Del Floria's Interview with Togsos

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Title: Del Floria's Interview with Togsos
Interviewer: Del Floria (Live Journal)
Interviewee: Togsos
Date(s): July 10, 2011
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Man from U.N.C.L.E.
External Links: full interview is here; Archive
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Contents

Del Floria's Interview with Togsos is an interview with a Man from U.N.C.L.E. fan.

It is part of a series at Del Floria's. See Del Floria's Interview Series.

Excerpts

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
What is the picture “you dare not” create? I think I would never do a very explicit slash pic even though I slash the pair. I just don’t draw explicit pics. I’m not sure why as I have nothing against them in the slightest.