Gretel Lusky aka Gretlusky defines herself as an Art student, still learning.
Her portfolio is already composed on some great pieces.

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Which software are you using?

[GretLuskyI use Photoshop CS5.

[YourCavern Blog] Are you a professional artist?

[GretLusky]
No, I’m currently in my third year of a Visual Arts Degree and I’m planning to start studying Graphic Design this year.

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Where are you based/nationality ?

[GretLusky]
I’m Argentinian and there’s a German side in my family.

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What kind of artworks do you fancy to draw?

[GretLusky]
I have special interest in represent strong and genuine emotions like love, despair, harmony, craziness, sensibility, obsession, pain and more. The human figure is an important part of the composition and is usually escorted by animals and surrounded by nature. Animals are for me a symbolism of purity, absolute goodness and wisdom. Every piece has some particularly story behind that includes certain thoughts and personal experiences that I want to immortalize. I always tend to add a short phrase that completes the image. I like drawing portraits and design a lot of characters. I also have a fan side (really huge) that enjoys drawing comics and superhero stuff.

Bandida by Gretlusky
Bandida by Gretlusky
Blue hair by Gretlusky
Blue hair by Gretlusky

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Explain a little about yourself, and where do you come from?

[GretLusky]
I was born in Argentina and I’m living here. I started to draw regularly when I had 11 years, the same age I started watching a lot of cartoons and felt in love with shows like Teen Titans and WITCH. I always say that my first teacher was the TV! It was three years before finish school that I was pretty sure I wanted to do something related to art. I didn’t want it to be just a hobby, though the choice of studying veterinary made me doubt a lot. Contrary to the usual thing when it comes to art, the support of my family is and has always been enormous and encouraging.

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Do you think it’s possible to describe the process of your art style, what are the does and don’t, the important aspects you set yourself to achieve your style of design?

[GretLusky]
Well, If my art style has a process, it’s really messy for sure. I think I can’t find my own personal style yet, or at least, not the one I would like to. After all these years of drawing I know just one certain thing that help me to be where I am: You have to love what you’re doing. I think it’s pretty much the only thing you need because the rest comes from it. If you love it, you’ll do it constantly. If you do it constantly, you’ll get better and better. My first drawings were awful, I knew it, but I loved spending time on them, and I remember I just wanted to do it forever. So my style has changed a lot and I’m sure it’ll keep changing.

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For your Designs, do you start manually the sketches or do you start straight with the software?

[GretLusky]
I start straight with the software and sketch with a Wacom Intuos tablet. The possibilities of change or add something in the digital way is endless and I think I feel more comfortable. This was not always the same, of course. Getting involved in the digital art for the first time three years ago was crazy. I had a hard time getting used to it.
When I draw with a pencil I like to finish the piece traditionally too. I don’t know why, but there are few occasions when I mix both techniques. They are two different things and each one have their own beauty.

Chaos by Gretlusky
Chaos by Gretlusky

 

Life by Gretlusky
Life by Gretlusky

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What is your dream for the next five years?

[GretLusky]
I would love to travel in first place. I wish to visit new places, meet some inspiring people and travel to Germany again. Being a freelance illustrator and work in an animation studio should be the two things I have always pursued. So I really hope that in the next five years I’ll be able to live from my passion.

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What are your expectations from the design world?

[GretLusky]

I think my expectations are nothing compared to the real thing. The technological advancement is amazing, times are constantly changing and everything is renewing itself, so I’m very excited (and perhaps a little frightened) of what lies ahead.

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Do you have any favourite artists, who may influence your art?

[GretLusky]
I do. I’m fascinated by Chiara Bautista’s work and Charlie Bowater’s art style. I think my biggest influence was the Italian Alessandro Barbucci. I also admire artists like Cyril Rolando, Brianne Drouhard, Littleulvar, Khary Randolph and Todd Nauck.

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Any books/movies/video games that you fancy and get you inspired?

[GretLusky]
Music and poetry are a huge source of inspiration for me. I enjoy fantasy books, adventure movies, love stories, deep characters, anything with magical elements, creatures and a touch of fiction. I find inspiration in almost everything!

Dont leave me by Gretlusky
Dont leave me by Gretlusky
The calm after the storm by Gretlusky
The calm after the storm by Gretlusky
You by Gretlusky
You by Gretlusky

Gretel has definitely some potential. This is an artist to follow in the years to come.


 

SUMMARY BIO

 

Name Gretel Lusky
Age 20
Location Argentina
Profession Student
Tools Photoshop CS4.
Work Portraits
Favorite Artists
Chiara Bautista, Charlie Bowater, Alessandro Barbuci, Cyril Rolando, Brianne Drouhard, Littleulvar, Khary Randolph and Todd Nauck.
Website http://gretlusky.deviantart.com/

 

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