Saturday, April 16, 2016

Alena Lazareva

Good evening readers! Thank you for joining us during the weekend. Tonight we are joined by the wonderful artist Alena Lazareva. She creates really wonderful fantasy art pieces. You can visit her website to view more of her creations.Thank you so much for talking with us Alena.






1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?

For the first time I began to offer tubes PSP with UpYourArt about 5 years ago. This cooperation has quickly ended and was short. Now about a year I offer the tubes PSP with Creative Design Outlet

2) What does your artwork mean to you?
I draw every day since my childhood. My artworks are my hobby and work. I do my favorite thing.

3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?
I am inspired by life with her manifestations. Every day are new emotions, new events, new pleasures, and new artworks

4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?
About 5 years I think. Though there was a break for 3 years when I didn't offer a tubes till 2015

5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?
I draw by hand on the graphic Wacom tablet in Photoshop. Sometimes I draw a water color. Also I draw oil paints, generally it is for myself, for decoration of the house interior.

6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create with your artwork?
I sell the press of my works on several websites. These are cards, posters, the press on a canvas, bags, hours and others. Also I cooperate with the companies on creation of schemes for a cross stitch charts.

7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?
In painting I like Fantasy stile. I like to represent fairies, angels, mermaids and mystical images and to use many light effects. Мне нравится искусство Kagaya

8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?
Of course. It is very pleasant to me to see works which are created by means of my tubes. It is interesting and with taste is picked up. It is very beautiful and effective.

9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?
It is interesting to me to look as the imagination of people who buy my tube works. As all of them on a miscellaneous can make interesting works. I appreciate all to whom is pleasant mine artworks

10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?
I love all the works. But most for me my dear Mermaids.

11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?
I think both that and others are worthy. Animated as though inhale life in a picture.

12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?
I do not do commissions as of yet due to time constraints but I am always willing to listen to ideas that taggers may have and I try my best to cater to this community.

13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.
I allow to do everything with the drawing. Perhaps if change is made it will look more interestingly somehow on new.

14) Would you like to receive tags which our readers may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our readers.
I would LOVE that! I am glad that people like my artworks. And it is pleasant to me to see result which is made with use of my works. Thanks to all who loves my art

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Renee Biertempfel

Good afternoon readers! Today we are joined by the fantastic artist Renee Biertempfel. Her art has a whimsical and fantasy feel to it.You can visit her website to see more of her artwork. Thank you so much for speaking with us today Renee.





1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?

Many years ago "2003" right after I put up a website with my artwork I started getting emails requesting use of my works
for tags and tubes. Then a few years later I met the owner of CILM who invited me to join their site where the images could
be purchased. Now the site is Creative Design Outlet and since the beginning I have had a good relationship with them.

2) What does your artwork mean to you?
Its everything to me...

3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?

Many things... but mostly in quiet moments I get an idea or inspiration which I write down or create a small sketch of
as soon as I can. Sometimes its a vague idea I can develop later...or a full image I see completely.

4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?

Back when CILM "now Creative Design Outlet" started and ever since...

5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?

I draw traditionally in graphite then scan the drawn art into photoshop. From there I digitally
paint the line work in a traditional manner using a stylus pen and tablet.

6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create with your artwork?

I license my artwork to companies to put on products they create as well as working for a local publishing company.

7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists have influenced you?

There are a lot to list but mostly I am a big fan of Alphonse Mucha "Art Nouveau" thats a movement of  art thats near and dear to my heart.

8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known with getting their names and artwork more visible?

I can only speak for myself personally..It has I think..it means a lot to me and I am thankful for the interest in my work.

9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?

I appreciate and I am grateful to you all who have purchased my work and share it with the world.
Plus its interesting to see what people create!

10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?

"Goblin's Faery Guide"...The kitten is of my beloved pet Gobby. And" Message Bringer" That painting is about
one of the lowest moments of my life...and thats when I heard the creators voice who gave me a message of encouragement.
Not long after my life drastically turned around...Still amazed to this day your is never the same after that. So I created
a painting about it.

11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?

