Art Contest - Interview with the Summer Amateur Coloring Contest Winner
The Deadline for the Special MH B-day Header Contest has been extended to Nov. 8th to give everyone an extra couple of days to participate. Also, please don't forget about the Autumn Contests. We have some really nice submissions so far, but could always use more! :)
Now, I would like to introduce everyone to Farfalla. She's been a long time participant in our Sig Contests and was this seasons Amateur Coloring Contest winner!
1. Please introduce yourself to us!
Hi, I'm Farfalla!^^ Or Mariana, as people call me in my country XD ok, I could give many other names, but let's stay with those. I'll be 25 in November 1st xP and I'm Brazilian. Live in a smaller version of Rio. A cuter one! I'm a forest engineer, and I dunno what else should I say XD Oh, yeah: Mãe, estou na MH!
2. Have you participated in any Arts Contests before?
I've participated only in sig contests and MH birthday contests. This is the first time I submit a coloured art.
3. What do you find most challenging in colouring panels?
I had a hard time using light and shadows ._. I still do. I'm just not good in that XD Sometimes God bless me with a miracle and I can produce something... cute XD But I guess that's all I can do XD I coloured a piece from Kawashita (Hatsukoi Limited and Ichigo 100% mangaka), 'cause I think her art is very beautiful, love it. Just tried to add some soft and live colors, with some bright effects. I guess I'm not that good to be able to say what exactly I've done there XD I mean... naming the... "techniques". And it's been quite a while since I've done it.
4. Any tips for our aspiring artists?
I guess... Just follow your own taste and don't be shy XD If someone knows something that interets you, ask about it^^ If he or she says "no", just google xP
5. Which is the mangaka that inspires you most? Why?
Ai Yazawa. I just love her work. That woman rly knows how to write a deep story. I rly don't like shoujo manga (and, yeah, I know, Nana and Paradise Kiss aren't exactly shoujo), but her characters make us feel all they're feeling. She knows how to make a plot in order to make you curious and distract you from what she's rly planning to do. I feel like a lil girl reading her work xP Anyway, I'm glad I can buy her manga in Brazil, now XD
6. Where did you learn and how did you begin to draw/color/write manga?
I've "learned" through the web! I mean, "learn" 'cause I'm not very good, yet. Just saw some effects I thought were beautiful and started trying to do them myself. Sometimes, I just checked some tutorials.
7. Are you satisfied with your artwork? What are you trying to accomplish/improve?
I am^^ I mean, I'm satisfied with that one XD For a first piece, I think it's ok. I still have a lot to learn. I wish I could do some rly great coloring, so that I could make some panels that I like even prettier. Guess manga fans like when they can admire mangaka art in some great color.
8. How do you like the MH community so far?
I looove MH community! You guys are rly fun! Very friendly and polite, [usually] XD I've made great friends on Portuguese thread! Even met some of them already. True friends! (Te adoro, Patezudo XD!) And people from the Fun section, from Minority game thread too, they are sooo great! Also get along with people from Signature Contest thread! Kind and helpful people^^ Even learned important things about scanlating here, with some members^^ I'm a MH fan^^
9. Leave a message for the fellow users!
I'm rly sry for my bad english xP And sry if I ever caused problems to anyone! I'm inviting you all to meet Portuguese, Fun and Signature threads! You'll be very welcome in any one of these threads, and I promise you'll have a lot of fun, there. If you'd like to meet Brazil, also, do it '-' We rly love when we can make money with tourism xP Take care^^
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