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Chrissy Wang is a digital artist who immigrated to Canada in 2004. She is known more from her adorable Momo pixel arts, but also spends her time creating animations. Animation requires a great deal of patience and Chrissy is learning this as well as more difficult animation techniques while she studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
TP: When you first started did you ever hit any bumps in your art process. How did you overcome them?
CW: I don’t remember any major bumps in the past, but there is one now. Whenever I try to draw a realistic face, it always turns out very creepy or ugly. I am afraid this kind of problem will only resolve with time, and only if I continue to observe and practice will I eventually get better at it. If you look at my bust of the pink hair girl, I think that is proof of improvement, although I am definitely not satisfied yet and I will keep practicing to get better!
TP: Who or what are your inspirations and why?
CW: For me, inspiration is really everywhere in life. Usually, it comes when I am on the internet looking at other people’s works, but it can also come to me haphazardly, like say, when I am on the sky train looking out the windows.
TP: Would you ever consider teaming up with one of these artists to do a piece?
CW: I haven’t considered doing a collaboration with anyone unless someone comes and asks me first. I won’t accept easily unless that person has an art style really similar to mine. If two people with very different styles try to work on the same piece of art, I fear that the result would be very bad.
TP: If there was any art medium that you wish you could master, what would it be and why?
CW: If I could master one medium I would probably pick sculpture because I have so little experience in it. I played around with clay several times for school projects and I had fun every time, except I couldn’t make any good stuff. If you are wondering why I didn’t pick digital art, it is because I want to enjoy my process of getting better at it.
TP: What subject would you love to have in one of your pieces, but find it too difficult and why?
CW: There are tons of subjects I haven’t tried drawing yet, I even made a list on my itouch. Some examples would be anthro village, post-apocalypse scene, robot invasion, assassin with really cool armor… I believe none of these would be too difficult to realize as long as I am patient enough. With internet, I can gain access to millions of tutorials to anything I would possibly have trouble with, so once again, it is only a matter of time.
TP: What are your goals in life? Do you plan to continue art as a hobby or make it a career?
CW: I don’t have a clear goal in my life, but I will definitely continue art as a career. I am currently studying at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and I am going to be an Animation Major. In the following years I will be focusing on 3D animations. I am thinking of studying 3D modelling/animation in school while I practice and improve on illustration on my own time. So in the future, I could either find a job where I make 3D models or draw illustrations.
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