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Art Contest - Interview with the Summer Colored Art Contest Winner

+ posted by vintagemistakes in Interviews on Oct 28, 2010 01:48

The deadline for the Special MH B-day Header Contest is only a week away and we have some really nice submissions, but there is still room for many, many more! Remember, this is not only MH's Birthday, but also Tei-chans birthday as well. And you wouldn't want to be responsible for letting a little kid down and making him cry, would you? So, c'mon guys, lets get going and help make his birthday one for the ages! =)

So, to help inspire you guys, I would like to introduce everyone to Bohemia22. He is another one of our fine MH Artists and the winner of the Summer Colored Art Contest!


1. Please introduce yourself to us!

HI !! :p I'm Bohemia22, natürlich! I'm not a girl, I'm 16 and I live in Prague, Czech Republic. I like sports, music, my friends!, partying!, pc gaimz, playing the guitar, drawing, reading...much more other stuff I'd spend a day naming. And I want to become a great ROCK ARTIST one day!! :D

2. Have you participated in any Arts Contests before?

No, I haven't...or wait, maybe once in some coloring contest here on MH, but I failed miserably.

3. Tell us something about your winning piece. What inspired you to draw it?

Hmm..I guess you can count my piece as a fanart..? Well, I really like this guy called Slash. He's my favourite guitar player and mainly he inspired me to pick up the guitar, too. So when I was in the middle of coloring some manga page, I suddenly felt bored with it. I realized, that I need a change. I've always liked to draw people, so after a while I ended up with this. I found a picture of Slash on the internet, used it as a reference and worked on my picture for a few days. It came out pretty good, so I posted it on deviantart, but got 0 reactions whatsoever. Then I saw this contest on MH and I had one of those "why not?" moments, so I threw it in.

4. Any tips for our aspiring artists?

Heh. You would expect some handy tips from an experienced, badass artist, not me. Just keep doing what you like, no matter what anyone tells you, they don't know jack.

5. Which is the mangaka that inspires you most? Why?

Kentarou Miura. He's the creator of Berserk...that should be enough for every one of you, but in case someone has been living in a llama pack for the last 30 years...his art style is just awesome. Check it out for yourself.

6. Where did you learn and how did you begin to draw/color/write manga?

Awfully long ago, I saw this Zarosaki manga coloring tutorial. It caught my interest and then I just colored one manga page after another. Cel shading became my priority. And I never learned to draw. I can't draw very well anyway.

7. Are you satisified with your artwork? What are you trying to accomplish/improve?

Hmm...I hate the background, I tried to think up something crazy and original, but I was too lazy. I'd love to paint something big one day...big atmospheric landscape painting.

8. How do you like the MH community so far?

It's great! People here can really discuss in the true meaning of the word.

9. Leave a message for the fellow users!

Hold onto your dreams! :)

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#1. by Bugzee ()
Posted on Oct 29, 2010
Cool interview Bohemia22. :D

Congrats again on the victory. I hope to see more of your work in the future. ^^

#2. by Googlez_kun (MH's Best Artist)
Posted on Oct 30, 2010
Good interview!Thanks for writing it^^
#3. by Niirouge ()
Posted on Oct 31, 2010
Congratulations and nice artwork! :)

Looking at the small icon, I thought it was a picture of you at first (it is an interview after all)...

And lol, I'll take that message to heart~ ;)

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