24 Feb Interview with creatives: Mekel
Name + any nicknames?
Describe yourself and what you do:
I’m a commercial illustrator working mainly in Fashion and Advertising industries
How did you get into illustration?
I always loved to draw but started my career as a graphic designer. After about 10 years in the industry i moved into illustration full time and joined the Jacky Winter Group.
Where do you get your inspirations from? What inspires you & how does that affect your creations?
I love social media, Pinterest and Instagram in general is great for staying up to date with trends and you can watch fashion shows as they happen live across the world. The colours, movement and fashion all inspires my illustrations.
What or which part of the creative process do you find the most exciting?
The inspiration! sometimes I just want to draw everything and cant sleep.
Favourite subject to draw?
What’s in your toolbox?
A pacer pencil, inks, and my wacom
What’s your next project or something you’re curious to try?
I’d like to go bigger and more abstract, or collaborate with interesting people
Esra Roise, Conrad Roset and David Bray
Advice to someone who’s starting out in illustration?
Practice! Find your own unique style.