Okay!! it is December, which means we get another featured artist Let me introduce you to rafun1312
! It's a few days late, I apologize for this I was a bit under the weather and working way to much. However here we go!! Enjoy, this artist has some real talent and seems to be working her way up the ranks so let us all wish her the best of luck!
What is your name?
I go by Kerma B. on the internet, or by Rafun Li
How old are you?
On the 13th of this month I turn 25.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I live in Germany, at the baltic sea, where I’m a student. I’m almost finished with my biology bachelor, but I’m considering changing towards an art/design degree.
What type of art do you normally do?
I’m a big fan of all things fantasy and science-fiction, so my art mostly goes in that direction. My work these days is almost completely digital, and a lot of my pictures are illustrations for stories I’m working on.
Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into art?
Drawing always fascinated me. I remember when I was in kindergarten, how I was jealous of other girls for being better at it then I was. I started with tracing from picture books, but eventually, I got tired of the limitations tracing brings. I don’t remember how old I was when I started drawing “for real”, around twelve, thirteen, maybe. At this point, my parents gave me the opportunity to take a weekend workshop with a professional artist, where I learned basics about drawing and shading from a real object. From then I was kind of hooked. I experimented a lot with pencils, watercolor, and acrylics, but finally settled on digital art.
What do you like most about the art you do?
Since I also write stories, drawing for me is often a way to figure out details of my character-designs, my world-building. It helps me to visualize what I’m trying to describe. Sometimes a picture does say more than a thousand words, I guess.
I also really love the endless possibilities digital art brings. The varieties in style, colors, brushes, all within one program.
Where would you like to see your art go?
I would really like to reach a professional level, go to art school, get a degree, work as an artist.
What would you like to learn how to do to make your art better?
A little bit of everything, actually. My anatomy still has issues sometimes, perspective is something I always struggle with, and there’s a lot about textures for me to learn. And then of course there are the big struggles, like color balance, composition, and overall impact of a picture.
What would you say to other artists out there?
Don’t worry about stuff like talent. Try to learn something from every piece you draw, and try to step outside of the box every now and then. Though this is actually something I have to remind myself to do, too
What made you come to deviantART?
A friend told me about this site, and it sounded fascinating. After I joined my account lay dormant for quite some time, before I really grew comfortable with sharing my art here.
What do you think of the dA community, and the other artists on the site?
dA is such a huge and varied site that I find it really hard to talk about ‘the community’. There are many, many great artists and great people here, but of course there also are trolls. I try to learn as much as I can from the first, and avoid the latter.
Is there a shout out to a friend on dA, or a suggestion to the dA community or both you would like to do?
My shout out would have to go to all the wonderful stock-providers here on dA, with all their amazing galleries, and also to all the people who write tutorials and share their knowledge with less experienced members. They’re doing such a great job, and I learned a lot from them.
Do you take commissions?
Um, no? I came to dA to learn, I never felt like I was at a point where someone would want to commission something from me.
If so where can we find the information for them?
If anyone should want to commission me, just send me a note, and we could certainly talk about it.