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Adriana Musetti Dávila
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Brazil
My name is Adriana
I'm living in Brazil since 10 years ,but I'm from Uruguay.
Throughout my life I was always passionate about arts, dedicating myself to paint, using all the techniques but what I more like is oil and acrylic.
In 2012 I incurred in the world of digital art, which enchanted me by the possibilities I found.




Interview with DANIELA OWERGOOR :icondani-owergoor:

First of all, thank you very much for giving us the interview, we are very honored.
The Secret Garden and The Golden Harp by Dani-Owergoor
1. Arena PS: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, where are you from? What do you do for a job?

DO - Well, as you know my name is Daniela Owergoor – many people think my name is "artistic" but it is real and comes from my husband whose origin is Dutch - I'm 38, I'm Paulistana, I worked four years in Japan and now I live in Porto Alegre since 10 years. I´ve been living in the world of digital art for 11 years now, I say "live" because I actually live it and live from it. I started playing with PS, manipulating my own and my friend´s photos just as a hobby. When in 2007 I met the world of true digital art, the world of "inventing and creating" I fell in love completely and what encouraged me were the Orkut contests, the DPB communities and the DP challenges. After I found other contests sites like the extinct Worth1000 and the reborn PXLeyes, among others. I worked my whole life, but in 2010 I had the honor of receiving the first invitation for one of my pieces (at the time I used brushes and blends, no stocks or photos) to become the cover of a printed book in the Netherlands. You can imagine my happiness when it happened, but when I got a second request I started to think seriously about talking to my husband (who has always supported me and believed in my work), about quitting my job and invest time in my artistic growth because my art was TRASH and I didn’t understand how people liked it. But the potential was there, stored, waiting to be trained and prepared, if authors were asking for my work, it was because they had some potential. So I decided to quit my job, I told my husband that I would try for a year and if it didn’t work out I would go back to work. I trained a lot, every day, and my art was still trash to my eyes, it seemed that training was not enough to improve. When I felt that "one year" was ending, I received a very special invitation from a great friend and companion of Photoshop, he worked for a Canadian site creating covers for books and eBooks. They needed someone else because the only one in charge till then was my friend, so even finding my art garbage and with a lot of insecurity I said "yes" and the things started happening. I worked daily with this for nearly two years, but I kept doing my own art in order to continue exploring more tools in the PS. Over time the work in this company decreased and I started to go my way in this same business and continued serving personal customers and providing art for sale in various places, I have my portfolios there. And this way I´ve been working till today. In 2014 I made a digital illustration classroom course, which "opened my world," and I can say for sure that my work´s end presentation had greatly improved. I am not an illustrator, but I could get some illustration techniques with my art style that is photo manipulation. I know some don´t need to do any course as they are born with the gift which is not my case. I still make a lot of mistakes and I am constantly learning. Sorry for talking too much, I think that's it!
Magic Night II by Dani-Owergoor
2. Arena PS: Regarding your works, can you tell us about your creative process.

DO - Back then, when I knew 3 times less of digital art it was much easier to do art because I could do anything coming from any vague idea, without an explainable sense and I didn’t know what I was doing, whether it was right or wrong, I just did almost instinctively. And now I realize my mistake was wanting to produce quantity. I did every day the same, every week I had a new piece published in Deviantart. This is not progress, it´s like taking the same decision to solve different problems. So when I started working with book covers, I had to do it always different, in some cases had to be realistic, some very fanciful, others dark, other sci-fi, western, romance ... and that helped me to learn a lot more of PS as well as to explore and discover the most important: my own "modus operandi" to create art. After all these years working with electronic books / ebooks - about a 500 between published and pending publication - the production of my own art decreased greatly. Today I need a lot of energy, inspiration and concentration.to create new personal art, Movies, books, TV series, animation, great art of great artists are things that inspire me today and yet, before creating I think much about "I think I will want the background to be so, it must have such thing, such thing and such thing and I want it to be in this color tones", in this way is that I develop a new art. And sometimes every 7 attempts of new art 8 are thrown in the trash!

