CSBB Artist Spotlight: seastarved
Today’s Captain Swan Big Bang Spotlight features @seastarved!
What kinds of artwork do you make?
Manips, gifs and graphics.
What’s your favorite thing about creating artwork?
It’s soothing for me. It’s a way for me to be creative even when I’m incredibly stressed. I can’t seem to make words happen when I’m stressed out but photoshop is my little safe haven where I can mess around, make people make out and write little snippets of poetry or words and sort of combine them and try to tell a story that way.
What’s one of your greatest strengths when it comes to creating artwork?
Hmm, I’m not sure tbh. I guess, I like that I am confident enough in my skills as a writer to try and use those skills when I do more visual art as well? I like that I can complement both forms of art with one another, I suppose.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to try your hand at, but haven’t had a chance yet?
I want to try making those incredible AU gifsets that some people make. They’re like little movies and I’m always so so in awe of how wonderful they are.
If you participated in the first Captain Swan Big Bang, what was the experience like for you? What are you looking forward to this time around?
I was a writer first time around and had to drop out unfortunately because my story got far too long–I’m still writing it in fact haha!– and life got in the way. But it was a fun experience! This time, I’m looking forward to making some fun manips :D
Making that image was a labour of love :D I knew what I wanted it to look like and I would work on it between writing words for the story and I’m quite happy with the way it turned out, like Killian stepping out of the frame to take Emma’s hand.
One of my first more ambitious efforts. I like the layout of it? And I’m quite proud of that rose I got to bloom on there haha!
Because this is a redo of my first ever manip which tbf was a complete disaster haha! It’s not a very complicated piece of work. I have done so many more that are far more complex but this one holds a special place in my heart because it showed me just how far I’d come you know?