What do I do and How I do it? - Part 1
I’ve been asked many times how I create my illustrations/drawings. I guess this is something most artist’s get asked. That’s why I created this post so you can get an idea of what I do and how I do it. I also want to show you my first figurative drawing so that you see why practice is highly important. But I want to save it for the end of the post :)
I think many artists use their art as a way to express themselves, have fun or even as a therapy. Throughout my life, I was never a person that can easily open up to people. Which is why art is the only way I can express myself truly. It allows me to forget about my fears and just focus on the present. So is yoga, which I also love doing… :)
I was born as a daughter to an artist. I grew up in his studio, smelling oil paint and the paint thinner. I’ve always believed art is in my veins and no matter what I do it will always be part of my life. However drawing was the last thing that came to my mind. After trying so many times I’ve decided that I don’t have the talent. (Maybe that was the reason I became a photographer first.)
Then one day I became pregnant… Pregnancy gave me the most important thing that I’ve been missing all this time. Patience… So I decided to try once again. But this time I kept on trying, trying and trying everyday. Practicing everyday, even for 20 minutes, was the only thing that made me better.
After so many hours of errors and experimentation I found my ‘eureka’ moment. That was when all the magic started to happen, drawing and creating were naturally becoming a way of life for me. Nonetheless, I am still learning a lot every time I start a new drawing, and I always tell myself; If you work hard to do your best work…no matter what industry or career you’re pursuing, people will not be able to ignore you.
Why fashionportraits/illustrations ? Drawing women is some kind of passion for me, which I guess it’s because of my father’s paintings. Since I am so used to seeing a woman’s face or body on the canvas, I can’t think any other object to work on. And fashion is something I am familiar with since I was a child. After graduating journalism, I studied Fashion Photography, and as a photographer fashion was the best field to express my understanding of aesthetics.