By Lana Young
LY: Who are you, where are you from, what do you do, and where does that come from?
AD: I’m Adriana DeCarlo. I’m from Wimberley, Texas, which is just outside Austin. I’m a game designer with a focus in game art. My passion for art and game design comes from a love of interactive storytelling.
LY: What do you like about being a part of an artistic community?
AD: There’s a lot of inspiration flowing around. It really helps to bounce ideas of everyone and everyone is very understanding of the whole process.
LY: What’s your favorite medium to work with?
AD: My favorite medium is just a sketchbook and a pencil, but if I’m working on my laptop I prefer to use MAYA and Adobe Photoshop.
LY: What is one thing you wish you knew when you started drawing?
AD: (laughing) How to draw hands. Actually, I wish I knew it was good to share your art to get feedback instead of hoarding it, because it really helps to get constructive criticism.
LY: What inspires your art?
AD: Music, pictures, people I talk to, stories, movies, Clare- really, just the world around me. Then, I use my imagination from there.
LY: Who or what have you not drawn/made that you’d love to capture?
AD: There’s a game I really want to make, but I don’t yet have the skills or the patience to work on it. It’s something that’s really important to me, so I want to wait to give it proper justice.
LY: Professionally, what’s your goal?
AD: I really want to be an art director for a game company.
LY: How has art influenced you as a person?
AD: I think it’s really helped me see the world through different eyes. It’s really pushed me to improve myself as a person along with my art.