3. Arena PS: What or who inspire you to create your works? Which is your favorite style?

DO - I have a large list of inspirations, after all, all these years wanting to evolve it wouldn´t have been possible to be stuck on a single artist or style. I remember that long ago as I began, my great idol from the Orkut challenges (and still is) was Luiz Alberto. When you're starting you always want to be like "someone" until you achieve your own style. I wanted to be as good as him. I didn’t want to copy the scenes he had created, I wanted to do it as well as him. Deviantart opened my horizons, people can say what they want about Deviantart, that it has declined, that it is not the same, that there are many copies ... but I do not care, there is the root, the essence of the art world - especially digital - and if you want to grow you have to be there in the middle of it to be able to study what the great artists do and how to do it, see I'm not talking about copying, but about learning techniques. You need referrals to get a sense of what to do. When I entered the DA the manipulation artist that caught mostly my attention, though today is no longer active, was the Egyptian Kimoz, Karim Galal. I just love his quirks, it was then when I stopped manipulating arts just with models but started to risk doing sci-fi landscapes. There was a time when the Brazilian Elton Fernandez made me explore my potential (weak!) in surreal. I had different styles phases, but I always admire these artists and many others which you can not mention all because the list is long! Today I don´t have a favorite style, my favorite art media will always be "photo manipulation" and "drawings and paintings", but the categories, be fantasy, dark, horror, sci-fi, surreal ... I love them all when well made .

4. Arena PS: When you are creating art, do you have a habit or some other curiosity?

DO - I do not know if it's a habit ... For example, to create, whether personal or commissioned art, I need absolute silence. No TV, no sound, no hype or people around. So I spend the day in complete silence - just me and the cat - to be able to develop my work. When I mentioned that films and series inspired me, I referred to the times when I'm not creating because during the day I do not turn on the TV, radio or any sound ... And I always need some "fuel" to create, in winter several cups coffee with milk and in the summer several glasses of Chocolate milk! Do not laugh, please!
Anunnaki by Dani-Owergoor
5. Arena PS: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?

DO - My hobby is my work with art, whether personal or commissioned. I also enjoy reading, this would be one second hobby, but the truth is that I can´t get away from PS. I even spend hours without going on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean I'm out of the PS. And not everything that I create is published, a lot of what I do is just as an experiment for my development, but still my biggest hobby is my own work with the covers, I think it’s because of loving this work so much that it never stops and never runs out!

6. Arena PS: Which ones do you think are your main qualities and weaknesses?

DO - Denise Worisch met me personally, she may prove how calm I am, I am very very quiet and I see it as quality. But my defect is sometimes the rush. It's that thing "I could have done it better if I would had been more patient, less haste." The rush to finish something hinders a better development of my art, I am often haunted by the "ghost" of "missing something here" just because I end it before I should! Still, I´ve improved a lot this need to hurry (that's not always?!), sometimes it takes me 3 to 5 days to complete a piece, but when I go crazy I do everything in 6 or 7 hours! This happens when inspiration hits me form "that passion you feel for a person at first sight." An example of it is my piece "A Tale of Dragons"A Tale of Dragons by Dani-Owergoor , I was slightly inspired by a post from Adriana Musetti Davila (for the second time), and I felt that almost inconsolable need to create. I had been collecting statue´s stocks for some time, and I knew the moment would come when I would work with some of them, but after seeing the posting of Adriana, I had to run to the PS and relieve my anxiety to create, I did this piece in 6 or 7 nonstop.

7. Arena PS: What do you think, plan or want for your future? And in that future, is digital art part of your plans?

DO - I think of continuing with my art and covers, I would like to become old but continue to create, putting my head to work and making my authors happy! Digital art is certainly already part of my life and I want it to be so till my last day!!

8. Arena PS: You are recognizably a great artist, what advice or suggestions can you give artists who are just starting?

DO - Seriously, am I? But I'm almost a ghost ... ... Huhauhauah. Look, if you're a starting artist that wants to stay in this environment, for business or fun, try to pay attention to everything around you, do not get stuck by always doing the same thing, look for tutorials, not just "how to create certain scene in Photoshop ", but how to deal with shadow, light, colors, cuts, blends, masks. You will need all of this to develop your art. The contests always help. Time and patience are very important too, so do not rush (do what I say and not what I do!), create for yourself and not for others, seek quality and not quantity. If you post a piece every day, congratulations to you for the available time you have to create, but if you do every day the same thing, you're not learning anything. Stop, breathe, study, evaluate, start but don´t finish on the same day, you can always do better if you spend more time on a single piece of art.
Baptism Of Fire by Dani-Owergoor
9. Arena PS: Leave a message for your fans.