I like the regular signature tag creations...animations are ok if they are clever and dont take over the image.

12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?

Not at this time my focus is just creating paintings for licensing, publishing and personal projects. Ideas are always welcomed.

13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.

I feel its most important to stick to CDO's guidelines anything that deviates from that wouldn't be good. I just ask to show respect to the works of art I create.

14) Would you like to receive tags which our readers may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our readers.

I wouldn't mind its fascinating to see what people come up with.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sheena Pike

Good morning readers! I am bringing us all a bit of sunshine & color to our day with the artist Sheena Pike. It is a rather wet & dreary day here but her artwork will brighten up any day. You can visit her website here. Thank you so much for speaking with us this morning Sheena.






1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?

The owner of CDO approached me I had never considered my art for tubes didn't really know that people used drawings for that kind of thing I thought it was purely digital art that was used.  After speaking to another CDO artist I was convinced that it would be something well-suited for my art.

 2) What does your artwork mean to you?

All of my drawings mean different things individually, but as a whole my art is my future it is what I've always wanted to do. It's an extension of me and it has given me the ability to be my own boss and be the entrepreneur I always wanted to be. I can raise my daughters while working from home .... I can inspire other artists and be a working mom but more importantly be an artist who's making a name for herself . My art means I can create for a living.... And there really is nothing better than that.... Thanks to people who enjoy it and follow my work.

3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?

So many things inspire me my kids being one large factor of inspiration. My Tea series in particular was inspired by my oldest daughter when she started her tea party phase as a toddler, from there it snowballed and now I've created a series and continue to add to it . My mood, nature even smells or feelings can come into play. I'm inspired by the ability to lose myself in my ideas.... my constant never ending visions.

4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?

I Do you believe it's been a year I don't know the exact time but it is approximately a year.

5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?

All my drawings are drawn by hand... Then I photograph my drawings to make prints and products . I use colored pencil and pastels specifically Faber Castel Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils paired with PanPastels.

My interview with PanPastel Company http://paintdrawblend.com/2015/11/artist-qa-sheena-pike/

I've also gotten into adding ink as well as glitter and embellished items, gems, paper flowers, buttons etc.. I like to be whimsy and different I like to think outside the box ....there are no rules. I do what feels right and what I think looks good.

 6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create
with your artwork?

My artwork is also licensed for Crosstitch which has been quite successful . I'm starting to become more well known in the Crosstitch community which is wonderful and the Crosstitch fans are so very gracious. I also have multiple online stores where I sell home items such as duvet covers and shower curtains as well as tote bag's greeting cards prints and even clothing. I have been overwhelmed with so many things and opportunities coming at me that I haven't had a chance to thoroughly upload as much as I would like but I hope to have all my stores fully stocked with items as drawings are completed.

7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you? Craola , Scott Mills, Medusa Dolllmaker, Richard J Oliver,  fashion Artist Camille Pfister….and of course Jasmine Becket Griffith ..and so many more …too many to list.

 8)Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?

I do believe so, I know I've had many people come to me who had not known of my art until I started selling at CDO. Regardless in the end as artist it's up to us to inspire others and be seen. But most definitely it has helped.

9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?

My favorite part is just knowing that my drawing that started in my studio in my home is now in the hands of somebody who is inspired enough to create something from something I made.

10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?

Porcelain is one of my favorites more so because it was a transition, for me and my art. Something finally clicked and I found my niche. Ever since porcelain I have grown leaps and bounds and have continued to push my limits. Inner demons is another favorite 2014 was a very rough year for me and it reflects in the drawing greatly.

"We all have a darkness and it can be beautiful" - Sheena Pike

Also “Penelope” My Gift Wrapping Elf who was just a fun drawing that has snowballed into a Collection of Characters I continue to add to.

Tea & Periwinkle as the little girl my daughter Brooklynn Jade

Hydrangea is another as it reminds me of my Grandmother….she loves purple and Hydrangeas…..I gave her a print and Tote Bag last year as a gift. A cute story…After Giving my grandmother a Hydrangea Tote Bag as a gift , One day I went to her house for coffee …..she had hung the bag on the wall. It was so cute that I told her she was suppose to use the bag for groceries or mail and she said it was too beautiful….I then gave her a print so she would use her BAG…lol

11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?

