Wonderful pencil drawings of the Lithuanian-born illustrator.
Aiste Stancikaite was Born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she studied at The Academy of Art. After graduating she spent a lot of time traveling and living in different countries – that’s was when she took up photography as it was a much easier media to work with whilst not being properly settled anywhere.
“I draw quite a lot of inspiration from photography, so when I’m starting on new work, I research around the topic looking for some reference images that are directly or sometimes obscurely linked to the idea and feeling that I have in my head. When I can see the image coming together, I start drawing. After I have the main element of the illustration done, I scan it and start work on the background – sometimes I paint it, sometimes it’s a photograph or I draw it digitally. At the end I put all the different elements together in Photoshop to create a finished image. It’s not the quickest process but I like working slowly if I have the choice.”
She try to simplify the decorative nature of illustration to make the finished piece more effective in its own right. The idea of bringing the physicality of drawing and manual skill into the current digital art culture, and his work often pairs detailed pencil drawing with abstract uses of other traditional or digital mediums.
Her pencil drawings demonstrate that fashion need not be simply a realm of glamour and hyper-femininity.