Kira Sokolovskaia
Inspiration from paper, texture and virtual travelling


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I was participating in a drawing challenge where I was supposed to seek inspiration from Google street views. And I've got it! It was an experiment for me. I was also exploring a new media for me: a combination of collage technique, pencil sketch, and drawing in Procreate.

How was the illustration used:
There was no intention of any using.

How did you make this work:
I use my own hand-painted paper, which gives me textures. Then I combine them with my pencil drawing and finish everything in Procreate.

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Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry
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Currently Based:
Burnaby, BC, Canada

I received a formal academic education in graphic arts (graduated in 2011). In late 2013 I moved to Canada with my family and a cat. Here I fell in love with picture books and contemporary illustrating. I finished several courses since then and continue working on my illustration style. In addition, I started to create my own books.