Announcing the Winners of Make the World Your Studio

Announcing the Winners of Make the World Your Studio

Now that artists have the ability to create their art anywhere they want with the Cintiq Companion, we asked people where they’ll find their inspiration in our Facebook contest, Make the World Your Studio. Answers crisscrossed the country with people finding their inspiration in nature, in cities and maybe just on their couch.

To find the winners, we randomly chose two names and asked these artists three questions about the art they’ll create on their new devices. Have a look at their answers below.

Steven Pabalinas, winner of the Cintiq Companion

Image Credit: Steven Pabalinas

Steven Pabalinas

What type of art do you create?

I guess the art I do is conceptual. Professionally, I work a 9-to-5 job as an Illustrator / 3D Conceptual Designer doing concepts for an exhibit house. But, what I really love to do is illustrating! Both, traditionally with pencil and ink and digitally, in Corel Painter or Adobe Photoshop! I always have fun drawing random characters and sketching portraits. I also work a lot in 3D using Maya and Zbrush.

What is the first thing you’re going to do with your new Cintiq Companion?

Well, the first thing I promised myself, if I ever got a Cintiq Companion, was go to this place near Laguna Beach just off Pacific Coast Highway! Trying to illustrate, at the beach, in a sketchbook with the sun going down was such a hassle!

What is the next big art project you want to tackle?

A short animation! It always has been a major goal of mine. Or finally finish my collection of illustrations I've wanted to publish.... which I've been neglecting. . :)

Donna Brownell, winner of the Cintiq Companion Hybrid

What type of art do you create?

I work on all sorts of creative projects from graphic design for web and print to abstract photo composites that I've shown in local galleries. My photomontage work is an expression of my fascination in nature's patterns. I begin with photographs that I take around my home in the Ortiz Mountains––tree bark, honeycomb, leaf veins, pebbles, cracks, clouds, water––I then use various Photoshop techniques to combine them together. By hiding, accentuating, exaggerating, subduing, repeating or erasing different elements within the composition, new patterns emerge.

What is the first thing you’re going to do with your new Cintiq Companion Hybrid?

Image Credit: Donna Brownell

Donna Brownell

Oh I can't wait. I'll probably download the Sketchpad Pro and Photoshop Touch apps and then head out to the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza to play with it.

 

What is the next big art project you want to tackle?

I have recently been exploring motion graphics and animation with a particular interest in kinetic typography. I am currently collaborating with my brother (from the Missoula, MT bands secret powers and the Oblio Joes) on a music video for his song "Skeleton Woman" using Illustrator and After Effects. My new Companion is going to come in very handy since I am so often away from my home computer. I plan on trying out Adobe Ideas to create my vector assets while out and about.

To see Donna’s first motion graphics project, click here.