Interview with Yakovlev Vadim Alekseevich

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9 Mar 2017 12:03 am

Yakovlev Vadim Alekseevich

About yourself

They call me Yakovlev Vadim Alekseevich, though online I’m under the nickname of “Yakovlev-vad”. It’s embarrassing to admit that I lack creativity when it comes to coming up with names Though I’ll be really frank with you, I wasn’t even really trying to come up with a really creative name, since I couldn’t even imagine that I’d be doing what I’m doing at the moment.

This is perhaps one of those questions that literally run me into a corner Honestly I don’t know what could I say to tell me apart from an ordinary person… Yes, I think the word combination of “ordinary person” is the most precise description)
To a certain extent I think I’m a rather boring guy since for the most part I just live in my “own world” where I feel most comfortable. Despite all that I don’t mind communicating, actually being rather chatty if I get into a socium)
But for the most part I’m a loner. In regards to photos, I don’t really like taking pictures, so I don’t have any to show.

Some most popular Art Painting Work of  Yakovlev-Vad

Landscape 3 by Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 3 by Yakovlev-vad

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Landscapes & Scenery © 2014-2017 Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 16 by Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 16 by Yakovlev-vad

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Landscapes & Scenery 2016-2017 Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 6 by Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 6 by Yakovlev-vad

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Landscapes & Scenery © 2015-2017 Yakovlev-vad

Evening walk (Patreon reward) by Yakovlev-vad

Evening walk (Patreon reward) by Yakovlev-vad

Fan Art / Digital Art / Drawings / Movies & TV © 2016-2017 Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 7 by Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 7 by Yakovlev-vad

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Landscapes & Scenery © 2015-2017 Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 10 by Yakovlev-vad

Landscape 10 by Yakovlev-vad

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Landscapes & Scenery © 2015-2017 Yakovlev-vad

How you come in painting/art field

Hmm…actually there’s a whole story to be told
I first tried drawing when I was 14 years old. I was inspired back then by an #artist named Artemisa (nowadays she’s known as Azzai). Furthermore I was very inspired by the works of GoldenWolf.
To put it lightly, I wasn’t really succeeding at that time, having drawn less than a year, and later abandoning drawing deeming it unfitting for me. Later, after more than 3 years, I tried drawing once more, though I was inspired by an entirely different topic.
It’s amusing a bit shameful to admit the fact that this time my source of inspiration was the rather childish cartoon, MLP:FiM. Indeed, the characters of this show are both simplistic and adorable. And the works of other artists only further convinced me of drawing once again. So one beautiful day I once again started to draw)
Admittedly, the decisive moment for me was to overcome a certain moral barrier in that I was very afraid of having other people look at my works. This time though I was determined and posted my first work on a Russian site dedicated to MLP. It was thanks to the warm comments of the viewers there, that the wish to continue drawing had sparked again within me, as I daw to this very day)

Your workstation

Yakovlev-vad-work-platform

Yakovlev-vad-work-platform

Do you have social profile or page?

Although the word “accounts” is too strong in my view since I spend most of the time on my DA (DeviantArt).
When it comes to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, I don’t really use them.
I also have a Tumblr yakovlev-vad.tumblr.com and Patreon (www.patreon.com/Yakovlev_Vad)

Which is your first art work

Write which is your first art work
– Hmm, I think the word “crooked” would be a rather fitting description for that particular work, As I said earlier, it’s hard to name my first drawings successful. But there is no shame in that, since all artists start from the bottom

How much time you spend in a week

Actually I have to say that I spend quite a lot of time drawing, perhaps even too much time. As a rule, there isn’t a day without me #drawing. In terms of hours, then I usually spend between 4 and 9 hours #drawing everyday.

Tools of work

First, when I just started to draw, I used only pencils and eraser. But now my works tool is computer programs named Paint Tool Sai and #Photoshop #CS6 But #Sai is my primary works tool.

Do you have qualified degree in relevant field?

Shamefully I lack both an University, and an Art degree. Actually I once had the chance to study in an Arts College, yet due to the great distance between the institution and my home I chose another direction. When it comes to the education itself, then I passed my 9 grades in school, after which I was accepted at the Architectural-Building College of Saint Petersburg, where I received my diploma qualifying me as a technician-architect. PS: College – Is a midway specialty trade institute in Russia that doesn’t really count as higher education.

What you do other activities in daily life

– Heh, as I said earlier, I spend most of my time drawing. When it comes to other hobbies I could name: Music – goes well with drawing) #Cinematography – I love $fantasy, thrillers and horrors (although I never see the latter alone by myself Bicycle – I love riding my bike beyond the city, although I leave this hobby for the summer months when it’s not that cold outside) Computer games – I won’t lie, there isn’t a day that’d pass without me playing for a couple of hours) Aquarium fishes – I love fishies, a very relaxing occupation)

Currently are you working with any company or freelancing

– Shamefully my efforts to get hired somewhere have been unsuccessful. The matter of fact is that in #Russia there aren’t many places where an artist could work. Furthermore, in order to work in this field, you must have an incredible level of productivity. I myself draw rather slowly(It is because of this, that I usually do individual orders).

A message for newer designers/artists

– Hmm, I think I could give some advice)
Do you remember I am saying that I abandoned drawing at first when I saw that I had little success? If I had the chance to turn time back and give some advice to my past self, then I’d have told myself not to quit. Regrettably I often see new artists abandoning drawing as they think they aren’t good enough. The matter of fact is that starting to learn how to draw is indeed hard, but mistakes shouldn’t be feared. There’s no progress without mistakes) I strongly advise not quitting at the start. If you truly wish to learn how to draw, you must be prepared to advance step by step starting with the very basics.

Your inspired artists

– Hmm, actually the list of artists that inspire me is indeed rather massive.
I follow a great number of artists possessing different levels of proficiency and chosen directions. Actually I chose not to disclose any names, since I love the works themselves, rather than the artists. To me, a great piece can be produced by many various artists

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