DO - I have no words to thank enough all these people who always supported me in my journey. Me being present or absent, they were always there with me, waiting for me and supporting. This is priceless. I'm not talking directly to you as fans because, after all who am I, I have no size to be the idol of anyone, but I'm glad to be seen as a "boost" to continue on the path of art. Thanks for the support, yesterday, today and forever! You make me go forward too!

10. Arena PS: And finally, among all your works, which one would you say is your favorite? Or which one means something special to you for some reason?

DO - Evaluating all my work, I always find defects in all of them without exception. If you ask me about a specific piece, I would tell you right away the defect of it. Still, I can name a piece which pleases me very much, it was the second DD that I received in Deviantart and from all 4 I have received is only one of the two that really deserved to get the price, even with its flaws, as the others I would have never given a DD. It is this one here:Long Way To Home by Dani-Owergoor , it’s because of the colors (or lack of them!), the perspective of the scene and the scene in question, so lonely and wistful, that person who just loves his home and is returning to it. I really like this piece.

Thank you for the opportunity to be with you, for the love, support and attention! A great honor for me to have been invited to this interview. Thank you!

Português -  Artistas que nos inpiram - Daniela Owergoor :iconDani-Owergoor:

1. Arena PS:
Primeiramente muito obrigado pela entrevista, ficamos muito honrados, vamos lá. Fale um pouco sobre você, de onde você é, com o que trabalha?
DO: Bem, como sabem meu nome é Daniela Owergoor - muitos acham que o sobrenome é “artístico” mas é real e vem do meu marido que é de origem holandesa - eu tenho 38 anos, sou Paulistana, trabalhei 4 anos no Japão e hoje moro em Porto Alegre há 10 anos. Vivo no mundo da arte digital há 11 anos, eu digo “vivo” porque eu realmente vivo isso e vivo disso. Comecei brincando com o PS , manipulado fotos minhas e de amigos apenas como passa tempo. Quando em 2007 conheci o mundo da verdadeira arte digital, o mundo do “inventar e criar” eu me apaixonei completamente e o que me impulsionou foram os concursos do Orkut, as comunidades DPB e DP de desafios. Depois delas conheci outros sites de co


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1. Arena PS:
Primeiramente muito obrigado pela entrevista, ficamos muito honrados, vamos lá. Fale um pouco sobre você, de onde você é, com o que trabalha?

DO: Bem, como sabem meu nome é Daniela Owergoor - muitos acham que o sobrenome é “artístico” mas é real e vem do meu marido que é de origem holandesa - eu tenho 38 anos, sou Paulistana, trabalhei 4 anos no Japão e hoje moro em Porto Alegre há 10 anos. Vivo no mundo da arte digital há 11 anos, eu digo “vivo” porque eu realmente vivo isso e vivo disso. Comecei brincando com o PS , manipulado fotos minhas e de amigos apenas como passa tempo. Quando em 2007 conheci o mundo da verdadeira arte digital, o mundo do “inventar e criar” eu me apaixonei completamente e o que me impulsionou foram os concursos do Orkut, as comunidades DPB e DP de desafios. Depois delas conheci outros sites de contests como o extinto Worth1000 e o ressuscitado PXLeyes, fora outros.  Eu trabalhei fora toda minha vida, mas em 2010 eu tive a honra de receber o primeiro convite para que uma de minhas artes (em uma fase que eu experimentava brushes e blends, sem stocks ou fotos) se tornasse capa de um livro impresso na Holanda.  Podem imaginar minha felicidade quando isso aconteceu, mas quando eu obtive um segundo pedido comecei a pensar seriamente em falar com meu marido (que sempre apoiou e acreditou em minha arte), deixar meu trabalho e investir tempo em meu crescimento artístico porque minha arte era um LIXO e eu não entendia como as pessoas gostavam. Mas o potencial estava ali, guardado, esperando para ser treinado e elaborado, se autores estavam solicitando minha arte, é porque algum potencial elas tinham. Então eu decidi, deixei meu emprego, disse a meu marido que eu iria tentar por um ano e se não desse certo eu voltaria a trabalhar fora. Treinei muito, diariamente, e minha arte ainda era um lixo aos meus olhos, parecia que treinar não era suficiente para melhorar. Quando eu sentia que aquele “um ano” estava encerrando, eu recebi um convite muito especial de um grande amigo e companheiro de Photoshop, ele trabalhava para um site Canadense criando capas de book e ebook. Eles precisavam de mais alguém pois era somente este meu amigo que dava conta de tudo, então mesmo achando minha arte um lixo e com muita insegurança eu disse “sim” e a coisa começou a acontecer. Foram quase dois anos trabalhando diariamente com isso, mas eu não parava com minhas artes pessoais para continuar explorando mais ferramentas no PS. Com o tempo o trabalho nesta empresa foi diminuindo e eu comecei a seguir meu caminho neste mesmo negócio e prossegui atendendo a clientes pessoais e disponibilizando artes para venda em vários locais, tenho meus portfolios por aí.  E assim eu trabalho até hoje. Em 2014 fiz um curso presencial de ilustração digital, o que “abriu meu mundo” e que posso dizer com toda segurança que melhorou muito a apresentação final de meu trabalho. Eu não sou ilustradora, mas pude casar algumas técnicas de ilustração com meu estilo de arte que é manipulação de fotos.  Sei que alguns nem precisam de curso pois nascem com o dom, não foi o meu caso.  Eu ainda erro muito e estou em constante aprendizado. Desculpe por falar demais, acho que é isso!

