Hey Tima! First issues first – inform us a bit bit about your self
Tima Aflitunov right here – good to e-meet you! I’m an illustrator, graphic designer, artwork director and artistic author primarily based out of Baltimore, Maryland. I graduated from Maryland Institute Faculty of Arts and ended up going again to assist educate different college students. Whereas I’ve completed my research, for now, I really feel like I by no means cease studying.
Wonderful! So how did you get into artwork?
I’ve labored within the visible communication subject for over seven years now, however I’ve been an artist at coronary heart most of my life. My curiosity in artwork was solidified after I realized that despite the fact that I converse 4 languages, communication remains to be restricted, within the sense that I can solely attain the minds of people that converse the identical tongue. I view artwork as a common language that rises above verbal communication.
Stroll us via your typical day as an illustrator.
Rise and Shine
I roll off the bed at round 8:00 AM and soar proper into my train routine. After my exercise, It’s time for a chilly bathe, sizzling espresso, and a freshly cooked breakfast to get my day going.
I normally start working at round 9:30 AM. That’s when my inventive juices begin flowing.
I don’t reserve a particular time for breaks, however I usually cease for lunch every time I get drained, hungry or caught (normally as a result of the truth that I’m drained or hungry :)). Relying on how I really feel that day, I’ll both go exterior for a stroll, train, go browsing for some time, follow my guitar or simply stretch and loosen up.
On the finish of the day…
As a result of I like what I do, I’m very dangerous at setting an finish time for my workday. Generally, I would end working at dinnertime round 6:00 PM, and different instances I work late into the night time and maintain going till I go to sleep.
What are your targets as an artist?
I try to create significant and impactful artwork I can share with others. Tasks that problem creativity and carry a constructive message are essentially the most satisfying and good ideas and intelligent inventive options are essential to me. To be able to at all times be on prime of my sport, I maintain an artwork weblog on IG, the place I set weekly challenges for myself. I try to create not less than one illustration a day so I can constantly develop my visible vocabulary.
What retains you impressed once you’re not illustrating?
Artistic writing works nice for inspiration and producing new concepts and ideas. Generally, after I expertise artists’ block, I would spend extra time writing than illustrating.