"I Still Have a Lot to Learn and Improve " - Baitoy

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1. Tell us more about your background and journey.

I was born in Thailand, yes I’m thai and right now I live in Israel. I started drawing when I was about 5 and kept drawing all the time, whenever I had inspiration most of the time in the middle of the class.

I’m a person that can learn a new subject two days before the test and get A so I was lucky since most of the time I draw in class I didn’t really listen to the teacher , so if you can’t learn and draw in the same time pls try to draw in the break or after school so it won’t Interfere your grades, or do it in a not important subject.

My art styles changed a lot and still changing! I still love to look at my 9 y.o drawings.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be an painter/illustrator?

I always loved to draw and when I found out there’s digital art, I fell in love with it immediately! I never really decided if I want to be illustrator,I always did it as a hobby, I’m actually really interested in medicine and biology as well so I’ll be glad in whatever the path takes me.

3. Is it a financially stable career?

If you work for a company, yes. If you only draw for fun and post it on the internet then no, I post on Instagram for fun and do not get money from it, sometimes I get from companies a tablet to review so I’m always glad to review them and tell my opinion about that, I don’t get money on that, and don’t actually need them since I already have one, I’m doing this for my followers that want to buy a tablet, so this might help them choose.

4. Who is your favourite illustrator and why?

My fav illustrators are the artist in the companies “ghibli studio” and “Kyoto animation” , I love all the animations that they make, the story, the art style especially, how they put love and effort into the art.

5. Where do you get inspired from to create art?

It can be from anything, I can just walk by the sea and get inspired, or listening to music and get inspired, It also depends on what I’m going through in my life and my emotions, drawing is like meditation for me, whenever I’m sad, angry, happy I put my emotions in my art and this really helps me to be in peace.

6. What does your typical day look like?

I’m still a student so I still learning for my exams, I hang out with my friends sometimes, I have a little sister that we spend a lot of time together playing video games, I spend time with my cute little parrot, and of course spending time almost every day on drawing

7. What piece of advice would you like to give to future aspiring illustrators?

Never give up!, when I was younger my drawings wasn’t the best and I love to draw in “anime style”, a lot of my friends and classmates would make fun of it saying it looks “weird” and I should draw in another style, my parents also didn’t like that I spend so much time on drawing, some people used to comment on my old drawing on Instagram that the drawing isn’t good or complain about it, but I believed in myself and I kept doing what I love.

Here I am today and I know that I improved at my art skill , I’m proud at myself that I kept doing what I loved and didn’t give up, but I still have a lot to learn and improve!
I know it’s sometimes tiring to keep practicing and practicing and u don’t really feel like you’re improving, but don’t forget that this takes time!, I always say to myself when I’m about to give up on something “good things take time”.

Remember that all the artists that you love didn’t born with pro art skills, they started like everyone else and they kept practicing and practicing and improving little by little so they could become what they’re today.

8. Which is your favourite book and why?

I don’t really read books anymore, I read manga (Japanese comic), one of my fav manga is “daytime shooting star”, I really love this artist!, her stories and art style is amazing!

- Baitoy

Interview By - Akanksha Gupta

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