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Art Contest - Interview with the Summer Signature Contest Winner

+ posted by vintagemistakes in Interviews on Nov 24, 2010 23:31

Welcome to the our last Summer Art Contest Interview. Before we begin, I would once again like to remind everyone that the deadline for the Autumn Contest is Dec. 20th. If you haven't entered yet, you still have plenty of time. You can go to the Art Contest Forum for more details. :)

Now, that that's out of the way... I'd like to introduce everyone to Bugzee. He was the winner of our Summer Signature Contest. For those that don't know, the seasonal signature contests are a bit different from the other seasonal art contests we have. We take the winning submissions from the bi-weekly contests and put them all together to see which one was this seasons best.

His winning piece - Indomitable Will

1. Please introduce yourself to us!

Hey everyone, my name is Bugzee; although there are quite a few people on MH that refer to me by the name of Jin. Bugzee, Jin or Bug, I don’t mind. So yeah, I’ve been a member on MH for nearly two years now. I’m mainly active in the One Piece section, if not; then I’m exploring the depths of the English Language in the Fun Forum. 8D I also post in the Otaku Boards from time to time when I get motivated or feel a need too lol. Someone please post in the Hip Hop thread! It's dying!

2. Have you participated in any Arts Contests before?

I’ve only been participating in the bi-weekly signature contests since February 2010. I fell in love with this contest since “day one”. All the contestants who participate (be it for one week only or for months) have all been a great help to myself and my fellow peers and there’s a great vibe/atmosphere in the All Purpose Sig Contest Discussion Thread 2010. So be sure to check it out!

Note to the readers: if you like a particular piece, have any suggestions or would like to simply compliment a certain someone; you’re more than welcome to join in with the discussions in the All Purpose Sig Contest Discussion Thread 2010. =D

4. Any tips for our aspiring artists?

Practice, be patient and take into account any related-suggestions/compliments. Don’t give up on an idea; see through it because you never know how it’ll turn out in the end!

Truth be told, I was about to give up on this One Piece Sig. There was just way too many things I wanted to put into it. The only thing I would change would be the “squiggly lines”. Yeah, I know. It was a mistake. >.<

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

I can’t really say there is one…just yet.

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

I was a pretty good drawer/painter when I was in school which was fun and I did for a certain time continue to practice at home as a hobby if you like. However, I never for a second consider it anything more.

I picked up Photoshop by myself. At first, it was a bit confusing and annoying but I’m slowly getting there. Experimenting and playing around with the tools and features in PS pretty much helped me out in getting to grips with everything lol.

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

Off course! I enjoy creating an art piece from scratch, colouring and designing it. The possibilities are endless; the obstacles are always interesting and only give you more experience and aid in the future. I’m not accomplishing something in particular whenever I make a piece. I just like the creative part of these contests. Developing my skills as I go along is the only accomplishment in my mind. You win some, you lose some. If people like and appreciate my work as well; then it’s a bonus. =)

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

Naturally, some sections I enjoy/like more than others. You’ll always find something different in each section; besides the related-discussions. =P I’m talking about the atmosphere and the members. No matter what section of MH you visit; you’ll always find something new to take a look at and learn from…

Nearly everyone on the boards are cool and friendly to talk too, so I’m a very happy member. I have no complaints.

9. Leave a message for the fellow users!

A huge thanks goes to all those who voted for me. I love you all! I spent three days straight working on that signature piece and experimenting with all sorts of combinations to make it look so goooooood xD. I’m very pleased with the outcome and I’m glad many of you like it too. *.*

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the Fun Forum; you’ll never, ever find another place quite like it on the interwebz hehehe~

You are all most welcome to join and participate in the Bi-weekly Signature Contest as well! It’s a pretty awesome contest. Oh and Happy 5th Birthday MH!!!

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#1. by BBB Banana ()
Posted on Nov 25, 2010
Nice interview Bugz :)
#2. by kakashi919 ()
Posted on Nov 25, 2010
lol good interview Jin

Btw there's a hip-hop thread? <_>
#3. by shaheer ()
Posted on Nov 25, 2010
#4. by Googlez_kun ()
Posted on Nov 25, 2010
nice interview!:)

you used to draw and paint?I want to see:hurrrr
#5. by destiny4ever ()
Posted on Nov 26, 2010
Cool interview, Jin-kun. ^_^
#6. by Xadyu ()
Posted on Nov 26, 2010
*sniff* T.. They grow up so fast.. I'm proud of you kiddo !!
#7. by blai ()
Posted on Nov 26, 2010
@kakashi919: The Hiphop thread is located within the fiery depths of the General Entertainment section - proceed with caution :p

And great inteview Jin, nice to see your serious side from time to time :)
#8. by Bugzee ()
Posted on Nov 26, 2010
Thanks for all the cool comments!

@ kakashi - what Blai said lol. You better check it out asap! It's not that hard to find but if you do; http://mangahelpers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7378&page=18


@ Googz - Thanks! I'll definitely post more in the Art Section. I've been meaning to sketch or paint (in PS that is) something up from OP or Claymore for a while now. I just haven't had the time to chilax and start on the piece lol. Don't worry, I'll keep you updated on the progress of it xD.
#9. by Googlez_kun ()
Posted on Nov 27, 2010
Sounds exciting!Looking forward to it:)

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