Thursday, July 9, 2009
Name: Christie Tseng
Job Position: Ever still a learning student~! Also happen to be a props designer at Hasbro Studios
Some other things you have worked on: Bit o' freelance in comic, storyboarding and game concept art.
The process and tools you use: CS4, pencils, and those cheapo free ball point pens. I usually like to have a loose concept or mood in mind when I start something new. And half the times the final result is a surprise!
What inspired you to become an artist: I'm simply a kid who never stopped drawing! My doodling because more specific as I grew up with the anime/manga deal. In 11th grade I discovered the possibilities of entertainment art as a career and I've never looked back since. Above all I know that I just want to be able to draw and tell stories to the best of my abilities.
What is your most favorite subject to draw/why: I most often doodle characters, but I love environments as well; those two complete each other! (And lately I've been fascinated with trees... yep.)
Any tips you can give: Network with friends who share similar interests, seek out the best teachers and take control of your own education. Keep working hard, and stay humble!
Favorite Artists: Too many... To make things simple: at this moment, they be those crazy amazing Japanese artists overseas. Take a look at the production art for animation there (designs, boards, bg layout & painting, animation keys etc) and you should see what I mean.
Favorite Animated Movie: The Iron Giant
Hobbies: Reading comics, watching animations, keeping a dream journal, daydreaming !