Name Cindy de Andrade Avelino
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
When did you begin creating art? Why?
In 2006, fan art of a mmorpg
called Tibia, Tibia was a very simple game,
it gave a lot of inspiration and freedom to create our own artwork.
There was an entire art forum of it that time;
What software/hardware/ do you use?
Adobe Photoshop CS5 , and
Wacom Intuos 5 pro
Which artists do you admire & why?
I admire an artist called
I admire him since 2007, when I first saw his work,
he inspired me a lot with his art, I love his dragons, backgrounds, characters, there a lot more,
but seeing Kerem`s works for the first time was the ignition to me in doing art.
Where do you find inspirations?
I have some art books from animations and games, I love to see them and gather some inspiration.
I also play games; they helped me to take some inspiration and also to relax.
What kind of techniques do you use to enhance your artwork?
As a digital artist, I use some techniques to help me doing a painting as fast as I can,
like textures and brushes, but i do love to make details by myself, like fur and feathers,
but I don`t have time anymore to spend much time in each piece,
just in a specific area, where is your focus.
In lighting, I see lots of references, I avoid seeing photos, because they don`t
offer the same view as our eyes do, they can help, but avoid using it all the time.
I try to use a bunch of references to guide me doing something.
What mistakes have taught you the most when it comes to developing your style?
Human anatomy critiques, a lot of people criticize me with this question, because of this,
I`m studying hard to fix the mistakes and continue doing my work.
Human anatomy is one of the fundamentals that an artist have to know, without his knowledge,
your work might fail.
What kind of tips would you suggest for the beginning artist?
Study, study and study, unfortunately you will not draw or paint well without studying,
but you have to have fun with this,
think in studying and the improvements that you have in the future, just have fun aswell.