Hi! I’m luckydesigns. I love photography and anything to do with photoshop, as well as animals and outdoor activities in general. I love to travel and see new places, and I also play many sports. Feel free to note [contact via deviantART] me about anything, I won’t bite. 🙂
Tell us a little about your artistic background?
Welll. When I first started dA [deviantART] just over two years ago, I came here just for my photomanipulation – mostly equine. I wasn’t very good at it, but through practice I came to love how you could take two+ totally different stock pictures and make them into something beautiful. I’m mainly a self-taught artist, getting help from a few tutorials when I need it. However, I began to become more serious about my photography hobby. I ended up buying a Nikon D3100, and I love going out around the farm to take photos. I could never really decide between photomanipulation and photography, so I basically just do a little of both.
Where do you find inspiration?
I don’t usually get artist’s block or whatever, sometimes I just can’t find the time. However, when I do need inspiration I love to listen to music, or sit outside and wait for something to spark my imagination. I also enjoy looking through groups on dA [deviantART], to get a taste of some photography and whatnot I could be doing.
What is the artistic achievement of yours that you are most proud of?
Hmm…well, I can’t really say I’ve gotten anything like a DD [Daily Deviation feature] or an award, because I really haven’t, but I have taken some of my photography to 4H and won a few prizes/ribbons for them.
What motivates you to continue creating?
Basically life, in general. I find it very interesting how one can put so much emotion into one piece, and each one of their pieces can represent life’s ups and downs. Photography-wise, I love how you can capture a memory that will last a lifetime, in just seconds.
What books could you just not put down?
The Hunger Games. Hands down! I have the series now, and I’ve read them at least three times since I learned about the books. I’m super excited for the movie in just a few weeks!
One fact about yourself that only a few people know about?
I’m a very insecure person, even though I have wonderful friends and a great family, and really nothing to be nervous/insecure about.
What tips can you offer to better oneself in their artwork?
If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask another artist or a friend! If you’ve got no inspiration, find some! Listen to music, go on a trip, spend some time with old friends. This is one of my favorite blogs and I think it’s a great source of inspiration. A while back they posted 101 Ways To Have A Great Day, which is something you should definitely check out. :
Basically, practice makes perfect.
Any parting words/words of encouragement to the audience?
I must thank pixiepot for interviewing me, it was an honor!