It’s my pleasure to introduce artist Virginia Diakaki from The Greener Pastures Etsy shop. You can follow Virginia on Facebook and definitely check out her website!
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
I am an introvert with fits of extraversion.
I think with images and I try to put my thoughts on paper.
Where do your draw inspiration from? What is the goal of your work?
I draw inspirations from various things seemingly diverse. It could be a person or Victorian advertisement. Most of my inspiration though comes from my personal experiences and feelings.
I love it when people connect with my images. The fact that no mater the distance or the difference in culture, age etc we all share the same thoughts and feelings, makes me feel part of a whole.
What materials do you use for your illustrations? What is the process like?
Currently I am using gouache on paper. I used to paint on wooden boards using acrylics but felt the need to experiment with something different.
I start off with a pencil sketch on translucent vellum paper and I work on that until I have a very clear idea of what I want. Then I trace it on a white gouache paper and work on the color.
Do you listen to music while you create? What have you been listening to lately?
I absolutely do! These days I’m listening to ‘Music from Before the Storm’ the latest album from the band Daughter.
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