So can you tell me a bit about some of the projects you’ve been working on lately?
Most of my works on the website are a result of continuous recreational illustrating. Although I have been related to art for almost all my life, I haven’t previously had a chance to learn how to use graphics software. I learnt it by trial and error, which took a little time! The first works were really simple, but now I pay more attention to details. It’s very important for me to go ahead, to continue a progress, especially when I stopped doing this for myself and started creating projects for other people. Lately I have been receiving comissions for my drawings, which is a nice surprise, as I didn’t expect people would like what I do. I hope to find more fans of my work.
I create my works with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw and generally, I use a photo as a base to create them. This work demands a lot of accuracy and patience, but it’s also a lot of fun. At the beginning of creating, a graphics software and a computer mouse were enough for me, but now I just can’t imagine working without a tablet, which lets me be more accurate in drawing. I pay the most attention to hair and clothes. I do my best to convey the style and character of a person I draw. I’m still gaining experience and learning new techniques.
I know for sure, that this is just the beginning of my adventure with illustrating. I want to experiment and improve my works constantly. Nowadays I work through a big series of graphics – at the moment, I can only say it’s going to be related with an interesting personalities. I have an idea of releasing a collection of t-shirts with printed designs and I am also going to continue making projects against order. My dream is to work in a big advertising agency, where I could confront new challenges. I hope I will make it, and I will always get a lot of pleasure out of illustrating.
What inspires your work?
My biggest inspiration are interesting people – especially from the world of music and fashion. I don’t have to look very far – there are so many websites and blogs around – I just go through them and when I find a picture of an entertaining person, I decide to draw them. I love beautiful, stylish girls, amazing outfits and floral ornaments. I often look at works of my idols, such as Stina Persson, Cecilia Carlstedt or Sara Singh. I love to illustrate people who are an important part of my life, that’s what I often draw my friends – they
are always there for me and support me in my passion.
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