Artist Corner: Mirco Cabbia

This week in our Artist Corner, we have Mirco Cabbia, from Venice, Italy. He loves K-Pop and creates incredible semi-realistic pieces with a comic-book vibe. You may have seen some of his work at a few conventions in Italy.

So what types of nerdy or geeky things are you into?

I used to play a lot of videogames and watch anime too, but nowadays I barely do any of them. Videogames like Smite, Warframe, Dota2, TeamFortress 2, Fallout series and TES Skyrim mostly. I’m a fan of MMORPGs too.

Did you have an educational background in art?

I went to an art high school and then switched to an architecture university. I still regret that decision.

What’s your origin story that got you into art in the first place?

I really liked dinosaurs back then, and I knew them all. I used to draw dinosaurs all day, but now I only can recognize few species.

I was always praised for it when I was a child, so it grew on me. Now I enjoy doing art if you can call my stuff like that.

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

If you really like doing art and wish to become great, always give your 110% and don’t make choices you’d regret later.

“Keep doing what you love because you’re absolutely great at it!”

How has your style or art changed over the years?

I used to draw a lot of faces and try different manga styles. I didn’t like copying other artists drawings because I felt like it was cheating, but probably it would have helped me a lot more. In the years, my focus changed, and now I like to practice drawing the faster I can, with confidence. Time to time I try different styles too.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

I always read every comment I get, but the ones I usually remember are the weird ones. This is a comment from my fan art of Widowmaker from OW:

“booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty.”

Anything you would like to say to your fans?

A few years ago, I would never thought I could become that big as an artist. I know that I’m not one of the best or one of the most trendy/famous artists, but that last year really changed my life and it’s all because of the support I’ve got from my fans. Knowing that there will always be someone who’s waiting for my art, makes me keep going on. Thank you, guys!

Do you want to see more of Mirco Cabbia’s work? Check out his:

Deviant Art
Art Station

I’m active on few social media, but Deviantart is the one you should definitely check out.

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