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Pavel Prokopev

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Artist Interview - David Liu Story credit: Celsys, Inc. | Clip Studio Paint Q: How did you get started with art and find your personal style? I picked up art when I was fairly young and my parents were supportive of it. Things started to get more serious in Junior High, when I watched my first anime in the early 90’s. It was something that I had never seen before, so I got obsessed with that style. After getting into anime, it was a struggle because my art teachers saw that I had potential, but they wanted me to practice anatomy and draw still lifes instead of drawing from imagination. I tried my best, but that style was still always there. Now that I’m doing art professionally, if I had drawn what I was told, my style wouldn’t be anything like what it is now. However, I also feel a lot more capable of drawing diverse styles, because I did take their advice and learn to draw different things. It has opened doors for me, when it comes to hireability. Q: How did you get your start in a career in art? I realized I wanted to do art full time, but that I didn’t need to go to school for that. Instead, I focused on studying and practicing by myself. I drew what inspired me, went to the library, and read lots of books, trying to get my skill level up and ideas out of my head. While drawing at a coffee shop, I met someone who gave me my first professional big gig in art and animation. That person was Evan Cagle. He is a masterful illustrator, animator, and art director. I basically owe everything in my career to him, as far as giving me a shot and seeing my potential goes.

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