Last updated on March 20th, 2020
To some of them, creating a comic or animation is just a work. But to an artist, it’s about getting caught in the romance of creating a comic or animation. ‘Being an artist’ is a feature series of PrintShop by Designhill where we introduce such vehement artists to our global community and share about their career journey. In this post, we’re introducing our charismatic PrintShop artist from the land of trademark dishes, Romania.
Meet Magda from Europe (Romania) who works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer where most of her projects consist of portraits, t-shirt designs, comics, storybooks, landscapes and print art for the textile industry. Since childhood, she was fascinated with fairy tales and wanted to be a part of them. She always believed that fairy tales could come true, all you gotta make them happen. It depends on you how you do it.
Thereafter, she chose comics and animation to give direction to her dreams. Once she made her decision, she enrolled herself in a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in the paint section and a diploma in Graphic Arts.
After graduation, she decided to have a Master’s degree in Comics and Animation. Today, she has a fabulous collection of comic characters with a professional experience of more than 5 years as an artist in the same industry.
As a freelancer, she has explored various platforms and kept herself occupied in various projects to gain the ultimate exposure to showcase her love for animation. She joined hands with Designhill and started working on its print-on-demand platform, PrintShop by Designhill. Today, she’s one of the aspiring artists on-board who is winning the hearts of millions through her creative and startling comic designs.
Let’s know more about Magda in her own words:
“For me, the animation is all about creating the illusion of life. You create it if you don’t have one. Since childhood, I always wanted to make something beautiful and creative with my vision of the world. I always believed in fairy tales. They give you the strength to fight the evil of your life. I must say it has occupied various forms in my heart and brain. Comics and animation have always been a driving influence on my work. As a kid, I used to spend hours creating and giving a face to my own fairy characters. I even wanted to create my own comic book one day. I find inspiration in every moment. Whenever I find something interesting, it’s like I have a light bulb moment and the idea just pops up in my head. Today, I have created illustrations for various t-shirts, comics, and books. The animation is the only driving force that I wanted to enroll in my life.” – Magda
PrintShop- When did you start your artistic journey and how did you realize that this was something that you would like to do?
Magda- My artistic journey started when I was a kid, I always felt the need to make something beautiful with my vision of the world. Therefore, I decided to have a Master’s degree in Comics and Animation, a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (paint section) and a Diploma in Graphic Arts. It really helped me to pursue my dream, to be an artist.
PrintShop– What’s your process of creating a piece of artwork and what tools and techniques do you use?
Magda – Animation is a technique, not a genre. My process of creating art consists of many techniques. But for a t-shirt design, I prefer to make some traditional sketches and after that, I process them in digital format.
PrintShop– How do you find inspiration and stay creative?
Magda – Inspiration comes from your imagination. How you see the world around you. I always find inspiration in people and their work. My ideology of research is simple. Whenever I find something beautiful, it feels like I have a light bulb moment and the idea just pops into my head. Therefore, each day and every moment is my inspiration.
PrintShop– Did you face any challenges in your artistic journey? If so, how did you overcome it?
Magda – I have realized, sometimes, it gets hard to stay creative all the time. For me the idea of being creative it’s a little bit hard as I have blocked art moments pretty often like a writer’s block. During the moment, you feel like you’re lacking creative ideas. In order to recover that block, I need to do other kinds of activities like listening to music or playing with kids. It helps to switch my mind, feel relaxed and get filled with new creative ideas.
PrintShop– What is the best advice you’ve received as an artist or the most important thing you’ve learned?
Magda – I would like to share the same advice that I’ve received from my teacher. The best advice I’ve received from a teacher is to draw something every day. The most important thing is perseverance.
Check out her latest work on PrintShop.