Today we are visited by the talented artist Zindy. She has been a part of the psp community for a long time. You can visit her website and purchase her psp tubes at her store. She does a range of artwork from animals, fantasy, gothic and stars.Thank you so much for visiting with us Zindy.
1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?
It started long time ago when I would receive mails about permissions to use my drawings for tags, I think it might have been back in 2005. Back then I wasn't fully aware of what tags and tubes were but the creations I were sent looked very pretty and sparkly. I loved seeing your creations and I still enjoy it today. I love how my work can inspire to special words and elements, I see such creativety in the tags.
2) What does your artwork mean to you?
Artwork mean everything to me in the sense that it is such a big part of my life. It's what I have been doing for the past 10 years. It's what gets me through hard times, it's like theraphy and it's what makes me feel free and allows me to dream. I found meaning with my life the day I found my passion for drawing.
3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?
I find my biggerst inspiration in my feelings, things I have experienced in life; my dreams, my fears, love. I also find a lot of inspiration in nature and sometimes just a word can sparkle a new idea. I get a lot of my ideas at nighttime, there is something magical about the night.
4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?
I started selling my tubes in August 2007, when I signed with MyPSPTubes. In June 2008 I left the company to start selling tubes on my own and I am very happy for that decision today. I have my wonderful tuber Lisa Ansell who I couldn't do without. She's an amazing tuber as well as friend and she helped me understand the world of tagging.
5. How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand
or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?
I'm a traditional artist all the way through. I love working with my pencils, whether it be charcoal, pastels, markers or colour pencils. I primarily work with charcoal these days, which is my all time favourite medium, it's just magical and always a challenge. I love the process of drawing up the lines of a piece and slowly seeing it come to life, it's a special feeling. Sometimes it's like a good book, you don't want it to end...
6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create
with your artwork?
I create a lot of things with my drawings; prints, bookmarks, postcards, clocks, keyrings, magnets and calendars. I create most of the products myself, I really like to create unique products such as my keyrings with the personalized beads on. I hope to expand into more products in the future.
7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?
I generally like artwork that speaks to me, make me feel something and that's what I try to convey in my own work. I love the work of Alphonse Mucha, I think his simplicity in shading and incredible beautiful details have a uniqueness I've never seen before. To me it's very important to have your own style and draw what you feel inside, what means something to you.
8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?
I definitely think you do a lot for the artists, with your support.I truly think it's great to become part of the psp community cause you are very kind and appreciative and that's something any artist benefits from because it motivates you and make you feel like you are good at what you do. Some artists don't get a lot of support in real life from their family and friends and to experience that kind of support can make a big difference. I personally never experienced this much support since I posted my work online (in 2001) and later became part of the tagging world and for that I am very grateful.
9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?
What I love the most is the amazing support I have received over the years from you. It's a great feeling to know someone appreciate your work enough to want to buy and use it for personal tags. You have always been very kind and supportive to me from the beginning and it has helped me get closer to my dreams and believe in myself more. For that I want to thank you all, you are amazing!