We are so excited to announce a new venture of ours! Recently, we started animating various forms of instagram art in our Artist Shout Out series. We have had the opportunity to work with amazing artists! We decided what better way to merge our 2d and 3d animating on instagram and our online magazine together!
We really hope you enjoy this new category! Keep coming back for our next interview with a new artist!
For our first interview, we had the pleasure to work with the artist @ShadesofJupirer (Instagram)!!!
Our first collaboration with @ShadesofJupiter was this amazing piece below. (If you look at our Instagram account, you will see the animated version!)
Their excitement and amazing support after this first collaboration led to two more collaborations! (Check them out on our Instagram!)
Each one came with an equal amount of joy and support which made us immediately ask them to be our first interviewee for our new Meet the Artist series!
☆ Below is our Q and A with @ShadesofJupiter ☆
1. What is your IG account?
My instagram is @shadesofjupiter
2. What was the first art piece that you remember impacted you and inspired you to make art?
The first art piece that inspired me to draw was a simple outline someone did on Instagram around 5 years ago, there’s been many different art pieces that have inspired me over the years though.
3. When did you realize that you enjoyed making art or when did you start making art?
I’ve always enjoyed drawing like any kid, but I really started drawing frequently when I was around 14. This year, especially, I’ve been working really hard on improving and drawing way too much for four years now.
4. What style of art did you start off with and is it the same today? What else have you tried? What are your favorite styles of art?
I started drawing an anime style that I think every artist did at one point.
That phase didn’t last long and I went into semi realism and stylized/cartoon which I still stick with today, for the most part.
My style has developed quite a lot since the beginning though.
5. Which is your favorite art piece you have made and why?
My favorite drawing changes pretty frequently, but I would say it’s probably this one. I really like the colour scheme and I experimented with the way I shaded hair which led to a way I liked drawing it and still use today!
6. When did you decide to start a social media account for your art? Were you nervous? Excited?
The first art account I made was when I was 13 and, oh boy, that was quite the ride! Iteventually led to me deleting it from pressure as I was taking a lot of requests and started getting a lot of hate for not doing them all.
The one I use now I made in 2017. I and started posting regularly this year in January. I wouldn’t say I was nervous or anything, but I am morr self conscious, as I think a lot of people are.
7. How has your experience been with your social media account(s) for your art? What are the positive outcomes? Is there any negative outcomes?
It has been very good on this one!
I have met a lot of really nice people and fellow artists.
The only negative thing I’ve encountered is the heavy amount kf comparing I do to other artists, which I have to work on.
8. What advice would you give any artist out there who are considering sharing their art on social media?
I’m probably not the best person to be giving social media advice as I don’t consider myself an instagram pro…
I know it has been said a lot, but I really believe the best thing is if your going to start sharing your art, you do not need to worry about the amount of followers and likes you recieve. Just worry about improving and having fun! Maybe meeting some really cool art people along the way!