 

2. Arena PS: Sobre suas artes, nos conte um pouco sobre o processo criativo.

DO: Antigamente, quando eu era 3 vezes mais leiga em arte digital era muito mais fácil fazer arte, pois eu fazia qualquer coisa vindo de qualquer ideia vaga, sem um sentido explicável e nem sabia o que estava fazendo, se certo ou errado, eu apenas fazia quase por instinto. E hoje eu percebo que meu erro era querer apostar na quantidade.  Eu fazia todo dia o mesmo, toda semana eu tinha uma nova arte publicada no meu Deviantart.  Isso não é evoluir, é como tomar a mesma decisão para resolver problemas diferentes. Então quando comecei a trabalhar com as capas de livro, eu tinha de fazer sempre diferente, algumas capas tinham de ser realistas, outras muito fantasiosas, outras dark, outras sci-fi, western, romances… e isso me ensinou a conhecer muita coisa dentro do PS assim como explorar e descobrir o principal: meu próprio “modus operandi” de criar arte. Após todos estes anos trabalhando com capas de book/ebook - são cerca de uns 500 entre publicados e pendentes de publicação - , eu diminui consideravelmente minha produção de arte própria. Hoje para criar uma nova arte pessoal eu preciso de muita energia, inspiração e concentração. Filmes,  livros, séries, animações, grandes artes de grandes artistas são coisas que me inspiram hoje e ainda assim, antes de criar eu penso muito em “acho que vou querer que o fundo seja assim, terá de ter tal coisa, tal coisa e tal coisa e quero que seja voltado em tais tons de cores”,  e assim eu desenvolvo uma nova arte. E algumas vezes a cada 7 tentativas de nova arte 8 são jogadas no lixo!

 

3. Arena PS: Quais ou quem são suas inspirações para criar suas artes? Qual seu estilo preferido?

DO: Eu carrego uma grande lista de inspirações, afinal de contas, todos estes anos querendo evoluir não daria para ficar presa em um único artista ou estilo.  Lembro que lááá no meu início, dos desafios no Orkut, meu grande ídolo (ainda hoje é), é o Luiz Alberto. Quando você está começando você sempre vai querer ser como “fulano ou ciclano” até alcançar seu próprio estilo. Eu queria ser tão boa quanto ele., eu não queria copiar as cenas que ele já havia criado, eu queria fazer as minhas tão bem quanto ele. O Deviantart abriu meus horizontes, falem o que quiserem do Deviantart, que decaiu, que não é mais o mesmo, que há muitas cópias… mas não me importa, lá é a raiz, a essência do mundo artístico - principalmente o digital - , e se você quer crescer você tem de estar lá no meio para poder estudar o que os grandes artistas fazem e como fazem, veja bem não estou falando em copiar, mas em aprender técnicas. Não adianta, você precisa de referências para ter noção do que fazer. Quando entrei no DA o artista de manipulação que mais me chamava a atenção mas que hoje não é mais ativo era o egípcio Kimoz, Karim Galal. Eu simplesmente amo as manias dele foi então que eu comecei a deixar de manipular artes apenas com modelos para me arriscar em lansdscapes sci-fi.  Houve uma época em que o brasileiro Elton Fernadez me fez explorar meu potencial (fraco!) em surreal.  Eu tive fases de estilos,  mas sempre vou admirar estes artistas entre muitos outros que não dá pra citar porque a lista é longa! Hoje eu não tenho estilo favorito, as minhas medias de arte favorita sempre vão ser “photo manipulation” e “drawings and paintings”, mas as categorias, se fantasy, dark, horror, sci-fi, surreal… adoro todas desde que bem feitas.

