Artist Corner: Carlos Dattoli

We’re talking to Carlos Dattoli from Mexico, a painter, writer, and incredible artist. He’s been published in 3D World and in galleries and shows from Morphicon, SDCC, Acme Archives, and the Aaron Sims Creative Contest.

How would you describe your style of artwork?

Very detailed, I love to paint every single detail, but I’m also trying to get away from that for a while.

What’s your educational background in art?

I studied graphic design, then I did a year of animation and postproduction and a Masters of Illustration.

What got you into art in the first place?

It just happens to me of a way to express myself since I was very little.

For aspiring artists like yourself, what kind of advice can you give them?

Don’t ever let anybody tell you that is not possible to get what you want, just work as hard as you can and sooner or later you will be there.

How has your practice changed over time?

Well, I haven’t been one of those artists that practice much ( i should haha) but I always learn while working on projects, so is the same now as before, I learn while working with clients work or personal work.

I used to get in my room and draw these tiny futuristic cities and I just love it! I could spend hours imagine every single detail there, the people, the cars, everything! I still have those.

How did you come up with the idea for the fat superheroes?

Well, i came with that idea 5 years ago, it was because one time in college I did an ink drawing of a fat guy next to a skinny guy, and I really like it.

So, one day a few years later I remember I was about to get out of bed and was thinking I want to do a different approach to the super heroes in an illustration, I wanted to add some comedy to them as well, so I don’t know why but that memory of my ink draw came to my mind and I decided to do the super heroes like that and so the whole composition just came to my mind and it seems very good, so I start  drawing it,

That was the DC fat heroes, the first one, and because of people like so much, I decided to make the other guys, marvel, Ninja Turtles, Capcom, and now I’m planning to go for the second part, which will include new teams of heroes,  I hope you will see it soon!

What art do you most identify with? What other artists inspire you?

I think all kind of realistic art is what moves me the most no matter the artist, old, new, but I love realistic art.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

Oh many good ones especially on my fat heroes illustration and my redesign for the power rangers which they both open a whole world of opportunities for me.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

“Hang in there!” from a very special person who was always close to me and pushing me to get my dreams come true.

Where can fans get more of you (social media, websites, etc.)?

I’m more active on my Instagram account and Facebook account or my Art Station account.

Anything you would like to say to your fans?

I think if it wasn’t for the fans this trip wouldn’t be as great and fun as it is, they make the journey worth it, hope they will continue enjoying my work course I have many great surprises planning!

If you are into ¼ scale collectibles Statues and my power rangers redesign, stay tuned to my sites for a great surprise coming soon!

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