Sleepy Twinkle Star

October 18, 2020By Zorana ŽivićWhimsy

I’ve always wanted to join The Folktale week challenge. The concept of it has always been appealing to me and folktales are very much close to me. I believe my illustration style goes pretty well with this type of literature. So last year I finally did participate with few illustrations and this one below was … Read More

Sketching

October 17, 2020By Zorana ŽivićProjects, Uncategorized

How I approach sketching I think sketching every day is one of the most important parts of being an illustrator. This is the work and the practice that is not seen by the public. This is something I learned when attending the MATS ICB7 course with Lila and Zoe. I am not that type of … Read More

Draw This In Your Style challenge – Flower girl

September 29, 2020By Zorana ŽivićProjects

I hosted my first “Draw this in your style” challenge in September featuring the Flower girl. What fun! I chose my dream, a flower girl as a motif. What are these challenges about? It is about the illustrator submitting one of his or her own illustrations and specifying a hashtag that can be used by … Read More

Illustrating children’s books – MATS ICB7

September 27, 2020By Zorana ŽivićProjects

The course In August, I attended an online course with renowned art agent Lila Rogers and art director Zoe Tucker, Make Art That Sells. I’ve wanted to attend their online course Illustrating Children’s Books for a very long time, but the time never suited me, as the course lasts as many as 5 intensive weeks. … Read More

Interview for Illustration Now

September 26, 2020By Zorana ŽivićInterviews

I’ve done an interview for Blackwork and Illustration Now! last year. They are a blog that promotes badass illustrators. I was very happy when they included me in their set of illustrators and invited me for an interview.  You have one day to live, how do you spend it? This is an easy one. I … Read More

Stay Humble

September 12, 2019By Zorana ŽivićUncategorized

Stay Humble When the sun rises And the waves crumble They never show off And always stay humble When animals develop And the silver linings bend They respect each other And never dare to offend When the roots need water Then the heavens pour They don’t abandon each other When they are needed more Just … Read More

The Moon And The Stars

September 12, 2019By Zorana ŽivićUncategorized

The motifs I paint There was a moon and there were stars. The truth is that I enjoy dreamy-like, gentler motifs, so I can hardly resist these stellar bodies. And it’s the same with water. I was going through my illustrations the other day and realised I keep repeating these motifs, completely subconsciously. As if … Read More

Experiments

August 19, 2019By Zorana ŽivićUncategorized

I have been especially attracted to experimenting with transparency recently. The most practical motif for this kind of experiment is flowers. And water. Water maybe even more so. Flowers represent tenderness, fragility, but also energy with their numerous color shades. Once you try to create them by using the watercolor technique, you will get the … Read More

Jotters with flowery prints

August 19, 2019By Zorana ŽivićProjects, Whimsy

Jotters with flowery prints Why you should make your personal projects? I find it really important for any artist to get involved into their own projects, be it big or small (i.e. my jotters).  Firstly, it gives you a special pleasure. And secondly, it indulges your passion for illustration. However, These do not need to … Read More