Take a look at out our interview below with artist renisanz, then check out her Tumblr to see more of her phenomenal work!
What programs/tools do you use?
I’m a traditional artist at heart, so everything starts with mechanical pencil and/or (sigma micron) pens on paper. I scan my lines into with an Epson scanner. I always bring my art into Photoshop to edit it, whether I’m coloring it or not.
When I was in college, I used Photoshop CS2, and I couldn’t afford to upgrade. When I got a Wacom Intuos, Photoshop Elements 9 (which is just as good as the full version of Photoshop if you’re just going to be using it for digital painting) came with it, and I’ve been using that for a few years. A few months ago, I subscribed to Photoshop CC, and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s a lot easier to make gifs with it. I love that I can edit video in it as well, but I haven’t done it much in that particular program.
When I’m making gifs, I use Wondershare Video Convert Pro, which allows me to convert basically any video/audio format into any other video/audio format that I want. Then I import that file into Photoshop as well begin editing.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from various places. Many of my drawing are directly inspired by fic. Since I’m on tumblr quite often, I’ll get inspired by posts, meta, head canons, tags, fan mixes, gifsets…everything.
What are your primary fandoms?
They tend to vary with the television season. I say I can only handle a certain number of fandoms at a time, because it just takes so much mental (and physical, really) energy. I just watched Daredevil, and it was ah-mazing. I’m also currently into watching Arrow, The Flash, Scorpion, The 100, The Musketeers, Agents of SHIELD, and the MCU in general.
What project have you always wanted to do?
I’ve always wanted to write and draw my own story/comic. So, that’s still in the works. I have a few ideas. :)
What is your favorite work?
Of my own…? If I have to choose one, I will go pick “Perhaps” (ALNM Note: see image above). Along with being very (surprisingly) popular in the LBD fandom, it was also a turning point for me as an artist, a revelation of where I wanted my art to progress stylistically.
If you mean in general, as far as type, I love a good AU fic. People are doing such brilliant things with them. For example the I Dream of Felicity AU by andyouweremine on tumblr is a must read, if you’re into that sort of thing. :)
What is the one thing fandom doesn’t know about you?
I’m really into researching my geneaology. I binged-watched Finding Your Roots w/ Henry Louis Gates, Jr. a few months ago, and that only fueled the fire. It’s this huge puzzle I’ve been trying to piece together. Just when I thought I’d hit a dead end, I find another bread crumb about a some distant relative, tucked away in my late grandmother’s photo album.