Featured Artist Igor Lukyanov

Talented Ukrainian artist/illustrator Igor Lukyanov is our featured emerging artist. His portfolio shows a wide range of work including product design. Check out his wonderful blog and YouTube channel which includes tutorials and videos (one of which demonstrates his kinematic wire inventions!)  Igor describes his background, his current work and his goals . . .

 

 

My name is Igor Lukyanov. I live in Ukraine but work internationally. I have been working as a freelance illustrator and artist only since
November, 2009. Before starting my career as an independent artist I had been working for a web and graphic design company for around a year. Before this job I worked for an engineering Academy which I had graduated from. I have no formal art education.

 

 

I have been an engineer specializing in material handling equipment. I have been involved in various research in the realm of load lifting machinery and have a number of published articles dedicated to my researches. But I always
loved art and particularly drawing.

 

 

I read a lot of art books and practiced my freehand drawing skills since childhood. People say I have mastered decent skills in drawing and particularly in the cross-hatching drawing technique. Sometimes I feel I need deeper knowledge in the theory of art.

 

 

Luckily, I have the internet which allows me to ask more experienced and educated artists for help. I recently discovered that I am able to now detect some drawbacks in my early works which only people with an art education can notice.

 

 

I have being drawing all my life although I have concentrated my efforts in this sphere during a comparatively short period of time. I
understand that one must have a strong desire to create art and practice a lot to be a successful artist. Practice and constant honing of skills are especially important for artists who work in the field of realism.

 

 

 

 

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