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featherlights blog designz ๐Ÿ•Šโœจ ~ blog tour! // chatting with evin, the imaginative creator

Hi guys! Today Iโ€™m taking part in a blog tour that one of my best buddies is doing! ๐Ÿ˜ (by the way, a blog tour is a set of collaborations bloggers do to support a blog or project! They work together to spread the word about a cause, and have fun along the way!)

This blog tour is all about Evinโ€™s digital design project! She recently started making digital portraits (which are SUPER amazing!) and for my part of the tour, Iโ€™ll be interviewing her about the creative process behind her life as an artist! So letโ€™s get started ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•โœŒ๏ธ

chatting with evin,
the imaginative creator ๐Ÿ’•

Maggie: Hay Evin! Iโ€™m SO excited to be chatting with you today about the creative process behind your digital portraits ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’›

Evin: Hello! ๐Ÿ˜› Me too!!๐Ÿ’™

Maggie: Awesome! So the first thing Iโ€™d like to talk about is your digital design experience. Which types of designs did you begin with making?

Evin: A few weeks ago, I came across a digital illustrations tutorial – in my YouTube recommended feed, I watched it, it seemed easy enough, and the comments of that video also had a lot of basic instructions so I decided to give it a try!

Maggie: Oh cool! Iโ€™ve seen digital portraits before, but youโ€™re one of the first artists Iโ€™ve met who knows how to do them. I think itโ€™s such a great art style and I admire you for learning how to make them!

Evin: Aw thanks! ๐Ÿ’– The first ever design I made was just tracing over a selfie of myself which came out like this:

Evin: Now that I look back at it, it has so many flaws, like having no definition, detail and wobbly lines. but when I first made it I was so proud of it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

Maggie: Youโ€™re so welcome! YES itโ€™s so cool to look back and not only see how far youโ€™ve come, but also to appreciate the beginning of something awesome! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• itโ€™s so important to validate our effort when weโ€™re doing something new. Without some failures and lessons, weโ€™d never progress and get really good at art, blogging, or anything else that takes hard work and dedication!

Evin: I totally agree! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ I also re-created the same image a couple weeks ago! and I was so shocked to see how much I’ve improved in just a week! (or 2)

Maggie: AHHH that is an incredible improvement! And in only a few weeks?! Thatโ€™s awesome ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’– So what do you enjoy about making digital portraits, and what do you find challenging about the process at this point?

Evin: Thank you!๐Ÿ’– I love every part about it, honestly ๐Ÿ˜œ but sometimes the outlining can take a lot of time, and adjusting it also is a tricky process. My favourite part is colouring because it’s so satisfying!๐Ÿ˜โœจ

Maggie: Yeah Iโ€™m sure it does take time! Ooh yes! I bet that is satisfying ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’œ so when it comes to digital portraits, how can your clients customize their order? (For example can they request a pastel or muted color palette for the finished look, or choose a textured background, etc?)

Evin: Thatโ€™s right!๐Ÿ˜Œ They could choose for me to recreate the image just as it is, or choose a different hair color, or a different color for clothes, etc. Another thing they could choose is customise is the background!โœจ They can choose either a solid color, or for me to incorporate the background from the reference image๐Ÿ˜€

Maggie: Thatโ€™s so cool! About how long does each illustration take? Does that depend on the design specifications and how detailed the reference image is?

Evin: It depends on the number of people in the portrait. And also how much detail it has, like designs on the personโ€™s clothes๐Ÿ˜œ It takes me less than 30 minutes to draw one usually. For example, this portrait took me 20 minutes to do:

Evin: And this one took me around 45 minutes, because I had to do the striped T-shirt, and since itโ€™s a portrait which doesnโ€™t show the face only. Also, clients can opt for eyebrows or no eyebrows!

Maggie: Yeah thatโ€™s understandable! When someone orders a portrait from you, do you let them know the projected time it will take to complete their order? ๐Ÿ˜„

Evin: Yes, I would mention that as well!๐Ÿ˜„

Maggie: Ok cool! So along with digital portraits, are there any other custom designs you can make for people? ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•

Evin: Hmm, I do have a service for graphic designs, but for now, I’m just sticking to digital illustrations ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie: Ok! So is there anything else youโ€™d like to let people know about your digital portraits! Ooh and another thing: what are the things you love most about digital design? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

Evin: Not really – my favourite thing is colouring, like I already said ๐Ÿ˜‰ The whole process is just really fun, and exciting๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’™

Maggie: Yeeees! Digital design is super awesome and is such a fun creative outlet ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘ thanks so much for doing this interview with me Evin! I love your digital portraits and I canโ€™t wait for more people to find out about them ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

Evin: Yess I agree! ๐Ÿ’œ You’re so welcome! I loved being a part of it ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks so much for reading guys! I hope you enjoyed it, and don’t forget to stop by the other posts in the tour ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’•

Would you consider buying a digital portrait? What’s your favorite type of creative hobby? Let’s chat in the comments!

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