one either. No wonder why I hardly have any new pieces uploaded in a while.
What are your favourite works in your gallery and why?
- I think it isn't overloaded with unnecessary details that I can't avoid in most of my other pictures. GTfishbike
, Another Living fossil
- result coincides with the Idea. Color sky
- a funny combination of liner and colored pencils. But in fact, despite my not serious attitude towards my works, I love them all, because almost all of them I drew for my friends, and looking at these pictures, I think about them
- My favorite works would probably be Eternal Passage
and Dimensions of the Ego
because those two are very personal. More so than the rest. Its a lot about what I see in myself and in others. Its the life we lead and the personalities that we have/made for ourselves. Its the giving in to the idea of life and death and being okay with what ever destiny/fate/or just life throws at you. Its about finding yourself within yourself, and not composing yourself into someone others want to see. These two art pieces really dig down deep into the internal struggles of the mind, spirit, and physical self. Trying so very hard to find that balance.
Another two favorite would be Dream State
because of the subconscious and consciousness. Dream State
is about the spirit in your dreams. How realistic and profound it can be. I have learnt so many lessons from my dreams and I have found it to be a very powerful message in forms of symbolism and such. I believe it to be a powerful tool if one knows how to work with that state of consciousness. Happy lucid dreaming everybody! Appreciation
is exactly what it sounds like. It reminds me to appreciate the things we forget to appreciate, like clean water, the warm sun, and the nourishing juicy fruits. I have recently just come back from camping in the desert (just a couple of hours ago really), I was there doing a ceremony - won't go into detail about it right this moment - I did a miniature fast where I had a small lunch and skipped breakfast. We sat outside under the stars from 6pm to about 7am. After sitting up straight for all those hours, I was so grateful when the sun can up and warmed up my shivering body. I was grateful to see beautiful red birds flying in the blue sky after all that darkness. Appreciation is an art piece I dedicate to nature.
What would be your dream job related to art?
- In a dream, I would like to create comics, such as, for example, "Blame!". This dream has nothing to do with my abilities and skills.
- Dream job? Uh people just pay me to make art? Sounds pretty awesome to me hahahaah.
Anything you'd like to say before the end?
- It's great that there is such place as deviantART. Looking through it I constantly tell myself, "Oh wow, what a thing, what is going on in the mind of the author". Most of the works I've met here, at times forced me to think about serious and non-trivial issues,
and of course there is something, that makes you to do something in the best of your abilities, and not just sit back.
- Umm, feel free to PM me with any other questions. I'd be happy to answer them
Kinda sorry I rambled on for a bit too. It is really late for me and I'm really tired from my trip. I think I was supposed to get this interview done yesterday but have been gone without internet for about a week. Anyways, keep up the good work everyone! Hugs and kisses <3
Keep on hunting. Now.