 

4. Arena PS: Quando está criando suas artes, você tem alguma mania ou alguma outra curiosidade que você possa nos contar?

DO: Eu não sei se é mania sabe… Por exemplo, para poder criar, seja arte pessoal ou comissionada, eu preciso de absoluto silêncio. Sem TV, sem som, sem falatório ou pessoas ao redor.  Então eu passo o dia no mais completo silêncio - só eu e o gato - para poder desenvolver meus trabalhos. Quando eu mencionei que filmes e séries me inspiram, me referi aos momentos em que não estou criando pois durante o dia eu não ligo a TV, rádio ou som algum… E eu sempre preciso de algum “combustível” para criar, no inverno várias xícaras de café com leite e no verão vários super copos de leite com Nescau! Não riam, please!

 

5. Arena PS: Quais são seus hobbies e/ou passatempos? O que gosta de fazer em seu tempo livre?

DO: Meu hobby é meu trabalho com arte, seja pessoal ou comissionado.  Também gosto de ler, este seria um segundo passatempo, mas a verdade é que eu não consigo ficar longe do PS. Eu até fico horas sem entrar na internet, mas não significa que eu esteja fora do PS. E nem tudo o que crio é publicado, muita coisa eu faço apenas como experimento para meu desenvolvimento, mas ainda assim meu maior hobby é meu próprio trabalho com as capas, acho que é por amar tanto este trabalho que ele não pára nunca e nunca falta!

 

6. Arena PS: Quais são suas principais qualidades e seus piores defeitos?

DO: A Denise Worisch me conheceu pessoalmente, ela pode comprovar como sou calma, sou muito muito calma e eu vejo isso como qualidade. Mas meu defeito algumas vezes é a pressa. É aquela coisa “eu poderia fazer melhor se tivesse sido mais paciente, menos pressa”.  A pressa de terminar alguma coisa atrapalha um melhor desenvolvimento da minha arte, muitas vezes sou assombrada pelo “fantasma” do “está faltando alguma coisa aqui” só porque termino antes do que deveria! Ainda assim hoje eu melhorei bastante esse lance da pressa (nem sempre tá?!), algumas vezes eu levo 3 a 5 dias para finalizar uma arte, mas quando dá a louca eu faço tudo em 6 ou 7 horas quase seguidas! Isso acontece quando a inspiração bate em forma “daquela paixão que você sente por uma pessoa à primeira vista”.  Um exemplo é a minha arte “A Tale of Dragons”A Tale of Dragons by Dani-Owergoor , eu fui ligeiramente inspirada por uma postarem da Adriana Musetti Dávilla (pela segunda vez), e eu senti aquele impulso quase inconsolável de necessidade de criar. Eu venho coletando stocks de estátuas há algum tempo, eu sabia que uma hora eu trabalharia em alguma, mas após ver a postarem da Adriana, eu tive de correr para o PS e aliviar minha ansiedade de criar, fiz a arte em umas 6 ou 7 horas seguidas.

 

7. Arena PS: O que você pensa, planeja e almeja para seu futuro? E neste futuro, a arte digital faz parte de seus planos?

DO: Eu penso em prosseguir com meu trabalho de arte e capas, quero ficar velhinha mas continuar aqui criando, colocando a cabeça pra funcionar e fazendo meus autores felizes! Com certeza a arte digital já faz parte de minha vida e quero levar até meu último dia!!

 

8. Arena PS: Você é reconhecidamente um(a) grande artista, que conselho pode dar para os artistas que estão começando?

DO: Sério mesmo, eu sou? Mas eu sou quase um fantasma… Huhauhauah…. Olha, se você é um artista que está começando e pretende ficar neste meio, seja a trabalho ou diversão, tenta prestar atenção em tudo a seu redor, não fique estagnado fazendo sempre a mesma coisa, procure tutoriais, não apenas em “como criar determinada cena no Photoshop”, mas como lidar com sombra, luz, cores, recortes, blends, máscaras. Você vai precisar de tudo isso para desenvolver sua arte. Os contests sejam onde for sempre ajudam. Tempo e paciência é muito importante também, então não tenha pressa (faça o que eu digo e não faça o que eu faço!), crie para você e não para os outros, busque qualidade e não quantidade.  Se você posta uma arte todo dia,  parabéns a você pelo tempo disponível que tem em criar, mas se você faz todo dia a mesma coisa, você não está aprendendo nada. Pare, respire, estude, avalie, comece mais não termine no mesmo dia, você sempre poderá fazer melhor se doar mais do seu tempo em uma única peça de arte.

