Interview of Russian Artist Victor Fedotov

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30 Sep 2015 3:04 am

Hello, my name is Victor Fedotov Butjok, I’m Russian professional self-taught artist from Saint-Petersburg.

How you come in designing field

Starting from childhood I was told of being good at drawing and painting, but I didn’t think seriously of being a professional artist, I even decided to become a software developer at the age of 13 (I was really eager to make video games). When I was at the first year of education, I was interested at lots of anime series, watching them after university classes. Eventually I bought Wacom Bamboo from spare money and started painting and publishing artworks at Russian website drawmanga.ru and got hooked. After that something clicked in my mind and I decided to take art seriously. I graduated and got diploma, but decided not to be a programmer as all of my friends did, although I still hope to have a chance to use my programming interest in future work.

Train by Butjok

Train by Butjok

Do you have social profile or page?

Facebook: fb.com/butitos
Portfolio: butjok.daportfolio.com
VK (Russian facebook): vk.com/butjok

Which is your first art work

My first art work was full-time job at small company which is making casual games, I was responsible for painting characters’ avatars (the image of character when talking to him/her) and them in different poses for in-game cut-scenes. It was tough, but my skill level increased dramatically.

Something by Butjok

Something by Butjok

How much time you spend in a week

Currently I’m not working, but still paint pictures for myself about at lest 4 hours a day everyday.

Tools of work

Photoshop mostly, sometimes I use DAZ studio for quick character posing to overpaint it later.

RAAAWWWR by Butjok

RAAAWWWR by Butjok

workstation plateform of Victor Fedotov-Butjok

workstation plateform of Victor Fedotov-Butjok

workstation plateform of Victor Fedotov-Butjok

Do you have qualified degree in relevant field?

I don’t have any relevant education, I have Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Everything I can and know today is the result of everyday self-education, lots of experiments, and professional work’s deadlines.

DRRR Kinnosuke Kuzuhara

DRRR Kinnosuke Kuzuhara

What you do other things in daily life

Do some experimental sketches, play video games, sleep. :)

Currently are you working with any company or freelancing

Currently I’m not working at any company or freelancing, having kind of vacation after my previous full-time job.

Battle by Butjok

Battle by Butjok

A message for newer artists

Believe in yourself, value your family.

Final touches by Butjok

Final touches by Butjok

Your inspired artists

Craig Mullins, Ruan Jia, Min Yum, Tom Scholes, lots of them.

Companion by Butjok

Companion by Butjok

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