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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 8:13 PM

A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a multitude of mediums.

At the core is his love and dedication to the realism in captured moments of humanity that only the lens of photography can provide. With a background in architecture and design underpinning his artistic journey, Bernardo joined deviantART almost a decade ago and in that time has generated a formidable and impressive body of work on his own but also through collaborative endeavors with the other members of the deviantART community. He serves as a model of not only individual personal dedication to his art – but as an artist ever ready to share from his vast reservoir of spiritual support with any deviants or other artists who need only ask.

Bernardo specializes in building teams of artists to realize his visions when imagining public spaces filled with artwork, media, and inspiration. On a recent notable project he worked with devilicious on bringing the interior of a 25,000 sq ft nightclub to devious life. On this, as with his other creations, much of the graphics, photography, modeling, design concepts, and artworks are sourced from dA when building massive public projects.

Many are most familiar with Bernardo’s work from his collaborations and photographic journeys in association with National Geographic that have yielded such absolutely beautiful imagery.  He manages to capture the human condition and the global pulse of our living planet in an unvarnished and dramatic yet life-affirming manner. His images rank with the very best of what has made National Geographic the touchstone and authority in naturalist photography since before most of us were born.

But of all his most treasured collaborative work, Bernardo cites as his most enduring, fulfilling and inspiring the projects he shares with his son Tomas, teemoh. Like father – like son: Tomas also began his photographic journey on deviantART. Whereas Bernardo’s life in photography has focused on capturing moments in the natural world, Tomas, with his background in video and graphic design, is achieving great things in experimenting with light, form and sound. The father & son team is currently collaborating on a media show, “My Thailand Story.” Theirs is the sort of professional and spiritual relationship that best defines and illustrates in living practice what the deviantART experience and community is all about.

Interview with Bernardo Medina


When did you first realize that deviantART was becoming your support system in your artistic endeavors?


When I started meeting many talented artists in deviantART, passionate about their work and about sharing it. They have been truly inspirational during the last 10 years. I come to deviantART every day. As an evolving community, it has a rhythm of it's own. In a world saturated with social media, deviantART remains true to it's original intent, connecting people through art. DeviantART has always been a reflection of new art trends, what's new, what's viral. In the modern world of business it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can share what you create and benefit from it.


Can you tell us a bit about your formal education and how it relates to the knowledge gained from an online community of photographers?


Architect by education. We have a Studio of Design and Construction in Texas. Photography is a source of inspiration for my architectural projects. It lets me play with the perception of the outside world, it's structures, forms, colors, illusions and cliches!

DeviantART artist/friends work with us on the artistic part of the architectural projects we do: graphics, photography, modeling, design concepts. The collab and team work is awesome!

Recently we worked with deviantART's devilicious on a 25,000 sq. ft. night club project in Fort Worth, Texas. We produced many deviantART inspired images. Her visual concepts had a unique deviant flair. Working with devilicious (Mary) is Nirvana!


Would you like to shed some light on your relationship with National Geographic?


Over the last few years some of my images have received photography awards and I've traveled with Nat Geo a couple of times. We are currently working on a multi-media show that includes a photography exhibit in Houston with The TAT ( Thailand Tourism Authority ) of the 2012 Thailand trip.


Do you feel like you’re an ambassador for the arts ethos of deviantART when you’re working in Thailand, etc?


A humble ambassador! It's always great when you have a deviantART friend tell you that your work inspired their creativity, or that they traveled to a certain place after seeing my photo.


What do you tell young artists about making best use of the human resources of arts communities as they begin building their careers?


Connect, connect, connect with artist-friends. The sorcery and charm of sharing our view of the world make it one of the most treasured of all creative arts. Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron once was to steelmaking.


Can you name a photographer on deviantART whose work you admire?


We have followed jsmonzani for many years. The range of his work is inspiring. His work mixes photography, graphic design and cinema, and we like that!


What relationship do you see between the magic of art and the business of art?


