Artwork comes in all shapes an sizes. Segmation prides itself on offering a variety of digital paint-by-number patterns. Thanks to our digital artists, we are able to distribute new, colorful collections every month.
This month, we have the pleasure of interviewing digital artist Marta Guijarro De Luna.
Marta has designed a number of Segmation’s pattern sets. Some of her recent creations include aerial vehicles and winter sports.
“Life is not about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself”
– George Bernard Shaw
What is your art background? Did you go to university or teach yourself?
I studied art history at the University of Valencia in Spain. I’ve always loved drawing, but before entering college, I was only able to take one sculpture drawing course at Barreira Academy (an academy of drawing in Valencia) for two months during the summer. I learned everything else on my own through countless hours of drawing, trying different techniques (pencil, watercolor, etc.).
When I finished college, I had the opportunity to join a production company where I learned the basics of animation. Soon I was able to work on some of their productions like an animated TV show and an animated feature film. That’s how I began my career in the world of animation.
By that time, my professional life started to move in a different direction and I had to set aside my pencils for some time. I thought drawing would be something I’d never get back to. But, unexpectedly, I had the opportunity to work on a cartoon TV show and after several years I got out my pencils and made a career in the field of illustration. Since then, I’ve been lucky to straddle the path between illustration and animation worlds.
“The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing”
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
When I was a little girl I remember saying that I wanted to be an artist or work for Disney.
Other Segmation Sets by Marta
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working”
Was there a person or people in your life who encouraged you to be an artist?
Definitely! My family, especially my parents have believed in me from the beginning and always encouraged me to work on projects that were related to drawing and illustration. In their opinion, it was easy to copy something but to create something new from scratch was something that not everyone was able to do. My father, an architect, served as a great critic and helped me polish my drawings, helping me get proportions and perspectives just right. Also I found support from my brothers whenever I needed it. And my boyfriend, who made me pick up again the pencils and encouraged me to take on new challenging projects.
demo reel 2009 from martasan on Vimeo
(Marta is currently working on an updated version of her demo reel. It will include her most recent work on an animated feature film and an animated story for Ipad. For now, enjoy watching her past animation work.)
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up”
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