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Interview with creatives: Mekel

Name + any nicknames?
Mekel

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?
Editorial

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

Favourite creatives?
Esra Roise, Conrad Roset and David Bray

Advice to someone who’s starting out in illustration?
Practice! Find your own unique style.

Quick 4!
Currently reading: Vogue
Currently watching: The OA
Currently listening to: Massive Attack
Current favourite quote: Thought creates reality

Where can we find you:

Website: www.mekel.net
Instagram: @mekel_illustration
Facebook: Mekel Illustration

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