To be a successful entrepreneur, one needs a vision of one's work. If we dream, we will be inspired beyond the straight jacket of the everyday world. There is a profound connection between art and enterprise, which allows businesses to overcome its limitations and break the rules. Creativity is the cutting edge of the art business.


Do you have future projects in mind in collaboration with your son?


We're working on a media show: "My Thailand Story."


Can you talk about the arc of a father and son collaboration?


My son Tomas (teemoh) joined deviantART 9 years ago. He went to film and photography school and now we work together on special projects. It's awesome! He is driven to create and has a passion for engaging with clients to turn their visions into striking images. As a video-photographer and graphic designer, he is working on several media projects experimenting with light, form & sound – the world in motion!

Interview with Tomas Medina


How has your Dad's arc as a photographer influenced your career personally and professionally?


It’s very exciting to be a part of a creative family.  It gave me the tools to create my own vision of the world.  Professionally, it's a great start if you have 4 eyes!


Can you talk a bit about your current camera set up and also offer some travel tips for the young photographer about to set out on a first trip as a paid photographer?


We like Canon Equipment, and we travel light, but bring very selective gear to cover any lighting  condition.


Have you ever instantly known when you’ve captured the death of the perfect moment?


Yes. Sometimes you can feel that instantly! But also, many great photographs are made only after observing a subject, learning when it looks best, and returning to photograph it at its most spectacular. This is how you make anything look extraordinary.

Video Narrated by Alan Watts

CREDIT: :iconjacquelinebarkla: A Dark Horse Running in a Fantasy by JacquelineBarkla

Questions For the Reader

  1. What happened that confirmed for you that you had chosen correctly in making the arts a focal point in your life?

  2. Have you ever collaborated with a close friend or family member?  Was it a moment of growth or did it result in a retreat.

  3. Are you in the process of planning a full commitment to a career in the arts?  Do you need to choose between many talents in the arts?

  4. Do you think there is a well of inspiration waiting to be tapped by the right artistic stimulus in every human being?

A study in artistic diversity, Bernardo Medina embodies the renaissance spirit of the consummate artist, always inspired and inspiring artists around him to create and capture the rhythms of life and beauty in a multitude of mediums.

Writers: $techgnotic
Designers: $marioluevanos
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zhoutengshan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
YingoDaPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
1. I haven't really made such a decision yet, but I find drawing and writing fun.
2. No I haven't, but I do want to in the future.
3. I can't decide yet.
4. Yes. Art is a wonderful medium that is the bringer of many great (and possible bad) ideas.
VeroMagnifico Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great article! Awesome to see a father and son collaborate. I really like the photograph of the Chinese pagoda, it has a very serene feeling to it. Simply beautiful.

1. Unfortunately, art is currently not the main focal point in my life. I do enjoy making photographs and working at pieces of digital art as it helps me to relax and unleash my creativity. However, what I like most is indulging myself in art be it in museums or here on deviantART. I believe that it fuels and revitalises my soul.
2. I have never collaborated on an art piece yet. At the moment I am to busy honing my own skills in photography and Photoshop/Illustrator. When the time is right, I might do a collaborative piece.
3. The political study I currently follow does not have art as its main focus. However, I am planning on following a minor course in creative writing and maybe a master in the field of art (which is possible with my study, haha).
4. For me art truly is a well of inspiration. Every time I see or hear a well-executed piece of art, I let the emotions that I feel sink into me and feed me. This helps me to think and be creative, even when I am writing a political paper. ;)
AgentButt-Kick Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
friggin amazing photos! whoah! :D
daniventura Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
<font><font class="">ECXELENTE!</font></font>
miqali Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Raybel31 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Joli et ce qui est joli nous fait du bien... Je préfère cela au "songé triste"...
godsofchaos Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For Art is expression for my emotions boiling beneath the surface. Whether anger,happiness or sorrow what is important to me is to capture my emotion at that point of my work. As I more use art as a release valve I'm am not diligent enough for art to be focal point of my life. That being said I will full accept art as a part of my life and an important one at that.

