|Hey everyone!! So here we are, it is November already, and I just cannot believe how fast time is going by!! Well it is that time for a monthly artist feature, and I do not want to disappoint, so here we are!! This month I am featuring the lovely Mysteltain08 and here are the questions I got to ask her.|
What is your name?
Katrina "Kit/Kat" Camagay
How old are you?
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I take up BS Interior Design in University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. I'm currently on a leave from school due to moving back to Hawaii. Right now I'm deciding whether I should go back to Philippines to finish my course or continue studying in Mainland, USA. Though I take up a Fine Arts & Design related course, I'm self taught in drawing and painting.
What type of art do you normally do?
Semi realistic, fantasy, and surreal.
Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into art?
I've been drawing ever since I was 5, it's been my hobby. (My teacher would often confiscate my pencil and my paper because I don't usually pay attention to class, haha). I got hooked into drawing even more when I started watching Yu Yu Hakusho, Pokemon, DBZ, these drove me into drawing in anime style.
I never was that great to start off. Many people would usually tell me how ugly my drawings were, and that I'd never win in contests/competitions. Even though that lowered my self confidence and my self esteem, I still continued drawing up to this day. I guess I'm just that stubborn.
What do you like most about the art you do?
I love how weird I can always get whenever I work on my art. It's like a friend that's a good listener; I can always let my feelings out, whether they're positive or negative. I start off by writing, then do tiny sketches about it, then when I'm done with the final product, I'm just surprised how it turns out better than expected. It gives a sense of achievement and relief.
Where would you like to see your art go?
Most of the time I hope it gets recognized and appreciated in art galleries and websites. It surely is a lot of work to spread it but it's always worth every comment, constructive criticism, favorite, like, and share.
What would you like to learn to make your art better?
I've always been trying to learn realistic shading and highlighting, I've always wanted to learn and test doing effects like water, fire, reflection, glows, etc. I would like to learn to have a keen eye on observing my surroundings and other artists artworks and the techniques they applied.
What made you come to deviantART?
Many people had been convincing me to join this site but only agreed to join four years ago. To be honest, I used to be really shy when it comes to posting my works online.
What do you think of the dA community, and the other artists on the site?
It's kinda crazy. It's full of memes, base, screenshots, parodies, and strange arguments which you typically see in forums and image-boards like 4chan, Facebook, 9gag but with more epic Art of course, well it's part of the internet anyway. Artists are like people you meet everyday, some can be nice, some can be downright rude, some are passionate, some are only doing it out of boredom, etc. Some people can be disappointing sometimes, since they don't give other styles a chance and would only notice a specific style (ex. anime/cartoon styles), but we all do have our own preference so who am I to dictate people what to like in Art? We all understand it differently, too, anyway.
Is there a shout out to a friend on dA, or a suggestion to the dA community or both you would like to do?
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” - Rumi
Learn to accept that there are many artists that people think that are better than you. It might hurt, but never bring yourself down and keep on doing what you love. Also, be kind and do not bash other people's art. Haha.
What would you say to other artists out there?
Never discourage yourself from comparing the quality of your art to other artists' art out there. Passion is key, let it help you progress. If you ever see other artists who you think are better than you, don't envy them but use their works as your inspiration. Always be your own critique, and be open to other people's suggestions, you may know your art best but other people can see something you don't sometimes. It doesn't matter how many times you draw daily, if you won't critique your works and won't let other people critique it, you're not going to improve much.
Do you take commissions?
Currently, no. But I can be convinced.
If so where can we find the information for them?
I don't really post information regarding commissions since I don't have any standard prices on my art.
It's been a long time since I worked for someone and I don't have much of an idea how much my Art's worth.
But you can always send me a note and we can talk about it.
Here are some of her art works that we are showing off for her!! Hope you enjoy them, and if you want to know more about her, please go ahead and message her!