Mezei József Tibor
Marghita, jud. Bihor, Romania
Mediums: Graphite and Color Pencils
Style: Abstract, Portraiture, Animals
Favorite Book: Kyriacos C. Markides: The Magus of Strovolos
Favorite Movie: Avatar
Favorite music: Usually, ambiental, chill-out, relaxing types of music.
Complexity of God – © Mezei József Tibor (MJ): This drawing represents the diversity and complexity of the Divine. Hand drawn with graphite pencil, a unique and original drawing.
I am an aspiring artist passionate of graphite and color pencils. I work mostly with these tools. I fell in love with the art of drawing since I was a child but unfortunately I have neglected this inner talent, until I have attended a drawing art class where an amazing and very talented artist was teaching how to draw. Ever since I keep drawing every day.
Please tell us about your first experience with art.
It was terrible. I felt very frustrated because I haven’t developed my drawing skills properly, and I couldn’t create anything worth mentioning.
Do you have a job other than being an artist?
I used to be a Massage Therapist, but I have quit in order to fully dedicate myself to art.
The Eye of God – © Mezei József Tibor (MJ): Colorful pencil drawing of the eye of God watching from amongst the stars. This work has been created entirely with Faber Castell polychromos color pencils on Canson Artist very good quality paper.
What would you like to convey to viewers of your art?
I try to introduce a little bit of spirituality in most of my works.
Tell us about your creative process, from the beginning of a typical piece to its completion:
It takes a lot of time until I complete a work. It might take a few hours or days, depending of the subject of the work.
Yahushua – © Mezei József Tibor (MJ): The son of God, the messenger of the Divine, Joshua Immanuel the Christ, better known as Jesus Christ. Beautiful drawing representing Jesus in a unique and original way. Created with graphite pencils and colored pencils.
What inspires you?
My artworks come from my imagination, from my mind. I don’t like to get inspiration from anywhere else. I do get inspired sometimes but generally I prefer to rely on my imagination if possible.
Have you sold any of your drawings?
I haven’t sold anything yet, I started advertising my artworks only a few weeks ago.
How do you promote your art online?
I use Facebook mostly and Twitter, but I also upload my works on a couple of art sites as well.
The Repteye – © Mezei József Tibor (MJ): A beautiful color pencil drawing of a reptile's eye embedded into it's scales. It was created with Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils. The design was made on Canson Artistic Paper, very good quality paper. This work is original and not copied or inspired from any kind of source.
I have traveled in many places such as Greece, I have been on Kos Island, Crete, Chalkidiki, Croatia, Hungary, Holland.
If you could live your life over again, would there be anything you would do differently?
I would probably start drawing much earlier, somewhere while I was 5 years old.
The Mysterious Man – © Mezei József Tibor (MJ): A portrait drawn purely from imagination. The portrait of this person is a mystery and it makes this drawing more attractive. Hand drawn with graphite pencils and mixed with color pencils.
What plans do you have for the future of your art?
I plan to create many artworks, and to promote them over the internet if possible, and sell as many as I can.
Do you have any good advice for emerging artists?
Have a lot of patience and don’t give up. It takes times and passion to achieve results.