I have tried collaboration with the other artist in my family but unfortunately we don't work well  together due to our vastly different styles. Where mechanics of art to me don't really matter to here lack of perspective or wrong anatomies drive her up the wall. I learned a lot from her yes but due to our different reasons for art we don't make a good team. Maybe Ill try again some day though I found it exciting to see her perspectives on what makes a good piece (get it)?

As for a career? No. Art will always be an hobby for me. Unless I magically hit it big I think art will always be an important way for me to capture what I'm feeling and getting out of my system. Basically I use art as a cheaper alternative to therapy. 
petitchanteur Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Jolie technique, mais, mais : le kitch moderne, hélas, là presque tout entier
pakaworld Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
InnerxUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. it's just the way i feel after i've drawn something i'm proud of, even if nobody else sees it and praises it.
2. yes, and though the times before it hasn't gone well at all, my sister and i are going to try again.
3. i can't promise myself that i ever will get a career in art, since the future of careers is very distant at present. and i'm gonna stick with traditional drawing, because i'm not very strong in any other media. all the more reason to try something new though, i guess.

4. Yes. Well, most. honestly speaking, there are a bunch of people who don't deserve to ever call themselves artists, but really, the beauty of art is that anyone who tries will eventually manage to do art - many handicapped people serve as living proof of that. And the family I was raised in was very much science oriented; it was only after a lot of trials and failures that I ever managed to have myself dubbed as 'artist'.
techgnotic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the subject.
TaeYoongJoongSa Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Everyone has their styles of art or idea of art and that's okay ... I just don't think it's right for a career for everyone.

I think everyone who appreciates imagination or originality or some kind of emotional or spiritual concept in life ... art can mean something in some way
or another
TaeYoongJoongSa Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
1) just seeing more beauty in everything and immersing myself in it ... and wanting to really see what ONE OF THOSE THINGS IN LIFE is that I really love
and want to do continuing on for the rest of my life

2) No not at the time but I would gladly think of it in the future

3) full commitment not sure but I would like to do more of it. I wanted to do music in the past but I didn't have the equipment so I had to stop that ...
but if I had the opportunity to I would probably pursue it again

4) anyone can "do a little art" or be "a little creative now and then" but not everyone is an artist. I don't believe everyone is meant for it ... it's just not
not the path for everyone ... everyone has their own thing. But for those who have a passion for art ... keep going
pusphaas Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. I just always wanted to create a world.
2. No.
3. I can only draw, but never wanted to make that my career. I always wanted to become a doctor.
4. Only if you are open to it and dedicated to tapping it so that you can grow.
FurryFoxEars Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I get my inspiration for writte and draw from my sadness...
I consider it a way for express how I feel in my inside...
I dont consider me as an artis... I cant draw a Paradise or a Twilight in the Beach... I just draw what I like...
Being an artist its not just take a pencil and make forms... Being artist its write in a paper our feelings about what we can see... Even how we feel...
brain-tree Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   General Artist
1. Nothing. I didn't necessarily always consider myself an artist, but art has always been the thing that drives me, and it's always been that way.

2. No. I'm not much of a collaborator.

3. Yes, actually. I don't necessarily need to choose between anything. My plans have a focus on music and business, and while that isn't the only field I wish to apply myself I do feel like I would need to apply my artistic focus to some specific area. Everything else can be considered a hobby, something on the side.

4. No, not necessarily. In a sense, everyone creates and therefore everyone is an "artist", but there are certain individuals who are just more naturally inclined to creativity.
JimsDangerArt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. I discovered that, not only did I like them, other folks also liked them and were willing to buy them. But I don't know if I'll ever retrieve what all the updated equipment and supplies (will) cost.

2. Last year two friends joined with me to create a bizarre political video satire of the first MPD political debate starring three of me and we had a great time doing it together. (Anyone interested in it? Let me know and I'll direct you to it online.) It led to another bizarre political satire with one of them, but I was only an actor in it. I'm trying to develop a new script.

My current art gallery director is working with me to develop new media for my digital graphic work to make it more interesting to a buying public. I'm currently working in inkjet printer silk and hope to try ceramics and mosaics.

