Greetings Artxbang! Let’s get you introduced to our wonderful community. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Frederico Ribas Aka Artxbang, a freelancer living in Portugal.
My usual job is a graphic designer but I’m aspiring to be a full-time concept artist.
I’m a very enthusiastic person and like to meet new people.
Well.. a lot of times I just start sketching, I have a small idea and when drawing, the other ideas come as I draw and I start to build something..my head is full of ideas and I really like to try stuff like combining them, which does not always work out but the process is fun. Artstation is a website full of artworks and great artists and I keep being inspired by what I see there and push myself to be a better artist. I really like to see the Community Vault and ear the ideas of other fellow artists in the community
Since I was a child I always liked to draw...copying cartoons like animes or dragon ball, it made me want to continue being better. When I was a teenager I tried graffiti, comics, but what I really want to do for my art was study 2d animation, but the course I wanted didn't have the minimum students so I need to change it to graphic design, which made me draw less(characters, environments..etc.. ). but a few years ago I started drawing more and today I really want to do it. Of course, I'm still working as a graphic designer but I'm making the transition little by little.
I was also a sculptor, I didn’t study, only learn by tutorials on youtube. Still learning.
Since paragon died, I kept seeing news and vids about the remakes but the expectation was really low and I knew I would need to wait a long time to play again. When I saw a random dude share a Windu video on Facebook of actual gameplay of a new remake, I said to myself where the hell did SMS came from...this is huge. I saw more vids of Britik and other YouTubers, I was like an archaeologist digging for all I could find about Fault. I returned to my twitch channel because back on the paragon days I started a sculpture channel and I did some heroes and got a lot of views but stopped when the servers went down, I just want to reconnect with the community producing some content.. so I started to do skins of some heroes just for fun on stream, it was that time I was contacted by S.M.S to be part of the team.
“Narbash is love Narbash is life”. I started to learn how to MOBA with the support role so it was him I mastered. I love the character design they did for him, he’s charismatic, he heals, he likes music, all the same things I like. I love the character so much I did a sculpture of him.
I also like to play on the jungle and it was awesome to roam the jungle with rampage...they were my two mastered heroes in Paragon.
You can follow me on different platforms, I prepared this link to find me in all my different channels: https://linktr.ee/artxbang
Really happy to have this opportunity working with SMS it was kinda life-changing to me to realize I want to do concept art knowing it what makes me happy. I want to learn more to be a better artist. Love you guys for all the feedback and support.
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