Get acquainted with the excitable, joyful and unapologetically colourful Drekky Drimm and their excitable, joyful, unapologetically colourful artwork.
Game Artist Showcase: The Delightful Drekky Drimm
In 2022, we at MMO Games have been spoiled by an array of talented game artists honouring us by sharing their artwork and creative process with us. Since the start of the year, we've showcased the work of each of the following game artists: Yuhang Weng, Betsy Weymouth, Nana, Chris Binns, Jesse Van Weiden, Orlando Flusband, Melinda Lack, Ellen Payne, and Hanna Hammar. And now we're delighted to have one more burst onto our website in an explosion of pinkness, cuteness, and magic. Welcome, Drekky Drimm.
Art is what I am, it’s how I'm able to put my thoughts and feelings out, on canvas and paper, to show some of the beauty of this world to others!
Drekky Drimm is a self-described "queer autistic self-made artist" who lives in Russia with their wife and two cats. As you can imagine, they are looking to find a way to leave the country for good - given current geopolitics and attitudes to people who are LGBTQ+. And Drekky's followers are helping them do it.
Having once studied linguistics, Drekky Drimm went on to find their heart's calling in art. They love everything "cute, magical, flowy and colourful" - something that you'll clearly see in their artwork. When they're taking time off creativity, they play games, watch cartoons, and read comic books with the hope of one day making their own. Not a bad dream if you ask us!
It's clear that for Drekky Drimm, art is so much more than just pretty pictures. Art has a therapeutic power for them and also provides a place of escape from the troubles of the world. And yet it is also a vehicle of expression, for it is through Drekky's choice of bold and vivid colours that they are able to share their own message with the world - a message of love, warmth and beauty.
You can follow Drekky Drimm across a range of platforms, where you can both offer support and/or admire more of their incredible artwork. But before you do, keep scrolling to read a Q&A with someone who is undeniably one of the coolest game artists we've seen in an age.
A Q&A with Game Artist Drekky Drimm
1) WHAT GAMES ARE YOU PLAYING OR WATCHING RIGHT NOW?
I usually have a number of games I play all the time and a few new games I'm currently going through, often thanks to my ADHD "not allowing" me to complete a game properly. My staple games I always come back to are World of Warcraft, Genshin Impact and Heroes of Might and Magic, but I've been also trying out Baldur's Gates 3, Tunic, Hades and Stray - both on my PC and Nintendo Switch. It's often that I'm captivated by games with roleplay or arcade elements - either to submerge myself into them completely or just to be distracted from the outer world!
2) HOW DO YOU DECIDE ON YOUR DESIGNS?
My main priorities are shapes and colours! I find inspiration in many things, but cartoons, comics and video games are what move me the most, allowing my creative process to flow. I often have particular tricks to my designs, though, like the greenery, the flowingness and the cuteness!
3) WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
Artists like Sean Galloway, Dou Hong, GuriHiru and others have left a big impression on me once I came across their work, thus influencing my own to this day. I treasure bright colours, I love bold shapes, and I'm captivated by cartoony artstyles! When I'm in the process of making art, I find it soothing to draw lines, to fill in the colours and let the work "flow". I feel most calm and merry when I'm drawing, it allows me to distract myself from everything. Art is what I am, it's how I'm able to put my thoughts and feelings out, on canvas and paper, to show some of the beauty of this world to others!
4) WHICH PIECE ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
Almost everything I post online! (chuckles) I'm proud of my character designs, I'm proud of my Patreon Busts, and I'm proud of each "Girl in Flowers" piece I ever did out there! The latter might be my own personal favourite genre of art. Those were liberating and soothing to draw, and I still feel calmness radiating looking back at them. Those represent my artistic journey the most, as I feel like I'm getting better and better at the facial features and the greenery! If I'm still able to love a piece, looking at it a couple of years after, it means I was successful.
5) WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS FOR YOUR ART? WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?
I always have a Patreon and commissions to work on thanks to my lovely supporters! Once in my life I could go months without art, but now, I can't imagine even a week. There are always pretty characters to draw, fanart to make and thoughts and feels to fill on canvas. I'm both very nervous and excited about where I'll go next, and I hope I will find new ways to explore my art in the future - who knows what opportunities I could get next?
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