This is a new blog series that aims to give back to the artists that have inspired me or helped to become better along the journey.
Featured Artist of the Month
This is a series that came in a spur. It was more of a give back or give tribute to the artists who have been helping you with your calligraphy and art journey. They are always there to inspire and motivate one to become better. This tiny space in the internet aims to give back and share their talents and works to aspirants.
August’s Featured Artist
This month’s featured artist is a dear friend of mine who I have been pushing as well to continue practicing. His birth month is August and that’s why I decided to feature him this month. I’ve known him since high school and we have been bros since.
He is a professor in Aquinas University of Legazpi. He is also a graphic designer, illustrator and an incredible artist. But before everything else, he is a soul who loves art, illustrations and everything in between. Designing has been also a great part of his life now.
The next following paragraphs will be his answers to the questions I asked him. It was some sort of an interview to get to know him as an artist and as a person behind @chrismiraart on Instagram.
Getting to know Christian
What made you start this craft?
I don’t really know but what I do remember is the feeling of bliss when I’m drawing. I’ve always felt it ever since I started drawing at a young age.
How long have you been doing/practicing this craft?
Roughly 5-6 years.
Why did you pursue it?
It’s the satisfaction I get when finishing a piece that makes me feel better. That makes me feel my existence.
Getting to know Christian
Did you have struggles in pursuing the craft? If yes, could share it to us please.
I’ve always struggled with painting (Acrylics and Oil but I can handle Watercolor just fine). I’m more of a pen/pencil and paper kind of guy. I have my own troubles with color too.
“How much did they first pay you to give up on your dreams?”
(Ryan Bingham from the movie Up In The Air)
This is my favorite because it serves as my reminder to always aim for the dream.
Top Three Favorite Tools
- Kneaded Eraser
If you are to share your tips and tricks to newbies, what would those be?
Just one thing.
Never stop doing what you love.
That’s the only tip any artist needs.
If you were to describe the craft in three words, what will those be?
You could find Christian on:
You may reach him through his email.
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Disclaimer: Photos of artworks are from Christian’s social handles.