3. I don't know if "commitment" applies here. Most of my work involves making fun of my own work, myself and having fun putting on other people. I enjoy this stuff too much to commit to it.

4. Any human activity, when carried to its greatest extreme, can become an art. Anyone, when carrying an activity to its greatest extreme, can be an artist. Figure out what you like to do and overdo it.
AkiHannah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Only one person in my family has a DA account. I've done collabs and trades with my boyfriend though.
EternalStay Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Video has been removed :trollface:
No i haven't but im good at Collab stories and RP stories. i do the best on them.
Drawerofstuff Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I have collaborated with my brother on a secret project that has been ongoing since 2004. This is really all I can reveal.
This secrecy that I have established is also my take on "Kojima-ism".
Ashlycreaturgirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops...I didn'tean to click on an angry emoticon. That is an ACCIDENT... I ment to click on a happy one! Dx> sorry
Ashlycreaturgirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! And yes, I have collaborated with TWO close friends on here. (Well,i'm just waiting for them to its theirs.still,tho..XD)
ZachDoug Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
    1. I have known since before I could remember why. But I think it's that for my entire life, I was amazed by story tellers and character designers in media I've always been exposed to.

    2. I have collaborated with my sister for two novels, and my best friend for an entire webcomic series.

    3. I have my entire life ahead of me planned as an artist, including the production of various, very many series. I am a writer, a character designer, a conceptual artist, a comic book artist, and a web designer. I am also dabbling into advertising and video which will also help my career. I hope to become a director, producer, or even voice director for my series in the future.

    4. I think there is always a desire to express yourself. And that all humans are capable of this. It's a drive to do something that gets it done. Not a means of how, or a means of when, but a means of why.
NekoHimi Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1: when I started to feel that my emotional swings started to fade as well as my depression. And also when I got so many friends and had so much fun doing it.

2: Close dA friends is the only thing. And I really enjoy it.

3: I'm only 16 but mom is helping me look for a way to work with art only in my life.

4: Ofcourse, just finding it aint always that easy.
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I don't usually collaborate on my art. I ask - no, BEG - for critiques. But it's super hard since all my "close friends" and family are all swamped with projects and the HORRORS of school! :O Nobody usually responds to me unless I start making phone calls.
NoxInEralon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1. After my parents divorced when I was little things got really hectic for me. My grades started to plummet, I retreated from all my friends, and without my father in my life I was devastated. Mom tried everything to get me back into shape, but it was when I started writing that's when I felt free and got better. It was then that I knew turning to writing as an outlet for my emotions was the right choice, and that's when I decided that making art (specifically writing) a focal point of my life.

2. Yes, several times actually. I often ask my friend Lilith to model some of the crafts I make for the display photos and she and I often collaborate together on stories, even going so far as to alternate writing chapters and bouncing ideas off one another. It's almost always a pleasant experience.

3. Yes, I'm trying. I wrote a novel for NaNoWriMo and I'm trying to work out the last few kinks before I self publish it through iTunes. I'm also taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo and writing another novel I plan to publish so I'm hoping they take off and I am able to do the one thing I have wanted since I was little - be a novelist.

4. Yes, I do! It can take some poking and prodding, experimenting with different mediums and maybe focusing on one and practicing until you're good at it but I do believe that in every human being there is the beauty of art and all it takes is finding that right medium and having the will to keep at it until something good comes of it.
ACE-theDragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
#4--> Yes, of course! Everyone has your own emotions, knowledge and reactions about everything, so that means, we have our own time to find this inspirations
( sorry my english )
Kitsumeo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
1. What happened that confirmed for you that you had chosen correctly in making the arts a focal point in your life?
I have always been living in my own world, trying to tell stories through art, games, and writing. however my family doesn't have anyone that did anything with art (as in drawing or writing or animations ect) It is when I was looking for a new school that I ended up on an art school, doing animations as it seemed to be the most inspiring form of art to tell stories. I finished that school and started on an art academic a few years ago, where I was hoping to find more answers on how to improve my drawing skills.
I have improved on my animation skills through hard work, however I still have a long way to go. I have also became more interested in film, games and concept art. These might involve my next step in live as I am still looking for more to experience. As long as I enjoy what I am doing I am on the right track :)

2. Have you ever collaborated with a close friend or family member? Was it a moment of growth or did it result in a retreat.
It is since last year that I am working on a film project with some friends. I really love to work with all of them. Where with this project I support where I can with the director of our project. I have even grown a beard and longer hair to suit the character I am playing, I totally love acting, helping with directing and scripts. Although I do feel a bit jealous as I would have loved to be directing myself.

