Daniel Ortiz is a self taught artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico…a beautiful place where saints jack off in the sky and history hangs from the walls like quiet screams.
He lives to make art, but it’s not what he does for a living. He’s a slave to the eight hour day, like most of us are…but he’s hoping for a way out, in more ways than one.
If you like what you see, more of his work can be seen on Instagram.
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
See more of Amy’s work here.
I was born in April 1985 in Roma, Italy. I always had a great passion for comics and illustrations and since I was a child, I tried to follow the style of my favorite artists.
After I completed my studies in Electronic & Telecommunication in 2006, I started to draw my first digital pin ups. After a few months, I got my first collaboration with clients and agencies and I had the opportunity to develop my skills as an illustrator.
After a few years and a constant sense of dissatisfaction, I decided to quit the world of digital art and return to my first love… THE PENCILS. A few years later, after tons of sketches and failures, I can say I mastered this technique.
I am working on my first art book, here you can find a selection of my best work, from pencil illustration sketches and my colored pin ups, where I blend my traditional and digital skills.
For more art, you can find and support Marco on:
Pachu M. Torres is an artist based in Spain, addicted to black coffee and specializing in erotic art. His work focuses on the synesthesia of pleasure and colors, BDSM and female passion. You can find his art on the social media and many magazines like ‘PLAYBOY’.
Pachu M. Torres: Thank you! I’m glad you like my art that way, and even more to have this conversation with you.
Pachu: I became interested in drawing erotic illustrations after I had my first sexual experiences at 14-years-old (1999, more or less). I remember that my classmates and friends liked my illustrations and they bought many of them from me or asked for other things hahaha.
Pachu: Many factors have caused my art to change over the years, and I’m aware of it: first of all, I focused my art on the eroticism. This was due to the success of this designs online 6 years ago. I shared them in a time when I was working in a national Spanish Newspaper (ABC), where I was doing other kind of illustrations (portraits, superheroes, cartoons, etc.), but as soon as I shared an erotic sketch on Instagram, it went viral (and after the success, Instagram disabled that account, of course). So I started sharing my erotic designs and being more and more open with my own tastes and sexual interests. At this point, they can be considered like a daily diary hahaha. But one of the constants in my art it’s that I don’t like to be explicit, but rather, suggestive; there’s the real power of my illustrations. So, over this 6 years I have a greater assertiveness on the strokes with the brush (due to a greater experience), I risk more with digital colors and their combinations and the compositions are more elaborated.
Pachu: I admire many artists. Milo Manara, Serpier, Bastian Vives, Tomer Hanuka, Horacio Altuna, Jordi Bernet… all of them are awesome comic-book creators; Olly Moss, Gigi Rose Gray, or David Sossella are stunning illustrators as well.
Pachu: I agree!
Pachu: I definitely will.
Pachu: The choice for my favorite movie is between ‘Paris-Texas’ (Wim Wenders) and ‘Mulholland Drive’ (David Lynch). Two masterpieces! And my favorite book, ‘Lila Says’ (Chimo).
My name is Tatiana and I was born in May 1998. I’m a self-taught digital artist and I go as Tati MoonS. I mostly paint girls and women, but you can find some animals and males in my artwork as well.
Horror Sleaze Trash: I’m really excited to get the chance to talk with you! I love your artwork so much! Tell us a little about yourself.
Tatiana: So, my real name is Tatiana and my last name Luna. I was born in Spain in 1998. I turned 20 in May and my favorite animals are tarantulas and giraffes.
HST: When did you first become interested in art? What made you decide to start create the work that you do?
Tatiana: I have been interested in art since I was a child, I can’t remember exactly when it began! I’ve always painted girls and my favorite characters, so my style has developed itself, making me create the work I do nowadays!
HST: Your character fanart is actually how I first discovered your art! I came across your Marceline and Bubblegum and loved them. I’m a huge fan of Adventure Time. Anyway, what would you say most inspires you?
Tatiana: There is nothing at all that inspires me, but at the same time everything inspires me. It’s really just everyday living, I guess. I get really inspired and involved in every little detail, or from a little idea that gets bigger and bigger and that’s really it. Sorry if that’s a boring answer, but it’s the truth! I always keep myself involved in things that require something related to art, like video games for instance.
HST: How do you feel your art has changed and developed over the years?
