DeviantArt: Jessica Luong

 
Today’s DeviantArt Creator is Jessica Luong.
 
 

How would you describe your artistic style?

It used to be like mainstream anime–pretty boring. Then it used to be very Disney, (or rather an attempt at it), and that was still pretty boring. I broke through a lot of art blocks when I started looking at work from alternative anime(?) drawings from Russian, French and Japanese artists; they were a nice blend between western and Japanese styles. After that I started flipping through art books from American animation studios, and that definitely got me more into studying color and expressions.

Where do you look for inspiration for your pieces?
I have a folder filled with a bunch of old photos, movie screencaps and digital art I’ve found. There’s always something special in each picture that keeps me going. I find myself thinking more about how my drawings feel rather than how they look. I think that part of an image really stands out–more than how well something was technically done.

What kind of tools do you use?

Everything from start to finish is photoshop. I tend to switch between a pen tablet and a pen display.

Are there any projects you are currently working on?

I’m currently experimenting in game development. I like animation, but I’m not into making animated shorts. It’s made me look into other forms of sequential art.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Well, I’ve learned quite a few lessons the past few years: 1) Strive to work/with/for someone who looks to raise the internal artistic bar. 2) If working with a friend, look at them as a coworker. 3) Make sure to always have time to draw for yourself. 4) Never be too afraid to question.

 

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