Good evening everyone! Tonight we are vising with the fantastic artist Selina Fenech. She has been a part of the PSP community for many years. You can find her website here and her online store
here. Thank you so much for visitng with us Selina. We are delighted to have you here.
1) How did you become a part of the psp tube community?
I first started offering my art for tubes back many years ago with CILM. I didn’t even know what tubes were back then!
2) What does your artwork mean to you?
My artwork is all about a feeling of magic. Whether it’s calm, comforting magic, or a sense of adventure or danger, all my paintings are about that sense of the magical.
3) What inspires you in creating your artwork?
I’ve always been into anything fantasy related- movies, books, games, comics, everything! I love anything fantasy related because I love feeling that sense of something magical, which I also try to create in my art for other people to feel as well.
4) How long have you been selling psp tubes?
I think it was back in 2007 that I was first with CILM, and then moved to CDO. It’s only been a few months though that I’ve started selling my own tubes directly through my own site. It’s been a learning curve for me, but I really enjoy it, particularly creating the tubes myself. I’ve even been painting in extra parts for tubes where in the original artwork, some of the figure or wings may have been cut off-
5) How do you create your artwork? Is it by hand or digitally? What tools do you use in doing the artwork?
I do a bit of everything! I’m a bit experimental with my art, and always switching between mediums. Sometimes I do digital art, sometimes acrylic on canvas, sometimes watercolours. For digital art I have a pressure sensitive screen that I paint on (the Wacom Cintiq 24HD), which I also use for all my design work.
6)Aside from psp tubes, what else do you create with your artwork?
I also sell lots of physical products of my art, including art prints, notebooks, jewelry, bags, and phone cases. But I love other digital products too and have colouring in pages/digital stamping files and other crafts based on my art available.
7) As you have developed your style and artwork, which artists
have influenced you?
In historical terms, the Pre-raphaelite and Art Nouveau eras are my biggest influences. Modern artists that I love include Amy Brown, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Brian Froud, Annie Stegg, Natalia Pierandrei, and many more.
8) Does the psp community help artists become more well known
with getting their names and artwork more visible?
I do think so. Artwork is nothing if it’s not being enjoyed by people, and PSP designs are a great way to enjoy and share artworks!
9) What do you enjoy the most about being part of the psp community?
I’ve always loved seeing the designs people create with my paintings. It’s like seeing new interpretations of my work, or revealing what about an artwork connects to someone personally by how they present it.
10) What are some of your favorite art pieces which you have done and why?
I’d have to say my all-time favourite artwork is Motherhood View
Winged Things will always have a special place in my heart too and always gives me the warm fuzzies. View
Lost Soul is one I’m most proud of because it has a lot of detail!
And of my newer art, Ravenkin is a new favourite, I guess because I just love ravens!
11) Do you prefer tags with your art tubes animated or non animated?
Or are both great to you?
I like both, but am a sucker for pretty sparklies…
12) Do you do commissions for taggers? How about ideas for tubes which taggers may have?
I’m always open to ideas! I have limited time (don’t we all?) so I don’t really do commissions right now, but I’m always interested to hear what people want.
13) Is there anything which you don't allow to be done with your artwork? For example mirroring, animation, etc.
I’m pretty open with what I allow. I want people to be able to express themselves freely. Mostly I just don’t allow things like non-proportional resizing- e.g. making an artwork skinnier but not making it shorter in proportion! That’s always going to mess up an artwork the wrong way
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.
Of course! If anyone wants to share their tagging work with me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you’re welcome to share it on my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/selinafenechart