I don't mind the animation as long as the original form of the drawing is intact because I do portraits it can seem awkward if over animated I've seen one animated with sparkles and thought it was gorgeous .

12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?

At this time I do not I have so much on my plate not only with my art business but raising two young girls (2 and 6 yrs) My oldest daughter is in kindergarten so often I am helping with her class. My husband is awesome and helps and supports me so much but I am trying to learn to do quality over quantity. To take on too much work would just be overwhelming and I would not want to get sloppy. I hope in the future once both my girls are both in school full-time I will have more time to do commissions.

13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.

No not really as long as the integrity of my art is intact .....copyrights are followed and ethically nothing is being done illegally I'm happy with whatever the customers want. All I ask is I be credited as the artist.  mirroring can be a little tricky with my drawings because they are portraits so the faces may look off proportionally.

 14) Would you like to receive tags which our readers may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our readers.

I absolutely love getting them I love seeing what people come up with!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Clare Bertram

Good afternoon readers as it is about lunchtime here. We are joined by the wonderful artist Clare Bertram. Her artwork is a combination of fantasy and gothic. You can see more by her on her Deviantart page and her website. Thank you so much for talking with us today Clare.





1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community? 

I received an offer to join the PSP Tube community by Creative Design Outlet (CDO) and am very glad that I am now a part of it – it has certainly widened my reach to viewers for my art and its lovely to see them being used and viewed in a respectful approach.

2) What does your artwork mean to you?

My art is my escape from reality, but as an oxymoron - it’s also where I bring my imagination to reality. Art is my chosen expression for me to bring to life my dreams, thoughts, interests and my love of storytelling 
through visual media. Art is a part of my personality that I could never imagine not indulging in. There’s 
nothing more satisfying for me than to share my art with the world and to see how the stories of them unfold in different peoples’ perceptions of it.

3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?

I love all things fantastical and whimsical and I often love to paint it with a dark and gothic approach. This is 
very reflective of my upbringing. Folktales and cultural mythologies have been a huge inspiration for me, as I 
come from an Irish and Hungarian background; I have had the best of both worlds when it came to stories of 
fairies and elves all the way to vampires and werewolves.

4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?

I have been selling psp tubes for a number of months now with the outlet CDO.

5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand 
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?

Although I began my art career as a traditional artist, I soon learnt the value of producing art digitally
 especially for commercial outlets. It sparked a new beginning for me and now I cannot part with the medium. I still generally begin my artworks with a simple sketch which is hand drawn, I follow it up by scanning it into my computer and working within Photoshop to produce the artworks that I currently create.

6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create
with your artwork?

Aside from psp tubes. I have had a number of products created with my artwork, ranging from dream catchers, household items, greeting cards, clothing, jewelry and more. I am hoping to expand my product 
base over time as I continue to improve my skill.

7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?

From the age of 12, I was taught traditional media by Cynthia Hargraves – a renowned pastel artist here in Australia. She certainly helped me develop my own style which I transferred
into digital media. A number of people have said that my style is similar to that of Anne Stokes which I take as an enormous compliment and I have found her success within the fantasy genre to be an inspiration for me. I have a huge list of artists and their work that I love and am inspired by including Victoria Frances, Luis Royo, 
Jessica Galbreth, Selene Regener (Selenada), Gorden Napier (Dashinvaine), Rebecca Sinz (ElvenstarArt), and 
many more.

8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?

As I mentioned before, I found this to be true for me in regards to helping my work reach more people. It is a 
fantastic outlet for people to see your work as it is another wonderful form of exposure.

9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?

The lovely messages and emails I get from people who have used my work or found me through a psp outlet. It is wonderful to be able to connect with people who I share common interests with and learn more about 
the community itself.

10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?

My heart certainly lies within my darker pieces. I have enjoyed creating all my artworks but more recently I 
have been concentrating on the gothic genre and I love the outcomes. I feel they represent me and my style 
best. If I had to choose one specific artwork I would always say my latest work, as in each new artwork, I have 
learnt something new and improved my skill in some way.

