Get to know one of my most favorite artists in the 21st century! Naks!
Hi guys, I’d like to introduce you to my first guest here in “The Life of an Introvert”
Ba dum tss!
Today, you’ll know more about Kyx!!! Halata bang wala akong ma-i-guest? Chos. Wala lang, I decided to blog about him and interview him so that you can learn more about him hehehe and also, wala lang. ang saya eh ahhaha
Name: Kyxarie Peralta ; pronounced as Kee-Sah-Ree. Not Kay-sa-ree, not kik-sa-ri, not asdjkhsdklsd but Kee-Sah-Ree.
Nickname: Kyx pronounced as Kiks or Kicks. Not kayks, keyks, kiss but KICKS.
~ ang labo no, kasi kee-sah-ree pero yung nickname kiks. Pero life is complicated kaya whatever.
Occupation: Artist, Digital Illustrator, Pintor
Is it hard to have a name as unique as yours? Yes. I have been into countless awkward situations just by having this name tapos may hit pa rin ako sa NBI wtf diba?
Do you correct other people when they mispronounce your name? Sometimes. Most of the time, kapag hindi ko naman makaka-interact ng todo, hindi nalang. Bahala na sila kung ano yung tawag nila sakin.
Why do you have long hair? Because hello, this is what you want diba? Wala, I guess trip ko lang din yung iba ibang buhok, tapos ngayon long hair ako kasi mas gusto mo yun.
Are you a quiet and shy type of person? Lahat siguro at first quiet and shy. Makulit ako sobra.
Why are you a passive type of person? Because I’m happier that way. I don’t like to stress myself over things that do not matter. I don’t like wasting my time and emotions on things that I can’t do anything about or those that I can’t change. If things don’t go the way I planned it to be, I won’t think a lot about it nor will I dwell on how things are not going my way. It’s more fun to be chill, you should try it.
~ So let’s go to my other random questions about you being an artist naman he he he.
When did you decide that you will be an artist? At an early age, I grew fascinated with art, drawing and the like. But I didn’t know it yet that I could and I would be an artist someday. Whenever they ask me what I want to be when I grow up, sinasabi ko when I grow up, I want to be a Pilot. Hahaha. So siguro I decided to focus on art because before college, I was thinking what I’d actually like to study and what I really wanted to be when I get to choose a job. I can’t see myself anywhere else but in the world of art. Deep inside, di lang ako makadecide agad. Sorry na.
What course did you get in college and what school did you choose? And why din pala? I chose Fine Arts in FEU. Why? Because sabi ng nanay ko magaling daw ako magdrawing eh hahahahahahaaha. Pero yung totoo naman is during my college years, narealize ko din early on na I’m in the right place, trying to take the right path. I was happy and I loved what we were doing. Kahit haggard sa plates hehe. Gusto ko kasi talaga. Yun yung bagay na passionate ako ng sobra siguro.
Was it hard to be a student of Fine Arts? To be honest, when you’re young and a college student, feeling mo mahirap lahat ng bagay. The only thing different is that I enjoyed doing what we needed to do. It’s hard, ang hirap kaya magcommute na may dala kang canvass na malaki na nakapako na sa kahoy. Not to mention, puyat din talaga everyday lalo na naghahabol ng deadlines, iinom pa ako, tatambay. Mahirap talaga HAHAHAHAHA. Pero seryoso, depende sa tao kasi kahit ako 2hrs lang ang tulog, masaya pa rin akong gumagawa ng plates namin. Kapag siguro gusto mo talaga ginagawa mo, hindi masyadong mahirap.
What medium did you choose? In college I didn’t know in an instant what medium I really wanted or where I wanted to excel at. But before thesis, I decided I want to traverse the digital painting world. Aside from the fact that I became really interested in exploring how digital artworks are created, I feel like it is more practical than traditional painting. I have nothing against traditional painting in fact, I respect them so much. I just don’t think I have the money for tradi. Kasi in digital painting, you’ll invest in your pentab, nibs for your pen, high quality monitors (hindi pwedeng may problema sa kulay yung monitor mo like mine huhu) but it’s cheaper than traditional. In tradi you need canvass, wood, white paints, different colored paints, brushes and lots of patience. Bawal pa magkamali kasi sayang eh.
