Tonight we are talking with the artist Freya Langford -Sidebottom. She is known for her unique
pin-up style. You can visit her Deviantart and purchase her psp tubes at AIL. Thank you so much for talking with us Freya.
1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?
I joined a couple of years ago - Zindy approached me on DeviantArt. I had already had MANY offers from lots of other companies about making my work into tubes, but I was always dubious about it and said thanks, but no thanks. When Zindy approached me though I had a lot of respect for her as an artist and she had some great artists that I was personally a fan of with her company. So I decided to accept her offer with Dreamscape Imaging. I now make my PSP tube home with Artistically Inclined Licensing.
2) What does your artwork mean to you?
Each piece is one of my babies! Some of them are trouble children that took a lot of work and grief, some were perfect kids that practically raised themselves. Some of them are older now but still just as loved. I like being able to look back over my body of work and see definite improvements - that's always a happy feeling for an artist!
3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?
Lots of things, movie characters, music sometimes, suggestions from others that I may never have thought of. Mostly though it's sexy girls and boys that prove to be my muses!
4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?
Must be about 3 years now I think. It's something I am sure I will be sticking with for quite some years to come though!
5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?
These days I just create it all digitally straight in Photoshop with my trusty Wacom tablet. Have been getting back into the traditional pencil art lately though - there is somehting different about the actual hands-on approach that I miss with digital work.
6) Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create with your artwork?
I am also a qualified graphic Designer, so I create logos and posters and things like that. I also do a lot of RPG character commissions outside of the tube world.
7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists have influenced you?
Haha, there's too many to list! DEFINITELY the big names like Boris & Julie, Luis Royo. Some really amazing digital artists like Greg Horn. Also I am a big fan of James Adams too, his sexy pencil girls just blow my mind!
8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known with getting their names and artwork more visible?
Yes, I defintiely think so! I have made heaps of freinds and fans from it, my work is reaching a wider (and quite dedicated) group, plus I am meeting lots of other amazing artists along the way.
9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?
Definitely interacting with the people who buy my work - but the best part is actually SEEING the tags they make with my artwork!
I keep every tag that I find created with my art so I can always look back on them and admire them. I am a SUCKER for the animated ones especially!