The Hero’s Journey of Gabriel Mota

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

what i love about my work, it’s the possibility of transmitting an idea, creating doubt. share the light I encountered on my journey. I believe art should unite us and give us strength against the unknown.

What is my idea of happiness?

my idea of happiness is the notion of movement, i exist while i’m going, moving forward, focus on the flow, on the line or in the tune, that carries me and warms me. it’s the moment when im more than myself.   

What is my greatest fear?

My great fear is losing track of my propess and getting lost in the superficial world we are living in. Not being able to see the colours that remain hidden in the interception of light and darkness or not being able to hear the melodies that create life. also sharks haha

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

the trait you most deplore its my cowardness, i get afraid from time to time, and i run and hide in the pleasures of the skin or in the sea of endless entertainment,

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Kim Jung Yi, i think it’s the one that i admire the most, but i have learned a lot from Marc Brunet

What is my greatest extravagance?

my greatest extravagance it’s that I like everything. i Have been a martial artist instructor, a tattoo artist, a restaurant owner, a violinist and that’s what shape my road

On what occasion would I lie?

i’m trying not to lie anymore, it’s hard when a friend show you something that doesn’t show any skill, but i believe lying don’t do any good to nobody

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

the thing that i dislike the most, it’s the time spend on the pc just sending propositions  or advertising yourself 

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I’m the happiest after the hardest animation sequences, I love 2d animation. I grew up watching anime, so when I get to work on a project with intense deadlines I love that feeling, when you’re so focused, and the thing starts to move. 

If I could, what would I change about myself?

if i could, I would have more discipline, actually i’m working on that, i’ve been watching Jordan Peterson lectures and it has helped me a lot.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

My greatest achievement so far its the drawings i have done for my music heroes

Where would I most like to live?

so far the place i had liked the most to live its London, there’s such a mix of cultures and appreciation for art in general

What is my most treasured possession?

my most treasured possession its my violin

What is my most marked characteristic?

my most marked characteristic its my humor

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

i live in buenos aires Argentina, and i think the most inspired one will be the recoleta cementary, the trees in there talk and breath.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

my fav place to drink its the Catedral of tango, to eat its a shawarma place call the sultan

What books influenced my life and how?

the books that influence me the most i think we’re Herman Hesse ones in my early stages, it makes me realize that i was not alone, and then later Carlos Castaneda, it gave me a purpose.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

i think in my last day i would listen to Jose Gonzales 

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

My favorite Hero its Tyler Durden haha from fight club 

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

my hero in real life its, all the people who are fighting on the network to give you information about what’s going on with this crazy world

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

i would recommend you, Fight Club

What role play stories in my life and work?

Stories are everything, i thing you need to live the movie you would like to see, because eventually all you will have will be your memories

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

like i said above, i think you choose your habits you choose everything, this its your world your movie, and if you things the way you do things you change a world

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

my greatest fan and partner its Armando Mantilla @dustylepipes, we had work in several occasions together, and he encourage me on this journey

Which people or companies would I like to work with?

i would love to work with Riot games or Magic: the Gathering

What project am I looking forward to work on?

i would love to work on Arcane

Where can you see me or my work?

you can look for me on instagram: @notmota.jpeg or in artstation :

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

well we are driven by pasion, it’s the fuel, and for me it means that even if you try, you would never be able to stop life

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

Armando Mantilla @Armando Mantilla

Fiona Lena Brown @princesa_feona

Mauro Stefanazzi @maurostefanazzi

How can you contact me?

you can contact me on instagram: notmota.jpeg or artstation:

or my email

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