Featured Artist Today Nevena Katalina
Hi Nevana, thank you for taking your time to chat with WorldKickz today.
Can you tell us a bit about your background? Where are you from? What made you choose graphic design and illustration as a career?
Hello, my name is Nevena Katalina, I am a 26 years old graphic designer and also an illustrator. I was born and raised in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina. From a very early age I was interested in drawing, architecture, fashion and art in general. I was surrounded by creativity and everyday inspiration. After finishing high school, I decided to pursue my education on Faculty for Information Technology and Design, in Banja Luka in 2013. as a Bachelor of Graphic Design. In 2014. I finished my Master Degree in Novi Sad, Serbia- Academy of Arts, Graphic Communications – field Poster. Illustration came naturally, followed by my constant drawing of every kind of things, objects, geometric shapes, buildings and people.I have a very interesting style, so everything that I am creating expresses everything that I am surrounded of. It can be super realistic or super surrealistic.
Your Artwork “Sneakers Paradise” is amazing what inspired you to Create it? What tools where used? How long did it take you to create this work?
Sneakers Paradase, was something I had invisioned in my head probably for a long time. This series of illustration is a little tribute to one of my favourite sneaker brands: Nike, Vans and New Balance, so I decided to illustrate them in different occasions. I used traditional drawing and than I did the whole postproduction wiht my Genious drawing pen & tablet in Adobe Illustrator.
First of all, I sketched a couple of sneaker models for some time, and then during the process of selection, I decided to keep the ones that suited the best for my illustration collection. The name Sneakers Paradise indicates the style, shape and environment of the sneakers in the certain moment, that is why we have for example New Balance (Rain in Paradise), Vans (Ying -Yang), Nike (Blue in Cube), etc.
Do you have a favorite Sneaker Brand or Sneaker?
Growing up, I was always into all kinds of sports. I trained hanball and basketball for a very long time..so I am actually quite a good
sneakers collector. In my collection you can find from the Converse All Stars, And 1, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, Puma, to all kinds of other brands. But my all time favourite is definitely Adidas and Nike. My favourite sneaker at the moment is definitely Adidas Tubular, NMD, and I really like the look of Y-3 – The Qasa High from Yohji Yamamoto. And from Nike, that would probably be
Nike Air Force 1 07 Suede and insanley comfortable Nike Roshe Flyknit iD.
What are your favorite creative tools?
My ultimate and number 1 essential tool is uni pin rapidographs all sizes, then everything from Faber Castell brand ( brushes, inks, pens, etc ). These kind of things are my favourite to go on the traditional side.
But when it comes to digital work my one true love is my Wacom Intuos Pro L, and from the program side Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC 2015.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with me today. Have any final words for our readers?
Thanks to WorldKickz for the note and for featuring my work.
Be inspired everyday with different things, good people, good music and good sneakers.
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