Published 18th March, 2019
My name is Svetlana Rastegina. I work in graphic design and 3D modeling. I have been painting since I was twelve. I have a background in watercolour painting.
I’m a professional graphic artist. Although, sometimes I get carried away drawing for myself.
I work in various genres: fantasy, cartoons, conceptual, children’s illustration. Among these genres, my favorite is fantasy.
I don’t have a single favorite artist. The creativity of many artists appeals to me and I try to learn the best from each of them. Among Russian illustrators I like Vladyslav Yerko.
For the first time I tried digital painting at the university, where I studied environment design. I started drawing on the tablet in 2006.
I think prefer working with digital painting because it is more dynamic and provides more freedom.
I prefer software with an open source license. One of my friends suggested to try it and it met my needs.
It was very easy to start working in Krita. I fell in love with it almost immediately.
I like the big set of brushes and filters. And above all I like stability.
I would like a bigger dynamic menu to have more brushes on hand.
Krita has one of the most convenient interface and tool sets for working with illustrations.
It is very difficult to choose only one project. From my recent works I would pick the Cellist, because I like to work in the fantasy genre and monochrome colors.
I work in the technique of a smoothed dab with the subsequent parts refinement, often using texture technique. I make multiple layers, with separate layer for sketching, shadows, highlights and some details. Some brushes used in the work: Basic, Blender blur, Dry Bristles, Chalc Grainy, Blender Textured Soft.
If you want to know more about my works you can visit my website: https://svyr.pro/
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I am always open for communication and new projects.