After school, did you get the job you wanted? Hindi. Siyempre kumuha muna experience. I worked as a web designer sa isang BPO. I stayed for 2 years. Nung malilipat na ako sa ibang department at hindi na ako magweweb design, dun na ako umayaw. I realized ayaw ko nang hindi ko gusto yung ginagawa ko. Siguro bigay lang din ni Lord kasi thankfully, may choice ako. I mean wala akong pinapaaral na bata tapos may work pa naman tatay ko kaya hindi rin ako obligado mag-abot monthly, pero hiya ko nalang diba. Iniisip ko nalang, babawi naman ako pag nagkatrabaho na ako ulit.
When you left your web designer job, anyare? It was a slow process for me. Right after I left that job, nagpahinga ako and nagpractice pa ng pag-pepaint. In this industry, if you think you’re good enough and you act like you’re better than anybody else, wala kang mapapala. Kailangang lagi kang nag-iimprove, kailangan gagalingan mo lagi. Siguro applicable naman yan sa lahat ng trabaho pero diba, lalo na sa pagiging artist eh. So I practiced for 6 months. Bakante lang ako non, I do freelance work here and there pero hindi talaga yun ang gusto ko kaya nung nalaman ko may opening for an Illustrator job, I took my chances!
Tell us about your current job. We have clients all over the world, may story behind everything we illustrate or do. Hindi pwedeng naisipan mo lang, you have to understand the story and backstory of every character you’re doing. I love what I do. Sobrang hirap lang talaga but every day is a learning experience, an opportunity to be better.
What’s your advice to young people who dream about being an artist someday? Or kahit hindi young people pala. Mahirap kasi minsan ang daming hamon sa buhay eh. My advice is never stop trying. Wag kalimutan ang iyong passion. Para sakin, maiksi lang ang buhay kailangan magawa natin yung mga bagay na pinapangarap nating gawin. Also, if you think na you’re not improving or you’re not a good artist, if feeling mo ang bano mo, always remember that nobody started as the best artist agad agad. Lahat talaga nadadaan sa practice. If you keep practicing, lalo na ang isang artist, magiging mahusay ka talaga. Pero don’t stop there, always improve yourself. Always push yourself to the limit, kasi maraming artist, maraming magagaling and maraming confident. Don’t get intimidated, basta gawin mo lang yung best mo lagi. Ako I am exposed to a lot of artists. Ang dami kong mga kaibigan na successful na na pintor, mga traditional painter sila and may mga shows na sila here and there, ilang pieces na rin ang nabenta nila pero walang insecure-an at inggitan sa amin, suportahan lang naming isa’t isa and hindi porket successful na sila, hindi ka na magiging successful. May time na ikaw naman ang magshashine. Yesss hahahahaah
I tried working for a job na hindi ko gusto then hobby lang ang pagpipinta pero dun talaga ako masaya. Siguro nadinig ng higher being ang panalangin ko na makakuha ng trabaho na gusto ko talaga. At least now, I get to do a job that I really want and also hone my skills at the same time.
Laban lang! And if naging successful na artist na, keep your feet on the ground. Humble lang dapat.
Sobrang I don’t have an organized set of questions jusme, next time nga magsuggest kayo ng kung ano questions or if you have your own questions sa mga artist na kagaya ni Kyx, please comment hahahaha para alam ko itatanong. Parang ang epal and pabibo lang ng questions ko eh.
Anyway, here are some of Kyxarie’s artworks. Enjoy!
All were created with his Bamboo Wacom Pentab and Adobe Photoshop CS6
Initially, I want to show 5 of his artworks but he wanted to show only 3. Nakakahiya daw HAHAHAHA. Okayyyy.
Also, I don’t think Kyx is allowed to show the stuff he illustrates for his work. Baka daw hindi pwede so he chose to showcase these 3 practice paintings he did.
The artworks he wanted to show were his best practice paintings but I feel like I want to post more. The ones I find beautiful. If he can choose 3 of his artworks, I feel like I can choose too! mehehehe these are my choices and I know he was just starting when he created some of what I chose but I don’t care, I like it and I feel like it’s beautiful. More beautiful than he thinks.
I like this because it’s very pretty! Kyx says it’s not his best artwork but whatever.
I remember he made this on January 2014. A Happy New Year painting.
He didn’t like the outcome and feels like he’s such a noob but I like how he drew J.Law
I love the eyes of this Rose Byrne painting!
This was created using a MOUSE. AS IN.
Igorot, one of my most favorite paintings!
He painted this when we are still friends. HAHAHA. Tapos nagcomment ako ng “Wow ang ganda talaga Kyxa!” and ayun, yun ang umpisa ng paglandi ko chosssss. semi-chos hahaha.