Community Spotlight: Maria

Tuesday, Nov 01 2016  -   Seracene X 0 Comment

Maria "CutiChan" is a digital artist from Peru. Although she does not normally draw fanart, Maria has made Smite the exception and has produced some interesting artwork over the year. You can view her artwork on Twitter, Facebook, and order commissions on DeviantArt!


SC: How did you get started creating Smite fan art?
MA: I started playing the game because of my young[er] brother, and I got addicted to it really fast. I don't usually do fanart in general, but I felt something special towards Smite. The characters got my attention, and I started to do some simple drawings of my favorite gods.

SC: What is your favorite creation, and why?
MA: I can't really say, kind of like choosing the favorite of your children. But the most memorable to me is one of my Bellona's pictures based on Mucha's artwork. I guess it is memorable because I'm a very impatient person, and trying to do the ornaments behind her was quite difficult to me. It was a challenge, but in the end, I enjoyed it a lot.

SC: How do you create your artwork? What style(s) do you like to draw?
MA: When [it] is for personal purposes, I don't pay much attention to what I do. I could take hours or even weeks for the most simple picture; I just like to enjoy those moments. But when the drawing is for [another] person, I try to do a whole plan for the entire picture, and I also try to have other people's opinions during the time I take to get the picture finished.
I can't really define the styles I work with. It's really embarrassing for me to say that I'm very ignorant and I'm not interested at all in the field of visual arts. At the beginning, I tried to copy Naruto's drawing style but it didn't work for me, lol.


SC: What inspires you?
MA: Mostly daily life and random ideas from chatting with friends. I love getting inspiration and the will to draw when I don't think too much.

SC: What project(s) are you currently working on?
MA: After doing lots of Smite fanart, I found a little place in the commissions world. To be completely honest, I thought it was not going to work, but I am lucky. It is going well, and it is helping me save up for a trip I wanted to do for so many years.

SC: Do you have anything else to say to the community?
MA: Just keep being awesome. It is really nice to be part of this big family that has treated me very well and has made me feel welcome.

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