Chitchat: Asuncion Macian Ruiz

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Asuncion Macian Ruiz

Tell us about you.
I’m an illustrator a graphic designer part time gorgon from Spain.

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In your opinion, what would be the secret ingredients to become a great digital artist?
I don’t found it yet! But I’m sure that the effort and a open mind. You have to learn always.

Where are you located?
Valencia, Spain

What is the most fascinating part of being a digital artist?
The possibility to use new technologies and fit it to the traditional techniques.

Where do you get inspirations from?
Life, family, friends. Artists as Giger, Michael Angelo, Leonardo, Klimt, Lautrec…

Do you promote/ sell/ showcase your work? If so, how?
Yes. I do it throught internet. I use personal web, Facebook, blogs, online galleries… Out the net I use expos, events and conventions.

If you have a long range goals in your life. What is it?
Work with great projects, for my favourite bands and singers… and live of my work!

What types of assignment/ project are you attracted the most? Why so?
I like creative projects, customers with an open mind that want to explore new concepts. I love the music, and music projects are the way to lace graphic art and music.

Who is a digital artist that you look up to? Why so?
I think that artists I admire are people that their effort and originality beat the standards. I love people that show in their works a strenght, a passion.

Describe a difficult work/ project situation and how would you overcome it?
Woof! The first time I started as a baby fashion designer years ago! I never try it before, but after I loved it and was so easy. I was nervous, because I didn’t know if I was able of it.

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What do you think about the Internet and how it is affecting our lifestyle?
I think that is a direct way to power up art. We have a lot of culture near of us throught the net.

If you could turn back time, how would you do things differently?
No, I don’t want to change nothing in my past. I think that bad and good things make us stronger and unique.

How do you keep your work fresh? Do you need to consciously adapt your style or does it progress naturally?
It progress naturally but of course, I review new waves of art, I explore to learn. We don’t stop learning. For it, I’m in contact with contemporary art or trends.

Name 3 of your favorite (art) books/ magazines.
I love the brand Taschen artbooks. Cheap prices for great books of big artist and trends. I love Ballistic publishing (Exotique, D’artist, Expose…) because it gives the opportunity to promote CG artist around the world and learn new concepts. But my favourite books is a collectionf of four famous world museums I have (El Prado, Vatican, Louvre and Ermitage)

What is your life motto?
Art, music and happiness.

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In what kind of a work environment do you do your best work?
At night, nature related, with my music. I need to see green plants, flowers, a window… around me.

What do you like the sound of? Why so?
I like nature sounds, my brothers laughing running in the house and driving me crazy. I bless it all. This kind of sounds, and the scent of the mornings and jasmine in my balcony, mainains me connected to earth and set my spirit free.

If you have online portfolio, what is the URL?
You can find my personal web and portfolio at http://medusathedollmaker.com and my online gallery in http://medusa-thedollmaker.deviantart.com/

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