Tonight we are visited by the wonderful artist Katerina Koukiotis. Katerina is known for her wonderful drawings in fantasy and other areas. You can visit her website and purchase her PSP tubes at PSP Tube Stop. Thank you so much for talking with us tonight Katerina.
1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?
I became part of it through license companies that licensed my work
for this use, in the beginning when I first started showing my art online
I would receive requests emails for my art to be used in tags,. signatures , tutorials,
at that time I didn't know much about it , I learned more about it once i licensed
my art and start seeing all the beautiful tags, the PSP community created with my art.
2) What does your artwork mean to you?
My art means everything to me , I Love ,drawing or painting, expressing my feelings /ideas
it's a really good feeling knowing what i create with my hands is not only
important to me but has touched the viewer as well,the biggest compliments
i received as an artist is when I'm told a drawing or painting touched them personally.
3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?
So many different things inspire me , fairy tales, Angels,music, books, dreams , Disney, people
real life experiences, stock models ,fantasy art,etc..so many different things
4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?
I have been selling my art in tubes since 2005, when i was approached by
a Tube license company at that time Artistic Mind Inc.
I'm now Licensed with psptubestop.com
5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?
I create by hand I'm a traditional artist
My style of art is realism , I specialize in pencil hand drawn portraits and fantasy paintings/drawings.
My preferred mediums are graphite pencil/charcoal, color pencils,watercolor, pastels ,acrylics.
6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create
with your artwork?
I create Prints, bookmarks, magnets,key chains,Scrabble tile Pendants,
my art is also licensed and available in cross stitch patterns,Rubber Stamps,Bags, Fabric iron ons,
and bunch other products like Binders,mouse pads,mugs, cards, postcards through my zazzle store.
7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?
I admire so many artists from pencil artists to painters, from Classic Pre-Raphaelites
Neoclassic artists like John William Waterhouse,John William Godward
to current amazing fantasy artists
it would really be impossible to list all of them, there are just too many :)
I love artworks that touch me personally and i hope my art can evoke the same feelings in people when they view my art.
8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?
Absolutely i think the support the psp community has shown to artists
is very helpful to artists and their work. I also want to take this opportunity to
personally thank all the taggers that supported my art.
9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?
I enjoy seeing all the beautiful creations taggers do, i also appreciate
seeing how supportive and respectful they are of my work
As an artist and a person it's very important for me for my work to be respected and feel comfortable
being part of a community that does that . from the beginning i felt very welcomed
from the psp community i met wonderful people/taggers who become really good friends
and i just want to thank everyone for their support.
10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?
That's such a hard question for me to answer because i create new art all the time
and with new art ,new favorites come along
...some pieces that come to mind are Morgan Le Fay, Dreaming on Aquamarine Tides,
Once Upon a dream, Ghost of a Rose,Twilight,My Heart is yours, Newborn Gift..
11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?
I enjoy everything, animated or not, i think both are equally beautiful and creative.
12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?
I have done commission for taggers and currently take commissions for taggers through psptubestop.com
13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.
I 'm pretty flexible about rules only thing I don't allow is mixing with other artists work.
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 members.
Absolutely i love to see the tags,tutorials anything they create feel free to send them to me,
in fact on my facebook fanpage and website i have a special album dedicated to taggers and
gifts fans of my work do with my art , love to show off your creations :)