Q1: Let’s start with the common question, if you can kindly introduce yourself.
My name is Aleksandra Marchocka. I’m a graphic designer and illustrator from Poland. I work in advertisement and game industry, creating graphics for various (mostly interactive) projects.
Q2: How did you get into the field of your work?
I was drawing since I was a child. I always loved the world of games, comic books and animated films. That’s why I became a professional graphic designer – because art is very important part of my life.
Q3: Do you have any current favourite artists, comic artists, photographers who may have influenced you to become the artist that you are?
Yes, I’m very inspired by classic pin-ups and tattoo art. I love European comic books (like Sillage and Blacksad), Disney andMiyazakifilms. I’m also strongly influenced by Art Nouveau.
Q4: What are the main tools of your trade?
Pencil, wacom and photoshop.
Q5: How was it for you to learn the process of that? Did you teach yourself, take classes or learn from other existing artist’s tutorial?
I learned most by myself, especially how to make digital art. But during my studies at Art Academy I learned a lot about classical drawing and painting from really talented and famous artists.
Q6: Do you think its possible for you to describe the process of your art style, what are the dos and don’ts, the important aspects you set yourself to achieve your style of design?
For me the most important is an idea connected with a strange atmosphere. I really like to create “minimalistic” illustrations but I also appreciate details in line art. I love to keep the composition and colour scheme clear and simple. My characters are quite cartoony but I usually respect the anatomy and proportions.
Q7: What are the biggest struggles you encounter as an artist?
The lack of time. I’m involved into many different projects and it’s hard to do everything I would like because there’s always too little time.
Q8: Do you have any other future plans that don’t involve creative art?
I hope to travel more. I really like travels and I hope to visit some new places. I never been outside Europe and I would love to see other parts of the world.
Q9: Do you have any personal mottos, quotes or existing quotes that motivates you to do what you love doing? Can you share it with us or provide words of wisdom from your experiences for those who look up to you?
I don’t think I have a motto to go by but it’s really important to work hard because being an artist is not easy and there’s always much more to learn.
Q10: What do you think the future will hold for all artists from all backgrounds from now?
I guess more exposure thanks to the internet. It will be easier to connect with the viewers, other artists and potential clients because of the variety of sites and communities.
Q11: To round off the last question, where can your fans and new fans find updated news and progress from you, – Where can we find you?
Q12: Ok this question is optional for you, you and I know that art theft is so common now in the internet world, so there any words you want to share or shout at to those who steal people arts?
Yes, please stop stealing my work! It’s like you’re stealing my mobile or my car – it’s a crime. Only worse because by stealing my images, you are taking something very personal and dear to me. You are taking a fruit of my hard work, time and passion. If you like my images, just appreciate them but don’t steal them like a wallet from my pocket.