Jesus Viveros

Painter's natural media brushes are perfect for my ideas because of their real life feel, with the versatility of digital painting.

Jesus Viveros

What inspired you to become an artist?

I've always loved creating things and expressing them through sounds, colours and inventions. What inspires me is to have the power to create new forms of expression, histories and feelings.

Can you tell us about some of the projects you’re working on right now?

Artistically I'm working on a personal Fantasy/SciFi novel. I want to be able to describe the characters, concepts and ideas of this work through the painting. The book is based on dreams so I find the power of textures and colours a perfect match for this subject.

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What has been your favorite project to be a part of? Why?

I've worked only on personal projects until the commission for Corel. This commission has been really important to me since it means my art can catch the attention of the right people, and that motivates me to create more. And for that, that's my favourite.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I'm an artist, but also a Firmware developer. So my typical day starts with me preparing my breakfast, then I go to the office, or sometimes I work from home, either way during my active pauses generally I see videos about other artists painting, or tips for playing the guitar. When I work from home, I use that time for drawing, it helps me to relax, and it keeps my day productive at the same time. It helps a lot when I have something I cannot solve in the code, after drawing or playing some instrument it's easier to find the answer. At the end of the day, I usually go to the gym, and finally, I read some novel or play videogames before going to sleep.

How does Painter help you in the development and creation of your artwork?

Painter is one of the tools I use the most for my creations. Its natural media brushes are perfect for my ideas because it gives to my art the feeling of being created as it would be in real life, with the versatility of the digital painting. It helps me to express my self the way I like to.

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What’s your favorite Painter tool/feature? Why?

My favourite feature is the natural media brushes and thick paint tools. I love them because it's like painting with the real thing. They give lots of expression to my drawings.

What are the challenges involved with being a full time artist?

I'm not a full-time artist. So I cannot give advice about this topic.

What advice would you give to up-and-coming artists?

I think the best I could say about it is never stop doing what you like. If you are not very good at something and you like it, keep practicing until you are as good as you wish.

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What hardware helps you get the job done?

System and peripherals. (Specific type of Mac/PC and Wacom tablet etc.) I use an MSI Laptop with these specs:

Intel Core i7 8750H
500GB Samsung Evo 870 SolidState Drive
Graphics card Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti

Also a PC with these specs:

Intel Core i5 6600
8GB of Ram
Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB

I use a Wacom Cintiq 13HD

Do you use Painter and any other software together? If so what do you like about that process?

I usually use Corel Painter or Paintstorm Studio for the painting and Photoshop for post-processing. But I always have access to a Photoshop License so I just do everything either in Corel Painter or Paintstorm

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