Ana grew up in Romania loving and studying fine arts. She first worked in advertising but spent hours drawing after work. Ana was very shy about showing people her work, but once she realized her talent, everything changed. Today, Ana is a full-time freelance illustrator who focuses on packaging design, animation, and painting.
Ana’s whimsical and colorful designs are so inspiring that we just may pick up a pencil and try our hand at illustrating one day soon.
Here are Ana’s 3 pieces of advice for an aspiring illustrator:
- Don’t be shy.
I know that there are a lot of young talents out there who are always comparing themselves to other artists. That can make you feel small and want to go and hide under a rock because you don’t feel that you’re good enough. Be open to show your artwork to other people and take in the feedback you receive. There is no universal recipe and you need to find your own ingredients.
- Don’t take it personal.
If some people don’t appreciate what you do, try to see if what they say can become constructive advice for your work. And always remember that your audience likes or dislikes your art for their own personal reasons and filters that you cannot control.
- Be true to yourself.
It’s a cliché, I know. But everywhere you hear: be different, find a personal style, stand out, find your own special spot. I say do what you love, how you want it. Experiment and be free. You only learn from trial and error and that is hard enough. The least you can do is enjoy it.
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