Toronto Etsy Street Team: T.E.S.T. Interview: ezhilin.

 

What is your creative process? How do you decide what to draw and paint?

It’s natural. I paint, sketch and draw urban views all of my life. About 5 years ago I became very interested in‘Carnet de Voyage’ or the Travel Sketches genre. The Art of Carnets de Voyage is a very unique art niche. I create my artwork in situ as well as in my artistic studio. The sketches are accompanied by written comments, which become a part of the art. Those written observations help me to share some interesting facts I have learned while painting and sketching. Eventually those sketches will be combined into the completed project that consist of drawings, watercolors, sketches and prints, as well as mixed media pieces such as collages with newspaper clips and tickets, all rearranged into an intrinsic structure of an artist’s bookwork, like, for example, ‘Toronto Graffiti’book which is on showcase at my Etsy shop‘Toronto Graffiti’ is also available in a French version. This book is a cross-art object, since it combines two genres in one – sketchbook and a comic book.

 

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