Some people think talent is something magical that either you’re born with it, or not.
I can’t be but wowed, every time I stumble upon Cynicalmeh’s portfolio. Yes, there’s talent, but it surely takes many hours of hard practice in order to reach this level of work, I believe only truly passionate people can get there at such a young age!Thanos Chatzitsakos
You prefer working on digital or traditional mediums? and why
I prefer working in traditional mediums, just because I’m so used to it and I think my works feel a lot more organic and “real” because of that. Working in traditional mediums makes me pay attention to my mistakes instead of just pressing the undo button whenever I feel like I could’ve made a line straighter. It gives me a sense of connection to my art and feels more significant to me than my digital works.
Have you ever been obsessed with a specific artist?
I wouldn’t put it necessarily as an obsession, but I admire a lot the work of Hayao Miyazaki. I also take inspiration from artists that I admire like Egon Schiele, Ann Gale, Kim Jung Gi, Otomo Katsuhiro or Kaws.
What kind of projects would be the best job opportunities for you?
I think the best opportunities come spontaneously, but ideally it would be of course a job that challenges me in a creative way while giving me space to express myself.
Do you think traditional art, is intimidated by Digital art, when it comes to Jobs and paid projects?
I think digital art is a lot more accessible for jobs and paid projects as well as for the public, but I don’t view it as an intimidation for traditional art. It’s true that times change and art becomes more and more digitalized, but that just makes traditional art more authentic in my opinion.
What do you think about social media and online portfolios today? Do you have a favorite platform for uploading your art?
Social media is great. I personally think that sharing your work through social media is the best thing an artist can do today, as it gives so much accessibility to your works and you can make yourself noticed that way, which can lead to job opportunities and projects, it’s literaly a permanent online exhibition. I’ve been managing an Instagram page for my art for about 1,5 years and so far it’s been great for promoting my work and gaining engaging followers.
Do you have a specific way to find inspiration? Have you ever struggle with any kind of Artistic Block?
I struggle with artistic blocks quite often and being a perfectionist that always thinks that “I could better than that.” doesn’t really help. I don’t like to look at other people’s art when I need to find inspiration, because I know that subconciously I will try to imitate their style. I take a lot of photos of things and places that I like or save photos from the photographers that I admire and when I struggle with an artistic block I just take inspiration from that rather than imitate someone else.