Laura Kroschewski – 7 days of inspiration – Advent Calendar [21]

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Have you seen her tutorial on how to draw monsters on photos on day 5? This is what this amazing illustrator and designer does just for fun for her Instagram channel and what inspired us a lot this year. Don’t you just love these little monsters, too? And this weekend, Laura is having a takeover of our Instagram channel. So if you want to learn more from her, we definitely recommend you to not miss her takeover today and tomorrow and check our Instagram channel. If you want to know more about this uplifting artist, make sure to read this blog post.

Christmas is close, how do you spend this time?
I prefer to spend my time surrounded by friends and a cup of hot “Glühwein”.

Tell us a bit about your history with Wacom

When did you discover Wacom and how did it improve your workflow?
During the beginning of my university studies, a fellow student of mine was using a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch tablet. She was so amazed that I decided to buy one for myself. I used the tablet for approx. 6 years before switching to a screen-illustration tablet. Over the past 2 years, I have been drawing with the Cintiq series and the results are significantly better with improved efficiency. For me the switch has completely paid off. For my work as a freelance illustrator, the tablet has in fact become indispensable. I still however use the Intuos Pen & Touch for quick set-ups and sketches in Photoshop.
How much of your workflow happens analogue?
Since I’ve been using my tablet for screen illustrations, I rarely go analogue. Occasionally I do quick sketches on paper, but increasingly less and less, and only in the absence of my tablet. The only real exception is my graffiti.
How to earn money as a digital artist? What do you do?
Most importantly you must have a solid network, which takes a lot of time and energy to build up. I started with internships during my studies, moved into traineeship positions and ultimately went freelance. A lot of my work came through recommendations from happy customers. For me it was equally helpful to undertake local work in public places as these attracted a lot of attention in comparison to work behind a desk. Instagram was also a great platform for people to get to know me and my work.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Which artists do you follow & why?
One of my biggest inspirations has been digital artist Steve Cutts who has attracted a lot of attention online through his illustrations and animation clips. I am particularly drawn to his statements on society and sense of humor.
What do you do to get inspired?
For my daily source of inspiration, I turn to Instagram. I follow a diverse range of artists, with a focus on illustrations and animations. One of my favorites is the account of „ZachKing”.
What kind of holidays do you prefer?
I would always go for beach and sun although I’m always up for a skiing break.

What are we going to see from you next?

Where should people go to see your art?
Please join me on the 20th and 21st December, when I will be taking over the Wacom Instagram Channel to introduce you to myself and what it is I do. You can find me on Instagram under “LauraDajana“. On my channel, I will be hand illustrating each of my and some handed in pictures and would love for you to join!
If you are ever in Frankfurt, you can also visit some of my art pieces from graffiti to laminated wall designs, both in public places, hotels and soon to follow a 75 sq m large wall illustration at Frankfurt’s main train station. You can of course visit my website to discover my work at Looking forward to your visit!

“Thank you, once again, Laura!”

We hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about Laura and what she does to get inspired and to land jobs. If you want to learn more, be sure to not miss her takover of our Instagram channel and if you just can’t get enough of her uplifting creations – follow her online:

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