Recently I have joined a different film project where I have a role as creative director, allowing me to tell the story from my point of view, giving me loads of freedom with filming, directing and editing.

Both projects have helped me grow, which also reflects on what I always say "practise makes perfect" where hard work gets rewarded.
Here the reward is satisfaction and the joy of doing something I like.

3. Are you in the process of planning a full commitment to a career in the arts? Do you need to choose between many talents in the arts?
I have many things I like to do and I will try as many of it as possible as, just because I want to see for myself how far the road can take me.

4. Do you think there is a well of inspiration waiting to be tapped by the right artistic stimulus in every human being?
Yes, everything can lead to inspiration. may it be another artist, a ray of sunlight or your cat. We just have to come across to trigger it.
Ninami Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
1. It is really hard to say because I have always loved drawing. As a kid I drew lot of comics and stuff. Maybe my biggest step was when I started to do digital drawings, because then I was training my skills alot. Drawing and painting have always been part of my life, just because I enjoy it.

2. I haven't done any big things with others. Only photographs and little drawings. Collaborations are kind of hard to me because people usually have very different taste. It would just lead me to reject my ideas. I have done lot of teamwork in my studies, so I often had to give up because they have different kind of view than me.

3. Career in arts is my dream. Mostly something related to digital art. Right now I'm IT engineer student and I might study game technology in future. I'm also having practical training that is related to 3D graphics so I might not be too far away from what I want.

4. Maybe but everyone just have different output.
Chibiuta Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
1- Well, I love doing this things. Though I only submit grefic or photographic art (which is not the best, I know). I could say I'm self-taughted in both things. I love to write too... I think an important part is your imagination =)

2- yes of course. Sometimes I'm the one being photographied... It's beautiful to see other points of view :)

3- I think art is somehow part of my life. I can´t erase it! It will always be there, no matter what.

4- I think everybody has inside themselves being artistic. The just need to find which kind of art they love.
PenutKitty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1. To me, the obvious. I always loved creating and inventing things that no one had ever seen. I think it's amazing to bring out and grow through and with art. Art is a personal thing, in my opinion, if you allow it.
It's very unique. The worlds you create are yours, and forever yours alone. They hold no boundaries.

2. I have. Doing collaborations with others brings you to open up, in a way. It's fun to collab* with someone else when you're both giving your all in the subject. You get to learn to be more accepting, and find that being open to other people's ideas can influence you positively too. For me it's always a moment of growth.

3. Hmm. Art will definitely always be a part of my life, and I don't need to say I'm committed to it.
To answer the second part of the question...; people always ask me what kind of art do you do? Or what media do specialize in? It is real hard to answer because everything I do is an art to me, and when I name a few, people think that you don't specialize in any of them at all and are just jotting down hobbies and such. Well, truly, they ARE hobbies. Cake decorating, aqua landscaping, sewing, music, photography, painting, designing, wood work, etc. I work in then equally, whenever I feel like it. I do em' all, because I like em' all.

4. YESSS. I love making people see that. They think that it's a side of them they thought was never there sometimes. That, or they knew they had it in them, they just didn't believe it as much, or where interested in other things that seemed more important, they say.

