Meet the Artists: Vlad

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Meet Vlad Nicolescu. 
He is currently studying Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Jacobs University. He will graduate this year. He likes to experiment with art in digital ways.

“…I used to do photo editing back in high school, but nothing too complicated. However, this winter, I decided to get some illustration programs and just started experimenting with them and discovered I really liked it. And somehow, I could just spend hours on it, doing random things”.

When we asked what his favorite and least favorite thing about digital art is he told us:

“Honestly, my favorite thing is the fact that whatever you can think of, you can turn it into reality. Without having years and years of training, which you would need to draw for example. I have lots of ideas but many times when I try drawing them, I actually can’t do it. I don’t have the skill. But with digital art, you can find ways to make what you’re thinking of happen on screen. And that’s really cool because that gives you so much freedom.”

“My least favorite thing about digital art is that it lacks some sort of a certain quality that drawings and paintings have… the imperfection or tones or lines. Of course you can emulate these things in illustrator or other programs if you have the knowledge, but it will never reach the same level of hand drawings or paintings. I guess that would be the downside of going digital!”

CHECK OUT HIS WORK ON MAY 5TH, AT THE ART FEST EXHIBITION IN THE CAMPUS CINEMA OF JACOBS UNIVERSITY – 8PM.
WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!

Meet the Artists: Fatima

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Meet Fatima Abdulghani. 
She is currently studying Industrial Engineering and Management at Jacobs University. The majority of her art consists of “Faces”.

– When asked about her best tip on how beginners should draw faces she said:

The best tip I would say is to look at the proportions.
So let’s say you look a the picture, and it’s a picture of a face. So the right way to draw in my opinion, is to first draw one of the eyes, and then check the measurements of the eye and compare the measurements to the rest of the face. And that’s how you know exactly where the nose is, the mouth is… because I think a lot of people know how to draw lips, a nose and eyes separately but they never know how to get the proportions right.
And that’s what really makes a drawing, not the details but the big picture.

– When asked about her least favorite thing about drawing/painting she said:

Hair… Hair… It’s so stressful. You can easily mess it up. Even if the whole face is perfect, one little stroke can mess it up. So I always avoid it or draw blonde hair… I hate drawing brown hair, black hair, it’s so hard.

CHECK OUT HER WORK ON MAY 5TH, AT THE ART FEST EXHIBITION IN THE CAMPUS CINEMA OF JACOBS UNIVERSITY – 8PM.
WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!