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28th February 2019
Community Spotlight: Carla’s Three Year Art Anniversary
[February 2019]

Community Spotlight is a regular feature which highlights amazing fan projects in the Remedy community. In 2018 we switched things up a little with each month having its own spotlighted fan and fan project. This year we're continuing the tradition, and today I would like to talk about a talented artist and friend, Carla.


Over the past three years, Carla has been treating us to dozens of gorgeous and creative pieces of artwork celebrating Remedy’s entire catalogue from Death Rally to Control. Since she joined the community, she’s also become not only a familiar name but also a friend. Her artwork style has grown over the years, becoming more ambitious, more colourful. Whether it’s character doodles or large scale collages, she always pushes herself to improve her work even more. We actually featured her back in Summer 2016, soon after she started posting her Quantum Break tributes, but as it’s coming up to three years and she’s created so much wonderful work since then, it felt only right to return to her work again in a new article.


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It’s hard to properly quantify Carla’s artwork count with some being exclusively posted on DeviantArt, Twitter, or Discord. As an estimate, it’s at least a hundred different pieces created over the past thirty-three months. This includes ten custom emoticons kindly created for community Discord servers, and a second consecutive year of mind-blowing Lunar New Year celebration pieces. It was actually the latter that led to this community spotlight as she messaged me that a new piece was underway, and it felt appropriate to feature both the art and the artist in the same month. The work was such an ambitious project, especially as she kept at it through illness, that I'm proud that she completed and published in time for the start of Spring Festival.

We’ve been a fan of her work for a while, but we’ve not been the only ones; her artwork has been shared by Courtney Hope (Control’s Lead), Katerina’s Remedy Entertainment DeviantArt group, Remedy, 505Games, Shawn Ashmore (Quantum Break’s Lead) and a number of developers across a number of departments at the studio. 

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Away from the community, Carla is a freelance artist and animator based in Indonesia, who has created her own webcomic, acting as creator, artist, writer and marketer for I Am Kindred, a project in the middle of renovations at the moment. In the meantime, she is currently accepting commissions via her DeviantArt page. 


We recently spoke to Carla about her work, check out our conversation below:

Tell us a little about yourself! 
I am an artist who finished animation major at college, I took three months trial at an animation studio, and now currently freelancing for a job.

Where did you get your passion for art? 
I dunno. Since born?

How did you develop your amazing style? Were there any artists that inspired you? 
Various ways.

How and when were you introduced to Remedy? 
2016. Coz [I was] a fan of a Quantum Break.

What made you decide to create artwork for Remedy's games, and what is your favourite Remedy title? 
Simple but a good colour scheme. Alan Wake and Quantum Break were good.

As Carla is also the creator of the webcomic, “I am Kindred”, I also asked a little about the project as it's currently undergoing renovations about what motivated her to create the webcomic and a little about the project. As it's a work in progress, she didn't want to talk publically about the webcomic at this moment. 


Thank you, Carla, for the interview! 
Click HERE to follow Carla on Twitter for more artwork.

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