It’s time to meet another new digital artist. He comes from Russia, he’s very young and extremely creative and! So with all these attributes, let’s meet Maxim Verehin in an exclusive interview, right here on PxlEyes.
As we have already accustomed our readers, the interview comes along with a mind blowing showcase of 50 digital artworks of the artist, all inspired by the daily circumstances, as he will further describe. Dragons, monsters, trolls and devils are only part of the characters that will surprise you in the next few minutes, by detail and realism.
“Death Note- Ryuk”
Q: Hello Maxim and welcome to the PxlEyes community! Please introduce yourself.
Hello there! I am Maxim Verehin, a 22 year old concept artist born in a small town somewhere in Russia.
So far I’ve been living with my parents working as a freelance artist, but I am planning to change my location and get a permanent job at a bigger game company soon.
Q: You’re a greatly talented digital painter. How do you find your inspiration?
Ha-ha! Well, thank you! When I am not depressed with my art and my general progress the ideas usually come naturally.
They come from songs, movies, games and photos altogether.
Q: Realism, fantasy or humor? Which one represents your works better and why do you chose that?
As a concept artist you are entitled to be able to create stuff that doesn’t exist in real world.
Also I’ve been a huge sci-fi\fantasy fan since I was a kid.
Q: Are you a full time artists or do you have other hobbies/job?
I think that I am basically interested in everything just like everyone else, although I try not to waste my time and pay more attention to studying.
Ideally I’d love to be able to draw all day long, a good 8-12 hours.
Q: Natural talent or lots of practice?
I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who were initially talented and it gave them a good kick start, but I cannot really say I am gifted.
I mean all that I can do is due to endless hours of nerdy practice with the tablet.
“Michael Hussar Tribute”
Q: Please give a little piece of advice for the newbies just starting out in this field of art.
Draw in your spare time and some time in half a year or so take a look back at you old stuff – you are guaranteed to see major improvements. This motivates more than anything else.
So you keep doing that for a couple of years – bam! One day you wake up realizing you are making money doing your favorite thing – drawing. How cool is that? 🙂