Tatiana: As I said before, I’ve always painted females and fanart. It’s always on the same line but with slight differences that have eventually developed into what I do now. When I was a child, about 3 to 4 years old, my parents always gave me Disney Princess stuff like stickers, colouring books, all that girly stuff that dads and moms usually give to their little girl. I also loved painting so if we take a look back to my first drawings, they were Cinderella fanart. But in 2002, Bratz dolls came into my life and I loved them! I thought their style was unique. I loved the fact that they wear big platforms (which I love, I have many!) and they wear black! My favorite color! I instantly began painting them. My interest in clothing started to increase as well. When I was about 7, the Internet came to me and discovered the goth/emo/scene style and fell in love. So I painted ‘goth’ Bratz and darker original characters. But, I also played a lot of video games when I was a child, which gave me interest in digital stuff. My dad gave me my first Wacom tablet when I was younger, but it was hard to use which made me give up on digital world for a long time. In 2010, I moved to another city where I started high school and I stopped painting since I had no time. Sometimes I painted very dark original drawings focused on pencil portrait, but I usually only drew while I was in class. It was a lot of quick pen sketches of women with messages promoting the ‘free the nipple’ movement and other similar movements. That was the year I really involved myself in feminism. I kept doing that until 2016, when I decided that I wanted to make my own t shirt brand and decided to use the graphic tablet again. In December of that year, I opened my Instagram account to share that stuff. I was reported, so Instagram deleted my account for nudity (even though they say you can post females nipples if it’s a drawing). I was finally able to reactivate it, but I was kind of disappointed that I had to censor my art, so I rarely posted or painted anymore. I had to convince myself to start painting girls with clothes again, which really sucked for me, but as time passed I was enjoying that more and more, and then suddenly I found myself painting everyday and finding the perfect job! So that is the story of how my art developed! It’s been a mix from all the painting stages and styles in my life; Disney princesses and others with cool clothes, promoting feminism whenever I can, and of course tattoos, scarifications and others since I really loved the 90s hardcore scene as I was a teen!
HST: What other hobbies or art do you indulge in? What do you like to do with your free time?
Tatiana: Whenever I’m not painting, I spend a lot of time playing or creating something on The Sims 4! And this isn’t a hobby since I don’t practice it yet, but I would love to be able to tattoo some day. That’s been a passion of mine since I was a teen. I also spent a year studying to become a dead-bodies makeup artist/preparer (I think it’s call an undertaker in English, but I’m not sure), so if I ever have time I would love to do that job as a hobby as well.
HST: What other artists do you look up to and/or admire?
Tatiana: There are a lot! This is the hardest question, honestly. Astri Lohne was the one that made me want to keep doing digital art even though it wasn’t my style (plus, I love all her illustrations). David Lucas’s art is phenomenal too. On the other hand, we have Ursula Decay. I wish I was able to paint cartoon drawings like hers! There’s also the traditional stuff like Victoria Frances. Pff! There are so many artists!!!
HST: Do you have a favorite piece that you’ve worked on? Is there one that was most challenging?
Tatiana: I love my fanart of Shego! But my ‘Darlene Pian’ one still my favorite. That one is very beloved, since was one of my firsts and has a lot of meaning to me. The most challenging one was the Sailor Moon fanart I did. I tried to get out of my comfort zone and paint a background, but I feel like I messed it up so I quite hate it.
HST: Speaking of challenging, you mentioned to me that you often have other people use your work for various reasons without speaking with you first. Is that something that’s frustrating to you or does it not bother you too much?
Tatiana: If someone takes my art and gives me credit properly, I have no problem, even though I think that asking first gives you some professionalism. (I don’t know if this is legal to say, but BoredPanda never asked me if they could use my work, and it’s okay because I don’t mind, but as a big magazine, someday someone could get mad at that). But there are some other little things that bother me; obviously deleting my sign or not giving me credit, and what I hate the most is when they ‘edit’ my art. For example, cropping only the paintings where I added stretch marks and hiding them, or hiding t shirt quotes. Seems like they do not want polemic, but if you are going to gain views and cash with my art, then do things properly or go home since I do not only want to paint characters if not giving a message too.
HST: I think that’s a really good point. I bet a lot of artists feel that way. What’s your favorite movie and/or book?
Tatiana: There are a lot of movies! I can’t pick one! But probably The Nightmare Before Christmas or Coraline or Spirited Away! As far as books go, I really love the Emily the Strange saga. Also, Rébecca Dautremer’s illustrations are awesome.
HST: I’m a big fan of Coraline and Spirited Away myself. You also mentioned you like video games. What are your favorite video games?
Tatiana: My favorite video game is Kingdom Hearts! But I also really enjoy survival horror ones, like Silent Hill or the first Resident Evils. I also love Forbidden Siren 2. Oh, and of course there are the classics, like Crash Bandicoot 1 or 3, Spyro… all that stuff.
HST: Are there any fictional characters that are your favorite? Are there any you relate to?
Tatiana: I love Scarlett Kensignton from the book ‘Ghostgirl’, which I read when I was 10 or so. In fact, I really love almost all books characters since I can imagine my own version of them! I also relate a lot to Violet from ‘The Incredibles’.
HST: Well, thank you so much for talking to us! It’s been a pleasure and we can’t wait to see more of your art in the future! Where can we find you and connect with you online? Social media? Website?
Tatiana: It’s been a pleasure for me ❤ I post all my content on Instagram @tatimoons. You can also find me posting stuff on my Facebook page and I try to make daily updates on my Patreon page. I also have a website where you can find my full portfolio and shop!