After I graduated from college, I worked as an in-house designer for almost two years, and then I decided to quit my tedious job with no backup plan. That was the most challenging time during my career, but it often leads to the greatest moments of my life. I never thought I’d become an illustrator, and I can make a living doing what I love.
What do you enjoy drawing and painting the most?
I’m always immersed in the creative process, particularly when creating illustrations depending on the client’s requirements. I can’t point out what makes me enjoy drawing the most, but I’m more inclined to enjoy the challenges I face when approaching clients. When I use my talent to solve the customer’s difficulties, my profession gets the customer’s recognition and love at the same time. It gives me the most incredible sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
In the beginning, I often struggle to work with colour combinations. However, I will observe the artists I admire, the colour palette they usually use to present their artwork. The movies or beautiful things that I found online or around my life are also the best way to help me for broadening my sense of colour. I build the colour palettes that suit my style and artwork eventually.
Frida Kahlo is my first-ever children’s picture book, and it plays a vital role in my career. I learned about Frida’s artwork during my art history class until I had a chance to go deep into her life, art and mental illness through Frida’s remarkable story in the process of my research. Though she lived a life of struggle, she was a strong, intelligent and passionate woman. Being one of the great inspirations, Frida Kahlo motivates me to become a good artist.
Following the success of this book series, the stable passive income allows me to focus mainly on creativity, and the best part is I’m able to choose a more suitable project for my style.