8questions

I was tagged by uglygirlwritin

1. Why did you choose your URL?

Pixie Pix is my preferred online-name. It was taken on tumblr so I went with my steam- and origin name

2. What is your middle name?

Sabine

3. If you could own a fairytale/fictional pet, what would it be?

unicorn or dragon

4. Favorite color?

black. And real dark colors like burgundy, aubergine and real dark greens

5. Favorite song?

atm I would say “devil in me” - jamie n commons and “talking body” - tove lo and some other stuff I relate to my DA.I obsession. But I also have totally different playlists i.e. when I work out or go for a run. 

6. What are your top 3 fandoms?

Dragon Age, GoT, The Big Bang Theory

7. What do you enjoy about Tumblr?

I’m still rather new in here and try to find my place. I like the art and the creativity about my fandom. It also brought me back to write fanfic after a long time.  But I wished I would be better in finding mutuals and friends in here. But I guess I must be patient and go on writing and interact as good as I can and I will find my spot in here.

8. Tag 9 of your Tumblr crushes (they do all 8 questions too)

always hard but as usual no one must feel pushed its all fun and games. ;)

primordyaforever lumenizampel firgolfin thejbusition thievinghippo ferzeldan friendsofabracadaver qualitywhitebread afterinquisition

Dasha Tolstikova

http://www.dashatolstikova.com/

1.  What do you think is the difference between art and illustration?

Personally, differentiating between the two feels very old fashioned – to me illustration is just a subset of art.

2.  If you could draw something all day without stopping, what would it be?

I really like lists – I could draw lists of things all day – packing lists, all of the glasses in my cabinets, plants, buildings on my street – similar objects in all of their variations.

3. What do you do to get into a work flow?

I find it very difficult to get started – I will do just about anything to avoid drawing – clean, patch up old jeans, organize my work space – and once I start I get distracted super easily so I need to keep my attention on something else – watching terrible TV shows, listening to books on tape – so the drawing becomes almost automatic – my hand is doing something, while my brain is elsewhere – it’s the only way I can focus.

4.  How do you finish a project? Or what does it take to go from doodled idea to completed illustration/sequence?

The good thing about drawing for hire is that usually there is a deadline – so you KNOW you have to be done – some times I am happier with the result than other times – but being able to say this is as far as I need to go is always a very satisfying feeling and the more experience I have the easier it becomes to make that decision. As far as more polished drawings versus doodles – at times doodles themselves are an appropriate final result. Some drawings take me minutes, some take days – there is no way of telling which will work before you start.

5. How do you get yourself to make your best work?

That’s a tricky question – I am usually quite pleased with myself at the moment of making something, but very quickly become dissatisfied. I think not thinking too much about this is the best course of action for me.

6. What is the relationship between text and image in your work? 


For me the two feed off of each other directly – words inform and expand the pictures and vice versa.


7. What does your creative genius look like? 



8. What is the mantra you use that keeps you going when work isn’t going well?

Just keep drawing.

You Byun

http://youbyun.com http://youbyun.tumblr.com https://twitter.com/YouByun http://instagram.com/youbyun

1.  What do you think is the difference between art and illustration?

Illustration is one of the many forms of art. Simply, illustration is art. Illustration is images made for text/information/clients which usually are printed on papers or on products. I do both art and illustration. 

2.  If you could draw something all day without stopping, what would it be?

Something from the nature that’s almost abstract, such as grasses and clouds.  

 3. What do you do to get into a work flow?

Open my sketchbook, grab a pen, and look at the black piece of paper. Listen to a white noise app if I am too distracted. And I should not be hungry or too full. 

4.  How do you finish a project? Or what does it take to go from doodled idea to completed illustration/sequence?

I need to have a clear vision so I can try to achieve that. If I don’t have a goal, I can never finish it. So a lot of my time is spent thinking or sketching what I want to make.  

5. How do you get yourself to make your best work?

Make the work I want to make, than guessing what others would like me to make. I always have a hard time doing this because I was raised in Korea to suppress my real desire for the society’s needs and for others’ judgment. 

6. What is the relationship between text and image in your work? 

Inseparable. Even when there’s no text to draw, then the images I make tend to have a story in it even it’s a 1 second story. 

 7. What does your creative genius look like?  

8. What is the mantra you use that keeps you going when work isnt going well?

I don’t have to be perfect and I am free to fail at things.