Today’s featured creator is PancakePocket!
What do you create? Art, cartoons, music, games, etc?
I create Epic EDM and classical music!
What inspires you to create?
What inspires me to create are people’s current situations, like for example, I recently made a song called Never Give Up for a person who is struggling in life and is about to have surgery, so she can go to surgery with hope!
How do you keep yourself motivated? Do you work in short bursts of inspiration or do you have a daily routine?
Everyday I usually listen to other people’s music and try to top that music.
What do you do when you hit a creative block?
When I hit a creative block I usually listen to different genres of music until I find a melody I like and create something that fits the theme of it.
How do you deal with trolls online and in real life?
I dab on all them haters 🙂
Have you ever created something you thought turned out pretty bad but then when you posted it online everyone else liked it more than your favorite creations? Why do you think that happens?
Yes, my first song, Party Shoes, was just an experimental song that I thought would get about 2 – 3 stars, but i ended up getting 4 and a half stars, getting scouted, and get over 700 views on it; I think it happens because people have different opinions.
Has rejection ever affected your creative process?
Nope, because I am doing what I like and if they don’t like it then they can just not follow me and move on with their lives.
What is the best advice you ever received?
Be who you are and be it well.
What do you do when you’re not creating or posting on Newgrounds? Do you have a job? Are you a student?
I am a high school student who does crazy stuff like wear a Donald Trump mask to school.
What does the internet mean to you?
A tool to allow people to show each other’s creativity and talent.
It is much better and more organized then YouTube, and I love how Tom Fulp, the creator of Newgrounds, is very active!
What is your favorite accomplishment? Post a link if it’s available online!
Being able to collaborate with Razorrekker, a very talented artist!
Do you enjoy sharing your work with others or do you prefer to go unnoticed? Why?
I love sharing work with other because I can hear their opinions and see on what I can improve.
What do you wish to accomplish with your art? Is it a hobby or do you plan on making it a career?
This is just a hobby for now, but if things go well, I would love to turn music into a career.
Do you ever feel that you have to censor your creativity because you don’t want to offend anyone?
Nope, in fact, one of my songs, American, get some hate because of the title and because the theme was America and I just Dabbed on all them haters 🙂
Do you have your own “style” or do you just make whatever feels right at the time?
I have my own style, happy music that will make you dance or sleep depending on what genre it is.
Do you believe it’s important to get good reviews and have lots of followers or is just doing what you love to do enough to justify your work?
I think that as long if you are having fun, it does not matter what the reviews say!
Do you ever find yourself limited by the materials that you have available?
Yes.. The music software system I use to create music NEEDS MORE SYNTHS!!
What advice would you give someone just starting out?
Just make the music you want to make, no matter what anyone says, Be who you are and be it well.
Where can we find out more about your work? Post links to your Newgrounds page, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, website, or anywhere else we can find you on the web!
Newgrounds – https://pancakepocket.newgrounds.com/
Soundcloud – soundcolud.com/pancakepocket
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrfRVd6wAdDhxi6JzLzTzNg
Patreon – www.patreon.com/pancakepocket
Tumblr – pancakepocket.tumblr.com
Discord – discordapp.com/invite/jayK582
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