Welcome to this week’s interview ! Today we are featuring George Varodi! A very talented artist from Russia 🙂 Real treat today – George sent us some of his artworks that are not yet featured on his websites 😉
Follow him on social media at:
Behance : https://www.behance.net/varodi
Anna ( from Your Art Bud): Dear George, I’m so excited to be able to pick your brain a little bit about all the art topics this week 😉 Let’s start by telling our readers a little bit about yourself!
George: Hello! My name is George Varodi, I am an artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I study in Stieglitz Academy of Art & Design.
A: When was the time that you decided to pursue the art career? Was it something that you always knew at the back of your mind?
G: I have always dreamt about a career in illustration graphics & art. While studying vehicle design I always try to find time to do personal work or illustrations.
I believe that everyone has their own purpose and if you are given talent, you must unfold it.
A: What is your way of studying art? What do you think will make you improve the most? (maybe some exercises or how do you go about it? )
G: I have always dreamt about a career in illustration graphics & art. While studying transportation design I always try to find time to do personal work or illustration art inspired by all the things and artists I love. This makes me keep the passion for drawing while I learn, improve and share all my artworks and love with everybody.
Always remember that if you love something against all odds you will find the way to make it your path.
A: What does your process of creating an illustration look like? Where does the idea come from? Where do you start?
G: Creation process is something that comes from inside of you, the very first thing you must have is inspiration.
For instance, I can capture it from people, nature, your imagination whatever. Then it is relevant to involve any resources, any graphic materials and shapes to express that.
A: How many hours a week do you draw on average? How long does it take you to finish one art piece? And do you believe in a 10 thousand hours rule?
G: Normally I draw 4-5 hours a day and it takes me on average 3-4 hours to create a single art piece. However “average” does mean that sometimes I need 15 minutes to make finished drawing and sometimes 3-4 weeks is not enough.
I can’t say that 10 thousand rule is completely wrong or true, but the most important thing in my opinion is not time, it is consciousness in what you are doing.
A: What art books would you recommend to our readers?
G: Books that broaden imagination, there are some that impressed me:
Dune by Frank Herbert,
Hyperion by Dan Simmons,
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov,
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
A: What do you find the most challenging in working as an artist?
G: I suppose, the biggest challenge is to find yourself in what you are doing, and that is an eternal question for most of the artists.
Not to find something that differs you from the others, but to go deeper, that is the challenge.
A: Who are your favorite artists right now? Do you feel like your style is somewhat similar to theirs?
G: There are many who inspire me, whose path I admire:
A: What is your big Art Dream?
G: To inspire others! To show people that beauty is something that is worth to live for, that will make our life much better!
A: Thank you so much for sharing your insights with us 🙂 And to finish of this short interview – what is the one quote you live your life by? 🙂
G: Carpe diem!
Thank You, George! It was a pleasure having you here! 🙂
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– Your Art Bud 😉