Ep.55: Knight Zhang (Arucelli) on having fun with art and being open to learn from everyone

Knight Zhang, better known as Arucelli is a digital artist from North Carolina, United States. She is currently studying at Savannah College of Art and Design. She comes from an artistic family that always encouraged her to create art.

She is most known for drawing anime and colorful Manga style with a fantasy feel.

She has always been a part of artistic communities, learning from the other artists and now you can also learn from her speed paints and tutorials covering topics like how to color or how to blend and more on her youtube channel.

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Key Takeaways

“Try to have fun, understand that if you gonna be active online, not everyone will like it. Just try to find your niche, be open, be open to grow and be open to learning from everyone, from different countries. Be kind, be supportive and just have a good time and make others have a good time”

  • Worst advice Arucelli ever got was to depend on talent. Talent is a dangerous word to use … it’s important to be part of the art community, supporting each other and working for it just like everyone else
  • Arucelli’s best motivation is cool art around herself – “I want to create something cool as well!”
  • Arucelli thinks that the best to learn art is from the masters and by observing. E.g. learning Manga. Surround yourself by Japanese art, manga. It’s like learning a new language. Only a full immersion gives you the best results.

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Resources mentioned

  • Arucelli is active on these platforms
    • Twitter and DeviantArt, CGHub, Instagram, Tumblr & ArtStation, YouTube
  • Art Tools
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Special thanks to Arucelli for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Knight Zhang, used with permission

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