Today’s UE artist on Tumblr feature is Laumii!
Please introduce yourself to us!
Hey, my name’s Laura. I’m an illustrator and comic artist from Germany with a huge interest in animation.
You seem to usually work in digital media. Why do you like it so much? What are it’s advantages?
I used to work in traditional media only and I still prefer traditional to digital media.
For me it’s way more difficult to achieve the same results with watercolors or oils.
Digital media really comes in handy for printing. You don’t have so much trouble with scanning and adjusting your colors. Most of my commission work is created digital because it’s so much easier to change colors and redraw parts the customer didn’t like.
You can try things, delete things, try again… It’s an efficient working tool.
You also do lots of fan art! How come?
It’s fun. :) Mostly, it’s just relaxing to take a break from daily work and draw your favorite game or movie character. I love to look at other artists designs and get inspired.
How did you discover your talent for art?
My first drawing I can recall was a rough wobbly stroke, I claimed to be a bee. Boy, I was so proud! Drawing always was something you didn’t have to force me to , it just came naturally. Not very long ago I learned that drawing is about hard work and understanding the basics. I did a lot of life drawing and anatomy studies. Since then I enjoy drawing more than ever before.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Still in my little world of magic surrounded by a whole whimsical bunch of tiny creatures.
If you could have any kind of a superpower.. What would it be and why?
As a kindergartner I always thought it’d be time-saving to fly into the air, without wasting so much time crossing streets and waiting for the lights to turn green… haha, yeah I still like the idea. :)
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