Jan 25 Jan 25 Andreea Dumuta Omule Illustrations, Interviews Instagram | Facebook Omule : Hi , can you tell me how everything started? Andreea : Hello! Well, it’s quite a weird story.I never showed any special interest towards art during my childhood or early teenage years.I was pretty sure I liked mathematics up until 10th or 11th grade.I’ve realised I wanted to be an artist only in my 12th grade when I finally decided that a career in IT is not what I would love to pursue.So, I changed my life plans,had a talk with my parents and started to take art lessons so I could get accepted into art school.The rest is history now. Omule : What is like to be an illustrator? Where do you get your inspiration from? Andreea : I work as a freelance illustrator from my home.I’ve been doing this for only about 6 months now, so I could say I am still figuring things out but I love everything about this career so far.I am working a lot to improve,so I do a lot of studies but I think,my biggest source of inspiration is music.I just listen to a song and sometimes ideas pop into my head. Omule : Can you remember some of your earliest influences? Andreea : Hmmm...I think one of my earliest influences was Audra Auclair.She is a quite well known artist in the Youtube/Instagram communities.Even though she focuses a lot on drawing human characters, while I prefer other subjects more, seeing her sketchbook tours really inspired my aesthetic. Omule : What is your ideal creative environment? Andreea : At home,listening to music or a good podcast/youtube video, with no one bothering me.I like being alone when I draw.I never felt comfortable drawing in public. Omule : What do you like the most about your work ? Andreea : There are two things I like the most about my work.First it’s the fact that it has gotten a lot better over the years,and the second, I love my use of color in some of my recent digital works, especially since I used to struggle a lot with color and be really afraid to use it. Omule : What kind of tools do you use? Andreea : I work mostly digitally.So, my Wacom Intous graphic tablet.When I work traditionally, I go for watercolors or brush pens and Posca markers. Do you have a favourite place to go on a holiday? Omule : What’s your favorite food ? Andreea : My favorite food is pasta.Any kind of pasta.I just love Italian food in general actually. Omule : Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party? Andreea : Haha.I have such a huge list of celebrities I would like to hang out with but if I have to pick one, in this moment of time, it would be Jeffree Star. Omule : Do you have favorite documentaries, movies or podcasts? Andreea : I watch so many things, It would take me ages to make a list.But I want to recommend a podcast for those who like subjects like true crime or any other dark theme relates subjects.It’s called “The Last Podcast on the Left”.I love listening to it while drawing. Omule : What superpower would you like to have and why? Andreea : Mind control or time travel, since I really hate making errors and I would love to have to ability to fix them somehow. Omule : Would you say that keeping things simple is your strongest skill? Andreea : No,not at all.I over complicate things all the time.I blame it on my artsy side.It makes me think in a chaotic way. Omule : What would be a great achievement for you? Andreea : Honestly,a great achievement would be to illustrate an entire book and have it published.It would be very satisfying to spot it in libraries.