Interview with Natalia Lukiyanova – Microstocker from Russia (and no she doesn’t drink Vodka)
I’d like to introduce Natalia Lukiyanova from Russia, a fab microstock content producer focusing on illustration.
I am 34 years old, I was born and live in Russia. I – a freelancer, I like that it gives you the freedom, you can plan your own work and leisure. I love to travel, yet not visited very many countries, but is still to come:) I love animals of all – from insects to whales I have two dogs – russian spaniel and basset hound, communicating with them a great pleasure for me.
Tell me a bit about how you became an illustrator – I notice you are both a photographer and an illustrator?
3d graphics I have been doing since 2000. First I created a 3d illustration for fun, then this is a way to make money. I make the architectural visualization projects, interior design, create character animations and clips for TV. Since 2008, I was doing illustrations for microstock.
My portfolio has photos, but I’m still a novice photographer.
What do you like about the way we as an industry sell content for illustrators and what would you change if you could wave a magic wand?
I like the fact that the process of uploading pictures is very simple and convenient, it’s wonderful. To change with the help of a magic wand? I do not know, I like everything
If you had to choose 3 of your favorite illustrations to take with you on a dessert Island – which would you take?
This is my best seller, and it’s one of my first illustrations I saw in action. The designer used it to illustrate the article
Where do you see illustration and vector art heading in the market?
I think the illustration and vector art primarily used for print and website design.
What kit do you use?
I use a program 3ds MAX, Adobe Photoshop, now learn Adobe Illustrator. My camera Canon 450D.
What are your 3 favourite rock bands of all time?
I’m not a fan of rock bands. I rarely listen to music, sometimes, when I work on the computer. And it’s usually classical music.
You’re Russian - do you drink Vodka? LOL!
Yes, I am from Russia but I do not drink vodka I do not drink alcohol. In fact, Russian, drinking vodka – it’s a stereotype Not so many Russians drink, no more than in other countries )
Simon note: thanks for your time Natalia ! If readers would like to check out her collection – just click here.