Day 20 – Veronika Vajdova
Veronika Vajdova from Glasgow is currently studying 3D animation and visualisation but in her spare time, likes to create unbelievably beautiful art! Can’t wait to see Veronika’s 3D art in the near future!
Are you a self taught artist, or what studies did you do to get where you are today?
I am a self taught artist who was always obsessed with art, but I always saw it as something you don’t pursue as a career, which I guess is how my family saw art, as something fit for a hobby. Originally I was a medical student who created art in her free time, but somewhere along the way I realized that art is what I was meant to do and I kept looking for a fitting course. Right now I am a 3D animation & visualisation student in the UK.
What tools, programs and apps do you love or cannot live without?
I definitely cannot survive without my Wacom and Photoshop. Hand in hand with them goes Spotify and my audiobooks that get me in the right work mood.
Your art provides inspirations to so many others. What or who inspires you?
Artist who really made an impact on me was probably my mom, who has always been an extremely creative person, painting with oils, knitting, sewing, stitching and a lot more… she has taught me that it’s not about expensive or professional tools, it’s about the time you spend practising, training and learning. Of course higher quality of tools helps, but it can only add some polish to your work, it cannot create real art.
Can you describe your process including how long a piece of art or photography takes you from concept to complete?
Sometimes some ideas just pop in my head and I write them down or just scribble something in the corner of a sketchbook, then I draw a sketch on Photoshop and start adding colors and layers. The finished illustration is rarely what I had in mind in the beginning. I tend to get inspired on Tumblr or Pinterest.
What part of your process do you love the most?
Probably the beginning, when it’s all still raw and the finished idea keeps changing in my mind and the end, which means the part where I’m just adding small details that some people might or might not notice.
If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing for work?
I’d probably be working in medical field.
Who is the most fascinating or inspiring person you have met or worked with?
Haha, my sister insists it’s her, *sigh* …sisters. I probably can’t talk about one person, but I’ve met certain people who had a difficult life and had to work extremely hard and overcome lots of hardship to get where they are now and I really admire their strength and dedication to their dreams.
What artwork of yours are you most proud of?
Probably “Metamorphosis”, because I had a hate/love relationship with it and I did not think I was ever going to finish it.
What’s next in the professional pipe works for you?
Uni is about to start again, so I believe I’ll be creating lots of 3D art while trying to kick off my Patreon in my free time 🙂
Bonus Fun Questions
What is your pet peeve? People who chew too loudly… or sing out loud. Especially if they can’t sing. Please. Stop.
What is your current favourite album? Relaxer from Alt-J
Apart from art, what is your favourite thing to do? I love to read and watch fantasy/sci-fi movies, I am also obsessed with detailed “making of” and “behind the scenes” videos from movies.
If you could tame any animal and have it as a pet, which one would it be and why? It would probably be a wolf… because I love big dogs 😀
Images courtesy of Veronika Vajdova © Verokia Vajdova