Art Contest - Interview with the Summer Black & White Winner
The Autumn Art Contest will be introduced soon. In the meantime, we have the MH B-day Header Contest for everyone to participate in. If you are interested, please head over to the MH B-day Header Contest thread for more details.
Now that the shameless plug is out of the way... I would like to introduce everyone to Rikulaw, the winner of the Summer Black & White Art contest. Lets see what Rikulaw has to tell us :)
1. Please introduce yourself to us!
I'm Rikulaw my friends often just Riku or Reki for short. I'm used this name in various other place too. Other than drawing, I love to read fictions. My fav genres are fantasy, horror, comedy, and action preferable a shounen one and I accept any anime/manga/game from kid to adult one as long as it's good in my opinion. I'm not a native English speaker, so I'm sorry if my English kinda confusing.
2.Have you participated in any Arts Contests before?
A few times in MangaFox's AOTF and once in DA group. Never participated in a real-life official one.
3. Tell us something about your winning piece. What inspired you to draw it?
It's a fanart of Zekrom the version mascot for Pokemon White. I draw it when the game just want to be released. I love the design so I try to draw it. Actually this piece is my first time to fully shade the drawing using this kind of hatching.
4. Any tips for our aspiring artists?
Practice. I'm sure anyone always suggest this, but this is the most important thing to do since no one already good at something in the beginning.... hmm... except genius maybe...
5. Which is the mangaka that inspires you most? Why?
If it got to be a mangaka then I should say Hoshino Katsura. I love her work and often use it as a drawing reference even though actually I use so many reference from so many artist. Since it's got to be mangaka and the most, it's Hoshino Katsura.
6. Where did you learn and how did you begin to draw/color/write manga?
I'm learn it myself usually by trying out some things by myself and sometimes use a reference book. I began to draw when I began to be addicted to manga. The drawings are so good and nicely done so I can't help but to try to copy it as I already have an interest in drawing ever since I can remember. Somehow I found myself began to drawing fanarts and sometimes my own OCs.
7. Are you satisified with your artwork? What are you trying to accomplish/improve?
Should say no. Maybe I'm satisfied with the piece when I think it's enough and uploaded it. But the more I see it the less I fell satisfied with it. Right now I'm trying to improve my traditional drawing and CG coloring even though I'm still not good at it.
8. How do you like the MH community so far?
MH is a good manga forum I see so far even though I'm not an active user. I should say it's pretty easy to find an important information about several manga series since the forum arranged very neatly.
9. Leave a message for the fellow users!
At first thank you for everyone that participating in this Art Contest either by submitting a work or by voting. Of course I especially thank the one that vote for me. Please keep participating from now on too.
And one more, please buy the original manga if you got some extra cash. At least your most favorite title. The mangaka put their effort on making those manga(s) and it's really hard to make one. So please support them even for a little (but not at the minimum). ^^
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