CYO Interview

Nevars – Lady Style

1. When did you first start designing CYO?
I first started designing at the beginning of last year and I have never regretting the effort of learning!

2. What made you start designing CYO?
I’ve always loved fashion, so seeing all the amazing things people were creating, it really made me wish I could do that. In time I got fed up of looking at real-life fashion thinking “I wish I could design like that for Diva Chix”. Eventually I just downloaded Gimp and used a tutorial on the forum.

3. What is your favorite CYO piece that you have created?
My favorite so far would have to be my dress collection for Mary. I’ve never really worked with textures like leather before so I was really just doodling and experimenting and it ended up being a good looking design!

4. What your biggest CYO accomplishment so far?
Coming 6th in Divamour – Time Warp! Ok, I didn’t win but it was the first time I ever entered into something that big and challenging. During it, I was able to push myself into adding little details and making a body for the first time EVER! It was just an amazing experience and I can’t wait for next year! (but I guess I have to..)

5. What is the best thing about designing CYO?
Being able to make something awesome from scratch by doodling or from a picture. There’s just something about the feeling of being able to say “I can digitally design outfits” and looking back at past designs and being able to actually see an improvement.

6. How long does it take you to create a CYO piece?
It usually takes me around 2 -3 hours for an basic design… mainly it’s all about the shading!

7. Who is your favorite CYO designer?
Jennamazingg, R36, Ressie, Teolessa and Aristocat. All these designers have AMAZING skills that I really look up to.

8. What’s one tip you can offer to new CYO designers?
Experiment! You will be surprised by just how much you can learn by just having a good session of doodling and investigating every little feature of your paint program and what little tricks you can pick up on the way. I also suggest keeping using different images as references, e.g – shapes and type of shading for different kind of dresses.

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