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Marily Da Little Snowflake | The illustrator interview.

Location: Salamina Island-Greece.
Education: Public Institute of Graphic Design.

What is art?
– Who can tell? I think its hard for artists to express themselves in words. For me art is a visual statement that represents my perspective of the world. It’s feelings….and it’s everywere. It’s a universal language.

-What styles are you most drawn to and why?
– As a graphic design I create to communicate – I am visual-thinking problem solver. When I don’t design for clients I usually pick up dark art styles. I always believed that the villain character of a story is always the underprivileged one. “Freaks” are fabulously unique and awesome.

– What is the most valuable piece of artistic advice you have ever received?
If you are not in love with it…If you are not breathing for it and you are not be able to see whats there and not what your eyes see…then just quit and get a “real job”.

– Personal weakness has caused you the greatest difficulty in education or at work?
I would say my passion. I barely sleep because of work and Im always tired.

– Tell us your best story from the field.
Ι designed a memorial poster of a friend of mine that murdered and a great musician inspired of it and wrote a song. That was the best reward not only for mebut also for the memory of my friend.

-Words of wisdom that you like to share with us?
We were born to be real…not perfect. Imperfection is beauty.

– Do you have ‘something’ for those times where you brain run out of ideas and you need to create a design?
Listening to music and watching short animation movies.

-What do you wish all clients knew?
That they should trust the designers.They know what they’re doing.

Anthi Tatouage Interview

Great tattoo artist and illustrator? Yes!!!
And that’s how  i decided to have a few words with tattoo artist: Anthi Paraskevaidou.

ART

– What is art?
Art is the greatest form of expression , conveying forms from sadness through to euphoria .
Art is everywhere , if you look for it you will find it . Making art is incredibly therapeutic and although mainly unintentional , most art could be interpreted as being autobiographical .
*Art does not reproduce the visible rather it makes visible by Paul Klee

– Whats your influences?
I am not easily influenced by anything or anyone but what makes me ”tick” is enough to start creating something.
So , my influences mainly are from people who inspire me . This can be a painter , a tattoo artist , a person i admire , musicians , movies , characters , models , personalities with strong character etc.

– Any project you wish to have been involved?
I would like in the future to be involved in tattoo conventions around the world . Just for the experience meeting interesting people , artists , getting new ideas and inspirations from around the world . It would be nice…

– What is your favorite subject matter to tattoo?
I can’t tell you at least yet what is my favorite subject to tattoo , surely i know what is not but if we talk about drawing my favorite subject is definitely portraits . Mostly characters that have been worn . That’s what expresses myself more . I am not the happiest person on earth anyway…

EDUCATION

– Skills do you wish you had been taught earlier in your career?
I love skills , whatever they are , so , all kind of skills would be welcome

– Skills that you believe is most important for a tattoo artist?
PERCEPTION

– What personal weakness has caused you the greatest difficulty in education or at work?
I would say my perfectionist , something it’s not always needed cos it doesn’t even exist .

LIFE

– Why its important to you, to be in this field?
Anything that helps you express your REAL self fearlessness is important. Tattooing is one of these things to me .

– Any words of wisdom that you like to share with us?
I have a lot .. way too many to remember but something that comes to my mind first is ‘never love anybody who treats you like you are ordinary’ by Oscar Wilde

CAREER

– Choosing a career as tattoo artist was an easy decision?. How you  decided it, and how did you pursuing it?
Choosing a career as a tattoo artist was an easy decision as i didn’t exactly decide it . I originally wanted to be a piercer but the guy who was training me suggested that I start tattooing first and then do piercing later (something i never actually learned in the end) . Although I have been drawing from as early as I can remember , until that point I’d never considered tattooing as a career . So that’s how it started . Pursuing it was the hardest part ! it’s not easy to be trusted when you start a job like this and it’s very hard to find someone to believe in you! I came close to giving up many times , but you have to keep believing in yourself , knock on as many doors as you can and chase any opportunity you can find .

– Do you have ‘something’ for those times where you brain run out of ideas and you need to create a design?
Times like this i dig deep to find out inspiration through things and people who inspire me most but sometimes an instagram scroll down is enough !

– What is the most delight and the most difficult part as a professional tattoo artist?
I am not sure there are delight parts about tattooing.It takes a lot responsibility . Of course we all have our ”good” and ”bad” days ! Difficult parts exist on the whole duration process of a tattoo . From catching the suitable idea for the specific person till you implement it correctly on his unique skin type .

– Your most beloved design and your best-selling design. It was the same.
That would be ideal for a tattoo artist ! Unfortunately is something that happens very rarely ! People are so easily enthralled by current fashions and styles but they don’t always think that’s something permanent on their body.

CLIENTS

– Describe your perfect tattoo client.
A ”perfect” client for me is someone who gives me full artistic license to do whatever i want on their skin .

– What do you wish all clients knew?
Healing instructions !