“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill
This one has always kept me going no matter how bad I failed, I got up and carried on.-Anna Tomka
What’s your name and where are you from?
My name is Anna Tomka. I’m from Hungary. Currently I live in Budapest and I work as a Software Engineer.
How did you get started?
I’ve always loved drawing. When I was little, my mother drew me a lot and she is a great inspiration for me even now. Next to college and full-time work I didn’t have much time to draw, but for a few months I’ve started again. I usually work with watercolour and ink, but I also love to draw with pencils. My recent artworks are mostly about nature. I like to paint realistically and I always try to add fine details.
What inspires you?
My biggest motivation is that I get a lot of positive feedbacks about my artwork. More and more people are coming to my profile on social media. That makes me think that it’s worth what I’m doing. I also draw a lot so I feel that my technique and style is improving. On social media (especially on Instagram) I’ve found a lot of creative minds, very talented artists who give me great inspiration.
How have you grown and developed as an artist or creative person?
Creativity helped me out a lot of times in my life. I remember as a student I loved to help decorating the class room, painting posters or creating artworks for birthdays. It is also very useful in my job to have many ideas when solving a problem and be creative.
My main goal is to form a very unique and interesting style. Besides that I want to document my creative process better. I’d like to create time-lapse videos and more work photos.
What are some challenges you have faced? What advise would you give to someone facing similar challenges?
My biggest challenge is the lack of time. Usually I draw after work and I have only a few hours for it, but I’m also very tired so it’s hard to get to my table and start drawing. I’m also struggling many times to find inspiration. Travelling helps me a lot, gives me ideas, especially when I’m on a train and listening to music.
What does your creative process look like ?
My creative process is a bit varying right now. Sometimes I get a hunch and I know right away what I want to draw and how I want to do it. Most of the times I don’t have it so quickly. I search resources on the web mostly about nature or I just go out and find themes. When I get the idea, I do some sketches about the composition, color combinations, possible patterns that I will use. I try to determine what will look good in the image and what not. But even doing that I have a very fuzzy picture in my head and it constantly changes while creating the final artwork.
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