Thank you Bernardo Medina, techgnotic, marioluevanos and all others who've made this.
I'm truly thankful for having people who believe in this other than me.
HaniaJedi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
2. I'm collaborating with my friend here on DeviantArt, Akatheoneandonly, on a story series. We just got started, but it's cool!
3. I might be an author some day. Not sure, but I think my stories are pretty good, and I'm just starting.
4. Not everyone is artistic. Why don't people get that? Not everyone likes writing stories, poems, and drawing! Like my parents, for example. My dad's dad was a REALLY great painter! He painted the Mona Lisa one day, and it looks exactly like the origional! But-- my dad isn't into drawing.
YuKitsuneYoukai Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
1. Art has been something I have always enjoyed. I like to create and imagine. Life would suck if I didn't draw at least once in a while, and I love crafts. Learning a new craft is always fun. Like Fly tying and making card for people, and making snowflakes or learning origami. I like to do creative things and I think I can find a way to make it work XD

2. I have collaborated with family as well as friends. There were some friends where I felt awed by what we had done together. And then other times when I drew something for someone they would color on the original or try to pen it out with a shaky hand. I am not perfect, but it was mine, and now.. Agh, I hate it when people do that. I can print it out just as easily, why would I want the original to be botched like that?? If it's something I agree to, it doesn't bother me, if it's something someone does to my own art, I feel like it was vandalized, even though I drew it for that person. It's a two way road for me. T^T

3. Do I want to make a career of it? I would have to say yes, I have already taken a few steps in that direction. I have a basic knowledge and I possess the Adobe Certified Associate. I know it isn't much, but it's a step in the right direction. I am also planning on college soon. I want to get into videogame design. I figure I can work it out. If nothing else, I can work with some friends that are like-minded. I don't think of myself as largely talented. But, my mother and father have always encouraged me, and so have friends and people I have met. So... I want to expand upon what I like.

4. I believe everyone is creative, it's just how you go about pulling it to the surface. And the talent isn't always readily available, I mean, people design cars, buildings, machinery, and other people can put it together. There are people that make a living off knowing how to repair said items. Not to mention those who like to build traps, write, speak publicly. It all comes down to what way everyone can be creative. It could be a silver tongue. There's too much potential. And it needs to be encouraged.
S3cRt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Wow, interesting.
Bahr3DCG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What happened that confirmed for you that you had chosen correctly in making the arts a focal point in your life?
I think it was my taking of advanced 3D Animation in highschool that cemented in the notion of doing art for a living.
Have you ever collaborated with a close friend or family member? Was it a moment of growth or did it result in a retreat.
Yes, I did a short animation with my best friend for class, and it was very fun. We both learned a lot, and while the process was fraught with technical difficulties and time constraints, we managed to pull off an awesome short anim. A moment of growth indeed.
Are you in the process of planning a full commitment to a career in the arts? Do you need to choose between many talents in the arts?
I'm almost a sophomore in college, where I am pursuing a bachelors in Animation and Visual Fx. I love it in there, and I am immersing myself in my art and classes. Before i started college I had to choose between architecture and Vfx, but while I love the former, the choice was an easy one. I know that I am on the right path.
Do you think there is a well of inspiration waiting to be tapped by the right artistic stimulus in every human being?
Yes, I do. I'm only beginning to realize my potential, and so many of my classmates are in a similar position. I believe that the needed stimulus is a personal desire to create art, because from what Ive seen, its difficult to force someone who doesnt like art to make art.
seven11ART Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful video.. It's really something everyone should think about :)
Dark-Infamous Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What happened that confirmed for you that you had chosen correctly in making the arts a focal point in your life? I guess it was due to some friends, they told they liked to draw and i guess i tried to do same.Thanks to that i realized i wasn't that bad at drawing and i decided to make art a part of my life.

Have you ever collaborated with a close friend or family member? Was it a moment of growth or did it result in a retreat. No i never did, but i really would love to. I have always wanted to have someone to ilustrate my original stories.

Are you in the process of planning a full commitment to a career in the arts? Do you need to choose between many talents in the arts? No, i love art but i don't think i'm talented enough to do such thing.

