Instagram newcommer @umutrecberart creates stunning composites
Its always good fun talking to creative artists on instagram — that has smaller accounts, because when they blow-up, its always a good feeling to say, hey, I knew them back when they had less than a thousand followers. Thats the feeling that I get from @umutrecberart his account has that brilliance that screams, “I’m here Instagram.” We’re pleased to give you some more insight into the mind of this talented individual.
How long have you been using Adobe Photoshop to edit?
I have been using it since 2014
How did you get into digital arts?
In 2015, I learned what digital art was. When I learned Photoshop, I tried to do what I dreamed of, and now I am creating my own world.
What inspires you to create?
The movies I watch, the books I read, the music I listen to ( instrumental), the events that I encounter in my daily life, and the activities of people I follow.
Who are some of the creative artists on Instagram that inspires you?
Julien Tabet (@julien.tabet), Stephen Mcmennamy (@combophoto) and Erik Johansson (@erik.joh)
With Instagram being so saturated with talent right now, how are you able to stay unique and fresh?
If I get an idea, I check in advance that this idea was made by someone else and I try to load my works every 4 or 5 days.
How do you educate yourself and keep learning?
I practice a lot and look at what I do not know from YouTube. There are many resources about digital art on YouTube.
What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started editing using Photoshop?
Whether it is possible to build something from scratch.
Do you use Adobe Lightroom? If so for what specific purpose?
I use it sometimes. to try different colors when the work is over
Take us through your workflow from beginning a project to posting it on instagram?
First I create an idea in my head. Then I draw my idea roughly on paper and download appropriate photos from sites like unsplash.com, pixabay.com, pexels.com, pxhere.com, freepik.com or deviantart.com.
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?
My purpose of publishing my studies, to tell people what I want to tell with a visual story, communicate with people visually and wonder what people are saying about the things I’m telling.
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 use a hard disk and usb memory.
How important is getting likes and comments vs just posting as an artistic expression?
In my opinion, appreciation and comment is not a very important factor. Because I have witnessed excellent works that have not reached a very large audience, and these works are better than most popular works. Does that make the work worse? I don’t think so.
If there wasn’t an Instagram, where would you showcase your work?
Behance, maybe Facebook Page.
Have you gotten any financial opportunities because of Instagram?
Just a few special jobs, but I do not have any financial gain yet.
Do you think that instagram has helped or hurt digital artists?
I think instagram is helping digital artists. People’s work reaches people from all over the world with instagram.
What State/Country do you live in?
I live in Istanbul/ Turkey.
Is there anything else that you would like your followers to know about you?
It takes a long time and effort to uncover a work. I would like my followers to communicate their ideas about my work. Thank you everyone 🙂 -Umut