...Here it is, your daily shot of art featuring Ekaterina Koroleva:
-Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself, name, what country you live in, age etc?
Hey, I my name is Ekaterina Koroleva I ´m a russian Illustrator/Graphic Designer living in Berlin since 1985.
-What inspired you to start being creative?
I started painting when I was really really young, that´s why I cannot remember what motivated me. I used to paint my legs, my parents´ couch, packages of cornflakes, then my mother introduced to me: PAPER - it was done.
I think I loved bookcovers and illustration in general, especially those in russian fairytales and I always wanted to be able to paint like this.
Is making art your fulltime job, and if not, what else do you do?
I have a part-time job that gives me financial independence, but in general I am occupied with illustration and love to play with analog and digital techniques and different media like photography for example. The synthesis of diverse creative fields is very exciting and promises never-ending possibilities for collaborations in the future.
Have you gone to art school, if yes where did you go and what did you study?
I have studied Graphic Design as it wasn´t really necessary to study illustration because I started to take lessons in fine arts and drawing at the age of 14. In russia it is common to send the children either to sport courses or art schools, without asking you :) While studying Graphic Design it was important for me to get to know the common software like Photoshop, InDesign etc. and Design fields like Typography or different printing technologies like serigraphy.
-Where do you find inspiration?
Do you have a favorite artist and if so who and why?
For their style I love classic artists like Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt or Alfons Mucha. I like the funny approach in Streetart or Comicart.
I love old Commercial posters and vintage Illustration in general. I don´t have a favorite artist I love to see every creative output.
Where can my readers see you`re work?-