Q1: Let’s start with the common question, if you can kindly introduce yourself.
My name is Hapsat Shug. I’m 20 years old young artist.
Q2: How did you get into the field of your work?
Art was always my main subject. I started drawing since I was 2 years old. Because of the lack of art teachings at schools and college I self-taught myself to become an artist, however ever since I got introduced to Deviant Art site my new passion for digital painting was born. I started practicing my digital skills for four years now and got involved in fantasy, sci-fi and Japanese comic art.
Q3: Do you have any current favourite artists, photographers who may of influenced you to become the artist that you are?
Starting from few Chinese artists like Heise and Yang Fan, but later on I found many other most inspirational artists such as Stanley Lau, Sarel Theron and Dylan Cole. They are amazing artists. I still look at their work and get inspired every time.
Q4: What are the main tools of your trade?
Pencils and Adobe Photoshop.
Q5: How was it for you to learn the process of that? Did you teach yourself, take classes or learn from other existing artist’s tutorial
From the young artists that inspired me and using photo references I started practising both anatomy and landscape skills as well as experimenting with different textures, Photoshop brushes and colours.
Q6: Do you think its possible for you to describe the process of your art style, what are the dos and don’ts, the important aspects you set yourself to achieve your style of design?
Broadening my imagination and ideas is also very important to me. It is the main source that makes your work very captive and attractive. Secondly, I need to know how to compose my work in order to make it look right, attractive and capturing. As a trick I use the right amount of lights, colours and mainly textures. Use of textures is a handful tool when there is nothing to look at in your work.
Q7: What are the biggest struggles you encounter as a digital artist?
I get a lot of struggles when I try something new. It is the only pain when it comes to digital art. However I use Google or Youtube to dig up some research on Photoshop techniques I need. This helps a lot and it’s free!
Q8: Do you have any other future plans that don’t involve digital art? Would consider working outside that field and into something new?
Well I’m partially a traditional matte painter and mainly use acrylics as it’s much better than oil painting or watercolouring. Although digital media offers easier tips to create a greater piece which you can change in any ways at any time, but I still enjoy the traditional way too.
Q9: Do you have any personal mottos, quotes or existing quotes that motivates you to do what you love doing? Can you share it with us?
Do what your heart desires. Passion creates a master work.
Q10: To round off the last question, where can your fans and new fans find updated news and progress from you, Where can we find you?