Comic Artist - Maryam Tabatabaei

Image 1 Art Website :
Maryam.t07@gmail.com
http://saintmaria-agirlslife.blogspot.com

About Me:
For as long as I remember my sole dream was to become a Disney animator. I used to spend hours drawing princesses and making up small stories for my younger sister.

Those were probably the best days of my life; being carefree and just creating. However, growing up, my life took an unusual turn and I ended up studying Physics in university. Four and a half years passed and I was still maddeningly in love with art.

Now that am back on track (as I like to say), I've been studying art professionally for about 2 and a half years. My major is Traditional Illustration and my goal is to be successful in creating.

Be cool. You already have a unique style and all you need is practice, practice and practice some more. Believe in yourself and be happy with what you are creating; because if you don't like your artwork, you shouldn't expect others to like it either.

Image 2 I don't think much of my style. I think it still is like a child who needs to grow up! I tend to use dark colours rather than bright and cheerful ones. No matter what people around me say, I always go back to my gloomy palette at the end of the day! When I'm about to start drawing something new, depending on my mood and the subject matter, I refer to great artists which I found their works inspiring. I may spend hours on the net or in the bookstores browsing through books and artworks.

My favourite mediums are watercolour and colour pencils. I also use computer a lot to make small corrections and add extra texture to the final work.
These days I'm working on a children's book and also my university assignments. So If I wasn't writing a profile right now, I'd probably been drawing some thumbnails for pages 4 and 5 of the book!

I used Tria Marker 12 Pen Set - Cool Greys for my Perspective assignments a lot. That was the first time I start using them. These days am using them for my value studies.

Unfortunately I'm not one of those risk taking artists so am very careful when it comes to drawing even a line. I want everything organized and I can't be messy even at the early stages of my work. The great thing about these markers is that they come with different tips, nice gradations and excellent ink quality so I can control each stroke with no worries.

Tips: For those who are about to become an illustrator, I must say don't worry about when you will develop your own style. Be cool. You already have a unique style and all you need is practice, practice and practice some more. Believe in yourself and be happy with what you are creating; because if you don't like your artwork, you shouldn't expect others to like it either. Respect yourself and your profession and be extra sensitive about the deadlines.