Do you think there is a well of inspiration waiting to be tapped by the right artistic stimulus in every human being?
Of course there is, i think it's all about the life experience.Emotions/memories/places are some of the factors which contribute to our inspiration.. I think every single person can be an artist, they just need to awake the hidden potential inside them.
Cnids Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What happened that confirmed for you that you had chosen correctly in making the arts a focal point in your life?
I... liked what I was doing? There wasn't some kind of magic moment, I was just having fun making things.

Have you ever collaborated with a close friend or family member? Was it a moment of growth or did it result in a retreat.
No. I don't have any close friends or family members who do art.

Are you in the process of planning a full commitment to a career in the arts? Do you need to choose between many talents in the arts?
No. I had a choice between sciences and arts and I picked sciences because I wanted to be able to support myself without struggling to pay bills. I also wasn't fond of the idea of doing art as a "job" because it seems like it would diminish some of the enjoyment and creativity of it. Also I am not skilled enough.

Do you think there is a well of inspiration waiting to be tapped by the right artistic stimulus in every human being?
I wouldn't say a "well of inspiration" because a lot of people are really damn boring, but I'd say that I certainly believe it's possible for anyone to learn an art skill: it just takes time and a lot of dedication.
Matt-Olson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Such amazing work and the Video narrated by Alan Watts is life changing.
watsisface Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
1. What happened for me was beginning to write, and reading it to my mom. She liked it, so I decided that I must be at least a little good because she usually is critical, not to mention that others like it now that my writing is on the internet. It also makes me happy, if nothing else.
2. Aside from the episode mentioned above, I have collaborated with my friends with musical instruments, trumpet being mine. I grew from the help they offered, and hope that they did too.
3. I would like to pursue a career in the arts. I have to make that difficult decision between trumpet, which many complete strangers have offered praise in my skills, and writing, which I simply enjoy more.
4. I do believe that there is artistic stimulus in everyone, it's just that not everyone taps into it. That quote from Pablo Picasso, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." lets me believe that the imagination, belief, and confidence of childhood and holding onto it as we grow older is the true key to unlock the potential of creating innovators and artists.
EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspiring! Im gonna go draw n hopefully inspire someone too. :)
Nanoscorn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
1. well its more recent. I realized this when I felt it in my gut. I started drawing and everyday I become better, more so than the last. When, I believe subconsciously I know I would change the world, but by my art.

2. As of now, I colloborate with my friends on so much that it helps me to grow. now obviously this is not the best idea for everyone, but I grow by watching others. My eyes are the best resource I have and somehow when I see it, I can use it. And it makes my hand the best tool I have.

3. Yes, now I will definitely have non artistic jobs, but my focus will be game art for the draing aspect, and author for my story telling abilities. I have always been able to captivate people when I tell stories. It is my talent to think outside the box and tell others about, and it shall be my career.

4. Yes, as everyone can grow and learn and do good in school with any amount of push, so to can an artistic inspiration dwell. now seeing th e well form up and hit people to draw or write, I cannot say yes too
MrDarksMayhem Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very impressive.
Em-S5 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Photographer
2. I used to collaborate in photography a little bit...share ideas and stuff. Recently, I have also written a song called Nothing Left to Say with a good friend of mine. :) I wrote the music and she wrote the words.
fractalhead Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
well done.....a splendid overview of the creative process from a guy (Bernie), who himself if a splendid piece of creativity!
Ambrele Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
1) It never actualy hit me, I kind of always new that I would live a life of art.
2) My father was a professional photographer for the AP BNS and Star Ledger, I find him to be my greatest inspiration and teacher. I love going out with him and then sitting back down at our computer and editing photos together, though it can be very hard working with him because of his high demand of perfection but he's my partner in crime!
3) I will be attending college in the fall with the idea of going into Graphic Design, however I do want to focus on photography and finer arts I know that I will never make enough money to support myself so i settled on graphic design because of this, and the fact I do love it as well!
4) Every one has untapped artistic abilities, sometimes people just have to dig further to pull it out.
LUFT-CAVERZNOVICH Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Very good artists ...! Love me and I will create a miracle ! ( Полюби меня и я сотворю чудо ! ) :)))
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sakurakouji17 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Your work is so great and I like it verry much.
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