 

9. Arena PS: Deixe uma mensagem para seus fãs.

DO: Eu não tenho palavras para agradecer o suficiente a estas pessoas que sempre apoiaram minha jornada.  Estando eu presente ou ausente, todos sempre estiveram ali comigo, me aguardando e apoiando. Isso não tem preço. Não estou falando diretamente a vocês como fãs porque, afinal quem sou eu, não tenho calibre para ser ídolo de ninguém, mas fico feliz que me vejam como um “impulso” para prosseguirem com o caminho da arte. Obrigada pelo apoio, ontem, hoje e sempre! Vocês me fazem prosseguir também!

 

10. Arena PS: Para finalizar, dentre todas as suas artes, qual a sua preferida? Ou uma que tenha lhe marcado de forma especial por algum motivo.

DO: Avaliando todas as minhas artes, eu sempre encontro algum defeito em todas elas sem exceção. Se me questionarem sobre qualquer uma, eu tenho o defeito dela na “ponta da língua” para mostrar a vocês. Ainda assim, tem uma arte que me agrada muito, ela foi o segundo DD que eu recebi no Deviantart e de todos os 4 já recebidos é apenas uma de duas que realmente mereceram receber, mesmo com suas falhas pois as outras eu jamais teria dado um DD.  É esta aqui: Long Way To Home by Dani-Owergoor , pelas cores (ou falta delas!), pela perspectiva da cena e pela cena em questão, tão solitária e saudosa, aquela pessoa que simplesmente ama seu lar e está voltando pra ele. Gosto muito desta arte.

 

Obrigada pela oportunidade de estar com vocês, pelo carinho, apoio e atenção! Grande honra pra mim ter sido convidada a esta entrevista. Obrigada!

 



Interview with DANIELA OWERGOOR :icondani-owergoor:

First of all, thank you very much for giving us the interview, we are very honored.
The Secret Garden and The Golden Harp by Dani-Owergoor
1. Arena PS: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, where are you from? What do you do for a job?

DO - Well, as you know my name is Daniela Owergoor – many people think my name is "artistic" but it is real and comes from my husband whose origin is Dutch - I'm 38, I'm Paulistana, I worked four years in Japan and now I live in Porto Alegre since 10 years. I´ve been living in the world of digital art for 11 years now, I say "live" because I actually live it and live from it. I started playing with PS, manipulating my own and my friend´s photos just as a hobby. When in 2007 I met the world of true digital art, the world of "inventing and creating" I fell in love completely and what encouraged me were the Orkut contests, the DPB communities and the DP challenges. After I found other contests sites like the extinct Worth1000 and the reborn PXLeyes, among others. I worked my whole life, but in 2010 I had the honor of receiving the first invitation for one of my pieces (at the time I used brushes and blends, no stocks or photos) to become the cover of a printed book in the Netherlands. You can imagine my happiness when it happened, but when I got a second request I started to think seriously about talking to my husband (who has always supported me and believed in my work), about quitting my job and invest time in my artistic growth because my art was TRASH and I didn’t understand how people liked it. But the potential was there, stored, waiting to be trained and prepared, if authors were asking for my work, it was because they had some potential. So I decided to quit my job, I told my husband that I would try for a year and if it didn’t work out I would go back to work. I trained a lot, every day, and my art was still trash to my eyes, it seemed that training was not enough to improve. When I felt that "one year" was ending, I received a very special invitation from a great friend and companion of Photoshop, he worked for a Canadian site creating covers for books and eBooks. They needed someone else because the only one in charge till then was my friend, so even finding my art garbage and with a lot of insecurity I said "yes" and the things started happening. I worked daily with this for nearly two years, but I kept doing my own art in order to continue exploring more tools in the PS. Over time the work in this company decreased and I started to go my way in this same business and continued serving personal customers and providing art for sale in various places, I have my portfolios there. And this way I´ve been working till today. In 2014 I made a digital illustration classroom course, which "opened my world," and I can say for sure that my work´s end presentation had greatly improved. I am not an illustrator, but I could get some illustration techniques with my art style that is photo manipulation. I know some don´t need to do any course as they are born with the gift which is not my case. I still make a lot of mistakes and I am constantly learning. Sorry for talking too much, I think that's it!
Magic Night II by Dani-Owergoor
2. Arena PS: Regarding your works, can you tell us about your creative process.

