Issue no.2 out soon!
Issue no.2 out soon!
"The process of art is an escapist trait we use to detach ourselves from reality or simply life. In communicating this escapism to people outside of our worlds is an intimate gesture and wonderful gift. It’s an unspoken arrangement between artists and appreciators. It’s a quest of introspection for us to reflect on ourselves in response to art."
- puddlefisher in Issue no.1: Imaginary Friends and Foes
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Residing here are informatory and FAQtual ramblings about Daily Deviations. This is a means to facilitating the community knowledge about the features as I've sighted countless instances of user query particularly on how to suggest deviations as DDs as of late! So here goes...
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These critters consider curly toes of boys a particularly toothsome delicacy (without the nails, of course). They find other preferences in finely chopped pigtails seasoned in stomach acid. The burden on kids to avoid these foes is great – meaning talking to strangers is off-limits and night time means home time.
Daniel collaborates with great frequency alongside such artists as pacman23 and FabianMonk and is hugely involved in art related forums like SatelliteSoda. Storytelling and combined fantasies look like other crucial components to Daniel’s work which we’ll explore in more detail after learning why good monsters are instrumental to this...
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if monsters aren’t tangible, real things like puppies of the corgi kind. It’s the artistic expression resultant from believing otherwise that almost acts as a self-fulfilling prophecy. You see, it’s often the case that creatives themselves become the characters they invent. We live as many heroes - and villains too; our abstractions of reality through art is the motivator in this process of creation.
Below are works by kick-ass artists who embrace the concept of monsters, followed by an interview that probes this fascination in detail. Both imaginary friends and foes will be present, so you might want to think about topping up on your monster spray…
Pivotal Moments by DanielAraya
Daniel Araya is an artist whose preoccupation with that which isn’t true to life by means of artistic expression makes use of realistic form that brings his ideas that much closer to reality. We will illuminate about the ‘pivotal moment’ that we all experience in art before bringing this issue to a close - just after the interview. Following this, be sure to indulge yourself in the immersion that comes with the work of DanielAraya. What’s more is that both DanielAraya and subway-cat make appearances in a recent publication called “The Master of Anatomy”. Just sayin'!
Digital Artist | Cartoonist | Professional
Chris' quest of all quests was embarked during his formative years when he first learned to use what was almost certainly a ''Staedtler'' HB grade pencil. Since then every shenanigan to do with his expression through pictorial description has been a product of holding that unsuspectingly pivotal pencil - totally equivalent to the first time Harry held a wand (yes, he instantly became windswept as the pencil illuminated in his hand). Like Harry, Chris had to find the perfect companion through which he would find means to achieve his ambitions - currently, this is a Cintiq 13HD (double unicorn hair).
Digital art has since been of tremendous passion of Chris since discovering the medium after countless instances of discarding the notion of ''digital'' art being having been taught through very traditional means. Deviating from these strict criteria and
Things that are not 'true to life' is a notion that informs the work of puddlefisher tremendously, due to his experiences of 'psychosis' that creates abstractions of reality in itself. He therefore values and identifies with the escapism of the worlds that he creates and the characters that he becomes within them and quotes, "Once you’re in control of your own monsters it’s easy to appreciate them and show them to the world."