Pxleyes has recently discovered another striking talent in the digital art matter. He goes by the nickname of Gloom82 (real name: Anton Semenov) and has a different vision of the world.
His surrealism impresses not only by technique and imagination, but also by detail and preciseness.
This showcase presents 35 stunning digital artwork and an exclusive interview with this talented artist.
Q: Anton, please tell us a few words about yourself, so we can get to know this magnificent artist better.
A: Hi! I’m 27 and I was born in the city of Bratsk, Russia, where I currently live also.
Bratsk is a pretty small city and I can’t really remember anything interesting about it… oh wait! There is something: we have one really huge hydroelectric plant. Does it count?
I doubt it… As for my family, for now it consists of me and my big black cat, but I really hope that situation will change soon.
I am currently working as a designer at an advertising agency, the main direction of which is illuminated signs, advertising on vehicles, etc.
Q: Your gallery is very impressive, how did you come to discover that you have such a great talent towards digital art?
A: Thanks!!! I started to pay serious attention to computer graphics in 2007; before that time I preferred traditional techniques, you know, pencils, paint, ink. I started drawing at a very young age. There was a time when I studied at local art school, but it was pretty boring and
I left after 3 years, without finishing it. After I graduated high school, I studied design for 4 years.
Q: Is there something that inspires you when creating these masterpieces, or it all comes from your imagination?
A: Yes there is! I’m trying to look at usual stuff from different angles, to use it as a base for my works. The world around us is full of inspirational things, too bad we sometimes fail to see that.
Q: What other passions do you have?
A: My passion is music, guitar – to be more precise! It is my weakness, yes, I already have a few guitars in my collection and their numbers are constantly growing!
Q: Would you describe your art as being surreal or fantasy?
A: Surrealism it is, most likely.
There is not much room for fantasy in my works, because as I mentioned before, I use real life inspiration, so most parts of the story are already there, therefore my work is more like visual interpretation of facts, not fantasizing.
Q: What software do you use and why?
A: Photoshop CS. I tried some other software like Painter, but I guess it is just not my cup of tea.
I’m used to Photoshop. I also use “Genius” WizardPen 4×3 which I bought just for fun years ago, and keep using it ever since.
“The One Who Lived in the Attic”
Q: Do you have any advice for the new people starting out in the world of digital art?
A: Paint! Paint and paint! Do not be afraid to try something new, and always try to finish everything that you started, otherwise there is no point in starting it at all.