Our Artist Profile series is spotlighting Deakin student artists and frequent WORDLY Magazine contributors.
1. What is your name/degree/year of study?
My name is Teodora Kopic, and I am a second-year student studying a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication).
2. Can you briefly explain your typical creative process?
I usually start my creative process by researching inspirational imagery and text. I then move onto doing quick traditional sketches which I upload digitally to work on with my drawing tablet. I usually use software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Clip Studio Paint to complete my digital work.
3. What mediums do you work with, and what themes do you explore in your work?
I usually work with digital mediums such as Photoshop an Illustrator for most of my digital design work. In my spare time, I love to work with traditional mediums such as watercolour, gouache, and ink. For my design work, I usually explore minimalistic themes and organic abstract shapes. For my traditional work, I explore everyday themes such as portraiture and nature.
4. Who or what inspires you?
I am definitely inspired by one of my favourite artists Alexandra Frantseva. I love the way her work combines traditional and digital elements together, something I inspire to include in my own work.
5. What is your favourite piece you’ve ever created?
My favourite piece would have to be ‘Asymmetric’. I enjoy the way that a traditional ‘painterly’ feel has been incorporated into the digital work giving it a traditional yet digital aesthetic.