A word with CyanideCupcakes
What is your field, and how did you get in?
My primary field is digital and traditional art, but I recently started working in game design and 3D sculpting and modeling. I got into my whole art and design phase at around age 13, which gives me about 5 years of experience in total.
Where do you want your Journey to lead you?
I would like my journey to lead me to having better anatomy, perspective, shading, highlighting, coloring, and basically improve my overall technique in which I do things.
What would you like to achieve within the next year?
I want to get better at creating both digital and traditional 2D drawings and 3D renderings.
So far, how have you been developing your skills?
I've been developing my 2D drawing skills by using anatomy guidelines, tutorials, and references. As for my 3D work, I try to imagine what the model would actually look like when fully rigged and animated in a rendered game.
Where does your motivation come from?
My motivation comes from doing what I love and enjoying the process of it.
Where do you go when you seek inspiration?
I usually go to local art galleries, museums, or showcases when I'm having an art block. If that's not an option because I'm swamped with schoolwork, I usually just go online and favorite some artwork that inspires me.
What are some of your favorite artists and genres?
As for art, I like all types of it. My ideas tend to stem mostly from either realism or surrealism, sometimes even anime or cartoons. Some of my favorite artists include Jamie Hewlett, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jessicka Addams, and Mark Ryden.
What are some of your favorite writers and books?
My favorite writers are Edgar Allen Poe, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, A. A. Milne, and J. K. Rowling. I've always enjoyed the books A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Coraline, Harry Potter, and Winnie The Pooh. I'm also a big fan of any sort of poetry.
What do you listen to?
I listen to all sorts of music, mostly rock, metal, punk, alternative, grunge, industrial, trance, house, electronica, techno, dubstep, brostep, hardstyle, jumpstyle, drum and bass, and many other genres I'm too lazy to list right now.
What are some of your favorite movies and filmmakers?
My favorite movies are Coraline, Alice In Wonderland, Suckerpunch, Hostel, Saw, Wreck-It-Ralph, Napoleon Dynamite, Shutter Island, The Rocky Picture Horror Show, White House Down, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Seven Psychopaths, and World War Z.
What is your favorite website?
My favorite websites would have to be DeviantArt, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Newgrounds, SoFurry, YouTube, Soundcloud, Tumblr, FurAffinity, and Pixiv. If I don't respond to your message right away, try talking to me on one of those websites.