Victoria Kosheleva
Freelance Illustrator and Character Designer

– What’s your Nickname?

Yavi

– Where are you from?

Krasnoyarsk, Siberia

– Your years?

35

– What have you studied?

I’m self-taught

– How and when did you become an illustrator?

December 1-st 2005 I’d got my first job as an illustrator.

– What have you worked before an artist?

I studied petrochemistry at the university.

-Where do you work and what are you working on at the moment?

I mainly work as a freelancer on small but interesting projects. In my past, I worked as an illustrator for mobile games, but it was not a very long period of my life. Now I draw different covers for children’s games, stickers and made a character design for a small business.

– Favorite and good artists for you?

All my favorite artists from the animation industry: Stephen Silver, Aaron Blaise, Cory Loftis, and Carter Goodrich. I am also inspired by many talented Instagram artists.

– Favorite drink?

I prefer green tea and sometimes can allow myself some coffee šŸ™‚

– Favorite place?

I love the forest! It’s a place of natural power.

– Favorite movie?

Old Soviet movie – The Very Same Munchhausen

– Advice to young artists:

Don’t be too strict to yourself! Mistakes it’s not the end of the world šŸ™‚ If we made mistakes we are learning. We cannot understand something new for us if we don’t make mistakes. Just keep drawing! šŸ˜‰

– Your strong side?:

I think my strong side it’s my sense of humor. I love when the illustration is not super serious and pretentious. I prefer to make illustrations which can make you smile.

– Sports?

I’m too lazy for serious sport but time to time I can be very keen on new types of exercises (yoga, Zumba, pilates, etc).

– Links to your Portfolios:

Ā www.yavi.pro |Ā Ā BehanceĀ  |Ā Ā InstagramĀ  |Ā  DribbbleĀ  |Ā  Facebook

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