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This month’s featured artist is a digital artist and a photographer. She’s also from the land of Bicolandia and she’s Siena Quides. Let’s get to know her!
Featured Artist of the Month: Siena Quides
Another month, another featured artist aims to inspire every dreamer out there. This series has been on the internet for more than a year now and personally, I love how it reaches the readers out there. Through the comments, the artist and I read and see the love and appreciation that there is.
I met Siena through Iny‘s live session on Facebook. Through that, I got to know that she’s a photographer and a videographer. Plus, she is quite an expert in digital illustrations and art. A while back, I stalked her Behance profile and saw the Riverdale artworks. From there, I have become a fan.
Before anything else, let’s get to know Siena Quides. ✨
Getting to Know Siena
Chrysthelyn Siena Quides
What made you start with this craft?
What made me start this craft is my passion for drawing and illustration. I’ve been illustrating and cartooning since I was 7 years old. I just feel that this is my passion, that this is what I want to do with my life. Then, I started drawing. I never stopped since then.
What made me start doing vector artwork on the other hand is the realization that I have to be versatile. I also have to learn how to illustrate digitally.
How long have you been doing this craft?
I’ve been doing vector artwork since I was a third-year college student.
Why did you pursue it?
It’s probably the passion that drives me why I pursue this. Regardless of how tired I am firm video editing and being a VFX artist on weekdays, I always make sure that I create at least one vector/illustration project on weekends.
I just really love creating vector artwork.
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Did you have struggles in pursuing the craft?
I do. At the moment, it’s probably a conflict in my working schedule. There are times that I’m too busy with my full-time and freelance job that I fail to create even one illustration.
It’s really sad especially when you really want to create one but time just won’t allow you.
Make your passion your profession.
What keeps you doing the craft?
The love for it. You know how things work. When there’s love to it you just keep on doing everything it no matter what.
The same goes with my craft, as long as the love in the illustration is there, I will never stop doing it because it feels good.
Top 3 favorite tools?
- After Effects (these three are indeed magic tools haha)
If you are to share your tips and tricks with newbies, what would those be?
- Just keep on creating.
- Never let anyone or anything stop you from creating more art.
- Always have faith in what you do, what you can do, and what you will create.
- You just got to believe that there’s always room for improvement.
If you were to describe the craft in three words, what will those be?