MEDIA: Photoshop, inks
Daria isn’t much of a painter. She prefers to put a lot of care and detail into her intricate line-work and then decide the colour scheme and motifs digitally.
“My weapons of choice for drawing are ink applied on paper with pen nibs (G-pen is the nib I used most often) or brush,” she says. “Watercolour ones, Japanese ones, flats… anything I can use to enhance the line variety.”
Early on in her career, Daria looked to manga for inspiration, but her influences have developed to include various illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, James Jean and Yuko Shimizu.
1 Shape Shifter
“This piece was for the 2016 Month of Love challenge: Lost in Translation. For this, I interpreted translation as change or shift. It’s difficult to know one’s true nature: a sheep in a wolf’s clothing or the other way around.”
2 Sp ace Time Distance
“I was inspired by Shinkai Makoto’s Voices of a Distant Star, hence the vague school uniform. As time passes, distance grows, but the longing is real.”