Hello readers! Today we are visited by the talented artist Susan Rundle-Hughes. Susan creates some wonderful cute and fantasy images in her artwork. You can visit her website and purchase her PSP tubes at PSP TubeStop. Thank you so much for talking with us today Susan.
1) How did you become a part of the PSP tube community? I was asked by MyTagArt to join them two years ago. I hadn't heard of it before then. When they closed I joined PSP Tube Stop, and I'm very happy there.
2) What does your artwork mean to you?Art means the world to me. I don't know what I would be like if I couldn't create. It's something I've done ever since I was a child and it has become part of me.
3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?
Nature, animals, old buildings, books and fairy stories and other people's artwork all inspire me. I go for lots of walks and I always carry a camera with me so if I see something I like, an old gnarled tree for example, I take a photo of it for future reference. I spend a lot of time in the local art gallery too. It's only small but I love visiting it and I'm always inspired by the artwork on display or in the craft shop.
4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?About two years.
5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork? I paint both digitally and traditionally. Traditionally, I favour watercolour, gouache and coloured pencil. If I paint digitally, I sketch the drawing by hand, scan it into the
computer and paint using photoshop. 6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create with your artwork? My friend, Natacha Chohra, and I are going to start up a business selling our artwork at fairs and on Etsy very soon. Other than that, I have also had my artwork used for fabric designs, stamps, calendars and cake designs. I also illustrate books, mainly educational children's books at the moment but I would love to expand on that.
7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists have influenced you? From the past my greatest influences have come from the Pre Raphaelites, Arthur Rackham and Beatrix Potter. There are so many modern artists I love; Alan Lee, Brian Froud and I love Aaron Pocock's work. Generally most fairy artists and children's book illustrators.
8) Does the psp community help artists become more well knownwith getting their names and artwork more visible?I think so, it gives the artist a wider audience and I'm so thankful for the wonderful and friendly psp community.
9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?Meeting new people and seeing what gorgeous work they can do with my artwork. It's always exciting seeing what other people have created using your artwork.
10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?I don't really have a favorite but I do like 'dancing in the moonlight', inspired by the beautiful full moon whilst walking my dogs one night and my 'Will-o-the-wisp' painting that was inspired by the marshes behind my house. Personally, I prefer my sketches to my finished paintings.
11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated? Or are both great to you?Both are great!
12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?
I haven't yet but it's something I would consider if taggers approached me with ideas :)
13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.Nothing I can think of.
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.
That would be wonderful. I love see what others can create using my artwork.I would ADORE to receive tags featuring my artwork. Yes please :)