DO - Back then, when I knew 3 times less of digital art it was much easier to do art because I could do anything coming from any vague idea, without an explainable sense and I didn’t know what I was doing, whether it was right or wrong, I just did almost instinctively. And now I realize my mistake was wanting to produce quantity. I did every day the same, every week I had a new piece published in Deviantart. This is not progress, it´s like taking the same decision to solve different problems. So when I started working with book covers, I had to do it always different, in some cases had to be realistic, some very fanciful, others dark, other sci-fi, western, romance ... and that helped me to learn a lot more of PS as well as to explore and discover the most important: my own "modus operandi" to create art. After all these years working with electronic books / ebooks - about a 500 between published and pending publication - the production of my own art decreased greatly. Today I need a lot of energy, inspiration and concentration.to create new personal art, Movies, books, TV series, animation, great art of great artists are things that inspire me today and yet, before creating I think much about "I think I will want the background to be so, it must have such thing, such thing and such thing and I want it to be in this color tones", in this way is that I develop a new art. And sometimes every 7 attempts of new art 8 are thrown in the trash!

3. Arena PS: What or who inspire you to create your works? Which is your favorite style?

DO - I have a large list of inspirations, after all, all these years wanting to evolve it wouldn´t have been possible to be stuck on a single artist or style. I remember that long ago as I began, my great idol from the Orkut challenges (and still is) was Luiz Alberto. When you're starting you always want to be like "someone" until you achieve your own style. I wanted to be as good as him. I didn’t want to copy the scenes he had created, I wanted to do it as well as him. Deviantart opened my horizons, people can say what they want about Deviantart, that it has declined, that it is not the same, that there are many copies ... but I do not care, there is the root, the essence of the art world - especially digital - and if you want to grow you have to be there in the middle of it to be able to study what the great artists do and how to do it, see I'm not talking about copying, but about learning techniques. You need referrals to get a sense of what to do. When I entered the DA the manipulation artist that caught mostly my attention, though today is no longer active, was the Egyptian Kimoz, Karim Galal. I just love his quirks, it was then when I stopped manipulating arts just with models but started to risk doing sci-fi landscapes. There was a time when the Brazilian Elton Fernandez made me explore my potential (weak!) in surreal. I had different styles phases, but I always admire these artists and many others which you can not mention all because the list is long! Today I don´t have a favorite style, my favorite art media will always be "photo manipulation" and "drawings and paintings", but the categories, be fantasy, dark, horror, sci-fi, surreal ... I love them all when well made .

4. Arena PS: When you are creating art, do you have a habit or some other curiosity?

DO - I do not know if it's a habit ... For example, to create, whether personal or commissioned art, I need absolute silence. No TV, no sound, no hype or people around. So I spend the day in complete silence - just me and the cat - to be able to develop my work. When I mentioned that films and series inspired me, I referred to the times when I'm not creating because during the day I do not turn on the TV, radio or any sound ... And I always need some "fuel" to create, in winter several cups coffee with milk and in the summer several glasses of Chocolate milk! Do not laugh, please!
Anunnaki by Dani-Owergoor
5. Arena PS: Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do in your free time?

DO - My hobby is my work with art, whether personal or commissioned. I also enjoy reading, this would be one second hobby, but the truth is that I can´t get away from PS. I even spend hours without going on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean I'm out of the PS. And not everything that I create is published, a lot of what I do is just as an experiment for my development, but still my biggest hobby is my own work with the covers, I think it’s because of loving this work so much that it never stops and never runs out!

