“What do you want spending cash on most?”
The primary lockdown in March made Viktoria Cichon extraordinarily anxious and depressed. Jobs for the illustrator and hand-lettering artist have been cancelled or rescheduled till additional discover. Dwelling by herself and never with the ability to meet others on the studio made her really feel fairly lonely, too.
“So I needed to know what my good friend and inventive Kristina Wedel was as much as, and we determined to ask one another random questions and have the opposite one reply with an illustration. Quickly I used to be wanting ahead to her solutions and a brand new query throughout lockdown.”
The pair requested one another ‘quarantine questions’ comparable to what do you want spending cash on, and what is the kindest factor they’ve ever mentioned to somebody; listed here are some examples of their collaboration.
“The sequence gave me some routine and a technique to experiment with my model with out making an attempt too exhausting. Drawing recurrently is all the time good for my psychological well being and having suggestions on social media can be a pleasant technique to join with others.”
If 2021 permits, Viktoria wish to do murals once more, counting her previous efforts as highlights of her profession. She’s additionally happy with numerous lettering items she’s carried out for Snapchat.
“I cherished the consistency and understanding what the following week’s work would appear like gave me some safety and luxury, which is uncommon in freelance. Nonetheless, what makes me actually pleased is creating private items.”
Viktoria’s model is impressed by up to date illustration, with many ‘poppy colors’ and clear shapes. She tells Inventive Increase that she’s most comfy with clear guidelines and a few restriction, so usually makes use of the grid in Procreate on the iPad to align her shapes.
“I additionally prohibit my color palette, which I like to recommend to anybody searching for their signature model. A scarcity of choices could be so good for locating some freedom, though it’s kind of of an oxymoron.”
Viktoria can be a tattoo artist, which requires a very totally different set of abilities.
“Drawing black outlines and shadings is the principle distinction. When tattooing pores and skin, you all the time have to begin with the darkest color, which is often black. In any other case, the black ink may smudge the opposite colors uncontrollably. It is not a coincidence that conventional tattoo artwork appears the way in which it does.”
“As I often discuss to illustration shoppers on-line, I am by no means so near shoppers as I’m when tattooing them. You contact and harm them, which creates a really intimate and private ambiance.”