Well, we’re a little late for Shoutout Saturday but I guess that’s what happens when you start day drinking and forget about your phone!
HST took some time to catch up with @suzyinacent for a mini interview about her bad photoshop art, why she loves it, and where she’s taking it in the future. Check out the comments below to read our seven questions with Suzy and head over to her page on Instagram and show some love.
1. What inspired you to start doing bad photoshop?:
I think I began editing photos back during the early 2000s to put on my Myspace. I remember combing through banner after banner and thinking they all were lame, so I made my own.
Then computers got smaller and smaller and photo editing software was increasingly accessible, now I spend under a few hours on my phone, dinking about if I have a fun idea, or if I cant sleep.
The surrealism thing is new though.
2. What’s your favorite thing about bad photoshop?:
That my art doesn’t necessarily NEED to be “good”. I make content I enjoy, or I experiment in the moment. I sometimes have a loose idea of what I’m going to end up with, but the end result is never really where I wan to take my art, it just ends up there.
3. What originally inspired you to paint pennies?:
I belong to a very wholesome group where we paint rocks to brighten someone’s day. The more I painted the more I wanted to challenge myself, and it was fun to try to paint as small as I could.
Unfortunately, penny-painting is paused for the future – my fine motor skills have been compromised due to medication side effects.
4. Is there any other kind of art you are interested in?:
I love editing videos. I was never into scrapbooking, but that’s what’s happening when I make videos; I edit video because that memory is important to me, or there is a feeling I’m trying to convey.
Sometimes I just wanna fling lettuce at my dog and film it in slow-motion.
5. Three favorite words:
Is this a quiz? HORROR, SLEAZE, TRASH, duh.
6. Throwback to the days when I met you in a comic book shop – is there any comic/graphic novel series you think everyone should read?:
For everyone? Bone. It’s super cute and light reading and set in a fantasy world.
Maybe not for EVERYONE, but Saga. I love Saga. It has amazing imagery, aliens that I adore, relevant themes, trauma, violence, sex, interstellar war.
7. What are you goals with bad photoshop and @suzyinacent for the next year, if any?:
I just need an outlet for all the crazy I’ve got in my brain. I’d like to make fan=art of my friends, but I’m afraid that’s too Tina Belcher.
Is this where I hashtag #SendNudes?
You can find Suzy at http://www.instagram.com/suzyinacent