Corine Spring Interview
Tell us a little about yourself:
I grew in Belgium, I have been drawing since I was a child: on paper and pencil, then Oil on canvas. In 2005, I discovered the digital art. Over the years it became a passion. When I don’t create, I like to walk in the countryside with my family and my camera. I like too listen to music, watch a good movie… enjoy a good meal.
When did you first begin to make art?
I don’t impose myself any limits, is the creativity that guides me. It is often a picture that inspires me. My first motivation is sharing. Through my work, I try to convey sweetness and emotion.
When did you first start using Photoshop and how did you learn?
I discovered Photoshop in 2005 in contact with artists who use. I learned all alone with tutorials.
What inspires you?
It is often a beautiful image that inspires me, a pretty model, a beautiful building, a beautiful object, but it can also be a film or music or the season. Many things, really.
Who are some of your favorite artists?
Difficult question… I do not have a favorite artist, but I’m dazzled by art. Today one artist and tomorrow another. But if I have to mention one artist it would undoubtedly be “Mr Xerty” whose work is fantastic.
What is your typical process when creating a piece of art?
When I have an idea, I draw it with a ballpoint pen on paper. Then I look for images that I can integrate into the work. Depending on which images I use, the idea may change, sometimes to something completely different than the original idea. But it’s rare, I most often remain faithful to the project.
Where do you get your source materials from?
Most of the time, I use resources free of copyright , ideally in the public domain. I also have a few friends who are photographers and models who offer me images.
What is your favorite Photoshop trick/method at the moment?
In this moment? Embed light effects on portraits. I think it brings a personal touch to a piece that is more basic without this contribution…
What is your favorite Photoshop tool or plugin at the moment?
This is not “at the moment”, it still is. I am an unconditional lover of the pen tool. I use it for everything! Cutting out the model with a layer mask, but also to draw paths. The pen tool is an extension of my pen. Lol
What work of your own are you most proud of?
My next piece… lol
I’m a perfectionist and I’m not usually happy with my work. What pleases me is how others react to it. Someone recently thanked me because my gallery succeeded in making him forget his worries. Here I know I won my challenge.
What are you currently working on?
I was recruited by a collective of artists and I have to provide several unpublished works. And if I needed anything, I’m go where the wind blows me, I seize the opportunities that appear. But mostly, I’m having fun! Creation is my oxygen bubble.
What would you tell someone who is starting out making Photoshop art?
Work again and again. Nothing happens without work. Learn regardless of method. But above all, have fun!