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RS Meets - Rabenkatze - 17/04/19


Hey Rabenkatze! Welcome to RS-Meets - tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello! My name is Ulrike Katalin Zsikin aka RabenKatze, a German-Hungarian female who lives in Germany with her very noisy but fluffy cat, Lily. I´m also a self-taught artist  and love to create art through different mediums - especially when making art for others - I love putting smiles on their faces!

 

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Say hi to Rabenkatze!

Different mediums eh? That sounds...complex?!

Well, different art mediums like digital art, traditional pencil, paint illustrations etc, but I also like to work with craft mediums and other stuff to show my creative mind. Most members of my family are also very creative people so you could say I grew up in a creative environment. My older sister worked with the Bauhaus and has done many outdoor projects. My half-brother is a hobby illustrator and some of my cousins and uncles love photography. My mother likes to sew and craft and I could go on and on. It felt natural! As long as I can hold a pen, I can draw and create.


Wow. A family of artists - that's definitely a nurturing environment! And you stream as well? 

Yes! I started streaming to share my art with a new audience, as well as to practice my English conversation and above all, to meet new people! One day, I just woke up and wanted to give it a go. So far so good!! I think my English is quite good, but I never really get a chance to speak it in over here. Streams are definitely helping and I'm getting lots of positive feedback ^^ It's a big confidence booster! 


So how did Rabenkatze come about? How did you come up with it?

My brand name RabenKatze means Raven Cat. Two of my favourite animals - ravens and cats! But in my name, I like to think the Raven stands more for the colour black so its a black cat. In Germany, we have a saying - "Rabenschwarz" (Ravenblack) to describe something very dark, like the feathers of a Raven. So I combined it. Nothing more really to say about it ^^


Nice! Rabenschwarz, I'll have to remember that! What about your goals for Rabenkatze? What would you like to achieve?

I would be really happy if I could get my art out to even more people, and develop more support for my art and myself. My next goal is to open up a Online Shop with my own Designs, but that needs time and I will have to work hard to get there!


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Some of Rabenkatze's custom designs for @Sakuru93

 

Aside from content creation - what do you do for fun? How does Rabenkatze wind down at the end of a busy day?

Sometimes I like to play video games like World of Warcraft, Stardew Valley, Pokemon, My Time at Portia etc. Other times, you will find me watching other Twitch streamers, scrolling through Youtube videos, Netflix or just reading something in the bath! Next month I will be going to Düsseldorf to join in their annual 'Japan Day' celebrations with an old friend! There's a big Japanese community in the city and they celebrate culture exchange - lots of Japanese food, themed shows and a huge firework display! I can't wait!


It’s a classic desert island scenario - you can take only three items. What do you take?

Sketchbook. Pencil. Water.

 

Rapid fire time! Don't think, just answer! What is your all time favourite movie?

10 Things I Hate About You

 

TV Show?

Sailor Moon!

 

Game?

The Legend of Zelda

 

Book?

Watership Down

 

Food?

Any kind of soup! 

 

Are you part of any teams/networks you'd like to give a shout out to?

I´m a happy member of the Ember Gaming Network and the Hive. But I'd like to promote my current art project. I recently started up with some friends on DeviantArt called "Color4Everyone". Its about spreading creative freedom amongst young artists and fighting against "Cringe Culture" in the art community.

I'd also like to share this amazing podcast some friends of mine run:
https://golurkyourself.libsyn.com/website

 

Promo time - if you have an online presence, where can you be found??

Here is my Link-tree link to all my social medias/ Websites: https://linktr.ee/rabenkatzeartstudio. You can also reach me here : 
https://www.deviantart.com/raben-katze/gallery/66118580/Commission-works 

 

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Works for @DeadHeadDraven



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