When did you begin creating art? Why?
Since I can stand a pencil in my hand. I always liked animation movies, comics, books and story.
Drawing was first a way to tell story or recreate something I like.
What is the most challenging thing about being an artist and how do you face it?
I guess, the most difficult is being well balanced about yourself, being proud enough to continue/stay positive and not being broken by the critic...
but being critical with his work to continue learning, challenging and progress, and never stop yourself.
What kind of tips and tricks can you give to new artists?
Being curious, not afraid to start or learn stuff you know nothing about. Drawing is like a cooking, you will need to follow the guideline several time before memorizing everything, but the more you do, the more you try and the more experience you make, the more you will learn.
Also, analysing other artist, photography and real life is a pretty good exercise :)
Not only looking to an art we like, but trying to understand why we like it is pretty important.