A Rising Hentai Superstar Interview with Seraziel
By ImJustThatKinky • 1 year ago • 1 comments

 

Kinky: In this day in age, there are artist everywhere and the ones who are drawing beautiful and lewd art is increasing at an incredible rate. This is making it harder and harder for one such lewd artist to be known. But with dedication, patience, and good art, you maybe the next hentai artist to be notice. Today, I notice someone who I feel need more attention and I would like to know the mindset of someone who may go deeper in the lewd art hole. I introduce to you, Seraziel! How are you doing today Seraziel?

 

Seraziel: I'm doing just fine thank you.

 

Kinky: How long have you been drawing?

 

Seraziel: I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. Lucky for me, my parents were very supportive of my interest in art and were happy to provide me with the supplies. It was all pencils back then, but I received enough encouragement from peers and teachers to keep me motivated.

 

Kinky: When did you start drawing more hentai?

 

Seraziel: I've had an interest in erotic art for quite some time, but I think it can be a little daunting to draw your own (at least for me it was). About a year ago I really started delving into drawing nudity and from there I gradually worked my way into drawing full blown hentai.

 

Kinky: How open are you when it comes to telling people about your lewd art?

 

Seraziel: It's always easier to be open about such stuff online. You're behind a screen and can be anyone you want to be. Lucky for me I had online friends that accepted it and encouraged me. When it comes to offline I'm a little more reserved. I've never denied it, but that's only because I've never been asked in person. I don't go out of my way to tell people about and even if someone asked I think I might deny it unless I was comfortable about our relationship.

 

Kinky: Is there a specific lewd topic that you enjoy drawing or just enjoy in general?

 

Seraziel: Aside from drawing female characters in an erotic way, I've always been a big fan of yuri. It's only pretty recently due to some commission requests that I've experimented in drawing it though. I'm pretty open when it comes to fetishes and some I enjoy include kemonomimi, monster girls, futa, and thigh high socks.  I'm also big on happy, consensual relationships. You'll never find me drawing or otherwise partaking in NTR, rape, heavy bondage, guro, or other violent sexual acts.

 

 

Seraziel also drew a picture of Hidori. Another example that everyone gets sucked into the trap game one day.

 

Kinky: Do you enjoy traditional art or digital better?

 

Seraziel: At this point in time, I'm actually not too sure. It's true that the main bulk of my art is done digitally, but over the past 2 years, I've taken a real interest in traditional mediums such as oil paints, watercolor, ink, and just generally doing more stuff with pencil. I'd like to experiment with drawing lewd stuff in traditional mediums. So right now I'd say it's a tie.

 

Kinky: I’ve recently bought a drawing tablet and trying to draw while looking at the computer is certainly a new challenge for me. How hard was it for you to adapt to digital?

 

Seraziel: Thinking back on when I picked up my first drawing tablet, I can remember struggling at first. Just trying to draw a decently straight line was awkward. Over several years of use though it tends to feel like second nature. Having one hand on a keyboard for shortcuts and the other drawing feels as natural as drawing or painting traditionally now. I feel it just comes down to the very cliche and worn out saying "practice makes (almost) perfect."

 

Kinky: Where would you say your growth in popularity started?

 

Seraziel: When I first started putting my art online, as you can imagine it didn't garner much attention. On deviant art I would always try to get my work into groups so that they would be more visible to people. I've gone through long hiatuses when I didn't think anyone was enjoying my art. It is certainly difficult to stand out online where it is pretty saturated with anime artwork. I think my real first taste of success was when I started putting my art on twitter and started appealing to content creators that were already well known. Instead of going around asking for shout-outs and follows I would draw stuff that I felt they would want to reblog. Just be honest about it and I feel that most people will take care of you. Making friends and generally being a nice person certainly helps.

 

Kinky: You’ve started doing commissions but then closed them until you’re ready to do them again. Did the request amount of commissions surprise you or did you close them for another reason?