11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?

I have yet to see my artworks animated. However, I would imagine that I would enjoy both judging from what I’ve seen with other artist’s works.

12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?

I do not do commissions as of yet due to time constraints but I am always willing to listen to ideas that taggers may have and I try my best to cater to this community. 

13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.

I love it when people are creative and I encourage it to a reasonable extent. I still want my work to look like it was created by me as I put a lot of work into each piece and each painting still represents me as an artist. I don’t allow editing the painting itself (adding extra elements such as more butterflies, etc), disproportioning the painting by resizing it or any drastic change.

14) Would you like to receive tags which our readers may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our readers.

I would absolutely love for people to contact me and share their tags or just say a general hello. The best 
place to contact me is on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/clarebertramart/

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mike Denning

Good afternoon readers! Today we are joined by the wonderful artist Mike Denning. You can view more of his art on his facebook page. His art is quite sensual and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us Mike.






1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?

I received several offers from psp tube companies and questions from individual taggers around 11 years ago, but I didn't know what it was back then.  After learning about tubes and tags, I jumped at the first offer I got a few years ago, which wound up not working out too well.  I switched over to another psp tube company since then that has served me quite well.

2) What does your artwork mean to you?

For starters, I love drawing the human body and I love to to display basic sexuality in my work, which bothers some people but, to me, is just a part of being alive on this planet and nothing to be ashamed of.  I, as well as other artists who often work with the human form (whether it's a fine-art nude, a pin-up or erotica), have to deal with people being uptight, nervous or sometimes just plain upset at anything that showcases the nude form and exudes a degree of sexuality or sensuality in the piece.  After 17 years (off and on) of creating pin-up/erotic art, I have taken up a social commentator like stance on my work.  I'm celebrating the human form, love, life and one form of human emotion in my work and showing people that it's okay and nothing offensive or vulgar.  My work is never explicit, but even still, some people get upset or at least uneasy.  I want to show that, again, the human form and sensuality/sexuality is okay and nothing to freak out over.

3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?

The love of the human form, which is a beautiful work of art in and of itself and the fun in taking this complex three-dimensional form and rendering it to the best of my ability.

4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?

Roughly about 2 1/2 years now.

5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?

All of my artwork is done by hand.  The originals are all 9" x 12" and done with colored pencils on 80 pound colored pastel paper.

6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create
with your artwork?

Most of my works are done with the idea of them becoming tubes later.  In addition to the pin-up/erotica artwork I do, I create portraits from time to time.  I have also done two album covers for motivational speaker and musicial Joe Vitale; three book covers with a fourth one coming soon for an art collector and author friend of mine; character concept art for an independently made Sci-Fi film; and an illustration of a hand giving the middle finger for a cancer research fundraiser - which I am very proud to say was spear-headed by Michael Gross who was the art director for National Lampoon Magazine and co-produced the animated film "Heavy Metal" and both Ghostbusters films as well as it's mid-to-late 80's animated series.

7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?

There have been many artists and photographers whose works have influenced me over the years.  For starters, the pin-up art of Alberto Vargas (saw his work for the first time when I was five years old), George Petty, Gil Elvgren, Alain Alsan and Olivia deBeradinis.  Boris Vallejo and definitely Frank Frazetta are two fantasy artists whose paintings of the human form really lit a fire for me, creatively.  Also the photographs of Bunny Yeager, John Derek, Sante d'Orazio, Helmut Newton and Patrick Demarchlier to name a few.  Bettie Page, Brigitte Bardot and Madonna have also served as influences on my work over the years, too.  Mind you, while I may be inspired by all of these people and they certainly have had a tremendous influence on what I do (among other people and things), I have never had the desire to mimic them in any way.  They did what they did and I'm doing what I need to do.  Kind of like some guy who loves Jimi Hendrix's guitar playing so much that he eventually learns to play just like Jimi or some other guitar god.  I have no respect for that.  Be inspired by others, but do your own thing.

