Del Floria's Interview with Togsos
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|Title:||Del Floria's Interview with Togsos|
|Interviewer:||Del Floria (Live Journal)|
|Date(s):||July 10, 2011|
|Fandom(s):||Man from U.N.C.L.E.|
|External Links:||full interview is here; Archive|
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Del Floria's Interview with Togsos is an interview with a Man from U.N.C.L.E. fan.
What do you consider to be your greatest challenge in the creation process?
Time, knowing when to stop and aspergers! I tend to do my drawings in one sitting, so it can take 20 minutes to 20 hours. I get horribly caught up in backgrounds, as they are my favourite part and would happily keep adding details to infinity!
Mostly when I get an idea I see the entire pic in my head straight away, so I just do a quick sketch straight onto the computer (in a horrendous pink colour) and start drawing. It does evolve whilst I’m drawing and that’s where I get caught up in the minutia.As for the last, I have high functioning aspergers, so sometimes if I am drawing something very detailed, I can get sensory overload and have to abandon it altogether. As a side note re aspeys, it is one of the reasons my images rarely have mouths, as I am not great at facial cues, when I was a kid my parents used flash cards to help me with expressions, from which I mostly remember the eyes and eyebrows, so that is the reason my drawing mostly have enhanced eyes :D … as you can imagine Botox kills me!
How would you respond to a critic who says, “Oh, you do fan art. You’re not a real artist.”
I would tell them to get a life, to be honest. I never consider my drawings as “art” I consider them fun. I draw for a living, but, in a totally different way, with a completely serious subject matter, I draw fan art for fun and to relax.That said I have seen fanart from some artists that are truly works of art in their own right. I see things and sit there stunned thinking … how did they do that? … I love when I come over pieces like that, sometimes the actual piece itself isn’t terribly good but I spend ages trying to figure out how they achieved an effect or a line value, its horribly nerdy I know, but then again, I totally embrace my not so inner nerd :D