I draw on paper, on digital canvas, with pencil, with pen, with digital pen, with Wacom tablet. I draw portraits, landscapes, cars, designs, comics. I also take photos if my free time allows it. I take photos of landscapes, environments, macros of plants, of people (in studio). Sometimes I even make videos with my Canon camera. It might sound a lot already, but it's not over! I publish videos to Youtube. Mostly drawing videos (people call them speed painting).
Are you interested? I'm trying to keep a balanced, high quality of my works. Would you like to see something already?
Don't be inpatient!
Before you go on, I would like to tell you my story. Would you like to hear it? No? I don't really care, I'm not giving you this option. However, You have the opportunity to stop reading.
So, I'm an 18-year-old guy. I live in Hungary. I always wanted to catch people's attention. Would you like to know if I succeed at it? You will! Just as I said before, be patient.
I would say that I'm an average guy.
And if You'd have the possibility to ask, I'm sure it would be "How average is to be a digital drawer, speed painter, photographer and a web developer at the same time at the age of 18?"
Then I'd answer: Don't look at me like this, bro! It's not that simple. It all started 4 years ago, when I published my first speed painting video.
Now, You would say: Wow! At the age of 14?
- Yeah, yeah, at the age of 14. But it wasn't a big deal... I knew It's crap, but I wanted some attention. And I had luck. I sent the video link in email to a Hungarian World of Warcraft blog (Yeah, I was a geek back then, I played WoW...) and fortunately they posted my video!
"What a kind blog" I thought. And I haven't met another blog with such friendly editors after this one. Anyway, it's another story, get back to my video.
So I earned about 10k views over a few days. I was happy, however not all of the feedbacks were positive. And then, I became lazy and a freaking geek and played WoW for one year without any productivity. After that, I got back to work. Started publishing more speed painting videos, and learned the basics of HTML at school, so I made my first website. Very simple design with an average of 2 visitors per day (me, and my mom). I was still playing WoW, and made a dozen of drawings related to the game. Some of them were pretty good (if we consider that I was like 15-16).
Well, I was quite good at drawing, I think I'm not overstating if I say that I was better than 90% of my school.
If you were standing right here, in front of me, I'd see the excitement on your face about my old drawings.
Well, most if them finished in the trash, but here is my first speed painting (with 25k views now) [link]
"WTF is this shit?" - You would say.
"I told you it's crap, bro!" - I's answer.
- Of course, if You were here!
I'm starting to feel like being Ted while telling his infinite long story to their children from How I Met Your Mother.
Would You like to speed it up?
If You don't answer, I'll consider it as a No!
Well, OK then...
So, I created some videos and started uploading my works to Deviantart under the nick DigitalArt. Yeah, I used this name for like a year (2009-2010) when I realized that it's too general. And furthermore, I might not be the only one who thought that this would be a good name, so it's not too original either. I was developing a new site at this time (took me like a half year to finish). Started it before changed my name, so it still was DigitalArt, and I wanted to call the site DigitalArt Center. It was supposed to be a website with a complete login stuff and with forum, lot of tutorials, so an online art center. When I was about to drop the name DigitalArt, I didn't have any other nickname in my mind. Then my father advised me a name. I accepted it and started working alias lorantart. My website is running under this domain (lorantart.com) too, just like my Facebook page (facebook.com/lorantart).
"I must interrupt You now!" - You would say. "Did your website become an "art center" (as you called it?)"
-The answer is quite simple, go and check it! But I know You are lazy to move your fat ass here (no offense, just kidding) so: No, it's more like a portfolio.
Getting back to the story, some months ago, when I uploaded my 24th video, hit 200 000 Youtube views and 400 subscribers, I got tired of making videos, I had to change. The first step was a pencil drawing of an actress from Skins. It was special because it was done on paper (total worktime was ~30 hours), and I haven't been drawing on paper for like one and a half year!
Pretty interesting, huh?
But I still enjoyed painting on computer, just wanted to change the subject and the style. So I got back to my Wacom tablet, and made a comic strip. I wanted to make only one strip, but I liked it. It wasn't my first comic, and I always stopped after 1 or 2 episodes, but now, I'm still updating Axel (my comic) on every Monday and Friday.
Now, go and visit my Facebook page to see all the things I've been talking about.
Oh, and I promised to answer if I made my goal, succeed at my hobby. The answer is Yes. I couldn't reach millions of people, I couldn't earn money with my hobby, I don't have a big fanbase, but I LIKE WHAT I DO, and think this is the most important. And when other people start chatting with me and ask questions about me, my drawing, and ask me to help them in their work, I feel proud. Even if I reached just a few person - It's a good feeling. And this is why I always answer all their questions and help them. They become my friends and I usually talk with them. They encourage me, and I encourage them.
I know how it feels when You want to talk with an expert artist, and he/she doesn't give a crap, so I promise You can always ask me. Just visit: facebook.com/lorantart