 

Seraziel: There's a mix of reasons to why I closed my commissions shortly after opening them. The biggest reason is that I work full-time while still going to college. I don't have a whole lot of free time. I quickly received quite a few commissions and while I didn't particularly feel overwhelmed by them, I knew it would take a while to complete. I didn't want to have people requesting commissions and then waiting months for them to be fulfilled. Another reason is that I have a rather large backlog of ideas for art that I want to get out. I wanted to have some time to focus on my own ideas. That being said, I really do enjoy doing commissions and I look forward to opening them again.

 

Kinky: I see that you love Holo but are there other waifus that you’re into?

 

Seraziel: It is true that there will perhaps never be any character that appeals more to me than Holo, but there are several that have come close. First I'll mention Kanbaru Suruga from the Monogatari series. She appealed to me right off the bat because of her cheery and upbeat personality, her honesty and openness, as well as her athleticism. I enjoy both exercise and basketball, so she was a great fit. Second, from the same series, Shinobu. While I do prefer her older versions, I do find her loli appearing incredibly adorable. I also want to mention Shirley Yeager from Strike Witches. I know that show gets some harsh criticism, but I personally find it enjoyable. Plus you get flying kemonomimis that don't wear pants, what more do you want? I really enjoy Shirley's tough and tomboyish attitude.


Well, with an ass like that, it's no wonder Seraziel is so loyal to his waifu.


Kinky: Do you think Spice and Wolf will ever get a season 3 or at least a remake?

                       

Seraziel: With Isuna Hasekura starting a sequel series, I am very hopeful that a studio will pick up Spice and Wolf and give it the extra seasons it deserves. I don't think the first 2 season need to be re-made. I consider them to be masterpieces and I really don't think they can be improved in any way aside from some cleaner animation.

 

Kinky: I’ll say that my art is inspired by anime but if I had to get specific I’ll say Persona and Dangan Ronpa maybe my biggest inspirations. Do you have an artist or art style that you think molded your art?

 

Seraziel: This would be a hard question to narrow down to just a few. I am constantly being influenced by the art around me. I try to keep an open mind and not restrict myself to a set style or method of doing things. I want to divide my influences into 2 categories though. I'll start with non-lewd. I actually really enjoy the old illustration masters from the renaissance and baroque periods as well as those who's works were heavily influenced by those periods. My favorites include Caravaggio and Bouguereau. Closer to present times, my favorites are Gil Elvgren and Frank Frazetta. Although those influenced are more apparent in my oil and school work. Adversely when it comes to anime and lewd art I really look up to Ishikei, Keito Koume, Bosshi, Calm, and Jyuu Ayakura.

 

Kinky: Do you have any plans on what you'll like to do with your art or are you fine just doing commissions from time to time?

 

Seraziel: I don't really have a set plan for the future, but If I were able to live off my art it would be a dream come true. Currently I am studying illustration in college and plan to aim for doing free-lance work for games or movies. I think for now I will be doing commissions periodically and maybe selling through other methods like gumroad or patreon when I get a little more confidence in my work.

 

Kinky: Many lewd artists have been seen drawing for visual novels and RPG Maker games. Would you mind working as an artist for a video game?

 

Seraziel: I think it would be pretty cool to work on a game or visual novel. I don't think it's possible at the moment mainly due to time constraints, but it's definitely on my bucket list.

 

Kinky: Do you have any anime your currently into or watching?

 

Seraziel: I try to keep up with seasonal anime, but ultimately find myself sticking to just a couple shows. Currently I am enjoying Overlord, Ancient Magus Bride, Darling in the Franxx and Yu Yu Hakusho.

                                                                                                               

Kinky: Thank you for joining me. Is there any where people can find you?

 

Seraziel: It's my pleasure! Thank you for having me. I can be found on TUMBLR and PIXIV. However I am much more active on my Twitter TWITTER where I post sketches and WIPs, as well as other shenanigans. 

 

 Do you love Holo too? Do you think you can become a hentai artist? What do you think of Seraziel art style? Tell us in the comments below. If you want to read my dumb ramblings and check out my art follow my twitter @ImJustThatKinky