8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?

I think it certainly does; but to what extent, I think, depends on the artist and how they present themselves.  For me, I submit new works when I can, sit back and see what happens.  I'm often more involved in promoting my work in other venues.

9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?

Those moments when someone from the community shares their re-workings of my art on Facebook.  It's always fun to see what people do.  Quite often, I see the women of my artwork adorned with flowers or butterflies and it makes the work much more feminine and beautiful.  That actually inspired me to illustrate butterflies fluttering around the model in my most recent illustration which, annoyingly got me booted off Facebook for three days.

10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?

I have a few pieces that I am proud of because of the amount of detail, love and care I put into them.  I suffer from a crippling disease a lot of artists have which could best be described as thinking my work is just "okay" or not quite up to the level of perfection I hold for myself.  Mind you, I'm not going to do a George Lucas and constantly redo old works again and again.  I just make mental notes about what I think could be improved and try to do better the next time around.

11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?

Either way is fine by me.  They're all beautiful to look at.

12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?

I do commissions almost all of the time, but so far, none have come from taggers.  If anyone out there would like to commission me to do something for them, I can be contacted on Facebook or via e-mail.

13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.

So far, I have no restrictions on anyone re-working my artwork.  My only request is that taggers send me a copy of what they have done so that, I can add a page to my website showcasing all of these new versions of my works.

14) Would you like to receive tags which our readers may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our readers.

Please do as I love seeing them all.  As mentioned earlier, I will - eventually - put up a page on my website that will be specifically devoted to tags.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Erin Ewer

Hello readers! Thank you for joining us this evening. We are delighted to be reopening the corner again. Our first interview after a long break is the talented Erin Ewer. You can find more of her beautiful art on her website.







1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?

I was reached out to a few years ago by MTA.

2) What does your artwork mean to you?

For me my artwork is primarily an expression of creation. I love imagining things, and I have a desire for them to be real.
Art is about as close as I can get to making the things I see in my head a reality. It can be a meditation tool at times as well,
and serves as a memory log, much like photographs for most people.

3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?
Music, books, movies, and often things I have an interest in completely outside my art. Jellyfish, Moths, Fungi, Owls, and
plants are a huge inspiration on what I decide to create. Lately music has been my biggest inspiration; listening to songs that
inspire visuals in my head have been pushing at me!

4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?

Three or four years I believe

5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?

My artwork is primarily traditional. While I do do Digital work on occasion, I mostly use watercolors. My main tools are of
course my brushes and paint. I do use photoshop occasionally though in the sketching phase, when I need to alter or fix, size
up or down, or rearrange a composition on a more complicated piece. I used to do it all by hand, but Photoshop is much faster,
and saves paper.

6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create
with your artwork?

My artwork is featured on a number of tangible items, from boxes and keychains to pocket mirrors and journals. Postcards and
bookmarks are a great inexpensive way to own a favored piece of artwork without needing wall space to enjoy it.

7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?

Oh so many. I am strongly influenced by Alphonse Mucha and the entire Art Nouveau movement. I absolutely adore classical works,
especially anything depicting Greek or roman gods and goddesses.
When I was about 12 or 13 I came across Amy Brown's Fairies online, and fell in love with not only the subject, but the
medium. Thanks to her, I picked up my first set of watercolors and committed to them as my medium of choice. On the way,
David Delamare, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, and far too many more to count have been a huge inspiration for my art.
Most recently, Kelly Mckernen has been a huge influence on becoming more liberal with my washes, and really embracing that
Art Nouveau aspect that I love so much without having to commit to a fully stylized piece.

8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?

All exposure does this to a degree, so I am sure that many people who had not known me previously were introduced to me art
by the psp community.

9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?

Seeing the creations that others create using my art.

10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?

Absenthe Fairy- I'm proud of the design and complexity of the piece, Green also happens to be my favorite color, so how could I
not love this one?

These Impossible Dreams- This one I feel was not only executed beautifully, but the subject is very dear to
me. When I was young, my favorite movie was the little mermaid, only my dreams were the opposite of hers. To me it represents
the impossible dreams we have as children, hoping somehow to become something we can never be.

