Friday, January 20, 2012

Constanza Ehrenhaus

Today we are featuring a new artist to the PSP community, Constanza Ehrenhaus. You can visit her website and also here. You may purchase her PSP tubes at PSP Tube Stop here. Thank you so much for talking with us Constanza.We always enjoy getting to know the artist behind the wonderful art.

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

Lisa Cree invited me to take part in this project. I am normally very cautious about allowing other people to make money out of my work, but Lisa is a wonderful person and I felt that I could completely trust her. Besides, being an artist herself, she knows of the struggles we all go through as "starving artists" so she is incredibly generous when it comes down to share the profits.

2) What does your artwork mean to you?

My personal work is a way of expressing my most inner self. It is a way of explaining my sense of humor, my hopes, and the way I see the world. If I do not do art, if I don't scribble at least a bit, my soul gets sad. My commissioned work is a way of challenging myself to discover what lies within other people that want to show to the world.

3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?

Basically everything: life itself, music, nature, spirituality... But for the most part I am now focusing on positive images that pop in my head.

4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?

Since December 2011

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

My work is digital, I use Photoshop but everything is done from scratch. Basically you can think of it like this: The canvas is my screen and the brushes the Intuos pen, I make some of my brushes, mix the colors and draw every line by hand.

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

I mainly work on commissioned tattoos and character portraits, but I have done storybooks illustrations and worked for companies in creating an image for branding.

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

Many of the best out there. Disney and Japanese animation were probably my first real influences, American and European style comic books, the masters such as Leonardo and Botticelli were great inspirations. More on the modern side I was influenced very much by Stephanie Pui Mun Law, who is also a darling person, Cris Griffin, Chris Malidore and Karyn Bonfiglio are just a few of great people  and incredible artists who have been greatly giving as some sort of private tutors!

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

Only if they credit the original image, otherwise people will never know who is the artist. To those who do mention the artist name: You are awesome!

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

I like being able to give people the chance of doing tubes in a legit way, those that pay for the hard work that artists put into creating are encouraging artists to keep giving more to them. I also love the collaborative nature of it!

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

Oh, I did two tattoos for this lovely girl, a pagan Goddess and God, I liked them so much that I went ahead and colored them I really like them, especially her, the composition works, the effect of lavish life and movement on her contrasting with the barren landscape, the frame is a favourite too!

On the other hand, Holy Cow  shows a lot of my goofy side and how my brain works most of the time. I really like this one because of the humor and the very heavy Catholic religious art look, which is a great inspiration to me too.

I worked also on this tattoo for a man in Middle East. He was very detailed about what he wanted and guided me thoroughly to achieve this lovely Winged Goddess, I am very happy with the result.There are other pieces that I love, but I am not allowed to show them yet.

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

Whatever gets the creativity going!

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

Yes, always open for commissions!

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

Besides the obvious no racism, pornography, misogyny and any expression of hatred, I really want my work to remain unaltered in color and aspect ratio (no stretching, please!).

14) Would you like to receive tags which our members may do featuring your artwork? We often love to send the artists tags by our members.
Oh, that would be such a honor! Yes, please!

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