We contacted Vladimir Stankovic because of his beautiful illustrations. We were interested in how the artist gets his ideas, what are his starting points when creating something, his techniques and favorite works. Vladimir graduated graphic design, Applied Arts at Faculty of Arts in Nis, Serbia and since then, he did his Master in Graphic Design in Finland. If you like art inspired by nature, fairy tales, children’s books, vintage encyclopedias, monsters and creatures of all sorts, here is the place to see all these. In the same time, enjoy his words below:
On one hand, I get a lot of my ideas from nature, its processes, the anatomy of living organisms and their interactions have fascinated me ever since I can remember. I used to collect insects and spend a lot of time just watching their captivating colors and patterns. On the other hand, the world of the supernatural and fantasy is also present in my work and I kinda try to combine the real and the surreal, science and fantasy, and blur the borderline between the two.
I create most of my illustrations with both traditional and digital mediums. Drawing and painting with mediums such as watercolors, colored pencils and markers help me get the results I want and are the most fun. Afterwards, I use the digital software, mostly to manipulate, arrange or just add final touches to the handmade pieces.
My favorite work? That’s hard to choose, but I guess the latest project which I enjoyed working on the most were the 4 illustrations for the independent “Blood Becomes Water” publication simply because the theme (Catastrophe) was very inspiring. The process was pure fun, so after lots of sketches and doodles, I ended up making images which were eye-catching and intriguing at the same time.
Thank you, Vladimir for the interview.