There are more important things than getting likes

The Creative Ones goes to India for this edition, and bring you an immensely talented self-taught artist with a unique style of his own.

@im_graphixer creates mesmerizing surreal images using many of his own photos, he is frequently featured by us for his ability to constantly push his creativity and keep creating art that’s just better than his previous art.

How long have you been using Adobe Photoshop to edit? 

I’ve been using photoshop for 3 years now, I am practicing constantly to improve my skills

How did you get into digital arts?

Before I started digital arts, I was a photographer, I’ve done photography for about 1 year and I got bored, so I got a thought, why don’t I start something new, and here I am.

What inspires you to create?

To be frank, I really started because of @photified, after seeing his pictures it was mind blowing, next level stuff, then I started creating with double exposure it failed so many times at first, but I never gave up on this, even though I got trolled so many times.

Who are some of the creative artists on Instagram that inspires you?

The first name is always @photified and then so many are there like @darkflawless @alexandrialens @kavanthekid @omahi and @mrkalopsia for space edits haha.

In your opinion, what makes a good photoshop composite? 

Edits with skies are the best.

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started editing using  Photoshop? 

I wish I knew how to blend layers and colors in the beginning, I was so confused when I started. 

Do you use Adobe Lightroom? If so for what specific purpose 

I use lightroom for a wedding purpose because of fast editing tons of pictures but for my arts I do not use Lightroom.

What do you hope to achieve from posting on instagram? Are you just posting for the fun of editing or are you hoping to use your instagram gallery as a portfolio for bigger opportunities? 

Yes I hope to use my Instagram gallery as a way to get bigger job opportunities, I have already gotten many opportunities from instagram.

I know from experience that photoshop files many layers can take up lots of space on a computers hard drive, How do you back up your original work? 

I back up work hard disk, my original images are stored on gmail, its safer like that.

How important is getting likes and comments vs just posting as an  artistic expression?

Likes doesn’t matter to me at all.

If there wasn’t an Instagram, where would you showcase your work?

Basically Instagram is like biggest platform now, if it didn’t exist my alternate choice would be Facebook or Twitter.

Have you gotten any financial opportunities because of Instagram?

Yes I’m currently doing a job that I got from Instagram!

Do you think that instagram has helped or hurt digital artists?

Instagram has definitely helped artists.

What State/Country do you live in?

I am from Hyderabad, India.

Is there anything else that you would like your followers to know about you?

Yes in I have more creativity to showcase in the future.