For the month of August, we put pen to paper with Adrianne Walujo, a talented motion designer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Adrianne is skilled at storytelling through art and we wouldn’t find it odd if you felt hungry after scrolling through her brilliant collection. Keep a lookout for Adrianne’s work as she can inspire the creative within all of us.
How long have you been an illustrator, is there a story behind how you started?
I’ve loved drawing and scribbling since I was 2 or 3 (trusting my parent’s words here!) But professionally and officially, I started my illustration career in June 2018. I started from graphic design and motion design half a year before that but found that more and more clients would request my illustration works. While I still do motion design and graphic design, my day to day works consist majorly on illustration projects.
What tools, software, supplies do you use to create your artwork?
For software, it would be the Adobe creative suite like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop. I use the Wacom tablet for drawing on my computer. I use my iPad Pro a lot too since it’s portable and I use the Procreate software with it!
What is your favorite style of illustration and why?
I love minimalist and geometry-based illustration styles. I feel like it is a fun challenge, there are so many details that you can add to an artwork, but actually, I like going the other way around- what’s the minimum number of strokes or details that I can get away with while not compromising the aesthetic of the piece.
But for some of my other work (e.g. feast), adding more details can be really interesting, as the small details add more life and story to the piece itself.
Truth to be told, I’m still exploring so many different things, so I’m sure my favorite style will evolve accordingly!
Who or what is your biggest inspiration when creating new pieces?
Life! The people I’ve met and the stories that I’ve read. Most of my works are inspired by the everyday. There are delight and beauty in the mundanes. I like to observe people and am constantly amazed at how rich one soul is. Since I moved to Melbourne, I have grown an interest in nature and its beauty. From the snowy mountain in Mt. Buller to the beautiful roses in my neighbor’s garden- just… Blessed with so much inspiration!
What art trends are you following?
I can’t pinpoint which trend exactly, but I’m 100% sure I am influenced by the diverse works that I see day-to-day. I would say the geometry-style illustration is what I’m consciously influenced by! It takes more planning to break it down to the basic shapes.
How would you like people to describe your art?
Warm, cozy, elegant, meaningful. I hope my work can bring happiness to those who view it.
Is there anything else you would like the readers to know about you and your work?
I am really passionate about people in the community, especially young people who are considering art as their career. I know it can be confusing and art schools don’t tell you everything. So, if anyone wants to chat about it, I would be more than happy to share my experience that I’ve also gathered by working in the industry first-hand and also sharing some advice that I’ve received from other, more experienced, people in the industry.
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