Lucid - a Huge breakthrough for me in several ways. This was a much larger size than I normally work in, and the complexity
of the jellyfish and hydrangea flowers was a long and daunting task I had to force myself to power through. It was one of my
first attempts with extensive washes, and I very much enjoy the surreal atmosphere, and the disparity between size, distance,
and location.

Dryad- I just love the look of this one, the colors and the unusual mash up of shapes and styles, somehow managing to form
a coherant piece.

11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?

I do not have a preference.

12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?

I am open to all kinds of commissions, from private to commercial use.

13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.

I do not allow the images to be altered beyond color changes. For example, I would not allow someone to alter the size of the eyes of someone
in my painting to make it more cartoonish, or anything along those lines. I feel that those kinds of alterations compromise
the integrity of my work, and make it look like something other than my style of painting/drawing.

14) Would you like to receive tags which our readers may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our readers.
Sure! It's always fun to see what others have been inspired to make from my artwork.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Selina Fenech

Good evening everyone! Tonight we are vising with the fantastic artist Selina Fenech. She has been a part of the PSP community for many years.  You can find her website here and her online store
here. Thank you so much for visitng with us Selina. We are delighted to have you here.






1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?

I first started offering my art for tubes back many years ago with CILM. I didn’t even know what tubes were back then!

 2) What does your artwork mean to you?

My artwork is all about a feeling of magic. Whether it’s calm, comforting magic, or a sense of adventure or danger, all my paintings are about that sense of the magical.

 3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?

I’ve always been into anything fantasy related- movies, books, games, comics, everything! I love anything fantasy related because I love feeling that sense of something magical, which I also try to create in my art for other people to feel as well.

 4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?

I think it was back in 2007 that I was first with CILM, and then moved to CDO. It’s only been a few months though that I’ve started selling my own tubes directly through my own site. It’s been a learning curve for me, but I really enjoy it, particularly creating the tubes myself. I’ve even been painting in extra parts for tubes where in the original artwork, some of the figure or wings may have been cut off-


5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?

I do a bit of everything! I’m a bit experimental with my art, and always switching between mediums. Sometimes I do digital art, sometimes acrylic on canvas, sometimes watercolours. For digital art I have a pressure sensitive screen that I paint on (the Wacom Cintiq 24HD), which I also use for all my design work.

 6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create with your artwork?

I also sell lots of physical products of my art, including art prints, notebooks, jewelry, bags, and phone cases. But I love other digital products too and have colouring in pages/digital stamping files and other crafts based on my art available.

 7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?

In historical terms, the Pre-raphaelite and Art Nouveau eras are my biggest influences. Modern artists that I love include Amy Brown, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Brian Froud, Annie Stegg, Natalia Pierandrei, and many more. 

 8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?

I do think so. Artwork is nothing if it’s not being enjoyed by people, and PSP designs are a great way to enjoy and share artworks!

 9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?

I’ve always loved seeing the designs people create with my paintings. It’s like seeing new interpretations of my work, or revealing what about an artwork connects to someone personally by how they present it.

 10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?

I’d have to say my all-time favourite artwork is Motherhood View
Winged Things will always have a special place in my heart too and always gives me the warm fuzzies. View
Lost Soul is one I’m most proud of because it has a lot of detail!
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And of my newer art, Ravenkin is a new favourite, I guess because I just love ravens!
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11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated?
  Or are both great to you?

I like both, but am a sucker for pretty sparklies…

12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?

I’m always open to ideas! I have limited time (don’t we all?) so I don’t really do commissions right now, but I’m always interested to hear what people want.

 13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.

I’m pretty open with what I allow. I want people to be able to express themselves freely. Mostly I just don’t allow things like non-proportional resizing- e.g. making an artwork skinnier but not making it shorter in proportion! That’s always going to mess up an artwork the wrong way

14) Would you like to receive tags which our readers may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our readers.

Of course! If anyone wants to share their tagging work with me, you can email me at selina@selinafenech.com or you’re welcome to share it on my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/selinafenechart