Hi guys! Today I’m taking part in a blog tour that one of my best buddies is doing! 😍 (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 Evin’s digital design project! She recently started making digital portraits (which are SUPER amazing!) and for my part of the tour, I’ll be interviewing her about the creative process behind her life as an artist! So let’s get started 😄💕✌️
chatting with evin,
the imaginative creator 💕
Maggie: Hay Evin! I’m SO excited to be chatting with you today about the creative process behind your digital portraits 😍💛
Evin: Hello! 😛 Me too!!💙
Maggie: Awesome! So the first thing I’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! I’ve seen digital portraits before, but you’re one of the first artists I’ve met who knows how to do them. I think it’s such a great art style and I admire you for learning how to make them!
Evin: Aw thanks! 💖 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! 😍👏
Maggie: You’re so welcome! YES it’s so cool to look back and not only see how far you’ve come, but also to appreciate the beginning of something awesome! 😍💕 it’s so important to validate our effort when we’re doing something new. Without some failures and lessons, we’d never progress and get really good at art, blogging, or anything else that takes hard work and dedication!
Evin: I totally agree! 😉🙌 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?! That’s awesome 😍😍💖 So what do you enjoy about making digital portraits, and what do you find challenging about the process at this point?
Evin: Thank you!💖 I love every part about it, honestly 😜 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!😍✨
Maggie: Yeah I’m sure it does take time! Ooh yes! I bet that is satisfying 🤩💜 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: That’s right!😌 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!✨ They can choose either a solid color, or for me to incorporate the background from the reference image😀
Maggie: That’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 person’s clothes😜 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 it’s a portrait which doesn’t show the face only. Also, clients can opt for eyebrows or no eyebrows!
Maggie: Yeah that’s understandable! When someone orders a portrait from you, do you let them know the projected time it will take to complete their order? 😄
Evin: Yes, I would mention that as well!😄
Maggie: Ok cool! So along with digital portraits, are there any other custom designs you can make for people? 😄💕
Evin: Hmm, I do have a service for graphic designs, but for now, I’m just sticking to digital illustrations 🙂
Maggie: Ok! So is there anything else you’d like to let people know about your digital portraits! Ooh and another thing: what are the things you love most about digital design? 😊💕
Evin: Not really – my favourite thing is colouring, like I already said 😉 The whole process is just really fun, and exciting🤩🙌💙
Maggie: Yeeees! Digital design is super awesome and is such a fun creative outlet 😍💖👏 thanks so much for doing this interview with me Evin! I love your digital portraits and I can’t wait for more people to find out about them 😄😄
Evin: Yess I agree! 💜 You’re so welcome! I loved being a part of it 😀
Thanks so much for reading guys! I hope you enjoyed it, and don’t forget to stop by the other posts in the tour 😄💕
- June 12th: Evin’s post ~ Introducing customized digital portraits 💫
- June 12th: Rayna’s post ~ Reviewing Evin’s Digital Artworks of Book Characters 🤩
- June 13th: Liz’s post ~ Digital portrait chat
- June 14th: Maggie’s post (this one 😎✌️ hehe)
- June 15th: Miriam’s post ~ Reviewing Featherlights Digital Art Design by Evin