WHEN DID YOU START TO DRAW?

I've been drawing since I can remember. I was that typical child that you can find in any class, the one that scribbles all his books.

On a professional level, after working for a while as a journalist, I realized that I needed a job that stimulated my creativity. I moved to Madrid and spent two years studying two master's degrees in digital art. Since then, art is my way of life.

ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT?

I studied the modality of artistic baccalaureate in high school. Then I studied Journalism, and I continued with the drawing on my own for several years. Finally, I refined my style and my technique with a Master's Degree in Editorial and Advertising Illustration, and another Master of Digital Art and Concept Art; I did both at one of the best centers of visual arts in Spain: Trazos_.

DO YOU ACCEPT COMMISSIONS?

Yes, I do! I work with companies and individuals, if you are interested you can write me an email to karetnis@gmail.com.

I LIKE A LOT A DRAWING, WHERE CAN I BUY IT?

If you live in Spain and you are interested in a print, you can contact me. I also usually advertise special sales during Christmas or Valentine's Day.
Internationally, I sell some of my work in my Redbubble store, where you can find from framed prints, to products like cushions, mugs, phone cases, etc. Redbubble is responsible for production and distribution, so I earn a very low percentage of sales.

ARE YOU GOING TO ATTEND AS A SELLER TO ANY EVENT OR CONVENTION?

Not at this moment, but I would love to participate in some of them in the future.

Past conventions:

  • Japan Weekend Madrid (Sept. 2019)

WHAT DRAWING TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE?

All my work is digital.

WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU USE?

Photoshop is my best ally. I also use Illustrator in graphic design works. From time to time I use 3D programs like ZBrush or 3ds Max, but always for 2D purposes.

WHICH IS YOUR DIGITAL DRAWING TABLET?

Wacom Cintiq 22hd.

IN WHAT SOCIAL NETWORK ARE YOU MORE ACTIVE?

Instagram is my favorite social network, I usually log in every day and I'm relatively active. It's where I show myself closest to the people who follow my work, so don't hesitate to leave me a comment, I'll be very happy to read it!

WHY DID YOU STUDY JOURNALISM?

I was one of those utopians who study journalism because they want to be writers. Then I realized that the last thing you write as a journalist is what you want.

DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING WRITTEN?

Many things! (all of them in Spanish) In addition to my publications in newspapers and magazines, I have ventured with two blogs, several novel attempts, many poems, and I even won the first prize in a short story contest of my university (you can read it here).

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I live in Madrid, but I was born in Tenerife (Canary Islands).

WHY DO YOU CALL KARETNIS?

Karetnis is a name that has been with me for a long time, although I started using it as an artistic alias in 2018. I invented it for a character in a role play of Dungeons & Dragons, almost ten years ago. It doesn't mean anything, it just sounded good to me.