6. Arena PS: Which ones do you think are your main qualities and weaknesses?

DO - Denise Worisch met me personally, she may prove how calm I am, I am very very quiet and I see it as quality. But my defect is sometimes the rush. It's that thing "I could have done it better if I would had been more patient, less haste." The rush to finish something hinders a better development of my art, I am often haunted by the "ghost" of "missing something here" just because I end it before I should! Still, I´ve improved a lot this need to hurry (that's not always?!), sometimes it takes me 3 to 5 days to complete a piece, but when I go crazy I do everything in 6 or 7 hours! This happens when inspiration hits me form "that passion you feel for a person at first sight." An example of it is my piece "A Tale of Dragons"A Tale of Dragons by Dani-Owergoor , I was slightly inspired by a post from Adriana Musetti Davila (for the second time), and I felt that almost inconsolable need to create. I had been collecting statue´s stocks for some time, and I knew the moment would come when I would work with some of them, but after seeing the posting of Adriana, I had to run to the PS and relieve my anxiety to create, I did this piece in 6 or 7 nonstop.

7. Arena PS: What do you think, plan or want for your future? And in that future, is digital art part of your plans?

DO - I think of continuing with my art and covers, I would like to become old but continue to create, putting my head to work and making my authors happy! Digital art is certainly already part of my life and I want it to be so till my last day!!

8. Arena PS: You are recognizably a great artist, what advice or suggestions can you give artists who are just starting?

DO - Seriously, am I? But I'm almost a ghost ... ... Huhauhauah. Look, if you're a starting artist that wants to stay in this environment, for business or fun, try to pay attention to everything around you, do not get stuck by always doing the same thing, look for tutorials, not just "how to create certain scene in Photoshop ", but how to deal with shadow, light, colors, cuts, blends, masks. You will need all of this to develop your art. The contests always help. Time and patience are very important too, so do not rush (do what I say and not what I do!), create for yourself and not for others, seek quality and not quantity. If you post a piece every day, congratulations to you for the available time you have to create, but if you do every day the same thing, you're not learning anything. Stop, breathe, study, evaluate, start but don´t finish on the same day, you can always do better if you spend more time on a single piece of art.
Baptism Of Fire by Dani-Owergoor
9. Arena PS: Leave a message for your fans.

DO - I have no words to thank enough all these people who always supported me in my journey. Me being present or absent, they were always there with me, waiting for me and supporting. This is priceless. I'm not talking directly to you as fans because, after all who am I, I have no size to be the idol of anyone, but I'm glad to be seen as a "boost" to continue on the path of art. Thanks for the support, yesterday, today and forever! You make me go forward too!

10. Arena PS: And finally, among all your works, which one would you say is your favorite? Or which one means something special to you for some reason?

DO - Evaluating all my work, I always find defects in all of them without exception. If you ask me about a specific piece, I would tell you right away the defect of it. Still, I can name a piece which pleases me very much, it was the second DD that I received in Deviantart and from all 4 I have received is only one of the two that really deserved to get the price, even with its flaws, as the others I would have never given a DD. It is this one here:Long Way To Home by Dani-Owergoor , it’s because of the colors (or lack of them!), the perspective of the scene and the scene in question, so lonely and wistful, that person who just loves his home and is returning to it. I really like this piece.

Thank you for the opportunity to be with you, for the love, support and attention! A great honor for me to have been invited to this interview. Thank you!

Português -  Artistas que nos inpiram - Daniela Owergoor :iconDani-Owergoor:

1. Arena PS:
Primeiramente muito obrigado pela entrevista, ficamos muito honrados, vamos lá. Fale um pouco sobre você, de onde você é, com o que trabalha?
DO: Bem, como sabem meu nome é Daniela Owergoor - muitos acham que o sobrenome é “artístico” mas é real e vem do meu marido que é de origem holandesa - eu tenho 38 anos, sou Paulistana, trabalhei 4 anos no Japão e hoje moro em Porto Alegre há 10 anos. Vivo no mundo da arte digital há 11 anos, eu digo “vivo” porque eu realmente vivo isso e vivo disso. Comecei brincando com o PS , manipulado fotos minhas e de amigos apenas como passa tempo. Quando em 2007 conheci o mundo da verdadeira arte digital, o mundo do “inventar e criar” eu me apaixonei completamente e o que me impulsionou foram os concursos do Orkut, as comunidades DPB e DP de desafios. Depois delas conheci outros sites de co


Sin Debt by adrianamusettidavila
Sin Debt

My 1st collab with the talented artist :icondani-owergoor:
I'm so honored to have done this work with her!!! Thanks for working with me!
We both like to work bringing estatues tu life!




Credits - Estatue - Sculpture 002 by petronellavanree
Monk - Robed 3
Texture brushes - Organic Textures
Branches - Hanging Branches 01 PNG..
Rocks - Cliff 001
                                                   Landscape stock 66 mountains



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