Ask the Artist: a fallen sister

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Title: Ask the Artist: a fallen sister
Interviewer:
Interviewee: a fallen sister
Date(s): September 9, 2007
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Fan Art, fandom, Supernatural
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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a fallen sister was interviewed in 2007 for Supernatural Roundtable.

Some Excerpts

I got into Supernatural a little late...February of this year, actually. I'd seen so much positive buzz about SPN on my f-list that I decided to give it a try. 'Born Under a Bad Sign' was the first episode I watched and I liked it well enough to watch again the next week. It was that ep, 'Tall Tales' that cemented things for me. I immediately ordered the Season One DVDs, and then watched them almost non-stop. And oxoniensis sent out a plea on my behalf for Season Two eps so that I could get caught up and that was it...I was completely gone. I love those Winchester boys (and their Dad...RIP John. And Bobby. I *love* Bobby) more than is probably healthy for a person to love fictional characters. And of course, along the way, I also fell in love with Jensen and Jared and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I love anything and everything about SPN: I like Wincest, but I like gen, too, especially when it's weeChester gen. Love RPS. I even occasionally enjoy het, with Layla and Lenore being my two favorite female characters.

I've been drawing since I was a little bitty thing. Sometime around high school I started concentrating on portraits. One of the questions I get asked sometimes is, 'How do you draw/where did you learn to draw hair?' I have my incredibly boring high school geometry teacher to thank for any hair-drawing ability I may have. I spent the entire year practicing, right under his nose (years later I would discover why he never noticed - he was stoned, lol.) I only just managed to squeak by in geometry with a barely-passing grade, but I think my drawing skills improved a lot that year!

I'm constantly trying new things, trying to teach myself new methods and techniques. Maybe that's why I have so many unfinished projects (about a million and counting)! I have more pencil drawings than anything, but I've worked a little in color (both with traditional media and with Photoshop and/or Painter.) I've experimented with incorporating some photo-manipulation into a piece. I've also been trying to see if I can get some use out of my Poser software, though I haven't quite figured out how to avoid the 'stiff' look to the figures. I think the capability is there, in the software, but I need to brush up on my anatomy in order to get a natural look to the figures. The jury's still out on Poser. ;o)
As much as I love drawing nekkid boys, I've kind of had a hankering lately for some very mild Sam/Dean myself, specifically some nice hurt/comfort. And I'll totally accept your 'close second' - nothing wrong with a little cheating. *g* For myself, if I had to pick just one, I'd go with #2, which I guess explains why I have so many weeChester projects in the works!