Today’s Captain Swan Big Bang Spotlight features @bleebug!
What kinds of artwork do you make?
Digital art mainly. It’s been a while since I worked with traditional media.
What’s your favorite thing about creating artwork?
Getting better. Of course it’s nice to express myself and put my faves in domestic situations, and I’ll be honest, feedback is like half the joy. But really, I just love when I notice that I’ve improved from one work to the next. I get a strange sense of accomplishment despite it being just kind of a fun hobby.
What’s one of your greatest strengths when it comes to creating artwork?
Persistence maybe? There have been times when I’ve drawn and redrawn some part of a piece over and over and over until I feel satisfied with the result. Sometimes it’s with the lines, sometimes it’s with the coloring, but I guarantee you that there’s just something in every piece that stumps me for a while before I can figure it out.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, but haven’t had a chance yet?
Acrylics. I have the paints, I have the canvas… but I’m always just too nervous to start something. I’m not sure why!! Maybe I’ve just gotten so used to working on Photoshop that I’m too afraid of messing up with paints.
If you are new to the Captain Swan Big Bang, what made you decide to sign up? What are you looking forward to?
Well SOMEONE was very persuasive. ;) Haha, but really, I just wanted to contribute. I know the stuff from last year was really amazing and I found new writers and artists to follow and flail over. Just throwing myself into the fun this year! (Plus, I mean, I get to read and gush over an awesome fic before it even gets posted. How rad is that?)
It took a lot of time and work to get the entire piece done, but honestly I’m just proud of myself for attempting a background. I’m *terrible* at putting characters in an environment. Always have been. So this was a challenge for me. I’m also definitely proud that I managed to actually couple a fic and artwork, and I’m glad they seemed to go well together. Good practice for CSBB!
It only took me, oh, about a dozen attempts before I managed to get the lighting to look decent. (That is, recoloring the *entire* image.) I take for granted how often I seem to ignore light sources in my artwork until I realize that I have to reflect firelight at an upward angle against their faces. I learned a lot while drawing this!
I’m just happy to finally be drawing them both with smiles on their faces instead of the Serious Look™ that I always tend to do when drawing. Killian’s face took a few attempts. Emma’s was surprisingly simple. I think that’s something else I like, just the simplicity of it. (That’s my way of saying, I don’t need no heckin’ background!)
Congrats are in order for Camila Cabello! The 20-year-old “Crying In The Club” singer is Radio Disney’s “NBT” (Next Big Thing), a multi-platform program that spotlights rising artists and follows their journey as they pursue their musical dreams. Starting in Aug. 2017, Camila’s journey as a solo artist will be showcased in a series of “NBT” videos on Disney Channel and multiple Radio Disney platforms, including the Radio Disney app. We are so excited for her! Camila joins the “NBT” club that includes Shawn Mendes, 18, Kelsea Ballerini, 23, Fifth Harmony, Alessia Cara, 21, Jordan Fisher, 23, Sofia Carson, 24, Becky G, 20, and Temecula Road.
camila has been named radio disney’s ‘next big thing’