what do you do when you see a really beautiful scene or image in front of you?
you would probably gaze at it and let it imprint itself upon your brain, right?
that’s what most people would do. but ersin isn’t like most people.
a graphics graduate from the necmettin erbakan university in turkey and a digital artist who uses photo-manipulation as an art form when he isn’t studying. ersin loves seeing images in a dream like state. we caught up with him and asked him a few questions about his journey into the world of photo-manipulation and here is what he had to say.
curators of quirk: what inspires you?
ersin: creating new works motivates me. when i feel bad, i go and create something new. this is also true when i am happy. my inspiration is of course nature. nature is my everything. getting lost among the vast greenery makes me incredibly excited. there is a small forest near my house where i live. i go there and examine the beauties of life. being inspired by nature happens by breathing the same oxygen with it.
curators of quirk: how do you get better?
ersin: the work i’m doing right now makes me feel better. i don’t need to take therapy classes. this job sounds good to me. because in my imagination, i realize what i dreamed at that moment and transfer it to my works. a better recovery cannot be imagined.
curators of quirk: what’s your opinion on digital art being a trend for the general population? is it here to stay?
ersin: the reason digital art is trending right now is because of the launch of nft, the new star of the cryptocurrency world. because, in addition to people who produce works of art without expecting any profit, there are people who have photoshop knowledge and are completely focused on making money, so i think that this popularity will decrease in the near future. in this way, i do not think that the audience who is not an artist and expects a profit will carry themselves into the future. real artists prepare their works by giving all their emotions. tomorrow exists for artists like us who respect and protect their work.
curators of quirk: tell us a lil bit about your journey?
ersin: it was not easy for me to get to where i am. my curiosity and talent for painting at a young age brought me to this position. at first, i was drawing cars with felt-tip pens. after i developed myself, i started to make pencil drawings over time. i met photoshop in high school and i have been interested in graphic design since 2010. the monotony in graphic design was starting to wear me out. i also started new searches. after meeting the concept of digital art, all doors started to open. i am a very happy artist right now.
curators of quirk: what advice would you give other aspiring artists in this space?
ersin: if you want to be a true artist, be a good researcher. discover how it’s done by trying it out. if you fail, try other ways. my advice to my friends who want to create works related to digital art, please do not enter this sector without improving yourself. there are artists who have been doing this work for years, and the more up-to-date you are, the more you can reach those artists if you follow the trends. do not forget that different and unusual works stand out. it’s about how you use your imagination.